Neptune-Benson VFD

A Variable Frequency Drive (VFD) controls the motor speed of your pool's recirculation pump, slower motor speeds equal greater electrical savings. Save up to 41% with our in overall electrical costs and earn potential credits from the utility company for being "green".

Features & Benefits

  • Our VFD can easily save up you 50% or more on your next electric bill
  • Extend the Life Expectancy of the Pump/ Motor by stopping unnecessary water hammer damage
  • Typical Installation takes less than 1 day and payback is achieved in less than a year through:
    • Reduced Power Consumption
    • Energy Credits from your provider. Take advantage and offset initial capital expenditure.
  • Factory Programmed for your convenience Parameters pre-set at factory & specific to the aquatics industry. Ideal in "Brown-out" conditions or complete loss of power.
  • Safe Waterproof Enclosure standard on all VFD's. Enjoy peace-of-mind with a NEMA 12 Waterproof enclosure

Want to see how much your facility can SAVE? Then check out the Grid below.

Motor Horsepower Power Consumption HP Annual Electric Cost Annual Electrical Savings* Potential Energy Credits**
Without VFD With VFD Without VFD With VFD
5 5 2.56 $3,104 $1,672 $1,432 $1,350
7.5 7.5 3.84 $4,656 $2,509 $2,139 $1,500
10 10 5.12 $6,208 $3,345 $2,863 $1,650
15 15 7.68 $9,312 $5,018 $4,294 $1,850
20 20 10.24 $12,416 $6,691 $5,725 $2,100

*Electrical savings based on 365 days of operation with pump throttled to 80% capacity & $.10 per KWH

**Energy Credits based on National Grid's Energy Initiative Program


Our GreenDrive works in conjunction with your pool filtration pump to use only the energy you need while maintaining your current rate of filtration.

Built to withstand harsh environments, an outdoor-rated enclosure and standard 1000-foot motor cable runs mean the drive provides maximum mounting flexibility

The Perfect solution for demanding applications, such as:

  • Lift stations
  • Pump stations
  • Irrigation
  • Other outdoor applications


Features Benefits
All cast aluminum parts are powder coated with a durable epoxy coating No need for separate cover or enclosure
Conformal coated circuit boards Additional protection in corrosive environments
All stainless steel screws Improved corrosion resistance
Fan designed to withstand corrosion Reliable operation
Installed near the motor or blower Facilitates modular plant design
1000' motor cable runs (unshielded) Short motor cables reduce EMI/RFI
Reliable Maximum uptime
Robust, single enclosure Reduced cost and maintenance
Unique cooling concept with no ambient air flow through electronics housing Additional protection in corrosive environments
Maximum ambient temp. 50° C without derating Reliable operation in harsh environments
Installed near the motor or blower No external cooling or over sizing necessary
1000’ motor cable runs (unshielded)  
User friendly Simplified operation and lower costs
Award-winning LCP keypad design Reduced space requirements and commissioning time
Easy installation Lower start up costs
Watertight USB plug can be mounted in the bottom of the drive The drive enclosure can remain closed
while making setup or programming

ACU DRIVE XS™ Variable Frequency Drive

The Acu Drive XS™ offers built-in intelligence for increased performance in all aquatic pump applications. Specified to save energy, space, costs and time, the Acu Drive XS offers very fast return on investment. The Acu Drive allows the pump to run at its most effiecient point on the curve. Preventative maintenance costs will drop due to motor protection, motor soft start, and a significant decrease in water hammer protecting the shaft and impeller. Up to an additional 5% savings due to the Acu Drive's ability to balance power phase and harmonic suppression. Built with powerful standard and optional features specifically designed for energy optimization, the Acu Drive is perfectly matched with the full line of Pentair Water Commercial Pool and Aquatics' pumps.


  • Save up to 60% or more on pump's electricity usage
  • "Right-size" your pump to the exact flow required
  • Saves energy with constant flow as the filters gets dirty (with optional flow sensor)
  • Off-hour flow management capability
  • Does not blow corrosive filter-room air across the circuitry
  • High efficiency up to 98% - adjusts drive input voltage for best efficiency point
  • Eliminates need for motor starters
  • Integrated disconnects, fusing and optional bypasses
  • 2-step ramps (Soft Start Feature)
  • Real-time clock for time based functions
  • Overload trip protection protects motor and Acu Drive from Voltage Spikes and phase unbalance
  • Can connect to an IntelliTouch system
  • Up to a 6 year on-site warranty available
  • Start-up included with every drive (technical training option available)
  • Indoor & Outdoor-rated enclosures
  • One drive type for the full power range
  • For use with 3 phase pumps only
ABB Drives

ACS55 Standard ABB Drives

The ACS55 can easily be integrated into existing panels, replacing contactors and motor starters due to its compact size. It is specifically suited to support efforts to reduce energy costs on applications using many small AC induction motors

  • 0.25 - 0.5 Hp (120V); 0.25 - 3 Hp (240V)
  • Fast set up with DIP switches and potentiometers
  • Compact size and slim shape
  • Flexible and easy mounting
  • Automatic switching frequency with the lowest possible noise without derating of the drive
  • Built-in EMC filter units are available

ACS150 Standard ABB Drives

The ACS150 provides the additional capability and range of offering to support the needs of customers controlling small AC induction motors. The drive features an easy to use operator interface and simple to set up, configure, and apply.

