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FR-A800 Series
Sales Guidebook
Inverter
The FR-A800 series is now released
-Introduction-

Thank you for your continued support in sales promotion of Mitsubishi Electric products.
Since the production start in 1981, Mitsubishi general-purpose inverters have been at the industry’s highest level
in quality in the market. Especially since 2005, when the 700 series was released, Mitsubishi has successfully
maintained its top market share in Japan. Mitsubishi inverters are now used in various applications, such as
conveyors, textile machinery, fans, and pumps.
In such a situation, the market recently requires safety, ease of use, system support, environmental adaptability,
and intercompatibility as well as, of course, improved functions and performance. Additionally, the
globally-integrated model is strongly demanded. To respond such requirements and demands, Mitsubishi has
developed a new series, FR-A800 series, as a new flagship model for the first time in 8 years.
Other manufacturers are also releasing new products, and the competition is getting more intense. With the
FR-A800 series, with concepts of "Unparalleled Performance" and "Uncompromising Quality", Mitsubishi aims to
achieve further increase in the market share and promote sales in such a competitive market environment.
Please promote the sales aggressively to achieve the No. 1 share not only in Japan, but also in the world.

-Contents-
1. Model configuration
2. Features
3. Outline dimensions
4. Input/output terminals
5. Difference from the FR-A700 series
6. Comparison with the FR-A700 series in functions and parameters
7. Precautions when replacing the FR-A500 series or the A700 series
8. Q&A
9. Application example
10. Comparison with other manufacturers product

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1 Model configuration

Extensive lineup
Inverter model

Inverter model configuration

The indication can be selected from the following two types: kW indication, the conventional method, and the rated
inverter current (SLD rating) indication.

The specifications of the monitor output terminal can be selected from the FM type and the CA type. The terminal
F/C of the FM type is FM (pulse train output), the conventional type, and that of the CA type is CA (analog current
output: 0 to 20 mA DC).

The following two types are the make-to-stock products.


FR-A80-Capacity (K) indication-1 (A700-compatible type for Japan)
FR-A80-Current (SLD rating) indication-2-60

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2 Features

Features of the FR-A800 series

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LEADING DRIVE
PERFORMANCE
The new series is equipped with the new state-of-the-art high-speed processor
developed by Mitsubishi. With better control performance and response level,
safe and accurate operation is assured in a diverse range of applications.
(1) For high-quality products
High response
[Speed response] Real sensorless vector control 50 Hz*1 (A700: 20 Hz)
Vector control 130 Hz (A700: 50 Hz)
Faster response via
terminals or
communication
A700: 5 to 20 ms

A800: 2 to 3 ms*2
*1:At 3.7 kW with no load.
Differs depending on the load
conditions and motor capacity.
*2:The communication response
is 2 to 5 ms when using
communication options.

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(1) For high-quality products


High response

Line control
Line control is necessary for the machining of elongated products such
as paper, thread, wires, all kinds of sheet, and tape. This will respond
rapidly to changes in line speed and suppress the occurrences of
winding unevenness. This contributes to a steady supply of high-quality
products.

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Comparison table with other manufacturers for vector control without an encoder
Company Company Company Company Company Company Company
Mitsubishi
Y F S H A DN DL
A800 A700 A1000 MEGA AS1 SJ700 ACS850 FC300 C2000
Speed control 1:100 1:100
1:200 1:200 1:200 1:200 1:200 - -
Speed range
control 50 Hz 19 Hz 10 Hz 20 Hz 40 Hz 5 Hz
Speed response - - -
(314 rad/s) (120 rad/s) (63 rad/s) (126 rad/s) (251 rad/s) (31 rad/s)
Torque control
1:20 1:20  - - - - - -
range
Torque Absolute torque
20% 20%  - - - - - -
control accuracy
Repetitive
10% 10%  10% - - - - -
torque accuracy
: Unavailable, -: Unknown
Comparison table with other manufacturers for vector control with an encoder
Company Company Company Company Company Company Company
Mitsubishi
Y F S H A DN DL
A800 A700 V500 A1000 MEGA AS1 SJ700 ACS850 FC300 C2000
Speed control
1:1500 1:1500 1:1500 1:1500 1:1500 1:1000 - - 1:1000 1:1000
Speed range
control 130 Hz 48 Hz 127 Hz 50 Hz 100 Hz 50 Hz 40 Hz
Speed response - - -
(816 rad/s) (300 rad/s) (800 rad/s) (314 rad/s) (628 rad/s) (314 rad/s) (251 rad/s)
Torque control
1:50 1:50 1:50 - - - - - - -
range
Torque Absolute torque
10% 10% 10% - - - - - - -
control accuracy
Repetitive torque
5% 5% 5% - 10% 10% - - - 5%
accuracy
-: Unknown
Terminal response adjustment function
The response of the input/output terminals of the FR-A800 series is improved compared to the FR-A700 series. The
response timing may differ depending on the application. In such a case, the terminal response can be equivalent to
that of the FR-A700 series by setting Pr.289 Inverter output terminal filter and Pr.699 Input terminal filter.
Adjust Pr.289 and Pr.699 according to the system with a guide of 5 to 8 ms.

What is the speed control range, 1:200?


The speed control range indicates how low the speed can be under speed control.
For 1:200, 0.3 Hz to 60 Hz

What is the speed response, 50 Hz?


The speed response indicates how fast the inverter follows the change in the speed command. (The larger value
indicates the better speed trackability.)
For 50 Hz: Response time (T) = 1000  1 / (2    50) ≈ 3.18 [ms]
Speed
command
Speed

Actual speed

63.5%

Response time T = 1 / speed response

[Speed response]
Note) Response in the range where the torque limit operation is not activated

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What is torque control?
The motor controls generated torque (current). In torque control, torque (current) against a torque command is
controlled. When the load torque is small, the speed automatically increases, and when it is large, the speed
decreases. When the torque equals the torque command, the speed is maintained. This control method is typically
used for winding/unwinding.

What is the torque control range, 1:20?


The torque control range is a ratio between the rated torque and the minimum torque with which torque control can
be performed with the specified torque control accuracy.
When the rated torque is supposed as 100%, the torque control range 1:20 indicates that torque control is
available with up to 5% of the rated torque.

Difference between the absolute torque accuracy and the repetitive torque accuracy
Both indicate the accuracy when the rated torque is supposed as 100%.
Absolute torque accuracy: Difference between the actual torque and the torque command
Repetitive torque accuracy: Fluctuation between the average of the actual torque and the actual measured torque

Torque

Torque command value

Average of actual torque

Absolute torque accuracy


Torque measured value Repetitive torque accuracy
No. of measurements
[Torque accuracy]

The torque accuracy is the same regardless of the torque command value.

Actual torque
a

• Absolute torque accuracy: a, b


• Repetitive torque accuracy: Maximum value of c
(indicated by "" against the average
Ideal curve

Torque command value

Terminal response
The terminal response indicates the time from when a signal is input to when the inverter recognizes the input or
from when the conditions for signal output are satisfied to when the signal is actually output.

Communication response
The terminal response indicates the time from when a communication signal is input to when the inverter
recognizes the input or from when the conditions for signal output are satisfied to when the signal is actually output.

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(2) Perform ultra-fine processing
High-speed operation
[Running frequency]
Real sensorless vector control 400 Hz (A700: 120 Hz)
V/F control 590 Hz (A700: 400 Hz)

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(2) Perform ultra-fine processing
High-speed operation

Machine tool
Cutting-edge machine tools are harder and thinner than ever before to
be applicable to diverse new materials. High-speed rotation is required
more than ever before in order to be applicable for fine and precise
cutting on hard and difficult-to-grind materials.

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Reason for the upper limit of the output frequency, 590 Hz
The export control order about frequency changers has been reviewed and is scheduled to be revised by the end of
fiscal 2013 with the following two changes:
1) The article "Frequency changers with output distortion ratio less than 10%" is eliminated, and
2) The condition of "exceeding 600 hertz and less than 2,000 hertz" is changed to "equal to or exceeding 600 hertz
and less than 2,000 hertz".
Further, since the output frequency may become higher than the command frequency depending on the control
method, the upper limit of 590 Hz was determined.

The inverter supporting high frequency exceeding 590 Hz will be prepared as a dedicated model.

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01 LEADING DRIVE PERFORMANCE
(3) Swiftly move heavy weights
High torque at low speed
[Starting torque] Real sensorless vector control 200% (ND rating)
(When at 0.3 Hz) Vector control 200% (ND rating)
(150% of initial setting for 5.5K and higher)
[Zero-speed torque] Vector control 200%
(Select HD rating.)
[Speed control V/F control 1:10 (6 to 60 Hz: Power drive)
range] Advanced magnetic flux vector control 1:120 (0.5 to 60 Hz: Power drive)
Real sensorless vector control 1:200 (0.3 to 60 Hz: Power drive)
Vector control 1:1500 (1 to 1500 rpm: Both power drive/regeneration)

[Example of speed-torque characteristics with Real sensorless vector control]


(offline auto tuning selected, SF-PR 4P motor (15 kW))

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(3) Swiftly move heavy weights
High torque at low speed

Cranes
Cranes are in operation daily at ports carrying fully-laden containers in
response to strong demand from all over the world.
Our new inverter realizes smooth cargo handling work at low speed and
high torque for the slow and stable movements required for heavy objects.

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(4) For accurate and stable transport between machines


PM sensorless vector control
What is a permanent magnet (PM) motor?
A PM motor is a synchronous motor with strong permanent magnets
embedded in its rotor.
Easy maintenance for sensor (encoder)-less motor
• No additional cables means less wiring space required.
• Improved reliability is obtained in unfavorable operating environments.
(e.g. high vibration)
• PM motors are usually smaller and
lighter than induction motors.

Comparison of SF-PRF1.5kW4P
and MM-CF152

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(4) For accurate and stable transport between machines
PM sensorless vector control
What is PM sensorless vector control?
The speed and magnetic pole positions, the two essential bits of
information to control a PM motor, are detected without a sensor (encoder)
The speed detection internally-performed in an inverter enables highly
accurate control of a PM motor, almost as accurate as an AC servo
system, without the need of a sensor (encoder). *3
Combining with Mitsubishi MM-CF
series IPM motors facilitates aspects
of high-level control with no encoder
such as
"simple positioning*4" and
"zero speed torque".
*3: Speed fluctuation ratio: 0.05% digital input)
*4: Positioning accuracy (with no load) of 1.5K and
lower: 1.8º, 2K or higher: 3.6º

Simple positioning and zero speed torque


In combination with the IPM motor MM-CF series, "simple positioning", "zero speed torque", and "servo lock" are
available.
Simple positioning is performed on the assumption of 4096 pulses/motor shaft rotation.
Positioning accuracy (with no load) 1.5K and lower: 1.8º, 2K or higher: 3.6º
Specifically, if a pulse of position 0 to 4095 is commanded, the accuracy is about 20 pulses.
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(5) Taking motor performance to the max
Induction motors and magnet motors can be combined freely
The cutting-edge auto tuning function
The PM motor auto tuning function, which has been newly developed,
enables operation of other manufacturers' permanent magnet (PM) motors.
Operation with all Mitsubishi induction motors and PM motors, in addition
to induction motors and PM motors from other manufacturers*5, is possible.
That means you need less motors for spare and stocks.
(With IPM motors other than MM-CF and PM motors manufactured by other companies,
simple positioning control or zero speed torque cannot be used even if tuned.)
*5: Tuning may not be available depending on its motor characteristics.
Low speed, high torque realized with SF-PR motor
By combining with Mitsubishi's
high-performance, energy-saving
motor SF-PR, 100% continuous
operation is possible from a low
speed of 0.3 Hz for inverters of any
capacity.
(when using Real sensorless vector control)

When the MM-CF series is used


The general-purpose motor driving setting can be switched to IPM driving setting by only one setting (only by setting
the parameter [IPM] to "3003" (MM-CF)).
* When the MM-EFS series is used, tuning is required. (The S-PM series motors (GV-S, GV-SSY, and GV-SHY)
cannot be tuned.)

