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CPE Systems is Moving CPE Systems is Moving

Posted by Kent Clark on

Come the end of December 7th, CPE Systems is moving out of the business park and into our own building at 7272 Buller Ave. in the city of Burnaby, B.C. All emails and phone numbers will remain the same, however our new address will be: 7272 Buller AveBurnaby, BC, V5J 4S3Canada Below is the adventure we've had over the last several months, turning an old building into something new. Our greenery out front looked more like a thicket than a garden, so we brought out the gardening tools. Our hope is that this will eventually be a small hop garden, mixed with rhododendrons. ...

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Want your CPEDA or KBDA VFD to display Hertz instead of RPM?

Posted by Donald Byres on

Sometimes people prefer to display the operating hertz of their pump rather than the RPM, and in that case you can switch your CPEDA or KBDA VFD from one to the other. Plug in your pump Press Program/Display. The display will change to 0000 with the second 0 position flashing. Change that second 0 to 4 by pressing the UP button until the VFD displays 04.00. Press the Read/Enter button and the display will change to 0001.  The number in the last position should be flashing. 1 means that the VFD displays in RPM. Press the down arrow once to change the display to 0000....

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Damaged Potentiometer Knob on your CPEDA or KBDA VFD?

Posted by Donald Byres on

If the potentiometer knob on your CPEDA or KBDA VFD gets damaged it causes the speed of the pump to be inconsistent. In this case, the knob will need to be replaced. In the meantime, you can turn the knob off and control the speed with the Up/Down arrows on the keypad. To begin, plug in your pump. Press the Program/Display button once. The display will change and the second 0 should be flashing. If it is not, push Reset until it is. Press the Up arrow two times until the flashing zero becomes a flashing 2. The display should read 02.00. Press the Read/Enter button....

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Understanding Variable Frequency Drives

Posted by Kent Clark on

If you've purchased a portable pump from us you have one of our KBDA digital drives - our default VFD on assemblies thanks to their versatility, NEMA 4X certification, and durable aluminum casings.  What you might not know is just how much you can do with them, from displaying hertz instead of RPM, using the buttons instead of the potentiometer knob, and making them compatible with GFCI plugs and breakers. Want your CPEDA or KBDA  VFD to display Hertz instead of RPM? Sometimes people prefer to display the operating hertz of their pump rather than the RPM, and in that case you can switch your...

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VFD Compatibility with GFCI Plugs and Breakers

Posted by Donald Byres on

Did you know know that new ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) plugs and breakers don’t work with most Variable Frequency Drives (VFDs)? However, with our CPEDA and KBDA VFDs all you need to do is change a parameter to make them compatible with GFCIs. To begin, plug in your pump and have it in run mode; you can tell it’s in run mode when you adjust the knob and the speed increases. Push the Program/Display button once; the 2nd zero should now be flashing. Push Reset button twice until the 4th zero is flashing. Push the Up arrow 4 times...

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