ABB DCS800 DC Variable Speed Drives

Low voltage DC drives

ABB DC Drives
DCS800, 10 to 4000 hp

Technical Specifications

System connection
Voltage, 3-phase 240 to 990 V acc. to IEC 60038
Voltage deviation ±10% continuous; ±15% up to 0.5 sec.
Rated frequency 50 Hz or 60 Hz
Static frequency deviation 50 Hz ±2 %; 60 Hz ±2 %
Dynamic: frequency range 50 Hz: ±5 Hz; 60 Hz: ± 5 Hz
NOTE: Special consideration must be taken for voltage deviation in regenerative mode.
Short Circuit Current Rating
D1 – D4 = 65 kA
D5 – D7 = 100 kA
Protection Class
Converter module and options (line chokes, fuse holder, field supply unit, etc.) UL Type Open
Speed Feedback / Accuracy
Speed resolution with encoder 0.005% of nominal speed, with analog tach, 0.1% (16 bits)
Cycle time, speed and
current controller
2.77 ms at 60 Hz, 3.33 ms at 50 Hz
Step response, current
5 ms
Speed feedback EMF (transducerless), analog tach, encoder, 2nd encoder with RTAC
Analog tach voltage ±8-30 Vdc, ±30-90 Vdc, ±90-270 Vdc
Pulse encoder voltage 5, 12, 15, 24 Vdc
Environmental limit values
Permissible cooling air temperature.
– at converter module air inlet 0 to +55°C
with rated DC current 0 to +40°C
with different DC current +40 to +55°C derating (1%/1oC)
– Options 0 to +40°C
Relative humidity (at 5…+40°C) 5 to 95%, no condensation
Relative humidity (at 0…+5°C) 5 to 50%, no condensation
Change of the ambient temperature < 0.5°C / minute
Storage temperature -40 to +55°C
Transport temperature -40 to +70°C
Pollution degree (IEC
60664-1, IEC 60439-1)
Site elevation
<1000 m above M.S.L. 100%, without derating
1000 to 4000 M.S.L. with derating (1%/100m)
4000 to 5000 M.S.L. with derating and factory approval

 Sound pressure level

Size Sound pressure level LP (1 m distance) Vibration
as module enclosed conv. as module
D1 55 dBA 54 dBA 1.5 mm, 2…9 Hz
0.5 g, 9…200 Hz
D2 55 dBA 55 dBA
D3 60 dBA 73 dBA
D4 66 – 70 dBA 77 dBA
D5 73 dBA 78 dBA 1 mm, 2…9 Hz
0.1 g, 9…200 Hz
D6 75 dBA 73 dBA
D7 82 dBA 80 dBA

North American Standards

In North America the system components fulfil the requirements of the table below.

Rated supply
Converter module Enclosed converter
to 600 V UL 508 C
Power Conversion Equipment
cULus C 22.2 No. 14-95 Industrial Control Equipment, Industrial Products
Available for converter modules
including field power supply units.
Types with UL mark:

  • see UL Listing / certificate no. E196914
  • or on r equest
Enclosed converter cabinets are not UL listed
>600 V to
1000 V
EN / IEC: see table below.
Available for converter modules
including field power supply units.
EN / IEC types: on request (for details see table below)

Regulatory compliance

The converter module and enclosed converter components are designed for use in industrial environments. In EEA countries, the components fulfill the requirements of the EU directives, see table below.

European union directive Manufacturer‘s
Harmonized standards
Converter module Enclosed converter
Machinery Directive
Declaration of Incorporation EN 60204-1[IEC 60204-1] EN 60204-1[IEC 60204-1]
Low Voltage Directive
Declaration of Conformity EN 60146-1-1[IEC 60146-1-1] EN 61800-5-1
(EN 50178 [IEC–])
see additional
IEC 60664
EN 60204-1[IEC 60204-1] EN 61800-5-1
EN 60439-1[IEC 60439-1]
EMC Directive
Declaration of Conformity
(Provided that all installation
instructions concerning
cable selection,
cabling and EMC filters
or dedicated transformer
are followed.)
EN 61800-3 circle1[IEC 61800-3] EN 61800-3 circle1[IEC 61800-3]
circle1 in accordance
with 3ADW 000 032
circle1 in accordance
with 3ADW 000
032/3ADW 000

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ABB DCS800 DC Variable Speed Drives
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