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Eaton delivers intelligent power innovation with predictive monitoring of low-voltage power distribution applications

  • Technology combines panelboards and switchboards with intelligent circuit protection
  • Integrated solutions provide real-time insight into circuit breaker health to avoid costly downtime

August 6, 2020

PITTSBURGH… Power management company Eaton today announced the first panelboards and switchboards in the industry to feature real-time breaker health monitoring with the launch of the Pow-R-Line Xpert family of intelligent panelboards and switchboards. Seamlessly integrating Eaton’s Power Defense molded case circuit breaker technology, the combined solutions deliver accurate, actionable data to help professionals across healthcare, commercial buildings, data centers and industrial facilities make smarter decisions about their power distribution infrastructure.

“We continue to pioneer the application of intelligent capabilities in foundational power distribution equipment to give our customers deeper visibility into their power system performance and health,” said Manny Alexander, product manager, Eaton. “With the Pow-R-Line Xpert family, we identified an opportunity to build intelligent circuit protection directly into panelboards and switchboards, which are found within nearly every electrical distribution system. Now, for the first time, customers can use predictive insights to diagnose breaker health issues in panelboards and switchboards and address these issues before they result in costly downtime.”

Commercial and industrial facilities across industries rely on panelboards and switchboards to provide essential power distribution while protecting infrastructure from overloads and short circuits. The integration of intelligent circuit breaker technology helps drive continuous uptime at these facilities by enabling maintenance personnel to monitor system health in real time and address anomalies, overloads and end-of-life conditions before they occur. Integral metering capabilities paired with embedded communications deliver real-time voltage, current and frequency data to personnel to enable faster, more informed decision-making without the need to install additional meters or equipment.

The Pow-R-Line Xpert family also builds on Eaton’s commitment to electrical safety with the Arcflash Reduction Maintenance System, which helps protect personnel by reducing arc flash energy release during maintenance. A re-engineered deadfront cover offers full visibility into the circuit breaker faceplate information as well as accessibility to trip units without the need to remove it.

The Eaton Pow-R-Line Xpert panelboard and switchboard family is currently available in North America. For more information, visit

Eaton’s electrical business is a global leader with deep regional application expertise in power distribution and circuit protection; power quality, backup power and energy storage; control and automation; life safety and security; structural solutions; and harsh and hazardous environment solutions. Through end-to-end services, channel and an integrated digital platform & insights Eaton is powering what matters across industries and around the world, helping customers solve their most critical electrical power management challenges.

Eaton’s mission is to improve the quality of life and the environment through the use of power management technologies and services. We provide sustainable solutions that help our customers effectively manage electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical power – more safely, more efficiently, and more reliably. Eaton’s 2019 revenues were $21.4 billion, and we sell products to customers in more than 175 countries. We have approximately 93,000 employees. For more information, visit