Correspondence between the motor types and controls of the inverter

<Induction motor>
Control method
Encoder V/F AD magnetic flux Real sensorless Vector
vector
Not used    
Used    

<PM motor>
PM sensorless vector control method
PM motor type Speed control Simple Zero speed
positioning torque
MM-CF  * *
Other PM motors   
* When performing offline auto tuning for the MM-CF series, make sure to set "330" in Pr.71. When offline auto tuning is
performed with a value other than "330" set in Pr.71, current synchronization operation is applied and simple positioning or
zero speed torque is unavailable.

<Specification comparison>
A800 E700EX D700G
MM-CF MM-GKR S-PM
Energy saving   
Amplifier   
Size
Motor   
Capacity  (0.5 to 7.0 kW)  (0.1 to 0.75 kW)  (0.1 to 2.2 kW)
Compatibility with CC-Link   
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Improved torque at low speed by a combination with an SF-PR motor
In combination with an SF-PR motor, continuous operation is available at a low speed up to 0.3 Hz under Real
sensorless vector control.

Continuous operation torque characteristics for SF-JR Continuous operation torque characteristics for SF-PR

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(5) Taking motor performance to the max
Induction motors and magnet motors can be combined freely

Sharing the spare inverter


One spare inverter is enough for the two types of motors (IM and PM).

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SECURITY & SAFETY
Swift recovery ensured by preventing trouble beforehand.
The FR-A800 has been developed with reliability and safety
foremost in mind.

(1) Improved system safety


Safety standards compliance
Controls with safety functions can be easily performed.
PLd and SIL2 are supported as standard. (STO)
• EN ISO 13849-1 PLd / Cat.3
• EN 61508, EN61800-5-2 SIL2
Compatible with PLe and SIL3 using a plug-in option.
• EN ISO 13849-1 PLe / Cat.4 (to be supported soon)
• EN 61508, EN61800-5-2 SIL3
In addition to STO, also compatible with SS1, SS2, SLS, and SOS by
using an option (to be released soon).
Safety communication networks will be also supported by using an option
(to be released soon).
• CC-Link IE Safety Communication Function
• PROFIsafe

Comparison with other manufacturers in safety standards compliance


Company Company Company Company Company Company Company
Mitsubishi
Safety standard Y F S H A DN DL
A800 A700 A1000 MEGA* AS1 SJ700 ASC850 FC300 C2000

EN ISO 13849-1 PLd/Cat.3  -   - -   -


EN ISO 13849-1 PLe/Cat.4
 - - - - - - - -
(to be supported soon)
EN 61508 SIL2  -  - - -   

EN61800-5-2 SIL CL2  - -  - - - - 

EN61800-5-2 SIL CL3  - - - - - - - 

: Compliant as standard, : Compliant with option, *: Dedicated type

Description
EN61508 This standard defines the functional safety of electrical, electronic, or programmable systems. It
is used as a functional safety standard for various products. It defines safety levels using an
index specified in a stochastic method, SIL.
EN ISO13849-1 This standard defines safety requirements for machine control systems. The functional safety
level of an electromechanical transducer, such as inverters and servos, is defined by a safety
index defined by this standard, such as Cat and PL.
EN61800 This standard is the product safety standard for inverters and servos, and includes Low Voltage
Directive and EMC Directive. This standard defines the safety stop functions, which are
essential to functional safety of inverters and servos, such as STO and SS2.
Cat. (Category) This indicates a category in structural features of the safety system. (The class is the following
from lower to higher: B  1  2  3  4.)
PL (Performance Level) This indicates the reliability of a safety function quantitatively. (The class is the following from
lower to higher: a  b  c  d  e.)
SIL (Safety Integrity Level) This scale is defined by EN61508, which is the main standard of the functional safety, and
indicates safety levels in a stochastic method.
(The class is the following from lower to higher: 1  2  3  4.)

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Safety function
Function of IEC/EN
Description
61800-5-2:2007
STO (Safe Torque Off) Shuts off the power supplied to the motor.

SS1 (Safe Stop 1) Starts the deceleration of the motor, and executes STO after the specified time.
Starts the deceleration of the motor, and suppresses the misalignment from the motor
SS2 (Safe Stop 2)*
stop position within a specified amount after the specified time.
SOS (Safe operating stop)* Suppresses the misalignment from the motor stop position within a specified amount.

SLS (Safely-limited speed)* Prevents the motor from overspeeding.


* Compatible with a safety encoder

Safety communication
By one network, safety information, such as start or emergency stop, can be shared among multiple safety programmable
controllers.

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(1) Improved system safety
Safety standards compliance

* The FR-A800 series does not require an MC on the primary side to comply with safety standards. The MC is used
for power supply shutoff at the protective function activation.

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02 SECURITY & SAFETY
(2) Reliable and secure maintenance
Standard 24 VDC power supply for the control circuit
With the existing control power supply to R1 and S1 (AC), 24 VDC input is
equipped as standard.
The 24 VDC power supplied from outside can be fed to the control circuit
locally, enabling the parameter settings, communication operation and
safety maintenance without turning ON the main power.

Prevention of trouble with temperature monitoring


The inverter is equipped with an internal temperature sensor, which outputs
a signal when the surrounding air temperature is high.
This facilitates the detection of rises in temperature inside the inverter
following cooling fan malfunction, or rises in surrounding air temperature
due to inverter operating conditions.

For 24 VDC control power input, connect the 24 V external power supply having the following specifications across
the terminals +24 and SD.

Specification of the applied 24 V external power supply


Item Rate specification
Input voltage 23 to 25.5 VDC
Input current 1.4 A or higher

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(3) Quick reaction to troubles
Easy fault diagnosis
The operating status (output frequency, etc.) immediately before the
protection function activates can be stored in the inverter built-in RAM
with the trace function. Stored data (trace data) can be copied to a USB
memory device, facilitating easy trouble analysis at a separate location
by reading into FR Configurator2.
Trace data stored in the built-in RAM is deleted
when the power is turned OFF or the inverter is reset.

Clock setting is now available in addition to the already-available cumulative


energization time. The time and date at a protective function activation are
easily identified. (The clock is reset at power-OFF.) The date and time are
also saved with the trace data, making the fault analysis easier.
By using the real-time clock function with the optional FR-LU08 (when using
battery), the time is not reset even when the power supply is turned OFF.

 Trace data or clock data of the clock function stored in the built-in RAM is deleted when the power is turned OFF or
the inverter is reset.
The data can be held with any of the following conditions.
• Separating the control power supply using the terminal R1 or S1 or the 24 V external power supply
• Keeping the control circuit energized
• Setting Pr.30 Regenerative function selection to any of "100 to 102, 110, 111, 120, and 121 (no reset when
power is supplied to the main circuit)".
(However, the main circuit power supply is turned ON during while the protective function of the inverter is
being activated, inverter reset is performed.)

* For the real-time clock function, refer to page 29.

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02 SECURITY & SAFETY
(4) Long life parts and the life diagnosis function
Long life components
 The service life of the cooling fans is now 10 years*1.
The service life can be further extended by ON/OFF control of the
cooling fan.
 Capacitors with a design life of 10 years*1*2 are adapted. With these
capacitors, the service of the inverter is further extended.
 Life indication of life components

*1: Surrounding air temperature: Annual average of 40ºC (free from corrosive gas,
flammable gas, oil mist, dust and dirt). The design life is a calculated value
and is not a guaranteed product life.
*2: Output current: 80% of the inverter rating.
*3: Excerpts from "Periodic check of the transistorized inverter" of JEMA (Japan
Electrical Manufacturer's Association).

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(4) Long life parts and the life diagnosis function
Enhanced life diagnosis function
 An internal thermal sensor is equipped to
all inverters as standard. This improves
the accuracy in life diagnosis for the
control circuit capacitors.

 Maintenance timers are available for up


to three peripheral devices, such as
motor and bearing.

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(5) Renewal assurance
Intercompatibility with existing models
 The inverter installation method is the same as that for
the FR-A700 series, eliminating any concerns over
replacement.
Furthermore, FR-A700 series control circuit terminal
blocks can be installed with the use of an option
(to be released soon).
 The terminal response adjustment function allows a user to adjust
the response speed in accordance with the existing facility.
 The conversion function of FR Configurator2 enables parameter
copy from an FR-A700 and even from an FR-A500.
Conversion function of
FR Configurator2

FR-A700 FR-A500

For the installation compatibility, refer to page 55.

Terminal response adjustment function


The response of the input/output terminals of the FR-A800 series is improved compared to the FR-A700 series. The
response timing may differ depending on the application. In such a case, the terminal response can be equivalent to
that of the FR-A700 series by setting Pr.289 Inverter output terminal filter and Pr.699 Input terminal filter.
Adjust Pr.289 and Pr.699 according to the system with a guide of 5 to 8 ms.

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(6) Reasons for high quality
Design considering the hazardous environment.
3D-vibration analysis is performed to confirm the
vibration resistance. The analysis is also useful to
find the best layout position and to further improve
the product's rigidity.
Assuming a hazardous service condition, the product
reliability is thoroughly assessed in the design stage.
Every effort is made to ensure the best quality of the
Mitsubishi inverter.*4
Heat control for high quality
Resistance against heat is what makes an inverter
reliable. A well-designed heat-resistant power
module is essential in a reliable inverter. From the
power module's design stage, its heat resistance is
carefully considered.*4
*4: The usage beyond the product's specified service condition is not guaranteed.

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(6) Reasons for high quality
Acknowledging the limits for quality control
Assessments are made to acknowledge the
product's limits and to simulate the product
condition beyond the limits. These assessments
are important to know the quality level of the
product and to secure the safety in case of a
failure.*4
In-house production for the high quality
The best-matching module for the Mitsubishi
inverter (7.5K or lower) is being made by in-
house manufacturing, having the most suitable
shape and the leading edge power element.*4

*4: The usage beyond the product's specified service condition is not guaranteed.

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EASY SETUP & EASY TO USE
A range of equipment and functions are prepared allowing work to be
performed anywhere to suit product life cycles.

(1) Streamlining the startup process


Parameter copying with USB memory
A USB host connecter (A type), which allows
external device connections, has been added.
Parameters can be copied to commercial USB
memory devices.
Easy setup with FR Configurator2
 Sense of unity with other Mitsubishi FA products
with common MELSOFT design and operability
 Easy plug-and-play connection to USB
terminal equipped as standard
 A trial version, which contains start-up
functions, is available. It can be downloaded at
Mitsubishi Electric FA Global Website.

