VLT® Compact Starter MCD 201 and MCD 202

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  • Documents
  • Software
  • Related applications
  • Case studies
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  • Approvals

Compact but powerful soft starters

Two series of soft starters that provide a total motor starting solution for motors up to 110 kW. The MCD 201 offers efficient motor-starting features, while the extended MCD 202 version provides enhanced soft-start functionality and additional motor-protection features.

The series of soft starters offer easy DIN rail mounting for sizes up to 30 kW, 2-wire or 3-wire start/stop control and excellent starting duty (4 x le for 6 seconds; heavy starting ratings at 4 x le for 20 seconds). They are compatible with grounded delta power systems.

Supply voltages and power range

  • 3 x 200-575 V...7.5-110 kW (200 A)
  • 24 V AC or DC/110-440 V AC

Features and benefits

Easy connectivity for the soft starter to Ethernet/IP-based networks, such as Rockwell PLC systems

Panel space can be saved due to the compact size

Installation costs are minimized and power loss eliminated thanks to the built-in bypass

More starts per hour and a higher load is possible as a result of advanced SCR Control Algorithms that balance output waveform

Overall project investment is reduced due to essential motor protections

No external cooling or oversizing is necessary thanks to the maximum ambient temperature of 50°C without derating

Documents

Documents
Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Fact sheet EtherNet/IPTM module for VLT® soft starters English Multiple 09 Aug, 2023 282.0 KB .pdf
Brochure Improve uptime, save energy and protect motors effectivel English United States 21 Dec, 2022 13.2 MB .pdf
Brochure Improve uptime, save energy and protect motors effectivel English Multiple 20 Dec, 2022 13.3 MB .pdf
Operating guide VLT Compact Starter MCD 201 Bulgarian; German; English; Spanish, Castilian; French; Croatian; Hungarian; Italian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan; Russian; Slovak; Slovenian; Serbian (RS); Chinese (CN) Multiple 12 Apr, 2012 745.4 KB .pdf
Fact sheet VLT® Compact Starter MCD 200 | English English Multiple 26 Jul, 2023 549.6 KB .pdf
Operating guide VLT® Compact Starter MCD 202 Bulgarian; German; English; Spanish, Castilian; French; Croatian; Hungarian; Italian; Polish; Portuguese; Romanian, Moldavian, Moldovan; Russian; Slovak; Slovenian; Serbian (RS); Chinese (CN) Multiple 25 Jan, 2021 2.6 MB .pdf
Operating guide VLT® MCD DeviceNet Module English Multiple 24 Jan, 2012 442.8 KB .pdf
Operating guide VLT® MCD Modbus Module English Multiple 14 Mar, 2012 1.7 MB .pdf
Operating guide VLT® MCD Profibus Module English Multiple 01 Sep, 2009 538.0 KB .pdf
Design guide VLT® Soft Starter MCD 200 English United States 28 Feb, 2005 1.2 MB .pdf
Design guide VLT® Soft Starter MCD 200 English Multiple 28 Feb, 2005 1.3 MB .pdf
Brochure VLT® Soft Starter Pocket Guide English Multiple 24 Mar, 2023 2.5 MB .pdf

Software

Software
Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
Software Tools Danfoss WinStart for MCD 500 and MCD 200 16 Apr, 2015 4.4 RL 3.2 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® Drives PROFIBUS GSD 03 Nov, 2010 RL 76.9 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCA101 PROFIBUS GSD 03 Nov, 2010 RL 76.9 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCD200 DeviceNet EDS 20 Jun, 2008 RL 678.0 B ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCD500/200 PROFINET GSDML 16 May, 2018 RL 2.2 KB ZIP
Fieldbus Configuration Files VLT® MCD600/500/200 EtherNet/IP EDS 16 May, 2018 RL 6.5 KB ZIP
Software Tools VLT® Soft Starter Ethernet Config Tool 10 Aug, 2018 RL 6.5 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VLT® Soft Starter USB Drivers 06 Mar, 2017 RL 1.1 MB ZIP

Related applications

Pumps, conveyors, fans, mixers and compressors.

Case studies

Contact us

Approvals

Approvals
Type Name Approval authority Language Valid for Download Expiration date File type
EU-UK Declaration Danfoss EU-UK 00730295 A5 English Multiple 2.4 MB .pdf
Manufacturer's Declaration Danfoss MD 00728234 A3 English Multiple 322.3 KB .pdf
Marine Safety Certificate LR 2037188TA English Multiple 417.6 KB .pdf
Fieldbus Certificate PROFIBUS Z11866 English Multiple 329.0 KB .pdf
Electrical Safety Certificate UL E195406 English Multiple 161.5 KB .pdf