Franklin Electric has announced the new SubDrive Connect and MonoDrive Connect family of variable frequency drives that provide constant water pressure throughout the chosen location.

The family incorporates the new 5-horsepower SubDrive50 Connect model —which runs a 3-horsepower, single-phase motor — and the inclusion of the standard Enhanced Features software package.

The new Enhanced Features package includes an analog pressure transducer with user selectable set point, moisture (or wet floor) sensor, and system run and fault relays. Utilizing the FE Connect Wi-Fi app, contractors also benefit from the advantages of drawdown, an auxiliary control input and the built-in duplex alternator. The end result is a drive platform that optimizes system performance, delivers more precise pressure and system diagnostics on screen, simplifies lead-lag installation, and provides contractor peace of mind.

The SubDrive Connect and MonoDrive Connect family features a NEMA 3R (Type 3) enclosure rated for both indoor and outdoor use, providing a degree of protection against falling rain or sleet. Additionally, the family’s Wi-Fi capability through the FE Connect mobile app aims to make configuration more convenient. Once configured, it allows real-time monitoring of key system data, adjustment of advanced features and settings to optimize the system to the specific application, and access to fault history — up to 500 detailed entries that can be emailed for enhanced troubleshooting capability.

The new SubDrive Connect retrofits to most pumping systems utilizing a Franklin Electric motor, making the transition seamless for current systems. Basic setup allows users to be ready to pump water with the flip of two switches. The SubDrive Connect and MonoDrive Connect drives provide constant pressure by continually adjusting the speed of the pump to match water demand. Instead of draining and filling a large tank, the SubDrive Connect or MonoDrive Connect modifies the amount of water being pumped so that it matches the amount needed, maximizing water pressure throughout the entire home, even when using the shower, running the dishwater, doing laundry and watering the lawn – all at the same time. Ideal applications include residential homes, schools, restaurants, car washes, farms and landscape irrigation systems.

Franklin Electric offers an array of systems and components for moving water and automotive fuels. It serves residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial and municipal customers around the world. For more information, visit