lathe inverter
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Went out the shop this morning and saw I forgot to turn off the inverter yesterday. Does this hurt the inverter being left on. Grizzly 838 lathe.

If I'm going to be gone for a time or storms are predicted I unplug in case of lightning
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#7
  Re: lathe inverter by gear jammer (Went out the shop th...)
Have a Jet 1642 and pull the plug most of the time have forgotten to more than once without a problem but have same fears in case of lightning.
Bill
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#8
  Re: lathe inverter by gear jammer (Went out the shop th...)
I have vfds that have been on 13+ years. Still fine.


Glad its my shop I am responsible for - I only have to make me happy.

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#9
  Re: lathe inverter by gear jammer (Went out the shop th...)
I leave my PM3520b on all the time with all the storms.
It is always the right time, to do the right thing.

Hi, I'm Arlin's proud wife! His brain trma & meds-give memory probs and has pain from injuries, but all is well materially & financially.  
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#10
  Re: lathe inverter by gear jammer (Went out the shop th...)
I don't see any reason to leave them on for years as the input bridge is still operational and using unnecessary power. But, I've worked with VFD's for years and if they are going to fail it's usually when you power them up. If any component is weak the inrush will kill it before anything else.
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