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SINAMICS V20 – Description

Siemens is offering a simple and cost-effective drive solution with its compact SINAMICS V20 Basic Performance converter. SINAMICS V20 sets itself apart as a result of its quick commissioning times, ease of operation, robustness and cost-efficiency. With nine frame sizes, it covers a power range extending from 0.12 kW up to 30 kW in the voltage range 1AC 200 V to 240 V and 3AC 380 V to 480 V.

SINAMICS V20 – Highlights

Module: New Frame Size FSAC

New frame size FSAC

Module: Smart Access Module


The SINAMICS V20 converter portfolio has been expanded to include the new FSAC frame size in the voltage range 1AC 200 V to 240 V, 1.1 kW to 1.5 kW.
The new FSAC frame size replaces the previous frame size FSB in the voltage range 1AC 200 V to 240 V.
The new FSAC frame size is 40% smaller than the previous frame size FSB, and has an integrated radio interference suppression filter according to EN 61800-3 Category C1.

Suitable SINAMICS V20 accessories such as mobile and local operator panel as well as a variety of options can be found on the accessories website


Mobile. Clever. Faster.

The SINAMICS V20 Smart Access Module enables you to wirelessly connect your mobile devices (smartphone, tablet, laptop) to the SINAMICS V20 converter.

Tutorial Part 1: Installing and connecting - SINAMICS V20 Smart Access Module.

Tutorial Part 2: Commissioning, diagnostics and service with the SINAMICS V20 Smart Access Module.

SINAMICS V20 – an overview of its strengths

Easy to install

  • Push-through and wall mounting – side-by-side possible for both

  • USS and MODBUS RTU at terminals

  • Integrated braking chopper from 7.5 kW to 30 kW (10 hp up to 40 hp)

  • Electromagnetic compatibility (EMC) category C1/C2

Easy to use

  • Parameter loading without power supply

  • Easy commissioning, operation and diagnosis with the SINAMICS V20 Smart Access

  • Integrated application and connection macros

  • Keep Running Mode for uninterrupted operation

  • Wide voltage range, advanced cooling design and coated PCBs increase robustness

Easy to save money

  • ECO mode for V/f, V²/f  /  Hibernation mode

  • Monitoring energy and water flows

  • High overload and low overload mode for frame size FSE

SINAMICS V20 – an overview of the technology

Voltage and power range:

1AC 200 V - 240 V, ±10 %
3AC 380 V - 480 V +10 % / -15 %
0.12 kW - 30 kW (0.17 hp up to 40 hp)

Control modes:

V/f, V 2/f, FCC, V/f multi-point

SINAMICS V20 – typical applications

SINAMICS V20 has a compact design, and can be individually adapted to the particular application or user requirements using various options (for example, an external BOP, connecting cable, filter, braking resistors, shielding, ...). The compact devices are suitable for industrial applications, such as pumps, fans, compressors and conveyor systems. On the other hand, the compact converters can also be used in residential and business environments – for commercial applications, such as refrigerated counters, fitness equipment, ventilation systems and commercial washing machines.