Eaton Adds 600V Class to the PowerXL DG1 Drives to Help Customers Achieve new Level of Energy Efficiency, Safety and Reliability

Date: July 13, 2015

PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of the new 600 voltage (V) class for the PowerXL DG1 adjustable frequency drive. Designed for global commercial, industrial and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) customers, the new Eaton engineered drive class is designed to help reduce energy consumption compared to traditional control methods, improve safety and support reliable operations that utilize 600V.

The new 600V class completes the PowerXL DG1 family that Eaton offers, including 230V and 480V, to create a truly global drive family. Customers can now standardize using the PowerXL DG1 and benefit from the energy savings, reliability and ease of use.

“Global megatrends indicate there will be a substantial increase in the demand for improved efficiency, and adjustable speed motor control reduces energy consumption,” said Matt Callahan, product manager, Eaton. “By offering the PowerXL DG1 family of drives for all voltages, Eaton is helping to not only reduce energy usage, but also achieve better motor performance and system reliability – helping customers power their businesses more efficiently and safely.”

The PowerXL DG1 is a general-purpose drive that incorporates a patented energy control algorithm, extensive onboard industrial communication protocols and built-in harmonic reduction to help customers reduce the cost of using an adjustable frequency drive.

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Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; backup power protection; control and automation; lighting and security; structural solutions and wiring devices; solutions for harsh and hazardous environments; and engineering services. Eaton is positioned through its global solutions to answer today’s most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton is a power management company with 2014 sales of $22.6 billion. Eaton provides energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton has approximately 102,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

Mark Horner
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