VACON® 3000

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  • Software
  • Related applications
  • Case studies

Individually tailored to meet the toughest MV requirements

Heavy duty industries face some of the most complex and competitive engineering environments on the planet. Your industry and your applications demand adaptability in medium-voltage drives, where reliability, robustness, space and weight are crucial – and downtime is a disaster.

The VACON® 3000 is the only medium-voltage drive (MV drive) available, which accommodates flexible arrangements, straightforward system integration and easy maintenance.

The modular advantage

This range of modular medium-voltage (MV) drives empowers systems integrators and OEMs, delivering a whole new approach to attaining the ultimate in performance, exactly tailored to the needs of each application.


Danfoss Drives works with selected, qualified partners to push the boundaries of the medium-voltage drives market to deliver something you have never seen before.

This means that when owning or running a system with medium-voltage drives installed, you can discuss your needs in depth with our Medium Voltage Partners, to define a design encompassing the ultimate and exact characteristics you expect of an MV drive.

Supply voltages and power range

Continuous rating (variable torque)

  • 3300 V….2430-7030 kVA
  • 4160 V….2450-7060 kVA

Low overload 110% (constant torque)

  • 3300 V….2210-6390 kVA
  • 4160 V….2230-6420 kVA

High overload 150% (constant torque)

  • 3300 V….1620-4680 kVA
  • 4160 V….1630-4060 kVA

Features and benefits

Modular concept

Facilitates flexible, compact solutions for space-sensitive applications

Simplified pre-charge unit design

Get a fast, safe power up, over and over again

Needs no pre-charging resistors, and limits the inrush current

Flexible front end configuration options

Diode Front End (DFE) based 12-pulse configuration

Other variants available on request including dynamic brake chopper unit

Active Front End (AFE) option for regenerative braking and low harmonics

Easy to operate, with the familiar VACON® interface and Ethernet connectivity.

Simple to build in

Integrated filters and chokes for fewer components

Single-phase modules with grounded heatsink simplify service

Compact and robust, liquid-cooled modules


The VACON® 3000 portfolio is continually expanding. For detailed technical data and product availability, please contact your local Danfoss medium-voltage specialist.

The Danfoss Drives Medium Voltage Partner (MVP) Program provides the necessary tools, training and support you need to create your own dedicated medium-voltage drives offering for your customers.

We supply you with the medium-voltage drives modules, engineering support and documentation, while you engineer and assemble the cabinets to suit the most demanding requirements of your customers.

Read more about Medium Voltage Partner Program


Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
Brochure - AD Danfoss Drives Fieldbus Solutions English Multiple 16 Feb, 2017 804.4 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Remote Expert Support English Multiple 21 Dec, 2018 937.8 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM DrivePro® Remote Monitoring English Multiple 12 Feb, 2018 769.6 KB PDF
Case story - AE IHC Scheldt River dredger English Multiple 01 Feb, 2020 578.3 KB PDF
Application guide - AB VACON_3000_Concept_Paper English Multiple 08 May, 2019 4.6 MB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VACON® 3000 Drive Kit English Multiple 08 May, 2019 841.5 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VACON® 3000 Drive Kit English United States 28 May, 2019 793.7 KB PDF
Fact sheet - AM VACON® 3000 Enclosed Drive English Multiple 01 Apr, 2020 3.5 MB PDF
Brochure - AD VACON® 3000 MVP Program English Multiple 30 May, 2017 986.7 KB PDF
Brochure - AD VACON® 3000 Selection Guide English Multiple 12 Jul, 2019 0.0 B PDF


Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E3/E5 PROFIBUS DP Firmware 05 Aug, 2019 008 RL 2.4 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E3/E5 PROFIBUS DP Firmware 08 May, 2020 009 RL 1.5 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E6 CANopen Firmware 10 May, 2019 012 RL 2.8 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E7 DeviceNet Firmware 27 Jun, 2019 006 RL 2.3 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E9 DualPort Ethernet Firmware 30 Sep, 2019 010 RL 6.9 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E9 DualPort Ethernet Firmware 21 Aug, 2020 011 RL 7.1 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-EC EtherCAT Firmware 20 Apr, 2018 003 RL 2.5 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-EC EtherCAT Firmware 30 Mar, 2020 004 RL 2.9 MB ZIP

Related applications

Use VACON® 3000 medium-voltage drives in the heavy industrial sector, which requires performance up to the high megawatt range: ship building, mining, Oil and gas, raw materials, chemical and petrochemical, and cement industries.

Case studies

  • Royal IHC Scheldt River pioneers new environmental standards in dredging with flexible MV drives

    A Danfoss medium-voltage drive solution boosts an inboard dredge pump and increases energy efficiency with a small footprint, minimum weight and low volume - while being robust enough to withstand the harsh marine environment.