VLT® Compact Starter MCD 201 and MCD 202

  • Overview
  • Documents
  • Software
  • Related applications
  • Case studies
  • Contact us
  • 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
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Product Overview English Multiple 21 Sep, 2016 1.5 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Product Overview English Multiple 20 Mar, 2019 1.7 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Product Overview English United States 01 Nov, 2019 1.5 MB PDF
Brochure - AD DrivePro® Life Cycle Services English Multiple 28 Dec, 2018 2.5 MB PDF
Case story - AE Drives for grape destemming English Multiple 19 Feb, 2019 751.8 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Ecodesign - meet requirements English Multiple 01 Jun, 2020 1.1 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Ecodesign - meet requirements English Multiple 06 May, 2016 1.3 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Ecodesign flyer English Multiple 01 Nov, 2019 406.7 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Energy efficiency - 3 questions English Multiple 10 May, 2016 253.6 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ EtherNet/IP Module English Multiple 01 Aug, 2016 8.1 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN EtherNet/IP Module English Multiple 01 May, 2017 8.0 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN EtherNet/IP Module English Multiple 01 May, 2017 10.2 MB PDF
Installation guide - AN Finger Guards English Multiple 20 Apr, 2016 544.7 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Modbus TCP Module English Multiple 01 Oct, 2017 7.3 MB PDF
Brochure - AD Motor technology - free choice English Multiple 10 May, 2016 877.6 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN PROFINET Modulet English Multiple 01 Nov, 2017 6.2 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VLT® Compact Starter MCD 200 English Multiple 08 Jul, 2008 240.6 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VLT® Compact Starter MCD 200 English Multiple 21 Jun, 2016 166.2 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ VLT® Compact Starter MCD 202 English Multiple 05 Apr, 2005 977.5 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ VLT® MCD DeviceNet Module English Multiple 24 Jan, 2012 442.8 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ VLT® MCD Modbus Module English Multiple 14 Mar, 2012 1.7 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ VLT® MCD Profibus Module English Multiple 01 Sep, 2009 538.0 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ VLT® MCD Remote Operator Manual English Multiple 05 Apr, 2005 0.0 B PDF
Installation guide - AN VLT® MCD USB Modules English Multiple 08 Apr, 2019 1.0 MB PDF
Design guide - AJ VLT® Soft Starter MCD 200 English United States 28 Feb, 2005 1.2 MB PDF
Design guide - AJ VLT® Soft Starter MCD 200 English Multiple 28 Feb, 2005 1.3 MB PDF
Brochure - AD VLT® Soft Starter Selection Guide English Multiple 29 Jun, 2016 1.0 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.

  • Drives for compressors
    Drives for commercial compressors

    Variable speed control with AC drives enables you to reduce energy consumption by running compressor applications at a lower speed. 

  • Drives for compressors

    Improve your COP and save on energy consumption by applying Danfoss AC drives to optimize the capacity control of refrigeration compressors, condensers and evaporators.

  • Drives for compressors
    Drives for compressors in residential buildings

    Variable speed control of a chiller allows you to provide constant pressure regulation while matching the capacity to the actual need based on measurements in the system. Speed control is beneficial when a compressor runs for long periods at partial load. Reduce operational costs by running applications at a lower speed which reduces energy consumption. And reduce installation costs by optimizing the system and the compressor itself.

  • Drives for pumps

    Enhance your system performance, extend your equipment life, and protect against leakages, by optimizing pump operations using Danfoss AC drives.

Case studies

  • High production throughput for Reicholzheim
    High production throughput for Reicholzheim

    VLT® Midi Drive FC 280 helps sweet grapes make sweet wine.

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Approvals

Approvals
Type Name Approval authority Language Valid for Download Expiration date File type
Certificate - BG El. Safety, EMC/Low Voltage Directive English Multiple 412.0 KB PDF
Certificate - BG El. Safety, EMC/Low Voltage Directive Danfoss English Multiple 0.0 B PDF
Certificate - BG El. Safety, EMC/Low Voltage Directive Danfoss English Multiple 416.2 KB PDF
Certificate - BG Electrical Safety ANSI/UL 508C UL English Multiple 87.9 KB PDF
Certificate - BG ESMA ECAS Certificate E20-07-003509 ESMA English Multiple 843.2 KB PDF
Certificate - BG ESU UA.1O078.C. 003-17 MCD 100/200/500 VIT-SEPRO English Multiple 139.2 KB PDF
Certificate - BG ISO 9001 Drives BV 500F1065en BV English Multiple 278.5 KB PDF
Certificate - BG Manufacturers Declaration Danfoss English Multiple 103.1 KB PDF
Certificate - BG Manufacturers Declaration MTBF Danfoss English Multiple 407.6 KB PDF
Certificate - BG MCD 200 LR 05-10059(E2) LR English Multiple 1.0 MB PDF
Certificate - BG MCD 200 MCD 500 PROFIBUS Z11866 PROFIBUS English Multiple 329.0 KB PDF
Certificate - BG MCD202 37-55 kW CCC Certificate CCC English Multiple 4.5 MB PDF
Certificate - BG MCD202 75-110 kW CCC Certificate CCC English Multiple 4.5 MB PDF