Yaskawa's GA500 Drive

1/8 – 40 HP

The GA500 Industrial AC Microdrive is engineered to help you easily handle nearly any application. Sustainability, flexibility, and ease of use are all designed into the drive, helping you make complicated tasks simple. Offering intuitive interaction and world-class quality, the GA500 is the drive you can count on for constant, high quality performance.


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GA500 Drive - Features and Highlights

  • No power programming

  • Intuitive keypad

  • Conformal coated (IEC 60721-3-3: 3C2, 3S2)

  • Up to 30% smaller than the competition

  • Current vector control, open loop

  • Induction motor (IM), permanent magnet motor (PM), or synchronous reluctance motor operation

  • SIL3 (IEC 62061), PLe (ISO 13849-1) safety ratings

  • Embedded Modbus communication

  • Wide variety of communication options

  • Variety of mounting methods (standard, IP20/UL Type 1, side-by-side, external heatsink, DIN rail)

  • Embedded 24 Vdc power supply

  • Maintenance monitors

  • Cooling fan replacement without tools

  • Optional LCD or Bluetooth keypad

  • Global certifications (CE, UL, cUL, TUV, RCM)

  • MTBF: 28 years

  • Short Circuit Current Rating (SCCR): 31 kA rms symmetrical

  • Common programming with all other Yaskawa drives

  • DriveWizard Industrial software for parameter management and start-up

  • DriveWizard Mobile application for smartphones and tablets

  • Function Block Diagram (FBD) programming via DriveWorksEZ™

GA500 Drive - Specifications

Item Specification
Overload Capacity
110% for 60 sec. (ND), 150% for 60 sec. (HD)
Output Frequency
0~590 Hz
Control Methods
Open and Closed Loop Current Vector;
Open and Closed Loop V/f
Motor Types
Surface Permanent Magnet
Interior Permanent Magnet
Synchronous Reluctance
Protective Design
IP20/Protected Chassis
IP20/UL Type 1 kit available
Ambient Operating Temperature
-10 to +50°C (IP20/Protected Chassis)
-10 to +40°C (with UL Type 1 kit)
up to +60°C with derate
Global Certification
Functional Safety
Safe Torque Off, SIL3 according to IEC 62061, PLe according to ISO 13849-1
(600V models pending, consult factory)
Standard I/O
(7) multi-function digital inputs (24Vdc)
(2) multi-function analog inputs (0 +/- 10 VDC, 4-20 mA)
(1) multi-function pulse inputs
(2) Safe Torque Off inputs
(1) fault relay output (form C)
(2) multi-function relay outputs (form A)
(1) multi-function analog output (0 +/- 10 VDC, 4-20mA)
(1) multi-function pulse output
Network Communication
Standard: Modbus RTU, RS-485, 115 kbps

Speed Control Range

200:1 Open Loop Vector (IM Motors)
100:1 Open Loop Vector (PM Motors)
Speed Control Accuracy
≤ 0.2%; Open Loop Vector
Speed Response

≥ 20 Hz: Open Loop Vector (Induction Motors)
≥ 40 Hz: Open Loop Vector (PM Motors)
Function Block Diagrams Up to 100 connections, 1ms program scan time

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