ABB DCS800 DC Variable Speed Drives

Low voltage DC drives

ABB DC Drives
DCS800, 10 to 4000 hp

DC Industrial Drives Overview

ABB DC Industrial Drives
The DCS800 DC industrial drive from ABB combines a powerful controller with a thyristor power platform that has been proven in factories all over the world. The DCS800 boasts a wider power range than any other DC drive on the market. The hardware and software are designed with you, the user in mind.
Special features make installation and configuration simple and allow you to customize the application to your needs.

Industrial Applications
The DCS800 can be used in a wide range of industrial applications including:

  • Metals
  • Electrolysis
  • Pulp & Paper
  • Ski lifts
  • Printing
  • Magnets
  • Material handling
  • Food & Beverage
  • Battery Chargers
  • Test rigs
  • Plastic & Rubber
  • Mining

DCS800 DC Drive Promises
The drive meets the requirements of the most demanding drive applications. Embedded software functions offer upgrades to all classic installations like 12-pulse, double motor operation, and field reversal.


  • Reduced installation and commissioning work
  • Internal three phase field power supply without additional external hardware (D1-D5)
  • Excellent control performance up to highest dynamic application in field weakening operation
  • All ACS800 PC tools (via DDCS) can be connected
  • Able to be customized to your needs with Adaptive Programming and with option Control Builder
  • Flexible fieldbus system with numerous internally mountable fieldbus adapters
  • Virtually all DCS800 component parts are suitable for recycling.
  • Coated circuit boards as standard

PC Tool for ABB Drives
DriveWindow Light is an easy-to-use tool for your PC for start up and maintenance of your ABB drive. It is included with every DCS800 drive and has the following features:

  • User interface tool to view and set parameters
  • Startup Assistant tool
  • Adaptive Programming (AP) tool

It supports a wide range of ABB industrial drives, including ACS350, ACS550, ACS800, as well as the DCS800.

Main Features

  • Basic control
    • Transducer and transducerless operation
    • Macros to simplify setup
    • High-speed serial via Ethernet, ControlNet, etc.
    • On/Off control with pulsed or maintained inputs
    • Field heating
    • Adaptive Programming
    • Remembers two sets of motor parameters
    • Drive position display
    • Save parameter set to PC or keypad
  • Motor Control
    • Easily switches between local control via keypad and remote control via digital I/O or high-speed serial
    • Window speed control
    • Flying start
    • Field reversal, boost and opti-torque
    • Motor pot up and down control
  • Drive Configurations
    • Stand-alone
    • Master-follower (up to 10 followers)
    • 12-pulse operation
    • Hard-parallel operation (D7 only)
  • Inputs and outputs
    • All user-designated inputs and outputs
    • Relay output for AC or DC contactor control
    • Motor brake control, including torque proving input
    • Motor temperature sensor monitoring
    • High speed DC breaker monitoring
  • Faults and Diagnostics
    • Fault logging with time and date stamp
    • Diagnostic assistant activates when fault occurs

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ABB DCS800 DC Variable Speed Drives
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