Built-in functionality for enhanced control

Although extremely compact in size, the VACON® 20 is packed with functionality to help improve system performance and cost efficiency.

Fast installation and set-up are possible due to easy-access terminals, integral DIN rail mounting and the parameter copying tool which can clone settings without needing mains power. The parameter list can be freely modified and application-specific parameter sets and default settings can be created. PLC functionality means individual control logic can be built into the drive and unused I/O options can be used for other machine-related tasks.

The built-in RS-485 interface provides a cost-effective and simple serial-control interface for the drive. With optional modules, VACON 20 can be connected to almost any fieldbus system based on RS-485 or Ethernet, including Profibus DP, CANOpen, DeviceNet, Profinet I/O, EtherCAT, Modbus TCP/IP and Ethernet IP.

Available in all common voltages and in a wide power range, VACON 20 optimizes the performance of, for example, vertical-movement, packaging, material-handling and flow-control applications in various process industries around the globe. 

Supply voltages and power range

  • 1 x 115 V...0.25-1.1 kW
  • 1 x 208-240 V...0.25-2.2 kW
  • 3 x 208-240 V...0.25-11 kW
  • 3 x 380-480 V...0.37-18.5 kW

Features and benefits

Individual and customized control due to built-in PLC functionality

Optimized performance in demanding environments thanks to unique passive cooling system

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

Supports asynchronous induction as well as permanent magnet synchronous motors

Dedicated functionality to improve flow control in building-automation applications


Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Fieldbus Solutions English Multiple 16 Feb, 2017 804.4 KB PDF
Brochure - AD DrivePro® Stay calm English Multiple 28 Dec, 2018 2.5 MB PDF
Certificate - BG EU declaration VACON 20 drives English Multiple 13 Nov, 2017 978.7 KB PDF
Certificate - BG ISO 9001 Drives BV 500F1065en English Multiple 01 Jan, 2019 278.5 KB PDF
Brochure - AD Product Overview English Multiple 20 Mar, 2019 1.7 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon 10 20 MCA User's instruction English Multiple 02 Sep, 2014 185.8 KB PDF
User Guide Vacon 20 20X 20CP Modbus User Manual English Multiple 07 Jun, 2017 656.9 KB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon 20 Complete Manual English Multiple 26 Oct, 2016 7.7 MB PDF
User Guide Vacon 20 PFC User Manual English Multiple 29 Oct, 2014 6.3 MB PDF
Operating guide - AQ Vacon 20 Quick Guide English Multiple 26 Oct, 2016 2.2 MB PDF
Brochure - AD VACON Compact Ac Drives Selection Guide English Multiple 20 Feb, 2017 927.1 KB PDF
User Guide Vacon OPTE2-E8 RS485 Board User Manual English Multiple 28 Jan, 2018 7.2 MB PDF
User Guide Vacon OPTE3 E5 Profib.Opt. Board Manual English Multiple 10 Oct, 2018 7.9 MB PDF
User Guide Vacon OPTE6 CANopen Option Board Manual English Multiple 20 Sep, 2018 7.1 MB PDF
User Guide Vacon OPTE7 DeviceNet Opt. Board Manual English Multiple 30 Jan, 2015 6.2 MB PDF
User Guide Vacon OPTE9 OPTEA Ethernet Board Manual English Multiple 30 Aug, 2018 11.9 MB PDF
User Guide Vacon OPTEC EtherCAT Board Manual English Multiple 02 Jul, 2018 10.3 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VACON® OPT-E9 English Multiple 21 Jun, 2018 246.8 KB PDF

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