SubDrive Utility

SubDrive Utility

Constant Pressure Variable Frequency Drives (VFD)

Franklin Electric's SubDrive Utility™ Variable Frequency Drives provide an easy-to-install constant pressure solution for 115 V and 230 V single-phase, two-wire systems and 230 V three-wire and three-phase systems up to 2 hp. Requiring only a small pressure tank in most applications, they offer a more compact overall footprint compared to traditional water systems while providing the added value of constant water pressure and built-in motor protection.

Designed with a sleek NEMA 3R (Type 3R) enclosure, they are rated for both indoor and outdoor use that provides a degree of protection against falling rain or sleet.

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  • Features and Benefits

    • Simple Installation: Easy-to-install drive; most applications require the simple flip of one switch, saving significant time during installation.
    • Motor Protection: The features proven by Pumptec, now offered in a basic VFD.
    • Multiple Applications: Ideal for new construction and retrofitting or optimizing an existing 2- or 3-wire and 3-phase pumping system.
    • Simplified Inventory: Replaces the need for multiple control boxes, a pressure switch, and a larger pressure tank.
    • Cost Effective: Provides total system cost at or below standard installations with pump flows of 10 gpm and greater.
    • Industry Expertise: Manufactured specifically for water pumping applications by a pump manufacturer, incorporating Franklin Electric’s more than 15 years of drive engineering expertise into its design.
    • Fully Supported: Comes fully supported by the industry’s leading Technical Support professionals and Field Service Engineers.

    Family Drive 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
    15/20/30/50
    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 hpxx
    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
    15/20/30/50
    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
    15/20/30/50
    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 Sensorxxxx
    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
  • Submersible Applications

    Drive ModelOrder No.115 V 2-Wire230 V 2-Wire230 V Single-Phase 3-Wire230 V Three-phase
    1/3 HP1/2 HP1/2 HP3/4 HP1 HP1.5 HP1/2 HP3/4 HP1 HP1.5 HP2 HP1 HP1.5 HP2 HP
    SubDrive Utility UT2W with
    Pressure Sensor
    5870202003XXXXXX
    SubDrive UtilityUT2W with Analog
    Pressure Transducer
    5870202003XDXXXXXX
    SubDrive UtilityUT3P with
    Pressure Sensor
    5870202303XXXXXXXX
    SubDrive UtilityUT3P with Analog
    Pressure Transducer
    5870202303XDXXXXXXXX

    Surface Applications

    Drive ModelOrder No.115 V Single-phase, 2-Wire230 V Single-phase, 2-Wire230 V Three-phase
    1/3 HP1/2 HP3/4 HP1 HP1/2 HP3/4 HP1 HP1.5 HP2 HP1/2 HP3/4 HP1 HP1.5 HP2 HP
    SubDrive Utility UT2W with
    Pressure Sensor
    5870202003XXXXXXXXX
    SubDrive UtilityUT2W with Analog
    Pressure Transducer
    5870202003XDXXXXXXXXX
    SubDrive UtilityUT3P with
    Pressure Sensor
    5870202303XXXXX
    SubDrive UtilityUT3P with Analog
    Pressure Transducer
    5870202303XDXXXXX
  • SubDrive Utility Accessories

    AccessoriesDetailUsed WithPart No.
    Air Screen KitHelps prevent insects from entering and damaging the internal components of the driveSubDrive Utility226115920
    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
    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)Capacitor used on the service panel to help eliminate interferenceAll Models225199901
    Filter (System)Dedicated filter box for SubDrive/MonoDrive Utility systems to help eliminate electrical interferenceSubDrive Utility226115912
    Lightning ArrestorProvides additional surge suppression on the single-phase input power side of the driveAll Models150814902
    NEMA 3R Fan Replacement KitReplacement FanSubDrive Utility226115915
    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
    Conduit Grounding KitProvides a means to ground metal conduit when used in with a nonmetallic enclosureSubDrive Utility - 1/2"224471901
    SubDrive Utility - 3/4"224471902
    • N3R = NEMA 3R (Indoor/Outdoor)