Data that can be copied through a USB memory device


•Inverter parameter setting values
•Inverter trace data (Displayed on FR Configurator2)
•Sequence programs (PLC function)
•Sequence parameters (PLC function)
•Global context comment (PLC function)
•Source information (PLC function)

Comparison with other manufacturers in USB memory compatibility


Company Company Company Company Company Company Company
Mitsubishi
Y F S H A DN DL
A800 A700 A1000 MEGA AS1 SJ700 ACS850 FC300 C2000
Compatibility with USB
 - - - - - - - -
memory

Specifications of USB host communication Specifications of USB device communication


(for USB memory connection) (for FR Configurator2 connection)
Interface Conforms to USB1.1 (USB2.0 full speed) Interface Conforms to USB1.1 (USB2.0 full speed)
Transmission speed Transmission
12 Mbps 12 Mbps
speed
Wiring length Maximum 5 m Wiring length Maximum 5 m
Connector USB A connector (receptacle) Connector USB mini B connector (receptacle)
Format FAT32 Power supply Self-powered
Compatible Capacity 1 GB or more (used in the recorder mode
USB of the trace function)
memory Encryption
Not available
function
<The USB connector is located at the side of the operation panel.>

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New function of FR Configurator2 (SW1DND-FRC2)
• Intuitive user interface
Connected inverters are displayed in a tree view. Windows of each function can be switched using tabs,
facilitating operations.

• Remote operation is possible with a USB memory device


Importing trace data or parameter settings that have been copied in a USB memory device to FR Configurator2
enables analysis or adjustment at a remote place.

• Sequence control (Developer function)


Using the Developer function, sequence programs can be created and written to the inverter, enabling the PLC
function of the inverter.

Available functions in FR Configurator2 trial version


Function Trial version
Parameter list 
Diagnosis 
Graph 
Batch monitor 
Test operation 
Convert 
Developer 
Editing the USB memory

parameter copy file
Help 
:Available, : Not available
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(1) Streamlining the startup process
Easy wiring to the control circuit
Highly reliable and easily wired spring clamp terminals have been adopted
for control circuit terminals.
Round crimping terminals can also be used by employing a control terminal
option (to be released soon).

Control circuit terminal layout

Example of commercial blade terminal


* The blade terminal of the A800 series is the same as that of the FR-D700 series.
Blade terminal model
Cable gauge
Without Crimping tool Manufacturer
(mm2) With insulation sleeve For UL wire *1
insulation sleeve
0.3 AI 0,5-10WH - -
0.5 AI 0,5-10WH - AI 0,5-10WH-GB
0.75 AI 0,75-10GY A 0,75-10 AI 0,75-10GY-GB Phoenix
1 AI 1-10RD A 1-10 AI 1-10RD/1000GB CRIMPFOX 6 Contact Co.,
1.25, 1.5 AI 1,5-10BK A 1,5-10 AI 1,5-10BK/1000GB*2 Ltd.
0.75 (for 2 AI-TWIN 2 
- -
wires) 0,75-10GY
*1 A blade terminal with an insulation sleeve compatible with MTW wire which has a thick wire insulation

*2 Applicable to the terminal A1, B1, C1, A2, B2, and C2

(Note) The blade terminal of the FR-E700 series has the different length, and thus cannot be used.

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03 EASY SETUP & EASY TO USE
(2) Easy-to-follow display improves the operability
Easy operation with GOT
 Automatic communication is possible without specifying
any parameter settings simply by connecting to the
GOT2000 series.
 The PLC function device monitor can be displayed at the
GOT2000 series. Batch control of multiple inverter
device monitors is possible with a single GOT unit.
 The sample screen data for the A800 can be
downloaded from the Mitsubishi Electric FA Global Website.
Easy-to-follow parameter configuration
One of the selectable modes by
the operation panel is the Group
parameter mode, which provides
intuitive and simple parameter
settings.
(The conventional parameter setting mode is
selected by default.)

Switching method of the group parameter


With the procedure below, the group parameter display, in which parameters are grouped by functions, can be
enabled.

Parameter list by function (excerpted)

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03 EASY SETUP & EASY TO USE
(2) Easy-to-follow display improves the operability
Easy-to-read operation panel
A 5-digit, 12-seg display has been adopted for the operation panel (FR-
DU08) for a more natural character display. Furthermore, an optional
operation panel (FR-LU08) adopting an LCD panel capable of displaying
Kanji characters and menus is also available.
FR-DU08 (12-segment type) FR-LU08 (LCD type) * Option

Real-time clock function (option FR-LU08)


Years, months, days, hours, minutes, and seconds are counted. (The available range is 2000 to 2099. Leap years
are supported.)
The time when an alarm occurred is recorded, helping as information for the investigation of the alarm cause.
A battery is built in the FR-LU08. Thus, the time information can be held after the inverter power is turned OFF.

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03 EASY SETUP & EASY TO USE
(3) To aid with maintenance
Reduced wiring check time

Split-type covers are adapted for all capacity models.


Maintenance is now easy because all an operator has
to do is to remove the cover for the target wiring area.

Maintenance and control of multiple inverters (Option)

A serial number is stored as an


inverter identification number.
Administration of different inverters
via communication or using the
FR-LU08 or FR Configurator2 has
become much more simple.

Removal of the terminal block cover (FR-A820-30K(01540) or lower, FR-A840-30K(00770) or lower)

(1) (2) (3)

Loosen

(1) Loosen the screws on the terminal block cover. (These screws cannot be removed.)
(2) While holding the areas around the installation hooks on the sides of the terminal block cover, pull out the cover
using its upper side as a support.
(3) With the terminal block cover removed, wiring of the main circuit terminals and control circuit terminals can be
performed.

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ECO-FRIENDLY FACTORIES
The power consumption by motors is said to amount about the half of
all power consumption made by the Japanese manufacturing industry.
Factories can save more energy without dropping their production.
Less energy and more production-the FR-A800 series will help you to
get the both.

(1) Energy-saving function tailored to system, application


Variety of functions
Check the energy saving effect at a glance
• You can check the energy saving effect on the energy saving monitor.
• The measured output power amount can be output in pulses.
Reduce power consumption during standby
• Control circuits other than those for power-related parts can be operated
with 24 VDC power supplied from an external power source.
Since the control circuit can use the external 24 VDC, other power
control circuits can stay OFF while no driving is required, and that saves
the standby energy.
• By turning the cooling fan ON/OFF based on the inverter status,
wasteful power consumption during stoppages can be reduced.

04 ECO-FRIENDLY FACTORIES
(1) Energy-saving function tailored to system, application
Variety of functions
Save energy with Optimum excitation control
The excitation current is constantly adjusted to drive the motor in the
most efficient method which leads to energy saving.
For example, with Optimum excitation control with motor load torque of
10%, motor efficiency has increased by approximately 15% over the
previous V/F control method.
Effective use of regenerative energy (option)
Multiple inverters can be connected to the FR-CV/FR-HC2 via a common
PN bus.
Regenerative power is used at other inverters, and surplus energy is
returned to the power supply, resulting in energy saving.
The 315K or higher models are inverter-converter separated types, which
are suitable for power regeneration. A842
The converter, not used
in a power regenerative M
system, is separated
(315K or higher).

Power regeneration

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04 ECO-FRIENDLY FACTORIES
(2) PM motor contributes to the energy saving in factories
PM motor
If the inverter is being used for an application requiring constant-torque,
such as a conveyor, factory energy savings can be achieved by replacing
your current induction motors with permanent magnet motors (PM motors).
(Tuning is required for an IPM motor other than MM-CF, and for the PM motors of other
manufacturers. Please contact your sales representative.)
Why is a PM motor so efficient?
• The current does not flow to the rotor
(secondary side), so there is no secondary
copper loss.
• Magnetic flux is generated by permanent
magnets, so less current is required to drive a
motor.

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SYSTEM SUPPORT

(1) Various network compatibility


brings all the control in your hand
Compatibility to various open networks
 A controller can control and monitor an inverter via networks. RS-485
communication (Mitsubishi inverter protocol, Modbus-RTU protocol), which
is supported as standard, conveys data up to 115.2 kbps.
 A function block (FB) programming for
CC-Link communication is available for the
MELSEC-Q/L series. Inverter control
sequence programs can be created easily.
 Communication options are also available for the major network protocols
such as CC-Link and SSCNET III/H as well as DeviceNetTM, PROFIBUS-
DPV0, and LONWORKS. Other Ethernet networks are also supported.
CC-Link IE Field, FL-net remote I/O (to be released soon) etc.

Maximum RS-485 communication speed


A700: 38.4 kbps
A800: 115.2 kbps

What is the function block (FB)?


A function block is a group of ladder blocks that are repeatedly used in sequence programs so that using it
repeatedly can be easy.
This facilitates program development, reduces errors in programs, and improves the quality of programs.
FBs for CC-Link are compatible with both the MELSEQ-Q and L series and can be used in GX Works2.

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Comparison with other manufacturers in communication compatibility
Company Company Company Company Company Company Company
Mitsubishi
Y F S H A DN DL
A800 A700 A1000 MEGA AS1 SJ700 ACS850 FC300 C2000

RS-485         

CC-Link       - - -

Profibus-DP *        

DeviceNet         

LONWORKS *   - - -  - -

SSCNET III *  - - - - - - -

SSCNET III/H * - - - - - - - -

MECHATROLINK-II - -  - - - - - -

MECHATROLINK-III - -  - - - - - -

CANopen - -   - -   

T Link - - -  - - - - -

SX bus - - -  - - - - -

Ethernet/IP * - - - - -  - 

CC-Link IE Field   - - - - - - -

PROFINET * - - - - - - - -

FL-net remote I/O *  - - - - - - -

*: To be supported soon with options

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05 SYSTEM SUPPORT
(2) Selection of optimum capacity to suit the application
Multi-rating
Rated current and four different overload capacity ratings (SLD rating
(super light load), LD rating (light load), ND rating (normal load), HD rating
(heavy load)) can be selected with parameters. The optimum inverter can
be selected to suit the application, and by selecting an inverter with SLD or
LD rating, equipment size can be reduced. The HD rating is best suited for
applications requiring low speed and high torque.
If using an inverter with capacity of 75K or higher, or motor with capacity of 75 kW or higher,
always select and install the inverter based on the capacity of the motor with DC reactor.

With the FR-A800 series, the suitable rating can be selected from four types according to the load rating. (The ND
rating (initial value) is equivalent to the A700 series.) In an application where the load is stable and overload does not
occur or where the surrounding air temperature of the inverter is 40ºC or lower, the motor having larger capacity
(rated current) by one rank can be driven. This contributes to downsizing of the enclosure and cost reduction.
For the 18.5K or higher, setting HD improves the permissible load compared to ND, and this improvement will be
larger for the higher-capacity model.

