SubDrive Connect

SubDrive Connect

Constant Pressure Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)

Franklin Electric’s selection of SubDrive Connect Variable Frequency Drives use state-of-the-art technology to provide an easy-to-install constant pressure solution and built-in protection for three-phase motors. Enhanced with connectivity, they enable advanced monitoring, setup and troubleshooting through FE Connect mobile app.

SubDrive Connect offers an array of sleek NEMA 3R (Type 3) enclosure drives to solve constant pressure challenges with three-phase performance using single-phase input power.

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  • Features and Benefits

    • Constant water pressure with a wide range of settings
    • 1/2 – 5 hp performance in an array of submersible and above ground pumping systems
    • Single-phase input, 3-wire and three-phase motor control
    • Easy, plug-and-play installation
    • Smooth running
    • High starting torque
    • Soft-start feature prevents water hammer and increases motor life
    • Works with small pressure tanks or existing larger tanks
    • Advanced filtering to remove radio frequency interference
    • Easily replaceable fan kit
    • NEMA 3R enclosure (indoor/outdoor) that provides a degree of protection against falling rain or sleet
    • FE Connect Smartphone app for advanced settings, monitoring and troubleshooting
    • User-configurable motor frequency range
    • Built-in diagnostics and protection
    • Surge Protection
    • Short circuit
    • Underload
    • Overheated controller
    • Undervoltage
    • Broken pipe detection (SubDrive Connect only)
    • Locked pump
    • User-configurable underload off time (SubDrive Connect only)
    • Open circuit
    • UL and cUL listed

    Franklin Drive Family Comparison

    Submersible Motors
    PhaseVoltsHorsepowerQD
    Pumptec
    PumptecPumptec
    Plus
    SubDrive
    Utility
    UT2W
    SubDrive
    Utility
    UT3P
    MonoDrive/
    MonoDriveXT
    NEMA 4
    SubDrive
    75/100/150/300
    NEMA 4
    SubDrive
    20/30/50
    Connect
    SubDrive
    Connect Plus
    1-Phase
    2-Wire
    115 V1/3 - 1/2 hpxx
    230 V1/3 - 1.5 hpxxx
    1-Phase
    3-Wire
    115 V1/3 - 1/2 hpxx
    230 V1/3 hpxxx
    1/2 - 1 hpxxxxxx
    1.5 hpxxxxx
    2 hpxxxx
    3 - 5 hpx
    3-Phase230 V1/2 hpx
    1 - 2 hpxxx
    1.5 - 5 hpxxx
    5 - 15 hpx
    460 V1/2 - 30 hpx
    Surface Pumps
    PhaseVoltsHorsepowerQD
    Pumptec
    PumptecPumptec
    Plus
    SubDrive
    Utility
    UT2W
    SubDrive
    Utility
    UT3P
    MonoDrive/
    MonoDriveXT
    NEMA 4
    SubDrive
    75/100/150/300
    NEMA 4
    SubDrive
    20/30/50
    Connect
    SubDrive
    Connect Plus
    1-Phase
    2-Wire
    115 V1/3 - 1 hpx
    230 V1/3 - 2 hpx
    3-Phase230 V1/2 - 2 hpxxx
    3 - 5 hpxx
    5 - 15 hpx
    460 V1/2 - 30 hpx
    Features and Protection
    SpecificationsQD
    Pumptec
    PumptecPumptec
    Plus
    SubDrive
    Utility
    UT2W
    SubDrive
    Utility
    UT3P
    MonoDrive/
    MonoDriveXT
    NEMA 4
    SubDrive
    75/100/150/300
    NEMA 4
    SubDrive
    20/30/50
    Connect
    SubDrive
    Connect Plus
    FeaturesConstant Pressurexxxxxx
    ProtectionRatingNEMA 3RNEMA 3RNEMA 3RNEMA 3RNEMA 4NEMA 4NEMA 3RNEMA 3R
    Underloadxxxxxxxxx
    Under/Over Voltagexxxxxxxxx
    Rapid CyclexxSoft StartSoft StartSoft StartSoft StartSoft Start
    Overload/
    Locked Pump
    xxxxxxxxx
    Open Circuitxxxxxx
    Short Circuitxxxxxx
    Phase Imbalancexxx
    Input/
    Output/
    Control
    Pressure Sensor
    (Hobbs)
    xxxxxx
    Pressure Transducer
    (4-20mA)
    xxxx
    Run Relay OutputAccessoryAccessory or
    SubDrive300
    xx
    Fault Relay Outputxx
    Broken Pipexxxx
    Pressure Sensor Errorxxxx
    Auxilliary ControlxRun/Stop
    Hand/Auto
    Wet Floor Sensor



    xx
    Lead/Lag/AlternateAccessory,
    2 Drives
    Accessory,
    2 Drives
    Accessory,
    2 Drives
    Accessory,
    2 Drives
    Built-in,
    2 Drives
    Built-in,
    up to 8 Drives
    Mobile Appxx
  • SubDrive Connect Variable Frequency Drives