    SubDrive Utility Specifications

    Model No.Indoor/OutdoorSubDrive Utility UT2W (NEMA 3R)SubDrive Utility UT3P (NEMA 3R)
    Model 5870202003 & 5870202003XDModel 5870202303 & 5870202303XD
    Input from Power SourceVoltage115/208/230 /- 10% VAC230 /- 10% VAC
    Phase InSingle-phaseSingle-phase
    Frequency60/50 Hz60 Hz
    Current (max)20 Amps20 Amps
    Power Factor-0.52~ 0.52
    Power (idle)3 Watts3 Watts
    Power (max)2500 Watts2500 Watts
    Wire Gauge Size(s)Consult Federal, State, and Local codes for branch circuit installationsConsult Federal, State, and Local codes for branch circuit installations
    Output to MotorVoltageVariable based on frequencyAdjusts with frequency
    Phase OutSingle-phase (2-wire)Single-phase (3-wire) or three-phase
    Frequency Range35-63 HzSingle-phase (3-wire) Submersible: 30-63 Hz
    Three-phase Submersible: 30-60 Hz
    Three-phase Surface: 15-60 Hz
    Current (max)13.1 A (based on motor SFA)13.2 A (based on 2 hp, single-phase, 3-wire motor)
    Wire Gauge Size(s)Consult Federal, State, and Local codes for branch circuit installations#6 - #20 ga.
    Pressure SettingFactory preset50 psi (3.4 bar)50 psi (3.4 bar)
    Adjustment Range0-80 psi (0.3 – 6.6 bar)Pressure Sensor: 25-80 psi (1.7-5.5 bar)
    Pressure Transducer: 5-95% of transducer range
    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 Dimensions11-7/8" x 8-7/8" x 5-1/8" (30 x 23 x 13 cm)9-3/4” x 16-3/4” x 5-1/4” (25 x 42.5 x 13 cm)
    Weight7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)7.7 lbs (3.5 kg)
    For Use With (C)Pump (60 Hz)1/3 hp, 0.25 kW with 244502-Series motor
    1/2 hp, 0.37 kW with 244504- or 244505-Series motor
    3/4 hp, 0.55 kW with 244507-Series motor
    1.0 hp, 0.75 kW with 244508-Series motor
    1.5 hp, 1.1 kW with 244309-Series motor
    1/2 hp (0.37 kW) pump with 214505-series motor
    3/4 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
    1/2 hp (0.37 kW) pump with 234511-series motor
    3/4 hp (0.55 kW) pump with 234512-series motor
    1.0 hp (0.75 kW) pump with 234513-series motor
    1.5 hp (1.1 kW) pump with 234514-series motor
    2.0 hp (1.5 kW) pump with 234315-series motor
    FE 115V Submersible Motor
    (Requires 115 VAC Input)
    244502-Series (1/3 hp, 0.25 kW), 115 VAC, single-phase, 2-wire
    244504-Series (1/2 hp, 0.37 kW), 115 VAC, single-phase, 2-wire
    -
    FE 230V Submersible Motor
    (Requires 230 VAC Input)
    244505-Series (1/2 hp, 0.37 kW), 230 VAC, single-phase, 2-wire
    244507-Series (3/4 hp, 0.55 kW), 230 VAC, single-phase, 2-wire
    244508-Series (1.0 hp, 0.75 kW), 230 VAC, single-phase, 2-wire
    244309-Series (1.5 hp, 1.1 kW), 230 VAC, single-phase, 2-wire
    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-Seriess (2.0 hp, 1.5 kW) single-phase, 3-wire
    234511-Series (0.5 hp, 0.37 kW) three-phase
    234512-Series (0.75 hp, 0.55 kW) three-phase
    234513-Series (1.0 hp, 0.75 kW) three-phase
    234514-Series (1.5 hp, 1.1 kW) three-phase
    234515-Series (2.0 hp,1.5 kW) three-phase
    Other PumpsSubmersible PSC and Surface Pumps
    4.6-13.1 Amps, single-phase, 2-wire, 115 VAC and 230 VAC
    Surface Pumps
    2.6-8.1 Amps, three-phase, 230 VAC