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VLT Aqua Drive FC 200

VLT AQUA Drive Product Overview

The AQUA Drive has a wide range of powerful standard and optional features to make them ideal for your water and wastewater applications. These variable speed drives have a range of features including specially designed software that helps to avoid water hammer, reduces maintenance on pumps and blowers as well as saving additional energy compared with traditional VSDs.

  1. > Cascade controller
  2. > Dry run detection
  3. > End of curve detection
  4. > Motor alternation
  5. > 2-step ramps (initial and final ramp)
  6. > Check valve protection
  7. > Safe stop
  8. > Low flow detection
  1. > Pipe fill mode
  2. > Sleep mode
  3. > Real-time clock
  4. > Password protection
  5. > Overload trip protection
  6. > Smart logic controller
  7. > Cavitation protection

Accessories & Software

Power Options

Power options

Application options

Application options

VLT Software


Keypad options


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VLT Aqua Drive Dimensions

Frame Size A2 A3 A4 A5 B1 B2 B3 B4 C1 C2 C3 C4
Height (mm) 268 (IP20)
375 (IP21)
268 (IP20}
375 (IP21)
390 480 480 650 399 520 680 770 550 660
Width (mm) 90 130 200 242 242 242 165 230 308 370 308 370
Depth (mm) 205 (IP20)
207 (IP21)
205 (IP20)
207 (IP21)
175 195 260 260 249 242 310 335 333 333

Frame Size A2

Height (mm) 268 (IP20)
375 (IP21)
Width (mm) 90
Depth (mm) 205 (IP20)
207 (IP21)

Frame Size A3

Height (mm) 268 (IP20)
375 (IP21)
Width (mm) 130
Depth (mm) 205 (IP20)
207 (IP21)

Frame Size A4

Height (mm) 390
Width (mm) 200
Depth (mm) 175

Frame Size A5

Height (mm) 480
Width (mm) 242
Depth (mm) 195

Frame Size B1

Height (mm) 480
Width (mm) 242
Depth (mm) 260

Frame Size B2

Height (mm) 650
Width (mm) 242
Depth (mm) 260

Frame Size B3

Height (mm) 399
Width (mm) 165
Depth (mm) 249

Frame Size B4

Height (mm) 520
Width (mm) 230
Depth (mm) 242

Frame Size C1

Height (mm) 680
Width (mm) 308
Depth (mm) 310

Frame Size C2

Height (mm) 770
Width (mm) 370
Depth (mm) 335

Frame Size C3

Height (mm) 550
Width (mm) 308
Depth (mm) 333

Frame Size C4

Height (mm) 660
Width (mm) 370
Depth (mm) 333

VLT Aqua Drive Specifications

  • Supply frequency: 50/60Hz
  • Displacement power factor (cos ф) near unity: > 0.98
  • True power factor (λ): ≥ 0.9
  • Switching on input supply L1, L2, L3: 1–2 times/min.
  • Harmonic disturbance: Meets EN 61000-3-12
Onboard I/O
  • 6 Digital inputs (2 can be used as digital outputs)
  • 2 Analogue inputs
  • 2 Pulse inputs (2 of the digital inputs can be used for pulse inputs)
  • 2 Digital outputs
  • 1 Analogue output
  • 2 Relay outputs
Communication Built in:
  • FC Protocol
  • Modbus RTU
  • Profibus
  • DeviceNet
  • Profinet
  • EtherNet
  • Modbus TCP
Surroundings/ External
  • Enclosure: IP: 00/20/21/54/55/66 UL Type: Chassis/1/12/4x Outdoor
  • Vibration test: 1.0 g (D, E & F-enclosures: 0.7 g)
  • Max. relative humidity: 5% – 95% (IEC 721-3-3; Class 3K3 (non-condensing) during operation
  • Ambient temperature: Up to 55°C (50°C without derating; Dframe 45°C)
  • Galvanic isolation of all: I/O supplies according to PELV
  • Aggressive environment: Designed for coated/uncoated 3C3/3C2 (IEC 60721-3-3)

VLT Aqua Drive Features

VLT Aqua Drive Features


As the name suggests, the VLT AQUA is suitable for use in the water and wastewater industries in applications such as:

  1. > Centrifugal pumps & blowers
  2. > Positive displacement blowers


Download more information about the Danfoss VLT AQUA Drive FC 200 including manuals and brochures.

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Dedicated to water and wastewater

Danfoss are well known for the quality of their VLT family of drives, as part of the VLT family you can be confident in the quality of the VLT AQUA for your water applications. As the perfect match for AC motor driven applications in modern water and wastewater systems, the AQUA range comes with a variety of pump specific features.

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Maximum energy efficiency

A range of features have been packed into these drives to ensure maximum efficiency for water and wastewater applications. The Automatic Energy Optimisation feature can result in 3-8% energy savings, although savings of up to 15% are not unusual. The unique back channel cooling concept also produces energy savings relating to air conditioning.

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Extremely robust

If your environment is particularly harsh the Danfoss IP55/NEMA 12 or IP66 are designed for use in harsh environments with gas, pollution and dust. The electronics are completely separated from the cooling air in order to increase the lifetime. All terminals and EMC connections are located inside the drive under the robust metal cover for maximum protection.

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Save time on commissioning

Designed with the installer and operator in mind, the FC 200 saves time on installation commissioning and maintenance. Features including an intuitive user interface with the award-winning keypad, the modular design for fast installation of options and autotuning of PI controllers all contribute to saving commissioning time.

Repairing your VLT AQUA Drive

VLT Aqua Drive Repair

As an official Danfoss partner we know all the ins and outs of these drives and can provide high quality, long-lasting repairs to both current and obsolete Danfoss inverters.

  • No fix no fee
  • 2 year warranty
  • Free European delivery
  • Standard and Express turnaround
  • Full preventative maintenance service
  • Bespoke test rigs for drives up to 110kW

How to find your VLT AQUA part number

The part number for your VLT AQUA inverter drive can be located on a label stuck to the top of the drive. This is the number we will need if you need us to supply a replacement drive, or the number you should use to search for prices online.

VLT Aqua Drive part number