    VFDEnclosure TypeModel No.
    SubDrive20 Connect NEMA 3R, VARIABLE FREQUENCY5870205313C
    SubDrive30 Connect NEMA 3R, VARIABLE FREQUENCY5870205403C
    SubDrive50 Connect NEMA 3R, VARIABLE FREQUENCY5870205503C
    • NEMA 3R enclosure (indoor/outdoor) that provides a degree of protection against falling rain or sleet
  • SubDrive Connect Accessories

    AccessoriesDetailUsed WithPart No.
    Air Screen KitHelps prevent insects from entering and damaging the internal components of the driveSubDrive15/20/30 Connect and MonoDrive/XT Connect (date code 18A and older)226550901
    SubDrive50 Connect (date code 18A and older)226550902
    Replacement kit for the included standard kit with SubDrive/
    MonoDrive Connect models built February 2018 and after
    SubDrive15/20/30/50 Connect and MonoDrive/MonoDriveXT Connect (date code 18B and newer)575214902
    Analog Pressure Transducer4-20mA analog pressure transducer (includes 10 ft cable)All Connect and Utility Models - 100 PSI226905902
    All Connect and Utility Models - 150 PSI226905903
    All Connect and Utility Models - 200 PSI226905904
    Analog PressureTransducer Cable KitOutdoor rated cable to connect analog pressure transducer to the driveAll Connect and Utility models - 10 ft226910901
    All Connect and Utility models - 25 ft226910902
    All Connect and Utility models - 50 ft226910903
    All Connect and Utility models - 100 ft226910904
    All Connect and Utility models - 150 ft226910905
    All Connect and Utility models - 200 ft226910906
    Duplex AlternatorAllows a water system to alternate between two parallel pumps controlled by separate drives. All Models5850012000
    Must use pressure sensor; not compatible with analog pressure transducer
    Duplex Alternator Cable KitCommunication cable kit required to use built-in Duplex
    Alternator function in drives equipped with this feature
    All Connect models - 10 ft226895901
    All Connect models - 50 ft226895902
    All Connect models - 100 ft226895903
    Enhanced Display Board Replacement KitReplacement for drives with damaged display, battery holder, or Duplex Alternator communication issueAll Connect models226540912
    Enhanced Pressure Input Board Replacement KitReplacement board for drives that have experienced a surge on the control inputsAll Connect models226540902
    Filter (Input)Filter used on the input side of the drive to help eliminate interferenceAll Models225198901
    Filter (Input AMR)Filter used on the input side of the drive to help eliminate
    interference with automated meter reading systems.
    All models (excluding SubDrive30/50,
    SubDrive150, and SubDrive300)
    226030901
    Filter (Input IGF)Filter used in the input side of the drive to help eliminate interference on the ground wireAll models226035901
    Filter (Output)Filter used on the output side of the drive to help eliminate interferenceAll Models (excluding SubDrive300)225300901
    Filter (Surge Capacitors)3-lead Capacitor used on the service panel to help eliminate interferenceAll Models225199901
    4-lead Capacitor used on the service panel to help eliminate interference.
    Additional ground lead suitable for subpanel installation and effective against LED lighting interference.
    All Models225199902
    Lightning ArrestorProvides additional surge suppression on the single-phase input power side of the driveAll Models150814902
    Moisture Sensor KitExternal sensor device that shuts down the drive when water is detectedAll Connect and Connect Plus models226770901
    NEMA 3R Fan Replacement KitReplacement FanSubDrive50 Connect226545903
    Replacement fan (date code 14L and after)SubDrive15, MonoDrive Connect and NEMA 3R226545901
    Replacement fan (date code 14L and after)SubDrive20/30, MonoDriveXT Connect and NEMA 3R226545902
    Pressure SensorHigh Pressure 75-150 PSI - NSF Rated
    Adjusts pressure in the watersystem from 75-150 PSI (2-leaded 10 ft cable included)
    All Models225970901
    Standard Pressure 25-90 PSI - NSF Rated
    Adjusts pressure in the watersystem from 25-80 PSI (2-leaded 10 ft cable included)
    All Models223995901
    Sensor Cable KitIndoor, 100 feet of 22 AWG cable (2-leaded)All Models (excluding SubDrive300)223995902
    Outdoor, 100 feet of 22 AWG cable (2-leaded)All Models (excluding SubDrive300)226941901
    Sensor Direct Burial CableDesigned to run in an underground trench without conduitAll Models - 10 ft (3 m)225800901
    All Models - 30 ft (9 m)225800902
    All Models - 100 ft (30 m)225800903
    Tank Drawdown KitAllows the use of water stored in the during low flow demandsSubDrive15/20/30/50 and MonoDrive/MonoDriveXT Connect, and SubDrive300225770901
    • N3R = NEMA 3R (Indoor/Outdoor), N4 = NEMA 4 (Outdoor)

