VLT® Soft Starter MCD 500

The VLT® Soft Starter MCD 500 drive has reached the Limited phase of its lifecycle, which means it is discontinued and no longer in production. A limited amount of spare parts, maintenance and repair services are available as long as materials can be obtained. Danfoss supports existing service contracts.

In this phase, Danfoss offers assistance using services such as:

If desired, we will help you select the best replacement product with the correct features for your application. Our intelligent products can optimize your system for many years to come.


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Successor product: VLT® Soft Starter MCD 600

The VLT® Soft Starter MCD 600 combines the latest in advanced controls and protections with an increased level of intelligence for superior performance in fixed-speed applications.

The MCD 600 is more flexible than ever to install and operate. Three enclosure sizes S1, S2 and S3 with operating modes Internal Bypass, Non-Bypass and External Bypass ensure both extremely high efficiency and harmonic-free operation at full speed, reducing energy consumed and required cooling capacity. More extensive motor and starter protections ensure more uptime.

Mains voltage range
3 x 200-525 VAC (T5)
3 x 380-690 VAC (T7)
Current range and enclosure
IP20: 20 – 129 A (Nominal)
IP00: 144 – 1250 A (Nominal)

Read more about VLT® Soft Starter MCD 600

Danfoss employee performing a DrivePro® Site Assessment

Do you have more drives installed?

We can also support you with the DrivePro® Site Assessment service, which makes managing your installed base of AC drives and planning for the future easier than ever. A Danfoss expert can provide you with a detailed survey of all your AC drives, delivering a clear picture of current and future maintenance needs.