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Advantage 212 Variable Speed AC Drive

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The Advantage 212 Variable Speed AC Drive offers just the right features for centrifugal pump applications. Offering unmatched value in installed cost and functionality for HVAC equipment, this new range of drives allows original equipment manufacturers and control panel builders to focus on the essentials.

Advantage 212 Variable Speed AC Drives offer unmatched value in installed cost and functionality for centrifugal pump applications making it the right solution for OEMs and control panel builders. The Advantage 212 Variable Speed AC Drive has Reduced Harmonic Technology to mitigate harmonics. It also integrates Modbus, BACnetAdvantage 212, Johnson Controls N2, and Apogee P1 networks. LonWorks® is available as a separate option card.

Instruction Sheet
Submittal Data
Free Download of Advantage PCSoft 
Advantage 21 PCSoft workshop is a user-friendly tool for setting up Advantage 21 drives.

  • Configuration
  • Commissioning and Startup
  • Maintenance and diagnostics

It operates in the following PC environments and configurations:

  • Microsoft Windows® 98, Microsoft Windows® 2000, Microsoft Windows® XP
  • Pentium® 233 MHz or higher, hard disk with 10 MB available, 32 MB RAM 256 color, 640 x 480 pixels or higher definition monitor

Connection from PC to Advantage 21

  • The PCSoft software workshop must be connected directly to the Modbus port on the drive using the PC serial port connection kit VW3A8106. This connection kit requires a 9-pin RS232 serial port on the PC.
  • If your PC does not include standard 9-pin RS232 serial port use a USB to Serial Port adapter.
  • PCSoft works best with the standard Modbus connection on the Advantage 21. For BACnet, Metasys N2, LonWorks or Apogee FLN P1 use PCSoft software with the standard Modbus connection to configure the drive. Then replace the Modbus card with the optional network adapter. Configure the network parameters using the Advantage 21 displa
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Performance Data

Speed range: 1:50
Transient overtorque: 110% – 60 s.
Integrated EMC filters, categories C1 to C3 depending on model
Communication bus most commonly used on the market integrated: Modbus, METASYS N2®, APOGEE FLN P1® and BACnet®. Optional: LonWorks
Complies to international standards and certifications: UL, CSA, C-Tick and NOM
Antiharmonic technology enables a THDI < 30% to be achieved



  • 1 hp to 40 hp, 208 V/230 V – 3 Phase
  • 1 hp to 100 hp, 400 V/480 V – 3 Phase
  • Reduced Harmonic Technology (Equivalent to 3% Line reactor)
  • Designed for HVAC building communications
  • Enclosure: NEMA1
  • Cooling tower pumps
  • Chilled water and hot water pumps
  • Fountain pumps
  • Domestic water supply pumps
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