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Eaton PowerXL DG1 General Purpose Drives

June, 2018 | Lindsey Shepard

The DG1 general-purpose drives are part of the Eaton next-generation PowerXL series of adjustable frequency drives specifically engineered for today’s more demanding commercial and industrial applications. With an industry-leading energy efficiency algorithm, high short-circuit current rating and robust design, the DG1 offers customers increased efficiency, safety, and reliability.

PowerXL DG1

Ease of use:

Startup Wizard, PC Tool software, four built-in applications, diagnostics, local/remote button, removable keypad with copy/paste functionality

Space-saving design:

Compact size, open Type 12 option, on-board communication and I/O


Active energy control algorithm, 5% DC choke, input surge protection, EMI/RFI filter built-in

Rugged and reliable:

High overload (CT) and low overload (VT) rated, conformal coated boards, brake chopper circuit, durable metal power section, 50°C rating (60°C de-rating), removable keypad rated IP54

Global acceptance:

UL, CE, cUL, RoHS, C-Tick

Product Offering:

  • 230 V to 125 hp, 312 A, 90 kW
  • 480 V to 1000 hp, 1180 A, 630 kW
  • 575 V to 800 hp, 820 A, 597 kW
  • IP00, IP20, Type 1/IP21, and Type 12/IP54 packaging


Application Notes:

Multi-Master/Lead-Lag Application
The PowerXL DG1 has the functionality to control a system of multiple drives and motors to allow for redundancy and staging of motors to meet varying output requirements.

PowerXL Redundant Drive Application
The PowerXL DG1 is able to operate a redundant drive scheme with two drives connected to provide a secondary drive as a back-up.

Product Reference Information – AC Line Reactors vs DC Link Chokes (SVX vs DG1 Comparison)
This application note is designed to provide an overview of why impedance on the line side of a drive is beneficial in adjustable frequency drives and compares the expected performance of line reactors and DC link chokes.

Product Reference Information – PowerXL DG1 Configuration to Rockwell PLC
The purpose of this application note is to demonstrate how to operate a PowerXL DG1 drive via Ethernet/IP and a Rockwell CompactLogix PLC.


Instruction Leaflet