Built-in functionality for enhanced control

VACON® 20 Cold Plate is an open-frame, cold-plate drive. It is designed to use any type of cooling available inside a customers’ installation and to operate reliably in demanding environments.

Heat loss in AC drives can often affect surrounding machinery, particularly in compact drives that are mounted in tight spaces with insufficient airflow. With VACON 20 Cold Plate’s unique cooling system, heat loss can be reduced in two ways. Attach the drive to a heat sink with large cooling ribs to create a fully passively cooled drive, or mount the drive on a plate which is cooled by liquid to create a liquid-cooled solution. With no heat fins, VACON 20 Cold Plate requires less mounting depth. It fits in the tightest of places saving space and costs related to panel size.

Cabinets can be sealed making VACON 20 Cold Plate ideal for very harsh and demanding environments with high temperatures, dust or moist conditions. It supports asynchronous induction as well as permanent magnet synchronous motors. And the built-in PLC functionality allows the creation of application-specific software and solutions.

Supply voltages and power range

  • 1 x 208-240 V...0.75-1.5 kW
  • 3 x 208-240 V...0.75-4 kW
  • 3 x 380-480 V...0.75-7.5 kW

Features and benefits

Highest cooling flexibility and performance due to cold plate design

Fits into the tightest of spaces thanks to its slender economical design

Quick installation and set-up due to fast plugging of I/O wiring

Operates reliably in an extensive range of demanding operating conditions

Extended lifetime due to oversized components

Documents

Type Name Language Updated Download File type
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Fieldbus Solutions English 16 Feb, 2017 804.4 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Extended Warranty English 10 Jul, 2018 771.0 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Remote Expert Support English 14 Feb, 2018 768.0 KB PDF
Certificate - BG EC declaration for VACON 20 CP and 20 X English 01 May, 2018 129.3 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Ecodesign. We meet the strictest require English 06 May, 2016 1.3 MB PDF
Case story - AE Pool Pumps Davey English 27 May, 2016 303.1 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Product Overview English 11 Dec, 2018 3.4 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon 20 20X 20CP Modbus User Manual English 07 Jun, 2017 656.9 KB PDF
Installation guide - AN Vacon 20 CP Installation Manual English 30 Aug, 2018 4.8 MB PDF
Application guide - AB Vacon 20 CP X Multipurp. Appl. Manual English 09 Feb, 2015 2.4 MB PDF
Application guide - AB Vacon 20 CP X Solar Application Manual English 02 Jul, 2015 2.2 MB PDF
Certificate - BG VACON 20 X 20 CP STO TÜV certificate English 01 Aug, 2018 584.6 KB PDF
Brochure - AD VACON Compact Ac Drives Selection Guide English 20 Feb, 2017 927.1 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon OPTBK Option Board Manual English 22 May, 2015 2.9 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon OPTE3 E5 Profib.Opt. Board Manual English 10 Oct, 2018 7.9 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon OPTE6 CANopen Option Board Manual English 20 Sep, 2018 7.1 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon OPTE7 DeviceNet Opt. Board Manual English 30 Jan, 2015 6.2 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon OPTE9 OPTEA Ethernet Board Manual English 30 Aug, 2018 11.9 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon OPTEC EtherCAT Board Manual English 02 Jul, 2018 10.3 MB PDF
Safety guide - BH Vacon Safety Guide No language 02 Oct, 2017 359.2 KB PDF
Case story - AE VACON® 20 Cold Plate and 100 FLOW English 15 Dec, 2017 706.8 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VACON® OPT-E9 English 21 Jun, 2018 246.8 KB PDF

3D models and drawings

Type Name Language Updated Download File type
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20CP MS2 IP00 3AC No language 03 Jan, 0018 17.0 MB DXF
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20CP MS2 IP00 3AC No language 03 Jan, 0018 192.0 KB PDF
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20CP MS2 IP20 1AC No language 03 Jan, 0018 12.8 MB DXF
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20CP MS2 IP20 1AC No language 03 Jan, 0018 264.8 KB PDF
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20CP MS3 IP20 No language 03 Jan, 0018 19.7 MB DXF
M-Drawing MCAD VACON 20CP MS3 IP20 No language 03 Jan, 0018 231.2 KB PDF

Software

Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
AC DRIVE FIRMWARE VACON® 20 X / 20 Cold Plate Firmware No language 20 Jul, 2017 014 RL 857.5 KB ZIP
SOFTWARE TOOLS VACON® Live No language 25 Sep, 2017 1.1.17.0 RL 58.8 MB ZIP
FIELDBUS FIRMWARE VACON® OPT-C3/C5 PROFIBUS DP Firmware No language 07 Oct, 2015 018 RL 57.6 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS FIRMWARE VACON® OPT-C6 CANopen Firmware No language 21 Aug, 2017 026 RL 74.5 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS FIRMWARE VACON® OPT-CI Modbus TCP/IP Firmware No language 30 Aug, 2017 019 RL 152.3 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS FIRMWARE VACON® OPT-CJ BACnet MS/TP Firmware No language 19 Sep, 2012 013 RL 64.8 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS FIRMWARE VACON® OPT-CP PROFINET IO Firmware No language 21 Aug, 2017 013C RL 510.7 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS FIRMWARE VACON® OPT-CQ Ethernet/IP Firmware No language 07 Jul, 2017 007 RL 187.5 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS FIRMWARE VACON® OPT-E3/E5 PROFIBUS DP Firmware No language 04 Oct, 2018 007 RL 2.5 MB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTE3/E5 PROFIBUS GSD No language 31 Mar, 2017 RL 13.4 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTE6 CANopen EDS No language 06 Sep, 2018 RL 108.2 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS FIRMWARE VACON® OPT-E6 CANopen Firmware No language 03 Oct, 2018 011 RL 2.8 MB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTE7 DeviceNet EDS No language 21 Jan, 2015 RL 3.1 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS FIRMWARE VACON® OPT-E7 DeviceNet Firmware No language 26 Jan, 2015 005 RL 1.8 MB ZIP
FIELDBUS FIRMWARE VACON® OPT-E9 DualPort Ethernet Firmware No language 24 Jan, 2018 009 RL 6.9 MB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTE9 EtherNet/IP EDS No language 15 Mar, 2018 RL 67.9 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTE9 PROFINET IO GSDML No language 16 Jan, 2018 RL 145.2 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS CONFIG FILES VACON® OPTEC EtherCAT ESI No language 04 Apr, 2018 RL 151.5 KB ZIP
FIELDBUS FIRMWARE VACON® OPT-EC EtherCAT Firmware No language 20 Apr, 2018 003 RL 2.5 MB ZIP

Case studies

  • Kolmeks integrates VACON® drives into VS in-line pump family
    Kolmeks integrates VACON® drives into VS in-line pump family

    The joint development project between Kolmeks and Danfoss Drives units in China, Italy and Finland proved to be highly successful.

  • Cool savings for pool pumps
    Cool savings for pool pumps

    By controlling the motor in a pool, VACON® 20 Cold Plate can achieve energy savings of up to 70%.

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