Inverter Legacy Products

MPAC Ltd. Can support and supply parts for legacy products up to and beyond end of life.

Protecting your investment in Mitsubishi Electric products is one of our top priorities. Time and time again we have helped our customers to enable their investment to migrate and transition forward into newer, more advanced offerings. The average lifecycle of a Mitsubishi Electric automation product can be 10 years or more.

Although we have experience with Mitsubishi products operating reliably for periods in excess of 30 years. Mitsubishi offer innovative and technologically advanced products for industrial automation which are constantly evolving, so after a number of years a newer version of a product will be launched, the older version will remain available for a period of time then spares will remain available for a further period of time. Eventually spares parts will no longer be available and the best option for companies is to migrate to the newer platform while the installed system is still operable.

Product end of life is always carried out in a structured manner and a great deal of effort is made on the part of Mitsubishi to accommodate legacy versions of a product when a new model is launched.

Please feel free to contact us for further details of upcoming discontinuations, product availability, service, repair, and transition options.

Our goal is to help you determine the best way to introduce new technology, while reusing as much of your existing investment as possible.

We can also assist in upgrading legacy or obsolete equipment from other manufacturers and offer a migration solution. Please contact MPAC to discuss available migration options.


mitsubishi-z200-z300

Mitsubishi Z200 / Z300:

Background: The Z200 was one of the 1st digital VFDs available in the world and was an incredibly robust product.

Lifecycle: Introduced (1987) – Discontinued (1992)

Service Life: Repair service is not available.

Migration Info: The A800 Series is the most suitable replacement. Please contact MPAC to discuss available migration options.


mitsubishi-f400Mitsubishi F400:

Background: The F400 Series was launched in 1988 and was the fan and pump drive. It’s replacement at that time was the A100/A100E.

Lifecycle: Introduced (1988) – Discontinued (1994)

Service Life: Repair service is not available.

Migration Info: The F800 Series is the most suitable replacement. Please contact MPAC to discuss available migration options.


mitsubishi-z020-z024Mitsubishi Z020 / Z024:

Background: This was the predecessor to the A024 drive and eventually the E500 drive. It was available in 3.7kW only and was around for only 3 years.

Lifecycle: Introduced (1991) – Discontinued (1994)

Service Life: Repair service is not available.

Migration Info: The E700 Series is the most suitable replacement. Please contact MPAC to discuss available migration options.


mitsubishi-a200Mitsubishi A200:

Background: The A200 was launched in 1992 and the E version a little more than 2 years later. It was the successor of to the very popular Z200 Series, Mitsubishi’s 1st digital drive. The A200 was replaced by the A500.

Lifecycle: Introduced (1992) – Discontinued (1997)

Service Life: Repair service is not available.

Migration Info: The A800 Series is the most suitable replacement. Please contact MPAC to discuss available migration options.


mitsubishi-u100:

Background: The U100 was the predecessor of the S500, it was limited to 1.5kW and had models for both single and three phase.

Lifecycle: Introduced (1993) – Discontinued (2000)

Service Life: Repair service is not available.

Migration Info: The D700 Series is the most suitable replacement. Please contact MPAC to discuss available migration options.


mitsubishi-a024Mitsubishi A024 / A044:

Background: This is the predecessor to the E500 Series. It was limited to 3.7kW and was available for only 3 years. The A024 was the 200V class and the A044 was the 400V Class.

Lifecycle: Introduced (1994) – Discontinued (1997)

Service Life: Repair service is not available.

Migration Info: The E700 Series is the most suitable replacement as the E720 would be the 240V replacement for the A024 and the E740 for the 400V A044. Please contact MPAC to discuss available migration options.


mitsubishi-a100Mitsubishi A100:

Background: The A100 was launched in late 1994 and the E version a year later. At this point in Mitsubishi history, the A series was actually the fan and pump drive, it featured a black LED text display and was Mitsubishi gray in color. The E version offered a carrier frequency of 0.7kHz. This model was replaced by F500.

Lifecycle: Introduced (1994) – Discontinued (1999)

Service Life: Repair service is not available.