    SubDrive20

    NEMA 3RSubDrive20
    Indoor/OutdoorModel No.5870205313C
    Input from
    Power Source
    Voltage208/230 VAC
    Phase InSingle-phase
    Frequency60/50 Hz
    Current (max)19 Amps
    Power Factor~ 0.95
    Power (idle)5 Watts
    Power (max)4200 Watts
    Wire Gauge Size(s)Consult Federal, State,
    and Local codes for branch
    circuit installations
    Output to
    Motor
    VoltageAdjusts with Frequency
    Phase OutSingle-phase (3-wire) OR Three-phase
    Frequency Range30-78 Hz (1hp, 0.75 kW) pump
    30-72 Hz (1.5 hp, 1.1 kW) pump
    30-60 Hz (2 hp, 1.5 kW) pump
    30-63 Hz (Single-phase Motors)
    Current (max)8.1 A / phase
    Wire Gauge Size(s)#6 - #14 * ga.
    Pressure SettingFactory Preset50 psi (3.4 bar)
    Adjustment Range25-80 psi (1.7 - 5.5 bar)
    Operating
    Conditions(A)
    Temperature
    (at 230 VAC input)
    -13 °F to 122 °F (-25 °C to 50 °C)
    Relative Humidity
    (NEMA 3R)
    20-95%, non-condensing
    Controller Size(B)
    (approximate)
    Outer Dimensions9-3/4” x 19-3/4” x 5-1/4”
    (25 x 50 x 13 cm)
    Weight26 lbs (11.8 kg)
    For Use With(C)Pump (60 Hz)1.0 hp (0.75 kW) pump
    with 214508-series motor
    1.5 hp (1.1 kW) pump
    with 224300-series motor
    2.0 hp (1.5 kW) pump
    with 224301-series motor
    0.75 hp (0.55 kW), 1.0 hp
    (0.75 kW), 1.5 hp (1.1 kW) pump
    with 234514-series motor
    1.0 hp (0.75 kW), 1.5 hp (1.1 kW),
    2.0 hp (1.5 kW) pump
    with 234315-series motor
    FE Motor214508-series (1.0 hp, 0.75 kW)
    single-phase, 3-wire
    224300-series (1.5 hp, 1.1 kW)
    single-phase, 3-wire
    224301-series (2.0 hp, 1.5 kW)
    single-phase, 3-wire
    234514-series (1.5 hp, 1.1 kW)
    three-phase
    234315-series (2.0 hp, 1.5 kW)
    three-phase
    • Notes: Refer to Franklin Electric’s SubDrive/MonoDrive Installation Manual.
    • (A) Operating temperature is specified at full output power when installed as described in Controller Location Selection.
    • (B) Refer to detailed Mounting Dimensions.
    • (C) If a pump other than the default rating is used, refer to Drive Configuration.
    • * Refer to detailed Circuit Breaker and Wire Sizing charts.

