VLT® Basic HVAC Drive FC 101

Efficient, basic control of fans and pumps in HVAC applications

Optimized for basic operation of pumps and fans, the VLT® HVAC Basic Drive is supplied with built-in functions that reduce initial costs and increase productivity.

The drive is the most compact unit in its class. Integrated DC coils reduce harmonics to an absolute minimum, and the Automatic Energy Optimizer saves 15-25% energy from the second you turn the it on. Achieve the lowest cost of ownership with a premier drive dedicated to ventilation, heating, and refrigeration applications.


3 x 200 – 240 V………… 0.25 – 45 kW
3 x 380 – 480 V………… 0.37 – 90 kW
3 x 525 – 600 V…………   2.2 – 90 kW

Features and benefits

Easy to configure

  • Start up with a configuration wizard
  • Easy to program parameters
  • Alphanumeric display
  • Hand – Off – Auto keys
  • Status LCDs
  • Easy to install
  • Easy to wire up
  • 7 languages and numeric programming

All built-in – low investment

  • Flying Start: Reduced mechanical wear on equipment
  • Most common HVAC protocols for BMS controller connectivity are embedded: Less extra gateway solutions needed
  • Built-in PI controller
  • Smart Logic Controller (Often makes PLC unnecessary)
  • Integrated fan, pump functionality
  • Fire Override Mode for enhanced safety

Save energy – less operation cost

  • Automatic Energy Optimizer function Saves 5 – 15% energy
  • Sleep mode Energy saving and extends lifetime
  • Unique cooling concept with no forced air flow over electronics
  • Max ambient temp. 50˚ C: no external cooling

Built-in DC coils – no harmonic concerns

  • Category C1 filters: meets protection class C1, C2 and C3
  • Integrated DC Choke Small power cables. Meets EN 61000-3-12
  • Thermistor input: prevents overheat of motor

Enclosure ratings

IP 20/Chassis
IP 21/NEMA UL Type 1 (separate option kit)
IP 54