For example, for FR-A820-7.5K(00490)


Rating
Multiple rating selection SLD LD ND HD
Pr.570 (E301) setting 0 1 2 3
Applicable motor capacity 11 kW 11 kW 7.5 kW 5.5 kW
Rated current 49 A 45 A 33 A 24 A
Permissible load 110% 60 s, 120% 3 s 120% 60 s, 150% 3 s 150% 60 s, 200% 3 s 200% 60 s, 250% 3 s
Surrounding air temperature 40ºC 50ºC 50ºC 50ºC

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Applicable inverter list for each rating
200 V class (model: FR-A820-[])
Motor DC reactor SLD (super light duty) LD (light duty) ND (normal duty initial value) HD (heavy duty)
capacity
Rated Rated Rated Rated
(kW)*1 FR-HEL-[] Model Model Model Model
current (A) current (A) current (A) current (A)
0.2 0.4K*2 0.4K 00046 1.5
0.4K 00046 3
0.4 0.4K 0.4K 00046 4.6 0.4K 00046 4.2 0.75K 00077 3
0.75 0.75K 0.75K 00077 5 1.5K 00105 5
1.5 1.5K 0.75K 00077 7.7 0.75K 00077 7 1.5K 00105 8 2.2K 00167 8
2.2 2.2K 1.5K 00105 10.5 1.5K 00105 9.6 2.2K 00167 11 3.7K 00250 11
3.7 3.7K 2.2K 00167 16.7 2.2K 00167 15.2 3.7K 00250 17.5 5.5K 00340 17.5
5.5 5.5K 3.7K 00250 25 3.7K 00250 23 5.5K 00340 24 7.5K 00490 24
7.5 7.5K 5.5K 00340 34 5.5K 00340 31 7.5K 00490 33 11K 00630 33
11 11K 7.5K 00490 49 7.5K 00490 45 11K 00630 46 15K 00770 46
15 15K 11K 00630 63 11K 00630 58 15K 00770 61 18.5K 00930 61
18.5 18.5K 15K 00770 77 15K 00770 70.5 18.5K 00930 76 22K 01250 76
22 22K 18.5K 00930 93 18.5K 00930 85 22K 01250 90 30K 01540 90
30 30K 22K 01250 125 22K 01250 114 30K 01540 115 37K 01870 115
37 37K 30K 01540 154 30K 01540 140 37K 01870 145 45K 02330 145
45 45K 37K 01870 187 37K 01870 170 45K 02330 175 55K 03160 175
55 55K 45K 02330 233 45K 02330 212 55K 03160 215 75K 03800 215
75 75K 55K 03160 316 55K 03160 288 75K 03800 288 90K 04750 288
90 90K 75K 03800 346 90K 04750 346 - - -
75K 03800 380
110 110K 90K 04750 432 - - - - - -
132 110K*3 90K 04750 475 - - - - - - - - -

400V class (model: FR-A840-[])


Motor DC reactor SLD (super light duty) LD (light duty) ND (normal duty initial value) HD (heavy duty)
capacity
(kW) *1 Rated Rated Rated Rated
FR-HEL-[] Model Model Model Model
current (A) current (A) current (A) current (A)
0.2 H0.4K*2 0.4K 00023 0.8
0.4K 00023 1.5
0.4 H0.4K 0.4K 00023 2.3 0.4K 00023 2.1 0.75K 00038 1.5
0.75 H0.75K 0.75K 00038 2.5 1.5K 00052 2.5
1.5 H1.5K 0.75K 00038 3.8 0.75K 00038 3.5 1.5K 00052 4 2.2K 00083 4
2.2 H2.2K 1.5K 00052 5.2 1.5K 00052 4.8 2.2K 00083 6 3.7K 00126 6
3.7 H3.7K 2.2K 00083 8.3 2.2K 00083 7.6 3.7K 00126 9 5.5K 00170 9
5.5 H5.5K 3.7K 00126 12.6 3.7K 00126 11.5 5.5K 00170 12 7.5K 00250 12
7.5 H7.5K 5.5K 00170 17 5.5K 00170 16 7.5K 00250 17 11K 00310 17
11 H11K 7.5K 00250 25 7.5K 00250 23 11K 00310 23 15K 00380 23
15 H15K 11K 00310 31 11K 00310 29 15K 00380 31 18.5K 00470 31
18.5 H18.5K 15K 00380 38 15K 00380 35 18.5K 00470 38 22K 00620 38
22 H22K 18.5K 00470 47 18.5K 00470 43 22K 00620 44 30K 00770 44
30 H30K 22K 00620 62 22K 00620 57 30K 00770 57 37K 00930 57
37 H37K 30K 00770 77 30K 00770 70 37K 00930 71 45K 01160 71
45 H45K 37K 00930 93 37K 00930 85 45K 01160 86 55K 01800 86
55 H55K 45K 01160 116 45K 01160 106 55K 01800 110 75K 02160 110
75 H75K 55K 01800 144 75K 02160 144 90K 02600 144
55K 01800 180
90 H90K 75K 02160 180 90K 02600 180 110K 03250 180
110 H110K 75K 02160 216 90K 02600 216 110K 03250 216 132K 03610 216
132 H132K 90K 02600 260 110K 03250 260 132K 03610 260 160K 04320 260
160 H160K 110K 03250 325 132K 03610 325 160K 04320 325 185K 04810 325
185 H185K 132K 03610 361 160K 04320 361 185K 04810 361 220K 05470 361
220 H220K 160K 04320 432 185K 04810 432 220K 05470 432 250K 06100 432
250 H250K 185K 04810 481 220K 05470 481 250K 06100 481 280K 06830 481
280 H280K 220K 05470 547 250K 06100 547 280K 06830 547 - - -
315 H315K 250K 06100 610 280K 06830 610 - - - - - -
355 H355K 280K 06830 683 - - - - - - - - -
*1 Indicates the maximum capacity applicable with the Mitsubishi 4-pole standard motor.
*2 The power factor may be lowered slightly.
*3 When a 132 kW motor is used with a 200 V class inverter, the FR-HEL-110K is applicable.
*4 For the combination indicated within the thick lines, always connect an optional DC reactor (FR-HEL).

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05 SYSTEM SUPPORT
(3) Wire saving, space saving
Built-in brake transistor
In addition to the 22K and lower, 400 V class 30 to 55K models have also
been equipped with a built-in brake transistor. In an application where the
motor is hardly decelerated, connecting a brake resistor can shorten the
deceleration time. Wiring, space, and ultimately the cost will be all saved.
(4) PLC control with an inverter
PLC function
 Parameters and setting frequency can be changed at the program.
 Inverter control such as inverter operations triggered by input signals,
signal output based on inverter operation status, and monitor output can
be freely customized based on the machine specifications.
 All machines can be controlled by the inverter alone, and control can
also be dispersed.
 Time-based operation is possible by using in combination with the real-
time clock function (when using optional FR-LU08).
* Control programs can be programmed in sequence ladders using FR Configurator2

Application example of the PLC function

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Function list of the PLC function
No. Item Description
General-purpose I/O Contact input is available from input terminals of the inverter (STF, STR, RL, and
others) or a plug-in option (A8AX). (X device)
1
Output is available to output terminals and relays of the inverter (RUN, OL, ABC1, and
others) or a plug-in option (A8AY and A8AR). (Y device)
Analog I/O The analog input values of the inverter (terminals 1, 2, and 4) can be read using
programs.
2
Analog output from the inverter (AM or CA) or a plug-in option (A8AY) using programs
is available.
Pulse train I/O Program pulse train input (terminal JOG, single-phase 100 kpps) and pulse train output
3 (FM, 50 kpps at maximum) are available.
* Pr.291 must be set.
Inverter parameter Parameters of the inverter can be read and written using programs.
4
read/write
User parameter Fifty user parameters are provided. Data registers D206 to D255 and inverter
5
parameters Pr.1150 to Pr.1199 are linked, enabling direct access using programs.
CC-Link When a CC-Link plug-in option is attached, data communication is enabled between
6 programs and the master module.
* The CC-Link setting must be changed using Pr.544.
Inverter monitor Each monitored item (such as output frequency) of the inverter can be directly read
7
using programs.
Inverter status control Terminal functions of the inverter, such as operation stop and RL (multi-speed
8 command), can be controlled.
* The input terminal assignment using Pr.178 to Pr.187 is required.
Frequency setting The frequency setting value (digital frequency) of the inverter can be read and written
using programs.
9
* The value is written as the frequency setting value used in the PU or NET mode. This
function cannot be used in the External operation mode.
PID operation PID operations of the inverter can be controlled using programs.
Up to two settings can be configured.
Mode in which a measurement value, set point, and deviation are input for inverter
10 operation
Calculation mode in which a measurement value, set point, and deviation are input to
acquire the manipulated amount
* To change the PID setting, use the parameters of the inverter.
User-defined error Inverter errors can be generated using programs (up to five errors).
11
(User-defined error: E.16 to E.20)
Error clear An inverter error can be specified and cleared (terminal X51).
12
* The input terminal assignment using Pr.178 to Pr.187 is required.
Inverter operation lock P.RUN (RUN of the sequence program) and inverter start can be linked.
13 * The contact between SQ and SD is closed with the start signal ON.  The inverter
operation starts by turning ON P.RUN.
Monitored item for the Any data can be displayed in inverter monitor No. 40 to 42.
14
user
PU display switching The names of user parameters, monitored items for the monitor, and user initiated
15
errors can be changed. (Only alphabetical characters and numbers can be used.)

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PLC function comparison with other manufacturers inverter 1
Mitsubishi Company Y Company DL
A800 PLC function A1000 customizing function C2000 PLC function
No dedicated programming
language is required.
Relay symbol language Relay symbol language
Programming Sequence Drugging and dropping
Function block Logic symbolic language
language control language function commands (181
* Using FR Configurator2 * Using WPLSoft
commands)
* DriveWorksEZ
USB,
RS-485 (used with an
Peripheral device connection port RS-485 (used with an RS485 RS-232C, RS-485, USB
RS485 converter)
converter)
Memory card interface USB memory (USB Host built-in) - -
Processing Sequence Approx. a few µs (described
LD X0 Approx. 2000 ns (2µs) -
speed instructions in the instruction manual)
Program capacity 6 K steps Equivalent to 1 K steps 10 K steps
90 K bytes
Memory Program memory Only one program (MAIN.QPG) or
- -
capacity (Drive 0) parameter (PARAM.QPA) each
can be written.
Program writing during operation No function - No function
No. of I/O device points 128 points (X/Y0 to 7F) 18 points 32 points
44 terminals (input: 28, output:
16)
32 terminals (input: 20,
No. of actually available I/O points
output: 12)
• Terminal on the unit
• Terminal on the unit
Input: 12 (One is used as a start 18 terminals
Input: 10
terminal.)
Output: 4
Output: 5 open collector No. of actually available I/O
• Input with EMC-D42A
outputs, 2 relay outputs points
No. of physical terminals installed: 4
• Input with A8AX installed: 16 Terminal on the unit
Output: 2 open collector
• Output with A8AY installed: 6 Input: 12
outputs
open collector outputs Output: 6
• Input with EMC-D611A
• Output with A8AR installed: 3
installed: 6
relay outputs
• Output with EMC-R6AA
* The No. of I/O points is changed
installed: 6 relay outputs
depending on whether an I/O
option is used or not.
-: Details unknown

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PLC function comparison with other manufacturers inverter 2
Company A Company D
Mitsubishi
ACS850 sPLC function FC300 SLC function
A800 PLC function
(Small PLC) (Smart logic control)
Relay symbol language Function block Set with parameters
Programming Sequence control
Function block (Setup software facilitates the
language language
* Using FR Configurator2 * Using DriveSPC PC tool setting.)
USB,
RS-485 (used with an RS485
Peripheral device connection port RS-485 (used with an RS485 -
converter)
converter)
USB memory (USB Host
Memory card interface - -
built-in)
Processing Sequence
LD X0 Approx. 2000 ns (2µs) - -
speed instructions
20 actions (Execution of 1
30 blocks (The capacity per
Program capacity 6 K steps action: Equivalent to 3 steps
block is unknown.)
at minimum)
90 K bytes
Only one program
Memory Program memory
(MAIN.QPG) or parameter External unit -
capacity (Drive 0)
(PARAM.QPA) each can be
written.
Program writing during operation No function - -
No. of I/O device points 128 points (X/Y0 to 7F) - 19 points (input: 13, output: 6)
44 terminals (input: 28,
output: 16)
No. of actually available I/O
points
32 terminals (input: 17,
• Terminal on the unit 20 terminals (input: 11,
output: 15)
Input: 12 (One is used as a output: 9)
• Terminal on the unit
start terminal.) • Terminal on the unit
Input: 8
Output: 5 open collector Input: 6
Output: 7
outputs, 2 relay outputs Output: 3
No. of physical terminals • When FIO-01 installed,
• Input with A8AX installed: 16 • Input with MCB101 installed:
input: 4 and output: 2
• Output with A8AY installed: 5
• When FIO-11 installed,
6 open collector outputs Output: 3
input: 3 and output: 3
• Output with A8AR installed: • Output with MCB105
• When FIO-21 installed,
3 relay outputs installed: 3 relay outputs
input: 2 and output: 3
* The No. of I/O points is
changed depending on
whether an I/O option is
used or not.
-: Details unknown