    SubDrive30 and SubDrive50

    NEMA 3RSubDrive30SubDrive50
    Indoor/OutdoorModel No.5870205403C5870205503C
    Input from
    Power Source
    Voltage208/230 VAC208/230 /- 10% VAC
    Phase InSingle-phaseSingle-phase
    Frequency60/50 Hz60/50 Hz
    Current (max)23 Amps36 A
    Power Factor~ 0.95~ 0.95
    Power (idle)5 Watts7 Watts
    Power (max)4200 Watts7200 Watts
    Wire Gauge Size(s)Consult Federal, State,
    and Local codes for branch
    circuit installations
    Consult Federal, State, and Local codes for branch circuit installations
    Output to MotorVoltageAdjusts with FrequencyVariable based on frequency
    Phase OutSingle-phase (3-wire) OR Three-phaseSingle-phase (3-wire) OR three-phase
    Frequency Range30-78 Hz (1.5 hp, 1.1 kW) pump30-78 Hz: 1/2-rated mismatched pump with three-phase motor
    30-70 Hz (2 hp, 1.5 kW) pump30-70 Hz: 2/3 or 3/4-rated mismatched pump with three-phase motor
    30-60 Hz (3 hp, 2.2 kW) pump30-60 Hz: Matched pump with three-phase motor
    30-63 Hz (Single-Phase Motors)30-63 Hz: Matched pump with single-phase motor
    Current (max)10.9 A / phase17.8 (three-phase), 17.0 A (single-phase)
    Wire Gauge Size(s)#6 - #14 * ga.#6 - #12* ga.
    Pressure SettingFactory Preset50 psi (3.4 bar)50 psi (3.4 bar)
    Adjustment Range25-80 psi (1.7 - 5.5 bar)Analog Transducer: 5-95 PSI (0.3 - 6.6 bar)
    Pressure Sensor: 25-80 psi (1.7 - 5.5 bar)
    Operating
    Conditions(A)
    Temperature
    (at 230 VAC input)
    -13 °F to 122 °F (-25 °C to 50 °C)-13 °F to 122 °F (-25 °C to 50 °C)
    Relative Humidity20-95%, non-condensing20-95%, non-condensing
    Controller Size(B)
    (approximate)
    Outer Dimensions9-3/4” x 19-3/4” x 5-1/4”
    (25 x 50 x 13 cm)
    26 1/8" x 15 3/8" x 11 1/2" (66 x 39 x 29 cm)
    Weight26 lbs (11.8 kg)31 lbs (14.1 kg)
    For Use With(C)Pump (60 Hz)0.5 hp (0.37 kW) pump with 214505-series motor
    0.75 hp (0.55 kW) pump with 214507-series motor
    1.0 hp (0.75 kW) pump with 214508-Series motor
    1.5 hp (1.1 kW) pump with 224300-Series motor
    2.0 hp (1.5 kW) pump with 224301-Series motor
    0.75 hp (0.55 kW), 1.0 hp (0.75 kW), or 1.5 hp (1.1 kW) pump
    with 234514-Series motor
    1.0 hp (0.75 kW), 1.5 hp (1.1 kW), or 2.0 hp (1.5 kW) pump
    with 234315-Series motor
    1.5 hp (1.1 kW), 2.0 hp (1.5 kW), or 3.0 hp (2.2 kW) pump
    with 234316-Series motor
    0.5 hp (0.37 kW) pump with 214505-Series motor
    0.75 hp (0.55 kW) pump with 214507-Series motor
    1.0 hp (0.75 kW) pump with 214508-Series motor
    1.5 hp (1.1 kW) pump with 224300-Series motor
    2.0 hp (1.5 kW) pump with 224301-Series motor
    3.0 hp (2.2 kW) pump with 224302-Series motor
    0.5 hp (0.37 kW), 0.75 hp (0.55 kW), or 1.0 hp
    (0.75 kW) pump with 234513-Series motor
    0.75 hp (0.55 kW), 1.0 hp (0.75 kW), or 1.5 hp (1.1 kW) pump
    with 234514-Series motor
    1.0 hp (0.75 kW), 1.5 hp (1.1 kW), or 2.0 hp (1.5 kW) pump
    with 234315-Series motor
    1.5 hp (1.1 kW), 2.0 hp (1.5 kW), or 3.0 hp (2.2 kW) pump
    with 234316-Series motor
    3.0 hp (2.2 kW), or 5.0 hp (3.7 kW) pump with 234317-Series motor
    FE Motor214505-Series (0.5 hp, 0.37 kW) single-phase, 3-wire
    214507-Series (0.75 hp, 0.55 kW) single-phase, 3-wire
    214508-Series (1 hp, 0.75 kW) single-phase, 3-wire
    224300-Series (1.5 hp, 1.1 kW) single-phase, 3-wire
    224301-Series (2 hp, 1.5 kW) single-phase, 3-wire
    234513-Series (1.0 hp, 0.75 kW) three-phase
    234514-Series (1.5 hp, 1.1 kW) three-phase
    234315-Series (2.0 hp, 1.5 kW) three-phase
    234316-Series (3.0 hp, 2.2 kW) three-phase
    214505-Series (0.5 hp, 0.37 kW) single-phase, 3-wire
    214507-Series (0.75 hp, 0.55 kW) single-phase, 3-wire
    214508-Series (1.0 hp, 0.75 kW) single-phase, 3-wire
    224300-Series (1.5 hp, 1.1 kW) single-phase, 3-wire
    224301-Series (2.0 hp, 1.5 kW) single-phase, 3-wire
    224302-Series (3.0 hp, 2.2 kW) single-phase, 3-wire
    234513-Series (1.0 hp, 0.75 kW) three-phase
    234514-Series (1.5 hp, 1.1 kW) three-phase
    234315-Series (2.0 hp, 1.5 kW) three-phase
    234316-Series (3.0 hp, 2.2 kW) three-phase
    234317-Series (5.0 hp, 3.7 kW) three-phase
    Surface Pumps2.0–10.9 Amps, three-phase, 230 VAC three-phase2.0 – 17.8 Amps, three-phase, 230 VAC three-phase
    • Notes: Refer to Franklin Electric’s SubDrive/MonoDrive Connect Installation Manual.
    • (A) Operating temperature is specified at full output power when installed as described in Controller Location Selection.
    • (B) Refer to detailed Mounting Dimensions.
    • (C) If a pump other than the default rating is used, refer to Drive Configuration.
    • * Refer to detailed Circuit Breaker and Wire Sizing charts.