Migration Info: The F800 Series is the most suitable replacement. Please contact MPAC to discuss available migration options.


mitsubishi-v200Mitsubishi V200:

Background: The V200 was Mitsubishi’s 1st closed loop vector VFD and was replaced by the V500.

Lifecycle: Introduced (1995) – Discontinued (2001)

Service Life: Repair service is not available.

Migration Info: The A800 with the encoder feedback option card is the most suitable replacement. Please contact MPAC to discuss available migration options.


mitsubishi-a500Mitsubishi A500:

Background: First released in 1997, the A500 was the successor to the A200E, representing the 3rd generation digital drive, and was the last general purpose drive to feature the white plastic casing. It was the first inverter available in larger sizes up to 1500HP

Lifecycle: Introduced (April 1997) – Discontinued (October 2005)

Service Life: Repair service for A500 Series products ran until 2015 or until parts/components become unavailable.

Migration Info: The A700 is a drop in replacement mechanically with respect to bolt hole dimensions and electrically with respect to terminal markings. Take note of the motor’s FLA when sizing, as the A700 is rated in amps as opposed to kW. A800 is a more future proof upgrade Please contact MPAC to discuss available migration options.


mitsubishi-e500Mitsubishi E500:

Background: First released in 1997, the E500 was the successor to the FR-A024/044 and FR-U100, representing the 4th generation digital micro drive. It was the first micro inverter to embed the popular “M” dial and offer auto torque boost. This micro drive workhorse satisfied a wide range of voltages (100, 200, 400 and 600 voltage classes) and capacities (1 – 10HP).

Lifecycle: Introduced (April 1997) – Discontinued (May 2011)

Service Life: Repair service for the E500 Series products ran until 2015 or until parts/components become unavailable.

Migration Info: The E700 is a drop in replacement mechanically with respect to bolt hole dimensions and electrically with respect to terminal markings. Take note of the motor’s FLA when sizing, as the E700 is rated in amps as opposed to kW. Please contact MPAC to discuss available migration options.


mitsubishi-f500Mitsubishi F500:

Background: The F500 was launched in 1998 and replaced in 2008 by the F700. Optimum excitation control was a key new feature on the F500.

Lifecycle: Introduced (1998) – Discontinued (2008)

Service Life: Repair service for F500 Series products continues until 2018 or until parts/components become unavailable.

Migration Info: The F500 is replaced with F800. Please contact MPAC to discuss available migration options.


mitsubishi-s500Mitsubishi S500:

Background: Introduced near the start of the 21st century, the S500 was a big step up from its predecessor, the U120. PID control was now available in a micro drive! Single phase input up to 2HP in the 200V class and 5HP in 400V, the S500’s thumbwheel control was a big hit with customers around the globe.

Lifecycle: Introduced (2000) – Discontinued (2009)

Service Life: Repair service for S500 Series products continues until 2019 or until parts/components become unavailable.

Migration Info: The D700 is a drop in replacement mechanically with respect to bolt hole dimensions and electrically with respect to terminal markings. Take note of the motor’s FLA when sizing, as the D700 is rated in amps as opposed to kW. Please contact MPAC to discuss available migration options.


mitsubishi-a720-a740Mitsubishi A720 / A740:

Background: The A700 series were launched in 2006 as the successors to the A520 and A540 VFD’s. The replacements for A720 and A740 are the A820 and A840 or A842 drives, depending on their size.

Lifecycle: Introduced in 2006, A700 was replaced as a stock item beginning in February 2015 and was available to special order until December 31st 2015. This will be the final order date for FR-A720 and FR-A740 and dedicated options and accessories.
Service Life: Repair Service will be available until 2021 (statutory 7 years after discontinuation announcement).

Migration Info: The A800 range is the most suitable replacement and in most cases can generally be thought of as ‘drop in replacements’; there are significant design and dimensional changes for larger sizes.

Note also that the A800 part system was changed to reflect the ‘SLD’ rating of the drives and that dc link chokes for drives bigger than 75HP (400V) are no longer included.

Please contact MPAC to discuss available migration options.