2016 Energy Savings Solution Product of the Year Finalist: JCI VSD Active Energy

The patented active energy control Generation 2 Variable Speed Drives from Johnson Controls provides energy savings, quick easier connections, and a fast payback. These globally compliant, innovative and intuitive VSD’s allow seamless integration and can be used with Facility Explorer and other Building Automation Systems.

At Johnson Controls, we’ve engineered our VSD Series II Open Drives to deliver outstanding HVAC control solutions at an exceptional value. Our patented Active Energy Control software extends beyond the drive to maximize motor efficiency at any speed. These are more than just drives – our Series II Open Drives feature an ultra-efficient DC capacitor and a power structure that allows the drives to consume less energy, lowering greenhouse gases and saving you money. Both NEMA Type 1 and NEMA Type 12 are available.


* Active Energy control algorithm
* Graphic display and keypad
* On board communications (RS485:ModBus, BacNet, N2 Ethernet: BacNet IP, ModBus TCP)
* On board I/O (6DI, 3RO, 2AI, 1AO)
* HAND/OFF/AUTO and DRIVE/BYPASS selector on keypad (w/optional
* Manual Forced Bypass Switch and/or indicator lights)
* 5% DC link choke
* Thin metal film bus capacitors
* Programmable Automatic Restart
* Industry leading energy efficient solution
* Easy menu navigation / Multi-monitoring capability
* Supports multiple protocols for communication with Building Automation System
* Simplified stand-alone bypass or control via network communication
* Fully rated, mechanically interlocked contacts
* Meets EMC Class C2 requirements
* Extended Shelf Life
* Choose to disable, automatically restart, or transfer to bypass based on VSD fault

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