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PowerFlex 700 AC Drives

PowerFlex® 700 AC Drives are available in a wide range of horsepower ratings. These drives control three-phase induction motors in applications with requirements ranging from the simplest speed control to the most demanding torque control. The PowerFlex 700 AC drive offers application-specific features and parameters for lifting, oil wells, and speed and positioning applications. Available packaged drives provide additional control, power, and enclosure options in standardized designs. The PowerFlex 700 Fan and Pump packaged drive is a cost-effective solution for speed control in variable torque fan and pump applications.

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  • Software
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  • Power ratings:
    • 200…240V: 0.37…66 kW / 0.5…100 Hp / 2.2…260 A
    • 380…480V: 0.37…500 kW / 0.5…700 Hp / 1.1…875 A
    • 500…600V: 1…150 Hp / 1.7…144 A
    • 690V: 45…132 kW / 52…142 A
  • IP20 NEMA/UL Type 1, Open/Flange, IP54 NEMA 12
  • V/Hz control, sensorless vector control, Vector Control with FORCE™ Technology
  • Common Industrial Protocol (CIP™) communications including DeviceNet™, ControlNet™, and EtherNet/IP™
  • Meets demands for space, flexibility, and reliability
  • Excellent torque production, tight torque regulation and fast update times of torque inputs
  • Control cassette houses all control, I/O, and encoder options and is interchangeable with all PowerFlex® 700 drive ratings
  • Configuration and programming via optional integral LCD keypad, remote keypad, or  software
  • Premier Integration with PowerFlex® AC drives uses the Logix control platform to simplify parameter and tag programming and reduces development time

Packaged Drives

  • 0.5 Hp...200 Hp at 480V input
  • 18-pulse low harmonic distortion version available for meeting IEEE 519 at drive input
  • UL/NEMA Type 1 or 12 enclosures
  • Power options include circuit breaker, fused disconnect, bypass, and input fuses
  • Output relay and transformer control options
  • Door-mounted human interface module (HIM), hand/off/auto selector switch, status pilot lights, and speed potentiometer

Optional FanMaster™ Energy Saving Package

  • Controls PowerFlex® 700 AC Drive
  • Includes PanelView™ operator interface, sensors and MicroLogix™ 1100 controller
  • Demand ventilation or constant ventilation control
  • Runs at optimal speed using patent-pending algorithms
  • Pre-loaded climate profiles, with easy set up of additional profiles
  • Distributes heating and cooling BTUs in the same proportion as the original system design, using less fan energy
  • Controls ventilation of carbon dioxide
  • Minimizes outside air while providing good air quality
  • Lowers heating and cooling energy consumption
  • NEMA/UL Type 1 and 4 enclosures

Additional Information

  • Premier Integration of the Studio 5000™ Logix Designer application and PowerFlex® drives reduces development time by providing profiles, parameters and standardized tags, as well as copy and paste programming to simplify configuring multiple drives.
  • Our industry expertise in Drives Systems Solutions can help you maximize machine availability and minimize project risk.
  • Intelligent Motor Control Solutions can protect your investment, help optimize productivity and improve uptime.
  • The Integrated Architecture system provides the foundation to drive plantwide optimization efficiently and effectively.
  • Our Connected Components solution provides a design toolkit, programming software, and all the right products bundled together to help you more quickly design and develop machines.


PowerFlex 700 AC Drive Technical Data20B-TD001


  • ABS (Frames 0…6)
  • ATEX Certified
  • CE  Marked (600V class drives below 77 Amps (Frames 0-4) are declared to meet the Low Voltage Directive)
  • C-Tick
  • cUL
  • IEC (Designed to Meet)
  • UL
  • KCC
  • Lloyd's Register (Frames 0…6)
  • SEMI F47 (Frames 0…6) 

Certifications apply when product is marked. See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

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Integrated Architecture BrochureIA-BR005
PowerFlex Family of Low Voltage AC Drives BrochurePFLEX-BR008
PowerFlex 70/700 Drive Packages for Fan/Pump Applications Product Profile21VW-PP001
PowerFlex DPI Communication Adapters Product Profile20COMM-PP001
FanMaster Energy Saving Package Product ProfileFANM-PP001
PowerFlex Low Voltage Drives Selection GuidePFLEX-SG002
PowerFlex 700 AC Drive Technical Data20B-TD001
PowerFlex 700 and 700H Packaged Drives Technical DataPFLEX-TD001
PowerFlex 700 AC Drive, Frames 0...6, Installation Instructions20B-IN019
PowerFlex 700 AC Drive, Frames 7…10, Installation Instructions20B-IN014
PowerFlex 70/700 Drive Packages for Fan/Pump Applications Installation Instructions21VW-IN001
PowerFlex 700 AC Drive Vector Control User Manual20B-UM002
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Product Certifications

See our Product Certification site for Declarations of Conformity, certificates and other certification details.

Configuration & Selection Tools

Other Resources

  • Drives Support — Support resources for all drive products.
  • Drive Application Software — Pre-engineered drive software, including Application Sets for PowerFlex® 40, 700 VC, and 700S. Drive Application Modules are available for the PowerFlex 700S, and include the required application programming, integrated functions modules, and application set necessary to control a specific process.
  • Fan and Pump Energy Savings Calculators — Achieve an immediate and measurable impact on energy use and operational efficiency.
  • Knowledgebase — Visit our online resource for technical information, support chat and forums, software updates, and product safety advisories/notices.