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PLC function comparison with Mitsubishi programmable controller 1
Mitsubishi
L02CPU FX3S
A800 PLC function
Relay symbol language,
Logic symbolic language, Relay symbol language
Relay symbol language
Programming Sequence control Function block Step ladder (SFC expression
Function block
language language MELSAP3(SFC), available)
* Using FR Configurator2
MELSAP-L Function block
Structured text (ST)
USB, USB, Ethernet
Peripheral device connection port RS-485 (used with an RS485 RS-232C (when the adapter USB, RS-232C
converter) is attached)
USB memory (USB Host
Memory card interface SD card None
built-in)
Processing Sequence
LD X0 Approx. 2000 ns (2µs)* 40 ns (0.04µs) 210 ns (0.21µs)
speed instructions
Program capacity 6 K steps 20 K steps 4 K steps
90 K bytes
90 K bytes
Memory Program memory Only one program (MAIN.QPG)
Multiple programs and None
capacity (Drive 0) or parameter (PARAM.QPA)
parameters can be written.
each can be written.
Program writing during operation No function Function provided Function provided
X: 16 points, Y: 14 points
No. of I/O device points 128 points (X/Y0 to 7F) 8192 points (X/Y0 to 1FFF) (X000 to 017/Y000 to 015:
Octal notation)
44 terminals (input: 28, output:
16)
No. of actually available I/O
points
• Terminal on the unit
Input: 12 (One is used as a
start terminal.)
Output: 5 open collector X: 16 points, Y: 14 points
No. of physical terminals outputs, 2 relay outputs 1024 points (X/Y0 to 3FF) (X000 to 017/Y000 to 015:
• Input with A8AX installed: 16 Octal notation)
• Output with A8AY installed: 6
open collector outputs
• Output with A8AR installed: 3
relay outputs
The No. of I/O points is changed
depending on whether an I/O
option is used or not.
* Affects the processing status of the inverter.

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PLC function comparison with Mitsubishi programmable controller 2
Mitsubishi
L02CPU FX3S
A800 PLC function
8192 points (M0 to 8191)
Internal relay [M] 128 points (cannot be changed) 384 points (M0 to 383) (fixed)
(can be changed)
None 128 points (M384 to 511)
8192 points (M0 to 8191)
Latch relay [L] (No battery is provided, and (fixed)
(can be changed)
latching is unavailable.) * Saving in EEPROM
16 points (cannot be changed) 2048 points (T0 to 2047) 100 ms: T0 to 62, 63 points
The measurement unit is fixed: (can be changed) 10 ms: T32 to 62, 31 points
Timer [T]
100 ms for low-speed timer and The timer unit can be (depending on setting)
10.0 ms for high-speed timer. changed. 1 ms: T63 to 127, 65 points
16 points (0 for initial setting)
2048 points
The No. of points can be set to
Retentive timer (The initial setting is 0. The T128 to T131, 4 points (1 ms)
either of 0 or 16.
range is 0 to 2047 points.) T132 to T137, 6 points (100
[ST] The measurement unit is fixed:
No. of main The timer unit can be ms, saving in EEPROM)
100 ms for low-speed timer and
devices changed.
10.0 ms for high-speed timer.
32 points (C0 to 31) (fixed)
1024 points (C0 to 1023)
Counter [C] 16 points (cannot be changed) 35 points (C200 to C234)
(can be changed)
(32bit)
256 points (D0 to 255)
12288 points (D0 to 12287) 2744 points (D256 to D2999)
Data register [D] 256 points (cannot be changed)
(can be changed) Max. 2000 points (D1000 to
D2999)
2048 points (some functions
Special relay 2048 points 512 points
limited)
2048 points (some functions
Special device 2048 points 512 points
limited)
Other device None L, B, F, SB, V, S, W, and SW VR, V, and Z

Sequence
22 types 54 types 29 types, 2 types of step
instruction ladder instruction
116 types
Basic instruction 72 types 275 types

Application Pulse output instruction and


Instruction 38 types 393 types
instruction positioning instruction

Data link instruction,


multiple CPU dedicated
instruction, multiple CPU 29 types, 2 types of step
Other instruction 2 types
high speed transmission ladder instruction
dedicated instruction, and
redundant CPU instruction
* No device latch function for power failures.

Use Pr.1150 to Pr.1199 PLC function user parameters 1 to 50 (D206 to D255) to save device values in EEPROM.

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(5) Direct installation by the machine
IP55 compatible
A lineup of IP55 compatible model in the 400 V 0.4 to 160K range is
available as a separate series.
(to be released soon)

 Inverters can be installed nearby the


machine, minimizing cable length between
the inverter and motor.
 Support is available for use even in high-
humidity or dusty environments, facilitating a
more flexible choice of installation locations.
 By enclosing a DC reactor, it requires less
wiring and less space.
IP55 compatible
model

Model

Built-in EMC filter *Selectable


A residential environment filter is built in (EN61800-3 C1 (20 m)/C2 (100m)),
An industrial environment filter is also available (EN61800-3 C3 (20 m), same as the
standard product).
Compatible with cable glands and conduits
To ensure IP55 of the cable section, cable glands, which are standard overseas, are State of cable gland attachment
compatible.
Compatible with conduits (UL compatible)
Long life components
Packing = 10 years (design life)
Cooling fan (IP55) = 10 years (design life)
Main circuit capacitor = 10 years (design life)
Built-in MCCB and operation "handle"
A YAMADEN MCCB and operation "handle" are built in (dedicated product). MCCB and operation Plate heatsink type
Various cooling structures are supported. "handle" built-in type
The plate heatsink type (dedicated product) and heatsink protrusion
type (dedicated product) are available.
Plate heatsink type
Effective in an application that requires efficient cooling for the enclosure under poor conditions
(mud and dust), such as tunnel boring machines
Heatsink protrusion type
Effective in an application in which the temperature inside the enclosure is
high, such as compressors Heatsink protrusion type

The 200 V class is scheduled to support IP55. (The capacity and others are being considered.)
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05 SYSTEM SUPPORT
(6) Flexible configuration to meet the needs
Separate inverter and converter modules
The inverter module and the converter Converter
Separate
Inverter
module are physically separated for the module module

315K or higher capacity models.


Inverter module: FR-A842 M
Converter module: diode converter unit
This facilitates flexible support for a variety of systems such as parallel
drive and common bus line, allowing installation space to be minimized
and costs reduced.
A842 A842

A842 A842
Restrictions apply to
parallel drive depending
on the specifications.
Please contact your sales
representative beforehand.

Model
Inverter unit

Diode converter unit

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ENVIRONMENTAL
ADAPTABILITY
(1) Comprehensive noise countermeasures
Compliance with EU EMC Directive with inverter alone
Troublesome acquisition of standards is unnecessary.
z The FR-A800 series is
equipped with an EMC filter as
standard for compliance with
EMC Directive with the inverter
alone. (EN 61800-3 2nd
Environment Category C3)
z The newly developed drive
technology and the power
supply technology minimize
the EMI emitted from inverters.

zComparison with other manufacturers in EMC filter compliant with Europe EMC Directive
Company Company Company Company Company Company
Mitsubishi Company DL
Y F S H A DN
A800 A700 A1000 MEGA AS1 SJ700 ACS850 FC300 C2000
Built-in for
some Built-in for some
400 V: capacities capacities (400 V:
Built-in for Built-in for Built-in for
Stand-alon Built-in type Built-in for (200 V: All Stand-alon 0.75 to 30 kW),
EMC filter all all all
e option available all capacities) e option stand-alone option
capacities capacities capacities
capacities* (400 V: for the other
0.75 to 132 capacities
kW)
* Built-in for 0.4 kW to 7.5 kW of the 200 V class

zDC reactor
DC reactors, which came with the 75K or higher inverter, do not come with inverters any more because the multiple
rating is available.
When connecting a motor with capacity of 75 kW or higher, always connect a DC reactor with the same capacity as
that of the motor to prevent shortening of life or failures. (In the inverter/converter separated structure (315K or
higher), a DC reactor is built in the converter module.)
For selection, refer to page 36.

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06 ENVIRONMENTAL ADAPTABILITY
(2) Global compatibility
Compliance with a variety of standards
z Complies with UL, cUL, and EC Directives (CE marking), and
Korean safety certification (KC marking).
z Being RoHS compliant, the FR-A800 series inverters are
friendly to people and to the environment.
z Class NK and CCS compliance allows use on ship equipment.
(to be supported soon)

(3) Protected in hazardous environment


Circuit board coating
Special-purpose inverters with PCB coating (IEC60721-3-3 3C2) and
conductive plating are available for improved environmental resistance.
Please contact your sales representative for details.

zComparison with other manufacturers in standards compliance (other than safety)


Company Company Company Company Company Company Company
Mitsubishi
Y F S H A DN DL
A800 A700 A1000 MEGA AS1 SJ700 ACS850 FC300 C2000
Low Voltage
EC Directive Directive (LVD) | | | | | | | | |
(CE marking)
EMC Directive | | | | | | | | |

UL | | | | | | | | |

CSA (cUL) | | | | | - | - |

KC | | - - - - - - -

NK |* |* - - - - - - -

CCS |* |* - - - - - | -
* 400 V class only -: Not compliant
zCircuit board coating
Resin coating agent is applied to the components and patterns on the circuit board to protect them from a failure
due to corrosive gas or humidity.

zConductive plating
Plating is applied to conductive components such as copper conductors for prevention from salt corrosion etc.

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3 Outline dimensions

* This is a sample outline dimension drawing. The shape differs by the model.

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4 Input/output terminals
FM type

*1 For the FR-A820-75K(03800) or higher and FR-A840-75K(02160) or higher, always connect an optional DC reactor (FR-HEL). When connecting a DC reactor to the FR-A820-55K(03160) or
lower or FR-A840-55K(01800) or lower, remove a jumper across the terminals P1 and P/+ if installed before installing the DC reactor.
*2 When using separate power supply for the control circuit, remove the jumper between R1/L11 and S1/L21.
*3 The function of these terminals can be changed with the input terminal assignment (Pr.178 to Pr.189).
*4 The terminal JOG is also used as the pulse train input terminal. Use Pr.291 to choose JOG or pulse.
*5 Terminal input specifications can be changed by analog input specification switchover (Pr.73, Pr.267). To input a voltage (0 to 5 V/ 0 to 10 V), set the voltage/current input switch OFF. To input a
current (4 to 20 mA), set the voltage/current input switch ON. Terminals 10 and 2 are also used as a PTC input terminal. (Pr.561)
*6 It is recommended to use 2W1kΩ when the frequency setting signal is changed frequently.
*7 If connecting a brake resistor, remove the jumper between terminal PR and PX (FR-A820-0.4K(00046) to 7.5K(00490), FR-A840-0.4K(00023) to 7.5K(00250)). The terminal PR is equipped in
FR-A820-0.4K(00046) to 22K(01250) and FR-A840-0.4K(00023) to 55K(01800). Install a thermal relay to prevent overheating and damage of discharging resistors.
*8 The function of these terminals can be changed with the output terminal assignment (Pr.195, Pr.196).
*9 The function of these terminals can be changed with the output terminal assignment (Pr.190 to Pr.194).
*10 The terminal F/C (FM) can be used to output pulse trains as open collector output by setting Pr.291.
*11 Not required when calibrating the scale with the operation panel.

