PLUS+1 High Current Microcontrollers

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Extra high-power pins

Designing smart, safe but simple systems is a real challenge on machines with multiple high-current applications, such as linear actuators, lamps and electric motors. Due to power limitations, a separate controller is typically required to drive each application.


The new Danfoss MC018 high-current controller gives Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) enough power to drive several applications up to a total stable current of 120A with a single controller. Extra high-power pins can also drive a particularly demanding application without compromising the performance of others. This with noiseless motor control.

As always, safety is a top OEM – and user – priority. To meet this demand, the MC018 has a separate logic power supply for intelligent fault detection. This means the controller is still able to send diagnostic information to the master controller. Even in the event of a short circuit or burnt fuse.

The simplicity and cost of a machine control system depend on the number of components used. With the MC018, OEMs gain better performance with fewer high-current controllers. Together with full PLUS+1® compatibility a fast and easy integration in advanced control systems is ensured. This is speeding up the time to market.

Benefits for OEMs

Simultaneous control of high-current applications with one controller – saving you the cost of additional controllers

Simpler system design and easy to program with PLUS+1® GUIDE – sending you faster to market and with less time spent on programming

Smoother and quieter motor control – to the benefit of the end user

Safe operation with intelligent fault detection and diagnosis

Features of the MC018

Maximum power output of 160A, with the ability to drive 120A simultaneously 

Maximum power output per pin of 25A

Up to 20KHz PWM frequency at reduced load

Separate logic power supply

Easily installed power lugs

Soft fuses configurable in PLUS+1® GUIDE


Type Name Language Valid for Updated Download File type
User guide PLUS+1® High Current Controller Family Technical Information English Multiple 06 Jun, 2019 2.6 MB .pdf
Data sheet PLUS+1® MC018-130 High Current Controller Data Sheet Chinese (CN) China 06 Jul, 2018 593.9 KB .pdf
Data sheet PLUS+1® MC018-130 High Current Controller Data Sheet English Multiple 03 Jun, 2017 485.3 KB .pdf

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