  • 0.5 - 3 Hp (240V); 0.5 - 5 Hp (480V)
  • FlashDrop - Fast and easy parameter set up without power to the drive
  • Integrated and simple to use control panel with an LCD display with backlight
  • Integrated potentiometer for easy speed setting
  • Built-in EMC filter
  • Built-in brake chopper
  • Unified height and depth for optimal use of cabinet space

ACS355 General Machinery ABB Drives

The ABB ACS355 machinery drive is designed specifically for the OEM machine-building sector. The ACS355 is designed to be the fastest drive in terms of installation, setting parameters and commissioning.

The ACS355 has been designed to be as user-friendly as possible, yet provide high application flexibility. The ACS355 offers diverse functionality to cater to the most demanding needs.

  • 0.5 - 5 Hp (240V); 0.5 - 30 Hp (480V)
  • Sensorless Vector Control
  • FlashDrop - Fast parameter set-up with a non-powered drive
  • Sequence programming with PLC-like functions
  • Built-in brake chopper as standard
  • Built-in EMC filter
  • High speed communication with compact and robust fieldbus modules
  • UL, cUL, and CE approved

ACS550 Standard ABB Drives

The ACS550 is an adjustable frequency AC drive that achieves the ultimate in flexible motor control performance. Offering three modes of motor control: V/Hz, Sensorless Vector and Flux Vector, the ACS550 performs accurate speed and torque control of any standard squirrel cage motor.

With drives ranging from 0.75 to 550HP, the ACS550 series features an 'intuitively obvious' multilingual, full graphic display panel that also provides assistants to aid users in start-up, maintenance, and diagnostics. The control panel can be mounted on the cover of the drive, or remotely, and can upload, store, and download parameters. The ACS550 comes equipped with an extensive library of preprogrammed application macros that, at the touch of a button, allow rapid configuration of inputs, outputs, and parameters for specific applications to maximize convenience and minimize start-up time.

  • 0.75 - 100 Hp (240V); 1 - 550 Hp (480V); 1.5 - 150 Hp (600V)
  • Advanced control panel permitting intuitive operation
  • Patented swinging choke for superior harmonic reduction
  • Built-in Modbus and numerous internally mountable fieldbus adapters
  • Fast, safe and easy parameter down/uploading without powering the drive with FlashDrop
  • Built-in EMC filter
  • Built-in brake chopper for reduced installation cost
  • East set-up of parameters and quick fault diagnostics with numerous assistants including diagnostic, maintenance, start-up, PID controller, real-time clock, serial communications and drive optimizer

ACS800 High-Performance ABB Drives

The ACS800 series offers a wide range of drive products with common technologies. This includes Start-up Assistant, Adaptive Programming and Direct Torque Control (DTC), common user and process interfaces, software tools for sizing, commissioning and maintenance, and common spare parts.

The heart of the ACS800 is DTC, its first-class motor control system which facilitates encoderless operation. The consistently excellent performance of the ACS800 guarantees that the drive is never a limiting factor in your process.

  • 0.75 - 2500 Hp (240V); 2 - 2250 Hp (480V); 5 - 3000 Hp (600V)
  • Premium motor control (DTC)
  • Flexible application and configuration options
  • Wall mount, module, cabinet, regenerative and ultra-low harmonic configurations

ABB ACS310 General Purpose Drive

The ABB ACS310 is ABB's answer to the variable torque market, specifically build for Fans and Pumps. ABB has designed this drive with built in PID Controllers and PFC (pump and fan control) which have the ability to vary the drives operation based on changes in flow, pressure, or some other form of external data.

The ABB ACS310 is built with a very intuitive user interface, pre-programmed macros, and many assistant screens. These built in features help to speed up the installation, programming, and start-up of the drive. The ACS310 also comes with embedded RS-485 fieldbus allowing connectivity to most automation systems.

The ABB ACS310 is available in both single phase and three phase input ratings and up to 30hp at 480 volts.

ABB ACS850 "High Overload" Variable Speed Drives

The ABB ACS850 is ABB's answer to those applications requiring a high overload capability. Like the ABB ACS800 the ACS850 also utilizes "Direct Torque Control" as its means of control. The ABB ACS850 covers a very broad spectrum of applications including extruders, pumps, conveyors, and material handling. They also cover an equally broad range of voltage and power requirements. ABB has included different built in options covering everything from I/O to different methods of communication. ABB has engineered the ACS850 to be rugged and to maximize the lifetime of all components in the drive.

ABB DCS800 Variable Speed DC Drive

The ABB DCS800 DC industrial drive is ABB's answer for variable speed in for DC applications. ABB combines a thyristor power platform which is the newest control technology available. The ABB DCS800 also has one of the most complete ranges of hp ratings to cover a wide range of applications. As with many of ABB's other drives installation and set-up is made easy via their user friendly hardware and software. Another feature of the ABB DCS800 is its Adaptive Programming capabilities. Simply put this allows the user the customize the drive to their requirements without adding more hardware to the base drive.