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CA type

*1 For the FR-A820-75K(03800) or higher and FR-A840-75K(02160) or higher, always connect an optional DC reactor (FR-HEL). When connecting a DC reactor to the FR-A820-55K(03160) or
lower or FR-A840-55K(01800) or lower, remove a jumper across the terminals P1 and P/+ if installed before installing the DC reactor.
*2 When using separate power supply for the control circuit, remove the jumper between R1/L11 and S1/L21.
*3 The function of these terminals can be changed with the input terminal assignment (Pr.178 to Pr.189).
*4 The terminal JOG is also used as the pulse train input terminal. Use Pr.291 to choose JOG or pulse.
*5 Terminal input specifications can be changed by analog input specification switchover (Pr.73, Pr.267). To input a voltage (0 to 5 V/ 0 to 10 V), set the voltage/current input switch OFF. To input a
current (4 to 20 mA), set the voltage/current input switch ON. Terminals 10 and 2 are also used as a PTC input terminal. (Pr.561)
*6 It is recommended to use 2W1kΩ when the frequency setting signal is changed frequently.
*7 If connecting a brake resistor, remove the jumper between terminal PR and PX (FR-A820-0.4K(00046) to 7.5K(00490), FR-A840-0.4K(00023) to 7.5K(00250)). The terminal PR is equipped in
FR-A820-0.4K(00046) to 22K(01250) and FR-A840-0.4K(00023) to 55K(01800). Install a thermal relay to prevent overheating and damage of discharging resistors.
*8 The function of these terminals can be changed with the output terminal assignment (Pr.195, Pr.196).
*9 The function of these terminals can be changed with the output terminal assignment (Pr.190 to Pr.194).

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5 Difference from the FR-A700 series
Item A800 A700
Model indication Selectable between capacity indication or current Capacity indication and FM type only
indication and between FM type or CA type (Example) FR-A720-7.5K
(Example) FR-A820-7.5K-1 or FR-A820-00490-1
For the 400 V class with capacity of 315K or
higher, the model is different because the
inverter unit and converter unit are separated.
(Example) Inverter unit: FR-A842-315K-1 or
FR-A842-07700-1
Converter unit: FR-CC2-H315K
Multi-rating Four rating types (SLD/LD/ND/HD) None
Permissible load SLD: 110% 60 s, 120% 3 s (inverse-time
characteristics) 150% 60 s, 200% 3 s (inverse-time
Surrounding air temperature 40ºC characteristics)
LD: 120% 60 s, 150% 3 s (inverse-time Surrounding air temperature 50ºC
characteristics)
Surrounding air temperature 50ºC
ND: 150% 60 s, 200% 3 s (inverse-time
characteristics)
Surrounding air temperature 50ºC
HD: 200% 60 s, 250% 3 s (inverse-time
characteristics)
Surrounding air temperature 50ºC
Built-in brake transistor 200 V class: 0.4K to 22K 200 V/400 V class: 0.4K to 22K
400 V class: 0.4K to 55K * 0.4K to 7.5K for built-in brake resistor
* 0.4K to 7.5K for built-in brake resistor
Power supply separated Selectable from AC power supply (across AC power supply (across terminal R1 and S1)
from control power supply terminal R1 and S1) or 24 V DC power supply only
(across terminal +24 and SD)
Rated input AC voltage Three-phase 380 to 500 V 50 Hz/60 Hz Three-phase 380 to 480 V 50 Hz/60 Hz
(400 V class)
Rated input AC 323 to 550 V 50 Hz/60 Hz 323 to 528 V 50 Hz/60 Hz
permissible voltage
fluctuation (400 V class)
Output frequency 0.2 to 590 Hz (under V/F control) 0.2 to 400 Hz (under V/F control)
0.2 to 400 Hz (under other than V/F control) 0.2 to 120 Hz (under other than V/F control)
Control method Soft-PWM control Soft-PWM control
/High carrier frequency PWM (V/F control, Advanced /High carrier frequency PWM (V/F control, Advanced
magnetic flux vector control, and Real sensorless magnetic flux vector control, and Real sensorless
vector control (speed control/torque control) can be vector control (speed control/torque control) can be
selected.) selected.)
/PM sensorless vector control (speed control/position /PM sensorless vector control (speed control/position
control only) control only)
/vector control with encoder (speed control/torque /vector control with encoder (speed control/torque
control/position control) (optional FR-A8AP required) control/position control) (optional FR-A7AP required)
Frequency Analog input 0.015 Hz/0 to 60 Hz 0.015 Hz/0 to 60 Hz
setting (Terminal 2, 4: 12 bits/0 to 10 V, 0 to 20 mA) (Terminal 2, 4: 12 bits/0 to 10 V)
resolution 0.03 Hz/0 to 60 Hz 0.03 Hz/0 to 60 Hz
(Terminal 2, 4: 11 bits/0 to 5 V, (Terminal 2, 4: 11 bits/0 to 5 V, 0 to 20 mA,
Terminal 1: 12 bits/-10 V to +10 V) Terminal 1: 12 bits/-10 V to +10 V)
0.06 Hz/0 to 60 Hz 0.06 Hz/0 to 60 Hz
(Terminal 1: 11 bits/-5 V to +5 V) (Terminal 1: 11 bits/-5 V to +5 V)
Input Terminal <Additional functions> -
signal function Traverse function selection (X37), second brake
sequence open completion (BRI2), trace trigger
input (TRG), trace sampling start/end (TRC),
sequence start (SQ), fault clear (X51), second
PID P control switchover (X73), pre-charge end
command (X77), second pre-charge end
command (X78), second PID forward/reverse
action switchover (X79), second PID control valid
terminal (X80), sudden stop (X87)
PTC thermistor Terminal 2, 10 PTC signal
input
0 V voltage FR Configurator2 trace X83 signal (when FR-A7AD installed)
calibration
request
Safety stop The following terminals related to the safety stop -
signal signal are added.
Safety stop input (Channel 1) (S1), safety stop
input (Channel 2) (S2), safety stop input
common (SIC)

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Item A800 A700
Operational functions 1) Thermal protection 1) Thermal protection
•The free thermal function is added. •Surrounding air temperature reflection
•Surrounding air temperature reflection is added to is not provided for transistor thermal.
transistor thermal.
2) The strengthened excitation deceleration function is
added.
3) Intelligent mode
•The second brake sequence function is added.
4) PID control
The second PID function, PID pre-charge function,
and dancer control/easy dancer control are added.
5) The PLC function is added.
6) The multiple-rating function is added.
7) The 24 V power supply input function is added for
control circuits.
8) The safety stop function is added.
9) Optimum excitation control
Output Terminal <Additional functions> -
signal function Second brake opening request (BOF2), travel
completed (MEND), PID deviation limit (Y48), during
pre-charge operation (Y49), during second pre-charge
operation (Y50), pre-charge time over (Y51), second
pre-charge time over (Y52), pre-charge level over
(Y53), second pre-charge level over (Y54), home
position return failure (ZA), during PM sensorless vector
control (IPM), during position command operation
(PBSY), home position return completed (ZPEND), 24 V
external power supply operation (EV), control circuit
capacitor life (Y86), main circuit capacitor life (Y87),
cooling fan life (Y88), inrush current limit circuit life
(Y89), second PID lower limit (FDN2), second PID
upper limit (FUP2), second PID forward/reverse rotation
output (RL2), second during PID control activated
(PID2), during second PID output shutoff (SLEEP2),
second PID deviation limit (Y205)
<Deleted function> None
Output terminal Selectable between the FM type (pulse output) or CA FM type (pulse output) only
for indicator type (analog current output) at purchase
Specifications of Output voltage: 0 to 10 V DC Output voltage: 0 to +10 V DC
terminal AM
Output signal <Additional functions> -
(for indicator) Motor thermal load factor, inverter thermal load factor,
PID measured value 2, remote output value 1 to 4, PID
manipulated amount, second PID set point, second PID
measured value, second PID deviation, second PID
measured value 2, second PID manipulated amount,
dancer main speed setting
Output signal <Additional functions> -
(for Position command (lower, upper), current position
communication) (lower, upper), droop pulse (lower, upper), trace status,
PLC function user monitor 1 to 3, motor thermal load
factor, inverter thermal load factor, PTC thermistor
resistance, PID measured value 2, remote output value
1 to 4, PID manipulated amount, second PID set point,
second PID measured value, second PID deviation,
second PID measured value 2, second PID manipulated
amount, dancer main speed setting
Safety stop The following terminals related to the safety stop signal -
signal are added.
Safety monitor output (SO), safety monitor output
common (SOC)
Protective/warning function <Additional functions> * Only 1 channel for the maintenance timer
(Warning) of the A700
Safety stop, maintenance timer 1 to 3, USB host error,
home position return setting error,
home position return parameter setting error, home
position return parameter setting error, 24 V external
power supply operation, temperature warning
(Fault)
Safety circuit fault, 4 mA input fault, PID pre-charge
fault, PID signal fault
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Item A800 A700
Operation Standard The operation panel FR-DU08 is equipped as The operation panel FR-DU07 is equipped as
panel equipment standard. standard.
FR-DU Five-digit display using a 12-segment LED is Four-digit display using a 7-segment LED is
employed. employed.
Additional function
ESC key (Pressing this key restores the previous
display. Holding this key for a long time changes
the mode back to the monitor mode.)
Option Parameter unit FR-PU07 (Some functions are Parameter unit FR-PU07
limited.)
Liquid crystal operation panel (FR-LU08)
Operating <Additional functions> -
status Position command (lower, upper), current
position (lower, upper), droop pulse (lower,
upper), trace status, PLC function user monitor 1
to 3, motor thermal load factor, inverter thermal
load factor, PTC thermistor resistance, PID
measured value 2, remote output value 1 to 4,
PID manipulated amount, second PID set point,
second PID measured value, second PID
deviation, second PID measured value 2, second
PID manipulated amount, dancer main speed
setting
Control Shape of Spring insertion type Screw type
terminal terminal block
block Wiring end Blade terminal or no terminal Round crimping terminal (screw size: M3.5)
Removal Available Available
Compatibility Not compatible (An option for installing the A700 terminal block is to be released.)
USB USB device Mini B connector B connector
terminal USB host A connector (A USB memory device can be -
connected.)
Setup software FR FR Configurator2 FR Configurator
Configurator
Plug-in No. of options 3 3
option Compatibility Not compatible
Outline 0.4K to 280K: Compatible installation size
dimension/installation 315K to 500K: Incompatible installation size (because the inverter unit and converter unit are
dimension separated.)

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6 Comparison with the FR-A700 series in functions and parameters
Main difference from A700
Item Parameter/function Remarks
Addition Modification Related parameter
1 Maximum frequency Expansion of the setting range
(max. 590 Hz)
 Pr.1 etc.
Max. 400 Hz under other than
V/F control
2 Free thermal (electronic Pr.600 to Pr.604, Thermal characteristics can be

thermal O/L relay) Pr.692 to Pr.696 freely set.
3 PTC thermistor The protection level can be set
 Pr.561
by parameters.
4 Strengthened excitation Loss of the motor is increased to
 Pr.660 to Pr.662
deceleration reduce regenerative power.
5 4 mA input check Pr.573, Pr.777, Loss of 4 mA input is detected.

