Tools

We have developed a number of handy tools that can be utilised on your mobile device and your PC if you are running Windows 10.

All it takes is the installation of one free application called OPEN AS APP. This handy App contains all the tools in one easy to access place and it can be used offline once you have it on your device. When we update any of the tools or add new tools, the App will prompt you to update.

Tools included in the app

Fault Codes
Can’t find the manual when you are faced with diagnosing a fault? This guide covers all of our VSDs and SS products – SD700, SD500, SD250, SD300, SD100, V5, V2. Lists the fault code or message, a description of the fault, possible cause, and actions to remedy the fault.

Cabinet Sizing Guide
Got to mount one of our VSDs or soft starters in a cabinet but not sure what size cabinet to purchase? Use this tool to calculate the heat output of the VSD or soft starter and what sized enclosure or airflow is required to keep the device cool. You can save the data for reference at a later date.

Power Factor Correction Calculator
This tool permits you to make an educated estimate as to the amount of power factor correction you might require for your installation. You can compile your results into an easy to read report that can be saved or printed directly from the App. 

Pump Energy Estimator
Use this tool to estimate the energy usage, potential savings and payback when adding a VSD to control your pump. Enter your project details, costs and flow rates. This tool will produce a report showing an operational cost comparison between VSD and fixed speed, how much energy you can save with a VSD and payback period.

Fan Energy Estimator
Use this tool to estimate the energy usage, potential savings and payback when adding a VSD to control your fan. Enter your project details, costs and flow rates. This tool will produce a report showing operational cost comparison between VSD and fixed speed, how much energy you can save with a VSD and payback period. 

Dynamic Brake Resistor Selector
Some applications require resistors to be fitted to a VSD to absorb regenerated energy when decelerating or stopping. Use this tool to select the required dynamic brake resistor size for any of our SD series VSD models.

 

Installing "Open As App"

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Apple – download the "Open as App" from the App store via your iPhone or iPad. 

Once you have downloaded the app, search for “PENZ TOOLS” in the search window and all of our main PENZ TOOLS window will be displayed. Click on this and save it to favourites and it will then be available in favourites for future use. 

download google playAndroid – download the "Open As App" from the Google Play Store via your android device.

Once you have downloaded the app, search for “PENZ TOOLS” in the search window and all of our main PENZ TOOLS window will be displayed. Click on this and save it to favourites and it will then be available in favourites for future use. 

download microsoftWindows 10 PC – download the "Open as App" from the Microsoft Store via your PC. Once you have downloaded the app, search for “PENZ TOOLS” in the search window and all of our main PENZ TOOLS window will be displayed. Click on this and save it to favourites and it will then be available in favourites for future use.

 

PDL Electronics VSD and Soft Starter Conversion Tool

This tool allows you to convert your existing PDL Electronics VSD or soft starter parameters across to the appropriate Power Electronics SD series VSD or V5 series soft starter. Simply enter your existing PDL parameters and this tool will produce you the correct SD series or V5 series parameter list along with an I/O connection diagram.

To assist with selecting the correct Power Electronics product visit the PDL Replacement page on our website. Click on your series of PDL Electronics product and it will take you to the correct Power Electronics product page where you can read more and download brochures, manuals etc.

UD3 and UDi series to SD700
UD3 and UDi series to SD500 
ME and UE Series to SD700
ME and UE Series to SD500 (coming soon)
Xtravert series to SD500 (coming soon)
Xtravert Series to SD250 (coming soon)
RVSx Series to V5 (coming soon)

If you need further assistance with selection or programming then call us on 0800 VSD HELP (873 4357).