power electronics

LV8 Platform

High Performance Modular Drive for Industrial Applications


Reliability and accuracy are key to success

Industries developing innovative propulsion systems, such as automotive or aerospace, require reliable drive system solutions and intelligent software capabilities.

We have to meet today‘s needs, and at the same time, ensure that we adequately support the development of modern drives. With Power Conversion´s LV8 platform we are ideally positioned and offer our customers security on their way to the future of drive technology

Power Conversion´s experience, know-how and world-class hybrid and electric solutions, help our customers deliver high performance testing for combustion, powertrain, battery simulation and industrial testing applications.

Proven technology validation and shorter R&D cycles

Power Conversion’s LV8 platform addresses R&D and technical development challenges in the most flexible way. It is the drive choice for a wide range of industrial applications and will help to significantly cut energy costs and to lower grid disturbances with a reduced environmental impact.

With its active front end (AFE) variant and regenerative capability, its designed for variable speed and a power range from 250 kVA up to 4 MVA. LV8 platform comes as air-cooled or liquid-cooled. The liquid-cooled variant features a more compact design eliminating additional costs or equipment for room air conditioning.


  • Forced air or liquid cooled
  • Modular design
  • Encapsulated design to meet adverse industrial environments
  • IGBT technology that can withstand alternating loads
  • Multiple field-bus protocols
  • Latest Power Conversion control platform & industrial Internet options


  • High efficiency
  • High flexibility
  • Advanced control
  • Ease of servicing
  • Adaptable to the most varied special requirements
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High performance and flexibility

Ecodesign Directive - Energy-efficiency information

Note to Ecodesign-Directive 2009/125/EC in conjunction with commission regulation (EU) 2019/1781

The Ecodesign Directive is the framework that sets requirements on all energy-related products within the European Union. Regulations made under this Directive set minimum energy efficiency requirements, ensuring that we reduce the energy consumption and environmental impact of our products. The relevant regulation for motors, AC drives and power drive systems is Regulation (EU) 2019/1781. In the United Kingdom, similar requirements are imposed by Statutory Instrument SI 2021 No. 745.

This is a regenerative drive according to EU 2019/1781 Art.2 (3) c), hence the requirements in section 3, and point (1), (2), and (5) to (10) of section 4 of Annex 1 shall not apply.

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Our service capabilities for LV solutions

Ease of servicing & high availability

  • IGBT technology that can withstand alternating loads
  • Long-life foil capacitors
  • Ease of servicing

The separate implementation of the capacitor, power and fan modules means that every part can be replaced simply and quickly. Because of their low weight and compact design, the components can be handled by a single person.

The LV8 uses high-quality and particularly long-life components, such as IGBT modules with a high alternating load withstand capability and more than 75 percent less wear than standard solutions. This makes the converter attractive for applications that need maximum availability and high performance

With its active front end (AFE) variant and regenerative capability, its designed for variable speed and a power range from 250 kVA up to 4 MVA. LV8 platform comes as air-cooled or liquid-cooled. The liquid-cooled variant features a more compact design eliminating additional costs or equipment for room air conditioning.

Customized options

The LV8 can be fitted with additional options to meet special requirements:

  • Suitable for 50 Hz and 60 Hz
  • AC voltage range 400V - 690V
  • Forced air cooled or liquid cooled design
  • Pulse frequencies up to 12 kHz
  • Protection classes IP23 to IP54
  • Safety functions SS1 and STO with PL e
  • Options for EMC C2 & EMC ILA
  • Braking chopper

Minimizing risk, maximizing productivity

Power Conversion services include all support for utilities and farm operators to protect assets, keep critical processes running, minimize risk and maximize productivity.

We deliver original equipment spares around the world as well as repair, refurbish and upgrade customer systems with the latest technology. We offer risk protection through performance-based contracts based on our system experience and sophisticated application calculations.

Through advanced digital platforms, we deliver expert onsite and remote emergency 24/7 support, interventions and planned maintenance customized to meet unique customer requirements.

Learn more about LV8

Thanks to its modular design, the LV8 can be very easily adjusted to customer demands such as specific power ratings and dimensions. It is designed for input voltages from 400 V to 690 V and handles dynamically adaptable pulse frequencies of up to 12kHz. These characteristics allow the converter to supply an almost sinusoidal motor voltage. When paired with a suitable filter, the LV8 also is well-suited for drive-revamping applications because it permits the continued use of existing machines not designed for converter operation. Real time ethernet control components in combination with high output frequencies make the LV8 the option of choice for dynamic high-speed applications.

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