Frequently asked questions
What are possible causes of SCF1 motor short circuit faults on the ATV61 and ATV71?
28 September 2021Issue:
SCF1 faults on the ATV61 and ATV71.
ATV71 Altivar 71
SCF1 [Motor short circuit] Short-circuit or grounding at drive output
- Check the cables connecting the drive to the motor, and the motor’s insulation
- Using a 1,000V Megger, test the motor and leads
- Check for tight wiring connections
- Perform tests via the [1.10 DIAGNOSTICS] menu.
- [Diagnostics] -> [Test Procedures] -> Thyristors Test and Transistor Test
- Run the drive open circuit (with the motor disconnected, OPL turned off, and Motor Control Type set to V/F 2pts) and check the drive's output (T) terminals for balanced voltages phase to phase
- [1.8 Fault Management] -> [Output Phase Loss] -> set to 'No'
- [1.4 Motor Control] -> [Motor control type] -> set to 'V/F 2pts'
- Perform a diode check between U,W,V and PA+ PC-. Then measure between L1, L2, L3 and PA+ and PC-:
-Measure (using your meter's diode scale) in one direction, then swap your leads and measure again
Measure between PA+ to L1,L2,L3 and between PC- to T1,T2,T3 (total of 6 measurements on the input and 6 measurements on the output)
-You should see 'OL' in one direction and a small voltage reading (approximately 0.3-.0.5V) in the other direction