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PP600 LED Pulse and Strobe Controllers
  • PP600 LED Pulse and Strobe Controllers
  • PP600 LED Pulse and Strobe Controllers
  • PP600 LED Pulse and Strobe Controllers

PP600 LED Strobe Controller

Key features:

  • Compatible with nearly any LED lighting assembly available today
  • Two independently controlled output channels
  • Push button interface with optional RS232 connectivity
  • Small compact unit with optional DIN mounting available

PP600 Quick Specification:

  • 2 channel output
  • Optical RS232 interface
  • 10A maximum pulsed
  • 4A maximum continuous
  • Supply voltage 12-48V DC
  • SafeSense™ enabled
  • 20µS minimum pulse width
  • Optional 5µS pulse width (F version)

For a full specification please refer to the PP600 datasheet

Manufacturer connection diagrams

  • CCS Connectivity
  • Smart Vision Lights

To get the very best out of your LED lighting solution, in terms of brightness stability and control, the lights should be driven from a current source, not a nominal voltage supply. The Gardasoft controllers are current sources. The PP600 LED lighting controller offers two output channels which are independently controlled. Each channel can be individually configured to output continuously; or pulsed based on an external trigger signal or internal timer. The 'F' version controller will allow pulse width control down to 5µS resolution. Selected mode allows switching of the light based upon the state of an external trigger. The PP600 also has an additional mode of operation called switched mode. This enables you to very quickly change your light from one intensity setting to another simply by changing the states of the two trigger inputs (high or low). The end result is you can preset up to four different light intensity values and quickly switch from one setting to the next just by changing the states of the trigger inputs.

The PP610 RS232 enabled models can be quickly configured using our free software which can be downloaded from this page. If you are using a third party software package the PP610 range has a simple command set that is detailed in the manual allowing easy communication. As with all Gardasoft products, all the settings are stored in non-volatile memory, and it will retain these settings even when the Ethernet connection is disconnected. Gardasoft Controllers are universally compatible with LED Vision lighting, from manufacturers such as CCS.

When overdriving you may need to increase the DC power input to the controller or heat-sink the controller due to power dissipation. If this is an issue for your application we would recommend the RT200 series controller (RT260 for RS232 control), which has all of the features of the PP600 series but is based around our SafePower™ technology. The RT series will also offer you all the advantages of our patented SafeSense™ technology which is not available in the PP600 range. The Gardasoft White Paper on LED Controller technology is a useful reference for the principles of attaining maximum performance for Machine Vision illumination.

User interfacePushbuttonPushbutton & RS232PushbuttonPushbutton & RS232
Lighting connectionScrew TerminalScrew terminal & Japanese Style ConnectorScrew TerminalScrew terminal & Japanese Style ConnectorScrew TerminalScrew terminal & Japanese Style ConnectorScrew TerminalScrew terminal & Japanese Style Connector
Output channelsTwo independent constant current outputs
Output currentFrom 0 to 10A in steps of 0.25mA up to 750mA / Steps of 2.5mA for higher currents Maximum current per channel: 10A pulsed or 4A continuous
Trigger inputsTwo opto-isolated digital inputs. Requires 5 – 24v
Pulse width timingFrom 20uS to 1.3S in steps of 20uS Timing repeatability 2uSFrom 5uS to 10mS in steps of 1uS Timing repeatability 1uS
Delay from trigger to pulseFrom 20uS to 1.3S in steps of 20uS Timing repeatability 2uSFrom 10uS to 10mS in steps of 2uS Timing repeatability 2uS
Output voltage0 – 39v
Supply voltageRegulated 12 – 48v. The supply voltage must be at least 1v higher than the output voltage required by the light
Weight118mm long, 76mm wide, 27mm high (excluding DIN fixing)
MountingDIN rail or panel mouting