VACON® 3000 Drive Kit

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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 Drive Kit is the only medium-voltage drive (MV drive) available as a modular kit, which accommodates flexible arrangements, straightforward system integration and easy maintenance.

The modular advantage

When customization counts, choose this range of modular medium-voltage (MV) drives. Empowering systems integrators and OEMs, it delivers a whole new approach to attaining the ultimate in performance, exactly tailored to the needs of each application and installation environment.


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

This means that 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 layout and 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 (BCU) 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

Designed and tested filters and chokes for each variant

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 based on the VACON 3000® Drive Kit for your customers.

We supply you with the medium-voltage drives modules, suggested BOM, 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 Danfoss Drives Fieldbus Solutions English Multiple 16 Feb, 2017 804.4 KB PDF
Fact sheet DrivePro® Remote Expert Support English Multiple 21 Dec, 2018 937.8 KB PDF
Fact sheet DrivePro® Remote Monitoring English Multiple 12 Feb, 2018 769.6 KB PDF
Case story IHC Scheldt River dredger English Multiple 01 Feb, 2020 578.3 KB PDF
Certificate ISO 9001 Drives BV 500F1065en English Multiple 01 Jan, 2019 627.9 KB PDF
Case story Royal IHC Magdalen English Multiple 01 May, 2021 389.2 KB PDF
Application guide VACON_3000_Concept_Paper English Multiple 01 Oct, 2021 3.8 MB PDF
Fact sheet VACON® 3000 Drive Kit English United States 28 May, 2019 793.7 KB PDF
Fact sheet VACON® 3000 Drive Kit English Multiple 01 Jul, 2021 419.7 KB PDF
Operating guide VACON® 3000 Drive Kit Operating Guide English Multiple 29 Nov, 2022 15.6 MB PDF
Brochure VACON® 3000 Drive Kit SG English Multiple 01 Sep, 2021 3.8 MB PDF
Brochure VACON® 3000 Drive Kit SG English United States 01 Sep, 2021 3.9 MB PDF
Fact sheet VACON® 3000 Enclosed Drive English Multiple 01 Jun, 2021 348.8 KB PDF
Brochure VACON® 3000 Enclosed Drive English Multiple 01 Sep, 2021 2.7 MB PDF
Operating guide VACON® 3000 Enclosed Drive OG English Multiple 29 Nov, 2022 15.8 MB PDF
Brochure VACON® 3000 MVP Program English Multiple 30 May, 2017 986.7 KB PDF
Application guide VACON-3000-Application-Guide-DPD01822A English Multiple 01 Sep, 2021 8.1 MB PDF


Type Name Language Updated Version Status Download File type
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E3/E5 PROFIBUS DP Firmware 08 May, 2020 009 RL 2.4 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E6 CANopen Firmware 12 Apr, 2022 014 RL 2.5 MB ZIP
Fieldbus Firmware VACON® OPT-E7 DeviceNet Firmware 06 Nov, 2020 007 RL 2.2 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 12 Aug, 2022 005 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, offshore, mining, oil and gas, energy, raw materials, chemical and petrochemical, and cement industries.

Case stories

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    MAGDALEN replenishes U.S. beaches with the power of VACON® 3000 medium-voltage drives

    UNITED STATES: Somewhere off the coast of New Jersey, the Weeks Marine dredge Magdalen removes thousands of tons of sand off the seafloor and loads it into her hopper. The vessel then navigates to a spot where the shoreline was eroded and discharges the sand there, using slurry pumps powered by medium-voltage drives to reclaim a beach that storms had washed away.

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    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.