Pr.778
6 Input terminal filter The terminal response can be
 Pr.699
adjusted.
7 Output terminal filter The terminal response can be
 Pr.289
adjusted.
8 Remote output terminal Optional analog output
 Pr.655 to Pr.659
(analog)
9 Parameter display by The parameters are displayed in
group  Pr.Md the conventional numerical order
in the initial state.
10 Speed smoothing  Pr.653, Pr.654 Machine resonance is reduced.
11 Traverse function Only speed control is available
 Pr.592 to Pr.597
under vector control.
12 USB host Parameter read/copy, data
(USB memory  Pr.1049 logging, execution of the ladder
connection) in the USB (PLC function), etc.
13 Second PID control Pr.753 to Pr.758,
Pr.1134, Pr.1135,

Pr.1140, Pr.1141,
Pr.1143 to Pr.1149
14 PID pre-charge function  Pr.760 to Pr.769
15 PID output suspension
 Pr.575 to Pr.577
function
16 PLC function Pr.414 to Pr.417,
 Pr.498, Pr.1150 to
Pr.1199
17 Maintenance timer Pr.503, Pr.504, The number of maintenance

Pr.686 to Pr.689 timers is increased from 1 to 3.
18 Fault initiation  Pr.997 Faults can be initiated.
19 Multiple rating selection The rating can be selected from
 Pr.570
SLD, LD, ND, or HD.
20 Fast-response Response is improved under
operation selection  Pr.800 vector or (PM) sensorless
control.
21 24 V external power Operation is unavailable.
supply input  - Communication and parameter
setting are available.
22 Cooling fan operation Waiting time at stop can be
 Pr.244
selection changed.
23 GOT automatic The GOT2000 series is
 -
recognition supported.
24 Optimum excitation
 Pr.60
control mode

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7 Precautions when replacing the FR-A500 series or the A700 series
Item A800 A700 A500
Outline Capacity: 0.4K to Compatible except for the following models*
dimension 22K * The 400 V class with capacity of 11K/15K of the A800 or A700 series is smaller than that of
the A500 series.
Capacity: 30K to The A800 and A700 series are compatible each other.
280K The A500 series is not compatible.
* The A800 and A700 series are smaller than the A500 series.
(A800 = A700 < A500)
Capacity: 315K or Not compatible
higher * The outline dimension is not compatible because the inverter unit and converter unit are
separated for the A800 series.
Installation size Capacity: 0.4K to Compatible except for the following models*
280K * The 400 V class with capacity of 11K/15K of the A800 or A700 series is smaller than that of
the A500 series.
Capacity: 315K or Not compatible
higher * The installation size is not compatible because the inverter unit and converter unit are
separated for the A800 series.
Main circuit terminal block/terminal Compatible (differs in terminal layout or others)/Compatible screw size
screw size
Control circuit terminal Spring clamp (insertion type) Screw type (screw size: M3.5)
Availability of option brake resistor 200 V class: 0.4K to 22K 0.4K to 22K 0.4K to 7.5K
400 V class: 0.4K to 55K
PTC thermistor input Connect across terminal 10 Connect across terminal AU Not compatible
and 2 and SD
FR-DU08 Can be used Cannot be used Cannot be used
Parameter unit FR-DU07 Can be used (with Can be used Cannot be used
restrictions)
FR-PU07 Can be used (with Can be used Cannot be used
restrictions)
FR-DU04 Cannot be used Cannot be used Can be used
FR-PU04 Can be used (with Can be used (with Can be used
restrictions) restrictions)
Parameter unit FR-CB2 Can be used
connection (An optional operation panel connection connector is Can be used
cable required.)
Dedicated plug-in option Not compatible because options are dedicated and plug-in type
FR-A8AX, A8AY, A8AR, FR-A7AX, A7AY, A7AR, FR-A5AX, A5AY, A5AR
A8NP, A8ND, A8NC, A8NL, A7NP, A7ND, A7NC, A7NL, A5NP, A5ND, A5NC,
A8AP A7AP A5NM, A5AP
Terminal block type of plug-in option Insertion type terminal block Insertion type terminal block Screw type terminal block
Intercompatibility Compatible
attachment
Dedicated option
Heatsink Not compatible
(attachment etc.)
protrusion
attachment
External common option Compatible
(noise filter, reactor, etc.)
External FR controller Compatible
Soft-PWM control (long-wiring mode) Soft-PWM control is available. Soft-PWM control or the
Pr.240 No long-wiring mode setting is required. long-wiring mode can be
selected.

Intelligent mode selection Pr.60 Pr.60 "Energy saving control selection" Pr.60
Pr.292 "Automatic acceleration/deceleration"
Program operation Pr.200 to 231 The PLC function can be a Without With
substitute.
User's initial value setting Pr.199 The PLC function can be a Without With
substitute.

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8 Q&A
No. Q A
1 Operation panel
1-1 Does the A800 series have an operation panel? Yes. An operation panel (FR-DU08) with the setting dial and
12-segment 5-digit display is equipped as standard.
1-2 Is any parameter unit prepared for the A800 series? An optional operation panel, dedicated to the A800 series, is to be
prepared. This operation panel is attached instead of the standard
operation panel, and has an LCD panel that enables the detailed
information display.
1-3 Can the conventional operation panel (FR-DU07) or Although there are some restrictions, the FR-DU07 and
parameter unit (FR-PU07(BB)) be used? FR-PU07(BB) can be used.* The major restrictions are as follows.
• Pr.1000 or later cannot be set.
• Alarms or warnings newly added to the A800 series cannot be
displayed.
• The parameter copy function is not available.
• The troubleshooting cannot be displayed properly.
• Operation to USB memory devices is unavailable.
1-4 Can parameters be copied to the A800 series by No.
using the copy function of the operation panel Using the copy function causes an error.
(FR-DU07) or parameter unit (FR-PU07(BB))?
1-5 How many languages does the optional operation 8 languages
panel (FR-LU08) support to display?
1-6 How long is the battery life of the optional operation Approximately 2 years when the FR-LU08 is not energized and the
panel (FR-LU08)? real-time clock function is enabled. The battery can be changed by
removing the battery cover on the back side of the FR-LU08.
2 Power supply harmonics, noise, and standard
compliance
2-1 How can the Electric/Machinery Facility Common They can be compliant by connecting an optional DC reactor
Specifications of the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, (FR-HEL) because a capacitive filter and common mode choke are
Transport and Tourism of Japan be compliant? built in (the common mode choke is provided only for the 55K) or
lower).
2-2 Is an EMC filter built in? A capacitive filter and common mode choke are built in. (A common
mode choke is provided only for the 55K or lower.)
Use a connector for whether to turn ON or OFF the capacitive filter. In
the initial setting, the capacitive filter is set to OFF.
2-3 What should be done for the European EMC By turning ON the connector of the built-in filter, the inverter can be
Directive compliance? compliant with EMC Directive (EN61800-3 2nd Environment C3)
alone.
2-4 What should be done as countermeasures against Use a high power factor converter FR-HC2 or reactor as needed.
harmonics?
2-5 Is the A800 series compliant with the European The A800 series is compliant with PLd and SIL2.
safety standards? • EN ISO 13849-1 PLd / Cat.4 (to be supported soon)
• EN 61508, EN61800-5-2 SIL CL 2
By attaching an option (to be supported soon), PLe and SIL3 is
compliant.
2-6 Does the A800 series support safety By attaching an option (to be supported soon), PROFIsafe and
communication? CC-Link IE Safety Communication Function are supported.
2-7 Which classification is compliant? NK and CCS are to be compliant.
3 Plug-in option
3-1 How many plug-in options can be attached? 3
3-2 Can the conventional plug-in option be used? The conventional plug-in option (FR-A7) cannot be used. Use the
dedicated plug-in option (FR-A8).
3-3 What type is employed for the terminal block of An insertion type is employed for the terminal block.
plug-in options?
3-4 How do the conventional plug-in options correspond • FR-A7AX  FR-A8AX
to new plug-in options? • FR-A7AY  FR-A8AY
• FR-A7AR  FR-A8AR
• FR-A7AP  FR-A8AP
• FR-A7AL  FR-A8AL (to be supported soon)
• FR-A7AZ  FR-A8AZ (to be supported soon)
3-5 Which network does each plug-in option support? • FR-A7NC  FR-A8NC (CC-Link)
(Non-Ethernet) • FR-A7NL  FR-A8NL (LONWORKS) (to be supported soon)
• FR-A7ND  FR-A8ND (Device-NetTM)
• FR-A7NP  FR-A8NP (PROFIBUS-DP) (to be supported soon)
• FR-A7NS  FR-A8NS (SSCNET III/H) (to be supported soon)
3-6 Which network does each plug-in option support? • FR-A8NEIP_2P (Ethernet/IP) (to be supported soon)
(Ethernet) • FR-A7NCE  FR-A8NCE (CC-Link/IE Field)
• FR-A8NPRT_2P (PROFINET) (to be supported soon)
• FR-A8NPN (FL-net remote I/O) (to be supported soon)

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No. Q A
4 Stand-alone option
4-1 Can stand-alone options for the A700 series be The stand-alone options can be used except for some structural
used? options (such as a heatsink protrusion attachment). (The heatsink
protrusion attachment dedicated to the A800 series is to be released
soon.)
4-2 Can a radio noise filter (FR-BIF) be used? A radio noise filter can be used with a built-in filter.
4-3 A DC reactor is not enclosed. Is no DC reactor If using an inverter with capacity of 75K or higher, or motor with
required if harmonics are suppressed by other capacity of 75 kW or higher, always select and install the inverter
means than inverter reactors? based on the capacity of the motor with DC reactor.
5 RS-485
5-1 Can DU08 be connected to the RS-485 terminals? No.
6 Replacement
6-1 Can the A500(L) series be replaced? The 200 V class with capacity of 90K or lower and 400 V class with
FR-A520(L)-0.4K to 90K capacity of 7.5K or lower and 18.5K to 280K have the installation size
FR-A540(L)-0.4K to 280K compatibility. No intercompatibility attachment is required.
FR-A540(L)-375K, 450K For the 400 V class with capacity of 11/15K, the intercompatibility
attachment for the A700 series can be used.
The 400 V class with capacity of 375K or 450K does not have the
installation size compatibility. (The installation size is not compatible
because the inverter unit and converter unit are separated for the
A800 series.)
6-2 Can the A700 series be replaced? The 280K or lower has the installation size compatibility.
FR-A720-0.4K to 90K No intercompatibility attachment is required.
FR-A740-0.4K to 280K The 315K or higher does not have the installation size compatibility or
FR-A740-315K to 500K outline dimension compatibility. (The installation size and outline
dimension are not compatible because the inverter unit and converter
unit are separated for the A800 series.)
6-3 Can the parameters of the A500(L) series be copied No. Before the replacement, check the parameter setting of the
to the A800 series and used? A500(L), and then adjust the parameter setting of the A800 to those
of the A500(L).
Or use the parameter automatic conversion function of FR
Configurator2 (available in the trial version) for the setting.
6-4 Can the parameters of the A700 series be copied to No. Before the replacement, check the parameter setting of the A700,
the A800 series and used? and then adjust the parameter setting of the A800 to those of the
A700.
Or use the parameter automatic conversion function of FR
Configurator2 (available in the trial version) for the setting.
6-5 Can the control terminal block of the A500 or A700 The control terminal block of the A500 series cannot be used. An
series be used? option for using the control terminal block of the A700 series is to be
released soon.
6-6 Is there wiring compatibility? The spring clamp type is employed for the control circuit terminal. If a
round crimping terminal is used for the wiring, it must be replaced. An
optional screw-type terminal block for using a round crimping terminal
is to be released soon. (The main circuit terminal is not changed.)
7 Function
7-1 Can other manufacturers' magnet motors be used? By performing offline auto tuning, other manufacturers' IPM or SPM
motors can be used under PM sensorless vector control.
* When an other manufacturers' magnet motor is used after auto
tuning, the starting torque is limited at 50% and zero speed operation
or simple positioning control cannot be used. (Tuning may not be
available depending on its motor characteristics.)
7-2 Is position control available? Position control is available under vector control with an encoder.
Under PM sensorless vector control in combination with a MM-CF
motor, simple positioning is available.
* Not available under Real sensorless vector control.
7-3 Can pulse trains (positioning module) be used for
Positioning is available by inputting pulse trains to the terminal JOG,
"simple positioning" of PM sensorless vector
same as the A700 series.
control?
7-4 Does the PLC function have the performance The processing speed, scan time, and others are slower than those
equivalent to that of typical programmable of the programmable controllers. There are some restrictions in the
controllers? number of I/O points, program capacity, number of instructions, and
others. For the detail, refer to the Instruction Manual.
7-5 Can the PLC function be set without FR No. To set the PLC function, FR Configurator2 is required. However,
Configurator2? the setting cannot be configured with the trial version.
7-6 What are the advantages by the multiple rating? By setting the operating condition, such as load level and surrounding
air temperature, according to the application, the inverter capacity
may be lowered compared to the conventional model depending on
the conditions, allowing installation space to be minimized and costs
reduced.
7-7 Are zero speed and servo lock available? Available under vector control with an encoder.
* Zero speed and servo lock are available under PM sensorless
vector control only in combination with an MM-CF motor.

