Eaton expands PowerXL series of variable frequency drives with configurations designed to maximize energy savings in HVAC applications

Date: April 30, 2018

PITTSBURGH, PA — Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of a new series of variable frequency drives (VFDs) designed to reduce energy consumption, improve safety and support reliable operations for the heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVAC/R) market. With an industry-leading energy efficiency algorithm and high short-circuit current rating, the PowerXL Series DH1 VFDs are part of Eaton’s next generation of PowerXL series specifically designed to provide customers with the versatility of a common platform to unifiy facility power management and power distriribution.

“Eaton is delivering new energy efficient technologies like the PowerXL Series DH1 drive to not only reduce energy usage, but also achieve more reliable motor performance and improved personnel safety,” said Seth O’Brien, product manager, HVAC Variable Frequency Drives, Eaton.”Building upon our successful PowerXL DG1 drives series, the DH1 drive can be used across many HVAC/R applications to improve energy management and equipment serviceability.”

Very similar to the look and feel of the PowerXL DG1, the PowerXL DH1 is a general purpose drive that incorporates a patented energy control algorithm, extensive onboard industrial communication protocols and HVAC-tailored hardware, firmware and communications.

An enhanced graphical display and multiple communication capabilities are embedded in the PowerXL DH1 drive. This provides customers detailed system data to simplify installation, commissioning and maintenance. The drive also includes multiple cooling fan modes for extended temperature applications.

Also enhancing the PowerXL series line of drives, is a new enclosed plastic product offering instead of the basic metal, to improve access to quickly service the product with the wide open, streamlined design.

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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 2017 sales of $20.4 billion. We provide energy-efficient solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton is dedicated to improving the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. Eaton has approximately 96,000 employees and sells products to customers in more than 175 countries. For more information, visit

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