Since its introduction in 2009, this model has quickly become one of the most popular ZAPI products throughout the world.  OEMs are able to utilize its high output, small package size, and expanded I/O in many different applications.  The power density, dimension, shock-absorption, and manufacturibility of the CombiAC-0/ACE0 are all state-of-the-art.   This model is designed to drive one synchronous or asynchronous motor rated up to 2.5Kw plus an additional DC brushed motor.

Depending on the application, this model can process the majority of the vehicle control through the configurable onboard I/O.

The field-upgradable firmware can be fully customized to the OEM's specifications, or a CANopen solution can be supplied to provide superior flexibility.  Multi-motor algorithms such as dual-drive and quad-drive are available, by linking the controllers via CANBUS, thus creating an adaptable electronic differential. 

The CombiAC-0/ACE-0 is configured to run asynchronous motor technologies such as AC induciton.  This model is compatible with incremental encoder signals to determine motor RPM feedback

The CombiBLE-0/BLE-0 is configured to run synchronous motor technologies such as PMAC, BLDC, and IPMAC.  This model is compatible with Hall Effect or Sin/Cos encoder signals to determine motor RPM feedback.

This ZAPI motor controller comes standard with CANBUS communication, Flash programming, and ZAPI's patented algorithm are compatible with ZAPI's standard PC based diagnostic tool.

ZAPI patented this sensorless technology in 1992, and it has been implemented on thousands of OEM applications currently operating in the workplace.  Since its first introduction, this ZAPI algorithm has been continually fine-tuned to provide the best performance, especially when compared to other sensorless technologies in the marketplace.

Extended warranty available.

Technical Specifications

  • 13 digital inputs
  • 2 analog inputs
  • 1 analog motor thermal input
  • 1 rotor position feedback port
  • 8 outputs: driving to -Batt, 1.5A continuous
  • 2 proportional output: driving to -Batt, current driven
Max Current

100 - 200, 200 - 300, 300 - 400

  • Dimensions: 150 x 200 x 79 mm
  • Connector Type: Ampseal
  • Available with aluminum base plate or finned heat sink
Motor Technology
  • ACIM
  • BLDC
  • PMAC
Other Features
  • Flash memory
  • CANBUS interface
Power Section
  • 24V @ 220Arms (2'), (additional 270Adc option)
  • 24V @ 320Arms (2'), (additional 270Adc option)
  • 36V, 48V @ 180Arms (2'), (additional 270Adc option)
  • 36V, 48V @ 280Arms (2'), (additional 270Adc option)
  • 72V,80V @ 200Arms (2'), (additional 250Adc option)
Sealing Rating
24, 36, 48, 72, 80

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