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PowerXL Series DM1 Variable Frequency Drive from Eaton

Next-generation drives for today’s demands

January 18, 2023

Power XL Series DM1

PowerXL Series DM1 Variable Frequency Drive. The DM1 and DM1 Pro microdrives are part of Eaton’s next generation PowerXLE Series of adjustable frequency drives specifically engineered for today’s more demanding commercial and industrial applications. The power unit makes use of the most sophisticated semiconductor technology and a highly modular construction that can be flexibly adapted to meet the customer’s needs.

Eaton’s Power XL DM1 micro variable frequency drives are engineered for today’s demanding commercial and Machinery OEM applications. With an industry leading energy efficiency algorithm, high short-circuit current rating and robust design, the DM1 offers customers increased efficiency, safety and reliability, and features that improve integration and ease of use.

PowerXL Series DM1 variable frequency drives

Features of the PowerXL Series DM1

  • Brake chopper standard
  • Dual overload ratings:
  • 110% variable torque (IL )
  • 150% constant torque (IH)
  • Drive can be powered by an external 24 Vdc supply to update firmware and parameters, and access fieldbus
  • IP20 rating for base drive, NEMAT Type 1 with optional accessory kit
  • Standard I/O:
  • 4x DI, 1x AI, 1x AO
  • 2x FC relays
  • Integrated input surge protection
  • On-board communication protocols:
  • DM1 and DM1 Pro: ModbusT RTU, Bluetooth
  • DM1 Pro only: EtherNet/IP, Modbus TCP, BACnet/IP, BACnet MS/TP
  • EMI/RFI filters optional on all drives—meets EMC Category C2
  • Seamless integration into EtherNet/IP networks via Add-On Instructions
  • SNTP time clock supports internet time stamping of faults
  • One expansion port for additional communication protocols as necessary
  • Remote graphic LCD display and keypad supports simple menu navigation as well as on-screen diagnostics and troubleshooting
  • LOCAL/REMOTE operation from keypad
  • Conformal-coated control and power boards standard
  • Safe Torque Off (STO) built-in with functional safety SIL2 Certification

Standards and certifications

  • IEC/EN 61800-5-1, Immunity: IEC/EN 61800-3, UL-61800-5, IEC/EN 61800-5-2,Category C2
  • cULT
  • ULT
  • CE
  • IEC 61508
  • C-Tick
  • EN 62061
  • RoHS
  • EN ISO 13849-1
  • EAC
  • Plenum rated


  • Built-in web server to update firmware, program and commission the DM1 over an Ethernet network
  • Active Energy ControlT minimizes energy losses in your motor, resulting in industry-leading energy efficiency for your application
  • Quick Start Wizard upon initial power-up supports fast, easy installation
  • Standard applications:
  • Standard
  • Fan
  • Pump
  • Multipurpose
  • Copy/paste functionality on drive keypad allows for fast setup of multiple drives using remote keypad
  • Preprogrammed I/O supports fast, easy installation for most applications
  • Advanced PC Tool with diagnostic capabilities

More Information on the PowerXL Series DM1

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