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PP800

PP800 LED Pulse and LED Controllers
  • PP800 LED Pulse and LED Controllers
  • PP800 LED Pulse and LED Controllers
  • PP800 LED Pulse and LED Controllers
  • PP800 LED Pulse and LED Controllers

PP800 LED Strobe Controller

Key features:

  • Compatible with nearly any LED lighting assembly available today
  • Eight independently controlled output channels
  • Ethernet or RS232 interface options
  • Pulsed output up to 20A on each channel

PP800 Quick Specification:

  • 8 channel output
  • Ethernet interface (PP820)
  • RS232 interface (PP860)
  • 20A maximum pulsed
  • 2A and 5A maximum pulse options
  • 2A maximum continuous
  • Supply voltage 12-48V DC
  • 1µS minimum pulse width

For a full specification please refer to the PP800 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 PP800 series LED lighting controller offers eight output channels which are independently controlled.

You have two options regarding communication; RS232 (PP860 range) or Ethernet (PP820 range). The standard versions offer a maximum pulse current of 20A. There are other options which reduce the maximum pulse current to either 2A or 5A. The lower maximum pulse current gives you much finer resolution control over the output current. There are also other optional controllers within the range (suffixed with a C) that give even greater control resolution on the output. Each channel can be individually configured to output continuously; or pulsed based on an external trigger signal or internal timer. Selected mode allows switching of the light based upon the state of an external trigger.

The PP800 models can be quickly configured using our free software which can be downloaded from this page, or for the PP820 Ethernet enabled controller range simply by accessing the controller via your internet browser; type in the IP address for the controller into your browser and you have full access to all of the parameters. If you are using a third party software package the PP800 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 or RS232 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 RT800 series controller, which has all of the features of the PP800 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 PP800 range. The Gardasoft White Paper on LED Controller technology is a useful reference for the principles of attaining maximum performance for Machine Vision illumination.

PP820 Series Specification
Parameter
Output channels8 independent constant current output channels
Output current optionsPP820: Controllable in steps of approx 100mA. Up to 20A pulsed or 2A continuous
PP820C: Controllable in steps of approx 5mA. Up to 20A pulsed or 2A continuous
PP821: Controllable in steps of approx 10mA. Up to 2A pulsed or 2A continuous
PP821C: Controllable in steps of approx 0.5mA. Up to 2A pulsed or 2A continuous
PP822: Controllable in steps of approx 25mA. Up to 5A pulsed or 2A continuous
PP822C: Controllable in steps of approx 1.5mA. Up to 5A pulsed or 2A continuous
Trigger inputs8 opto-isolated digital inputs
Pulse width timingFrom 1 microseconds to 300 milliseconds in steps of 1 microsecond.
Timing repeatability 100 nanoseconds
Delay from trigger to pulseFrom 4 microseconds to 300 milliseconds in steps of 1 microsecond.
Timing repeatability 1 microsecond (depending on conditions)
Supply voltageUnregulated or regulated 12V to 48V
ConfigurationEthernet, using TCP/IP or UDP. Configured using a web browser, Gardasoft’s configuration program or from the user’s application software
Dimensions215mm long by 54mm wide by 86mm high
Weight600g
MountingPanel mounting. Six M4 tapped holes

PP860 Series Specification
Parameter
Output channels8 independent constant current output channels
Output current optionsPP860: Controllable in steps of approx 100mA. Up to 20A pulsed or 2A continuous
PP860C: Controllable in steps of approx 5mA. Up to 20A pulsed or 2A continuous
PP861: Controllable in steps of approx 10mA. Up to 2A pulsed or 2A continuous
PP861C: Controllable in steps of approx 0.5mA. Up to 2A pulsed or 2A continuous
PP862: Controllable in steps of approx 25mA. Up to 5A pulsed or 2A continuous
PP862C: Controllable in steps of approx 1.5mA. Up to 5A pulsed or 2A continuous
Trigger inputs8 opto-isolated digital inputs
Pulse width timingFrom 1 microseconds to 300 milliseconds in steps of 1 microsecond.
Timing repeatability 100 nanoseconds
Delay from trigger to pulseFrom 4 microseconds to 300 milliseconds in steps of 1 microsecond.
Timing repeatability 2 microsecond.
Supply voltageUnregulated or regulated 12V to 48V
ControlRS232 commands at 115 Kbaud
Dimensions215mm long by 54mm wide by 86mm high
Weight600g
MountingPanel mounting. Six M4 tapped holes