ABB DCS800 DC Variable Speed Drives

Low voltage DC drives

ABB DC Drives
DCS800, 10 to 4000 hp


Adaptive Programming and Start-up Assistants

Adaptive Programming

Optimal Adaptability
Adaptive Programming gives you the ability to customize the drive to your needs without adding more hardware. Change how a digital output works, modify speed or torque reference, or filter an analog input – all these things are possible. You program the drive with the control panel or your PC using DriveWindow Light. Adaptive programming gives you the flexibility you need to make the drive work to your specifications.


  • 16 programmable function blocks
  • 31 Available functions:
    • Logical: AND, OR and XOR
    • Mathematical: add, mul, div, abs, max and min
    • Other: timer, switch, comparator, filter, SR, PI and userdefined warnings or faults
  • Freely definable execution order
  • Easy documentation
  • Similar to the ACS800 AC Drives

The DCS800 DC drive offers you all this as standard features.
If more function blocks are required, ControlBuilder, which uses compact flash memory, is available with expanded capacity. See page 29 for details.

ABB DCS800 DC Drives ControlBuilder

Start-Up Assistants

Faster and Easier Commissioning
The Startup Assistant is part of the standard DCS800 DC Drives software package. It guides you actively through the commissioning procedure either through the control panel or with your PC using DriveWindow Light. It is multilingual, requests data with clear and plain text messages, and sets the required parameters to your needs.

On-line Info System
To make it easier and more informative, “info system” is available at each step, helping to set the correct values for each parameter and troubleshoot the problems. It also provides you with a step-by-step reference to the printed manuals.

ABB DCS800 Variable Speed DC Drive Keypad


  • Easy and fast commissioning procedure
  • Intelligent guide to assist you through the commissioning
  • Available in 8 languages, including Spanish and French
  • Info system always available
  • Auto detection of connected hardware

The DCS800 DC drive offers you all this as standard features.

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ABB DCS800 DC Variable Speed Drives
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