Optidrive E3

General Purpose Drive
110 – 480 V Single & 3 phase input
0.37 – 37 kW
0.5 – 50 HP

Optidrive E3 Features

Innovative technology, reliability, robustness and ease of use in a range of compact IP20 & IP66 enclosures.

Optidrive E3 Variable Frequency Drives
  • Modbus RTU
  • CAN
  • on board as standard
  • CE
  • UL
  • RCM
  • Simple Commissioning

    14 parameter basic setup. Default settings suitable for most applications. Contactor style connection for simple wiring.

    Up to 50 parameters available in total for a highly flexible performance.

  • Intuitive Keypad Control

    Precise digital control at the touch of a button.

  • Application Macros

    Switch between Industrial, Pump & Fan modes to optimise Optidrive E3 for your application.

  • Internal Category C1 EMC Filter

    An internal filter in every Optidrive E3 saves cost and time for installation.

    Cat C1 according to EN61800-3:2004

  • Sensorless Vector Control for all Motor Types

    • Induction Motors (IM)
    • Permanent Magnet Motors (PM)
    • Brushless DC Motors (BLDC)
    • Synchronous Reluctance Motors (SynRM)
    • Line Start PM Motor (LSPM)
  • Options & Software

    A range of external EMC filters, brake resistors, input chokes and output filters are available.

    Installation Options
  • Optistick Smart Compatible

    Rapid commissioning tool.

    Bluetooth NFC

Application Macros

Switch modes at the touch of a button to optimise Optidrive E3 for your application

Industrial Mode

Industrial mode optimises Optidrive E3 for load characteristics of typical industrial applications.
Applications include:

  • Conveyors
  • Mixers
  • Treadmills

Pump Mode

Pump mode makes energy efficient pump control easier than ever.
Applications include:

  • Dosing Pumps
  • Borehole Pumps
  • Transfer Pumps
  • Swimming Pools
  • Spas
  • Fountains

Fan Mode

Fan mode (inc. fire operation) makes air handling a breeze, ideal for simple HVAC systems.
Applications include:

  • Air Handling Units
  • Ventilation Fans
  • Circulating Fans
  • Air Curtains
  • Kitchen Extract

Enclosure Options

Optidrive E3 is available in a range of IP20 & IP66/NEMA 4X enclosures.

  • Compact, robust enclosures for panel/cabinet mounting
  • Sizes 1-5 cover the full power range, up to 37 kW/50 HP
  • Operates up to 50°C
  • Power supply connects at the top (except frame size 5)
  • Motor supply connect at the bottom
  • Fast Connection

    5mm rising clamp terminals with captive screws

  • Quick Reference

    Integrated help card

  • Simple Installation

    DIN rail and keyhole mounting options

  • Modbus RTU


    on-board as standard

  • Optistick Smart

    Rapid parameter cloning and Bluetooth PC interface

  • Dual Analogue inputs

Optidrive E3 IP20 range
IP66/NEMA 4X Outdoor
IP66 / NEMA 4X features explained
  • Outdoor rated tough polycarbonate enclosure
  • Sizes 1-4 up to 22 kW/30 HP
  • Dust tight and washdown ready
Optidrive E3 IP66 Sizes
Optidrive E3 IP66 Internals

Direct Mounting

Install directly on your processing equipment and be sure of protection from dust, contaminants and high‑pressure washdown.

Locally Customisable

Flat front to terminal cover with mounting points for switches and an internal PCB.

Coated Heatsink as Standard

Ideal for hygiene based operations requiring washdown — such as food and beverage

Switched Models

Simply wire up the drive, turn the inbuilt potentiometer and the motor will start running – allowing immediate energy savings.

  • Local speed potentiometer
  • Run Reverse / Off / Run Forward Switch
  • Lockable Mains Disconnect / Isolator
  • 2 x RJ45 ports
  • EMC disconnect
  • Large wiring chammber
  • Removable gland plate