The Genteq® Fronteer™ Drive is an innovative new "hybrid" drive for the residential HVAC space. The drive switches between variable speed operation and line power, increasing efficiency at a lower total system cost. Fronteer runs both the compressor and fan motors on outdoor units. The drive has two versions, sized specifically for up to 3T and up to 5T systems. The Fronteer Drive is the ideal solution to increase SEER in the mid-tier market segment.

The Fronteer Drive borrows from Regal’s electronics controls expertise, and can be trusted for industry-leading efficiency, reliability, and versatility.


Fronteer enhances system performance by adding the most SEER per dollar of cost. The Fronteer drive boosts efficiency significantly on non-variable compressors, allowing OEMs to avoid derating systems under changing regulatory standards. Customers and 3rd party tests have confirmed 2-5pt SEER improvements by adding Fronteer (depending on type of compressor and fan motor and system size)

• Variable operation up to 2400RPM and 66% of demand

• More efficient line power at top end of range

• Drive sized for lower variable boundary 

Improved System Design

Fronteer allows for significant system benefits during design, maximizing equipment performance while reducing costs and streamlining assembly. Fronteer can create a more premium unit even when switching to a cheaper compressor. Fronteer also draws more efficiency from a PSC or BLDC fan motor. Additionally, Fronteer reduces footprint in the control panel and removes the need for some other components.


The Fronteer drive improves operation of a system with extra features. It increases reliability with soft start and removes potential points of failure in components. It reduces cycling in the system and increases homeowner comfort as well through its variable operation.

• Over and Under Voltage Protection

• Over Current Protection

• Over Temperature Protection

• Short Circuit Protection (phase-to-phase, phase-to-ground)

• Open Phase and Locked Rotor Detection

• Line synchronization

• Comprehensive Blak Box™ diagnostics


• Voltage: 208/230 VAC, 50/60Hz

• I/O: PWM, Regal DSI, Modus RS485, OEM   Programmable

• Inverter engages below 66% of demand

• Speed: 900-2500rpm to compressor, 200-1000rpm   to fan motor

• Operating Temperature: -40°C to 60°C

• Air cooled, aluminum heat sink goes through   control panel

• 2 SKUs available, 1.5-3T (1.65kW max input power),   4-5T (2.7kW max input power)

• Power Factor up to 60% on variable, 90%+ on line

• 6.5W standby power


• Switch between variable operation and line power

• Programmable to operate dependent on   current/power/temp requirements

• Conformal coated for durability 


• Compact size

• Easier installation

• Remove components from control panel

• Maximizes compressor and fan effectiveness

• Increased efficiency and SEER rating


• Outdoor AC units

• Outdoor heat pumps

• Compressor racks 

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