GA800 Hands-On Troubleshooting

Class Name/Number: GA800 Hands-On Troubleshooting / TRM030-GA800-HOTS
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Class Location: Waukegan, IL
Class Cost: $980
Start Date/Time: 10/11/2022 - 10/13/2022
8:30am - 5:00pm CST
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Duration: 3 Days

This class is designed for technicians and engineers who need to know the basic theory of troubleshooting Yaskawa GA800 variable speed Drives. The student will learn to troubleshoot the VFD by first learning to read the elementary diagram. Then learning what the fault code is indicating as the problem. And finally, the student will learn the applicable procedures using test equipment to identify the bad components in the variable speed drive.

Class topics include but are not limited to:

  • Condensed Installation and Start-up Workshop
    • Keypad Navigation
    • Power Wiring to the Drive
    • Control Wiring to the Drive
    • Complete Wiring Diagrams
  • Elementary Diagram Walkthrough
    • Component Naming
    • Component Functions
    • Checks without Power
    • Checks with Power
    • Fault Code Troubleshooting
    • Drive Teardown and Reassembly
    • Sabotage Exercise

Class Materials:

Students will receive a copy of the class training manual as well as selected product user and instruction manuals in paper and/or electronic format.

Social Distancing During Training Classes:

Yaskawa America, Technical Training Services follows the Center for Disease Control’s (CDC’s) recommendation of social distancing at least six feet during factory training classes held at the Yaskawa America facility in Waukegan, IL. To meet these recommendations, we’ve physically rearranged the classrooms and limited the number of students enrolled in the class.

Students and instructors must adhere to Yaskawa’s safety protocol for mask or face shield utilization in all Yaskawa training facilities and be fully vaccinated. Students must bring with them and wear during the class, a face mask or face shield that has been approved by the CDC for COVID-19 face protection.


Yaskawa TTS provides a number of training classes for its customers that require the use of low level voltages (120vac, 208vac and 460vac). To ensure a level of safety for the student while working with training class equipment using these voltages, TTS follows an Arc Flash Policy that is consistent with NFPA 70E.

Each student attending class must wear non-melting, untreated, natural fiber long pants.


At least some prior experience with of any of Yaskawa AC Drives. You should also possess a basic knowledge of motors and inverters.

It is highly recommended that you review the VFD Basics eLearning Module (eLM.VFDB.01) and the Motor Basics eLearning Module (eLM.MTR.02.MotorBasics) before attending this class.

If you're not sure if this class is right for you, call and speak with one of Yaskawa's Product Training Engineers at 1-800-YASKAWA (927-5292) dial 41.

Class Format:

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday class is held from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, with a one-hour lunch and two 15-minute breaks. This class is held from 8:30 am to 1:00 pm on Friday, with a one-hour lunch and one 15-minute break. The class consists of approximately 70% hands-on exercises and 30% lecture.

Continuing Education Units:

Continuing Education Units will be awarded to those students that attend this training class in its entirety and pass the certification test with a score of 80% or better. Yaskawa does not provide partial CEU credits for less than 100% attendance. As an IACET Accredited Provider, Yaskawa America Inc. offers CEUs for its programs that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. Yaskawa America, Inc. is accredited by IACET to offer 2.8 CEUs for this program.

Class Cost:

Contact Yaskawa for pricing at 1-800-YASKAWA (927-5292) dial 41. The fee that you will be charged includes all training documents, a light snack each morning, and a lunch each day. Costs associated with travel, lodging, and evening meals are not included and are the student's responsibility.

To Enroll:

To enroll in any scheduled class, go to Request Training or call 1-800-YASKAWA (927-5292), dial 41. Class sizes are limited, so call early to reserve your seat.

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

Yaskawa reserves the right to cancel a scheduled class at any time due to low student enrollment. In this situation, the student will be asked to reschedule or the tuition cost will be refunded. Yaskawa is not liable for any charges incurred by the customer (i.e.; airline, hotel, and rental car) due to cancellation.

A student may cancel their enrollment more than one week before the start of the class with no penalty. A student wishing to cancel their enrollment within one week of the class start date will be subject to these charges:

  • The cancellation fee for end users, if canceling within one week for a scheduled factory class is 50% of the total class tuition fee.
  • The cancellation fee for Drives and Motion Distributors, if canceling within one week of a scheduled factory training class is 100% of the total tuition fee.
  • The cancellation fee for end users and distributors, if canceling an on-site class within three weeks of a scheduled class date is 100% of the class tuition and logistical fees.