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Altivar 1000

Drives medium voltage from 0.5 to 10 MW

End of Commercialisation

Medium voltage Variable Speed Drives from 0.5 to 10 MW

Altivar 1000
  • Features

    • Medium voltage variable speed drive for AC motor
    • Output voltage range: 2300 V - 3300 V (4160 V - 6600 V as an option)
    • Power range: 0.5 - 10 MW
    • Frequency range: 0 - 60 Hz as standard (140 Hz as an option)
    • Incoming supply: Any type of medium voltage line supply
    • Cooling: Air and water, with redundancy of cooling system (fan or pump)
    • Technology: Voltage source inverter
    • Input stage: 12/24 pulse input rectifier
    • Output stage: Neutral point clamped (NPC) 3-level voltage source inverter, with high-voltage IGBT
    • Electrical braking solutions: Regenerative braking via active rectifier or braking by chopper and resistor
    • Compatibility with new and existing motors
    • Efficiency: Approximately 99%
    • Built-in reduction of harmonics (12/24-pulse rectifier or filters)
    • Conforming to IEC standards as standard. Other standards as an option (NEMA, ANSI, IEEE, etc.)
    • Design with built-in or separate input transformer
    • Offer including the drive and motor (if required)
    • Easy adaptation to the application by means of the PLC function
    • Open to the main control system networks: Ethernet, PROFIBUS, Modbus, CANopen
    • Control of asynchronous motor as standard; synchronous motor as an option
    • Easy front access to enclosures
    • High protection rating: up to IP 41 (air-cooled) and IP 54 (water-cooled)
    • Option of diagnostics using real-time access to the signature of the device main values
    • Motor control for all applications: U/f control; flux vector control with or without sensor; velocity, torque or position control; master-slave function, etc
    • Continuity of use and safety functions: Full protection system for the transformer-motor-drive-auxiliaries assembly, suppression of critical speeds, etc. Auto-tuning functions for quick startup
    • Speed accuracy in steady state: 0.05% without sensor and 0.05% with sensor
    • Torque response time < 5 ms.


    Concentrated savings for your applications


    Range of medium voltage variable speed drives from 0.5 to 10 MW.
    One of the most compact (up to 1.5 MW per metre of enclosure) and with one of the best efficiency levels on the market (~99%), Altivar 1000 is the latest addition to Schneider Electric's medium voltage offer. It is easily integrated in a control system architecture and guarantees you:

    • Reduction in energy costs (up to 40%)
    • Protection of motors and equipment
    • Increased competitiveness
    • Reduction in maintenance costs.


    • Energy: Fans, pumps, turbine starters
    • Oil and gas: Pumps, compressors, air blowers, extruders
    • Mines & Minerals: Conveyors, crushers, fans, pumps
    • Water treatment: Pumps, air blowers.