Z1000U HVAC Matrix Drive

March 2, 2015

The Z1000U HVAC Matrix Drive, designed to provide harmonic mitigation, power factor control, and energy savings in a single compact package.


Unlike conventional drives, Yaskawa’s matrix technology employs a system of nine bi-directional switches that are arranged in a matrix to convert a three-phase AC input voltage directly into a three-phase AC output voltage. This eliminates the need for a rectifying circuit and a DC bus that is used in traditional AC drive inverters.


Matrix technology reduces total harmonic distortion levels to less than the IEEE compliance standard of 5%, without the need for reactors and filters. The result is a smoother current waveform that reduces stress on the system power supply and infrastructure. Additionally, reduced distortion improves the displacement power factor to 0.98 through the entire load and speed range, reducing energy costs.


Because it is a member of the Z1000 family, the HVAC Matrix Drive provides the same user experience for those already familiar with commissioning and maintaining the standard Z1000.

Available PackagesBypass, ConfiguredEnclosuresIP00/Open Chassis : 10-100 HP 208V - 240V, 380V - 480V; 7.5 - 350HP.
UL Type 1 KitAmbient Operating TemperatureIP00/Open Chassis: -10°C to +50°C (14°F to 122°F)Global CertificationUL, CSA, CE, RoHSStandard I/OMulti-Function Digital Inputs: 8
Multi-Function Analog Inputs: 3
Multi-Function Relay Output: 3
Multi-Function 0-10 Vdc Analog Outputs: 2
Fault Relay: 1Network CommunicationsEmbedded:
BACnet communications, Metasys N2, Siemens Apogee FLN, and Modbus/Memobus

LonWorks and EtherNet / IP