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No. Q A
8 Input/output terminal
8-1 Is the number of input terminals the same as that of No. The following four terminals are added.
the A700 series? Safety: SI1, SI2, SIC,
(For A700: STF, STR, STOP, RH, RM, RL, 24 V power supply: +24
JOG, RT, MRS, RES, AU, CS) * The terminals SI1, SI2, and SIC are dedicated to the safety. The
function cannot be changed as other terminals.
8-2 Are the number of output terminals and terminal No. The following two terminals are added.
function selection the same as those of the A700 Safety: SO, SOC
series? * The terminals SO and SOC are dedicated to the safety. The
(For A700: RUN, SU, IPF, OL, FU, ABC) function cannot be changed as other terminals.
8-3 What will be available if power is supplied to the 24 Power is supplied only to the control power supply, and thus this
VDC power supply terminal? enables communication, parameter setting through the operation
panel or an USB memory device, and operation check of the
input/output terminals.
9 USB
9-1 What is the USB version? Ver1.1 (Ver2.0 (full speed) compatible).
The following transmission speed modes of USB1.1 are supported:
Full Speed (12 Mbps)
Low Speed (1.5 Mbps)

The following transmission speed modes of USB2.0 are supported:


High Speed (480 Mbps)
Full Speed (12 Mbps)
Low Speed (1.5 Mbps)

USB2.0 is compatible with USB1.1, and the both support Full Speed.
The A800 series can open communication at Full Speed.
9-2 What is the USB used for? • The mini B connector is used for connection with FR Configurator2.

• A USB memory device can be connected to the A connector to save


parameters or trace data or to copy parameters from one A800 to
another A800. Additionally, parameters can be copied from one to
another through an USB cable connected to the A connectors.
10 IP55 compatible model
10-1 Is the 200 V class compatible with IP55? To be compatible soon. (However, the capacity and others are being
considered.)

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10 Comparison with other manufacturers product
Mitsubishi Company Y Company F
Item
A800 A1000 MEGA
Three-phase 200 V
0.4 to 90 kW 0.4 to 110 kW (HD) 0.4 to 90 kW
Capacity

class
Three-phase 400 V
0.4 to 800 kW 0.4 to 560 kW (HD) 0.4 to 630 kW
class
V/F control without encoder
V/F control with encoder
V/F control
Vector control without encoder
Advanced magnetic flux vector
Vector control with encoder V/F control
control
Vector control without encoder Dynamic torque vector control
Control method Real sensorless vector control
for PM Sensorless vector control
Vector control with encoder
Advanced vector control without Vector control with encoder
(position control)
encoder for PM
PM sensorless vector control
Vector control with encoder for
PM
Performance

PM control   
Four rating types Two rating types Three rating types
Multiple rating
(SLD, LD, ND, HD) (ND/HD) (LD/MD/HD)
SLD: 110% 60 s, 120% 3 s
LD: 120% 60 s
LD: 120% 60 s, 150% 3 s ND: 120% 60 s
Overload current rating MD: 150% 60 s
ND: 150% 60 s, 200% 3 s HD: 150% 60 s
HD: 200% 3 s, 150% 60 s
HD: 200% 60 s, 250% 3 s
Without encoder 1:200 Without encoder 1:200 Without encoder 1:200
Speed control range
With encoder 1:1500 With encoder 1:1500 With encoder 1:1500
Starting torque 200% 200% 200%
Torque accuracy Without encoder: 10% Without encoder: 10%
With encoder: 10%
(repetitive accuracy) With encoder: 5% With encoder: 10%
Vibration control   
Strengthened
  
excitation deceleration
PLC function   
Function

Trace function   
Real-time clock
  
function
 (Another series is compatible
Safety function  
with safety.)
24 V external power
  
supply operation
Communication

Network 11 types 8 types 7 types

IP20: 22K or lower


Structure

IP00: 30K or higher IP20 IP20


Protective structure
IP55: Available as separate IP00 IP00
series

SLD: -10ºC to +40ºC -10 to +40ºC -10 to +50ºC


Surrounding air (non-freezing) (closed wall-hanging) For close side-by-side
Environment

temperature LD, ND, HD: -10ºC to +50ºC -10 to +50ºC installation (22K or lower): -10
(non-freezing) (inside installation) to +40ºC
Surrounding air 95%RH or lower 95%RH or lower 95%RH or lower
humidity (non-condensing) (non-condensing) (non-condensing)
Maximum 1000 m above sea Maximum 1000 m above sea Maximum 1000 m above sea
Altitude
level level level

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Mitsubishi Company S Company H
Item
A800 AS1 SJ700
Three-phase 200 V
0.4 to 90 kW 0.4 to 90 kW 0.4 to 55 kW
Capacity

class
Three-phase 400 V
0.4 to 800 kW 0.4 to 800 kW 0.75 to 400 kW
class
V/F control
Advanced magnetic flux vector V/F control
control Vector control V/F control
Control method Real sensorless vector control Sensorless vector control Sensorless vector control
Vector control with encoder Encoder feedback control Sensor vector control
(position control) Encoder feedback vector control
PM sensorless vector control
PM control   
Performance

Four rating types


Multiple rating  
(SLD, LD, ND, HD)
SLD: 110% 60 s, 120% 3 s
LD: 120% 60 s, 150% 3 s 150% 60 s 150% 60 s
Overload current rating
ND: 150% 60 s, 200% 3 s 165% 2 s 200% 3 s
HD: 200% 60 s, 250% 3 s
Without encoder 1:200 Without encoder 1:200
Speed control range Without encoder 1:100
With encoder 1:1500 With encoder 1:1000
Starting torque 200% 200% 200%
Torque accuracy Without encoder: 10%
With encoder: 5% With encoder: 10%
(repetitive accuracy) With encoder: 5%
Vibration control   
Strengthened
  
excitation deceleration
PLC function   
Function

Trace function   
Real-time clock
  
function
Safety function   
24 V external power
  
supply operation
Communication

Network 11 types 4 types 3 types

IP20: 22K or lower


Structure

IP00: 30K or higher IP20 IP20


Protective structure
IP55: Available as separate IP00 IP00
series

SLD: -10ºC to +40ºC


-10 to 60ºC
Surrounding air (non-freezing)
(For over 40ºC, the upper cover -10 to +50ºC
Environment

temperature LD, ND, HD: -10ºC to +50ºC


must be removed.)
(non-freezing)
Surrounding air 95%RH or lower 95%RH or lower 95%RH or lower
humidity (non-condensing) (non-condensing) (non-condensing)
Maximum 1000 m above sea Maximum 1000 m above sea Maximum 1000 m above sea
Altitude
level level level
: Supported, : Partly supported,  Not supported, -: Unknown

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Mitsubishi Company A Company DN Company DL
Item
A800 ASC850 FC300 C2000
Three-phase 200 V
0.4 to 90 kW 0.37 to 22 kW 0.25 to 37 kW 0.75 to 90 kW
Capacity

class
Three-phase 400 V
0.4 to 800 kW 0.75 to 560 kW 0.37 to 1100 kW 0.75 to 450 kW
class
V/F control
SVC control
Speed sensorless
V/F control control
V/F control
Advanced magnetic flux Torque sensorless
Magnetic flux vector
vector control V/F control control
control
Real sensorless vector DTC control PM sensorless
Control method Voltage vector control
control (with/without control
(VVC+)
Vector control with encoder encoder) VF control + control
Flux vector control
(position control) with encoder
(IM/PM motor)
PM sensorless vector control Speed control with
encoder
Performance

Torque control with


encoder
PM control    
Four rating types Three rating types Two rating types Two rating types
Multiple rating
(SLD, LD, ND, HD) (LD, ND, HD) (NO, HO) (ND, HD)
SLD: 110% 60 s, 120% 3 s LD: 110% 60 s
LD: 120% 60 s, 150% 3 s HD: 150% 60 s NO: 110% 60 s ND: 120% 60 s
Overload current rating
ND: 150% 60 s, 200% 3 s ND overload HO: 160% 60 s HD: 150% 60 s
HD: 200% 60 s, 250% 3 s unavailable
Without encoder
Without encoder 1:200 Without encoder 1:100
Speed control range - 1:100
With encoder 1:1500 With encoder 1:1000
With encoder 1:1000
Starting torque 200% 200% 180% 200%
Torque accuracy Without encoder: 10%
- With encoder: 15% With encoder: 5%
(repetitive accuracy) With encoder: 5%
Vibration control    
Strengthened
   
excitation deceleration
PLC function   (simple version)  (simple version) 
Function

Trace function    
Real-time clock
   
function
Safety function    
24 V external power
   
supply operation
Communication

Network 11 types 6 types 4 types 5 types

200 V: (IP20/21/55/66:
IP20: All capacities All capacities),
IP20: 22K or lower
Structure

of 200 V, 1.1K to 400 V: (IP21: All


IP00: 30K or higher
Protective structure 160K of 400 V capacities, IP20/55/66: IP20
IP55: Available as separate
IP00: 200K to 560K 90K or lower,
series
of 400 V IP00: 110 to 450K,
IP54: 110 to 1100K)
IP20/UL Open Type:
SLD: -10ºC to +40ºC
-10º to +50ºC
Surrounding air (non-freezing)
-10ºC to +40ºC 50ºC IP20/UL
Environment

temperature LD, ND, HD: -10ºC to +50ºC


Type1/NEMA1:
(non-freezing)
-10ºC to 40ºC
Surrounding air 95%RH or lower 95%RH or lower 95%RH or lower 95%RH or lower
humidity (non-condensing) (non-condensing) (non-condensing) (non-condensing)
Maximum 1000 m above sea Maximum 1000 m Maximum 1000 m Maximum 1000 m
Altitude
level above sea level above sea level above sea level
: Supported, : Partly supported,  Not supported, -: Unknown

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MEE (1311) This document was issued in November, 2013. Specifications subject to change without notice.