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An F0016 fault in your ABB drive indicates an earth fault, also known as a ground fault. This means the drive has detected a current leakage between the output and the ground.

Here's what you need to know about F0016 fault in ABB drives:


  • Damaged motor windings: Internal issues within the motor windings can cause current leakage.
  • Faulty wiring insulation: Damaged or loose wiring insulation between the drive and the motor can allow current to leak to ground.
  • Issues within the drive (less common): In rare cases, the fault might originate from internal problems within the drive itself.

Troubleshooting Steps:

  1. Safety First: Absolutely ensure the system is completely powered down and locked out before attempting any troubleshooting procedures.
  2. Check Wiring: Inspect the wiring between the drive and the motor for any visible damage or loose connections. Tighten any loose connections and repair or replace damaged wires.
  3. Motor Tests: If possible, disconnect the motor from the drive and see if the fault persists. This helps isolate a motor issue. Consider performing an insulation resistance (IR) test on the motor windings to check for internal damage.
  4. Drive Parameters: While less likely, consult the ABB manual for your specific drive model to see if there are any ground fault monitoring parameters that can be adjusted.