RT800 Series LED Strobe Controllers
- Compatible with nearly any LED lighting assembly available today
- Eight independently controlled output channels
- Push button, Ethernet or RS232 configuration options
- SafeSense™ technology for safe overdriving
- SafePower™ for easy installation
- Small compact unit with optional DIN mounting available
For a full specification please refer to the RT Series datasheet
Manufacturer connection diagrams
The RT range is Gardasoft's latest generation of LED lighting controller solutions for machine vision applications. Implementing our patented SafePower™ technology, installation is very easy, removing the need of having to use a bespoke DC power supply or heat sinking the controller. All RT models also include our SafeSense™ technology, which enables the safe overdriving of LEDs. To get the very best out of your LED lighting solution, in terms of brightness stability and control, lighting should be driven from a current source, not a nominal voltage supply. The Gardasoft pulse / strobe controllers are current sources, with the RT800 controller range offering eight 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. These controllers allow pulse width control down to 1 µS resolution. Selected mode allows switching of the light based upon the state of an external trigger.
The RT820 / RT860 models can be quickly configured using our free software (which can be downloaded from this page), or for the Ethernet enabled RT820 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 RT800 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.
Using our patented SafeSense™ technology, the RT800 range allows you to overdrive your LED lights safe in the knowledge that the lights will be protected from damage. The RT800 series will protect the lights ensuring that the high current pulses are regulated in terms of pulse width timing and frequency. The end result is you get the maximum light possible for your application. SafePower™ now allows you to overdrive the lights without having to increase the input power supply voltage (which you need to do with the Gardasoft PP range), making implementation and system integration much simpler). Gardasoft Controllers are universally compatible with LED Vision lighting, from manufacturers such as CCS. The Gardasoft White Paper on LED Controller technology is a useful reference for the principles of attaining maximum performance for Machine Vision illumination.
|Output channels||Eight independent constant current outputs with SafeSense™|
|Output current||Up to 3A per channel continuous or 20A|
pulsed in steps of 5mA
|Up to 2A per channel continuous or 2A pulsed|
in steps of 0.5mA
|Output power||Max 30W per channel|
|Trigger inputs||8 opto-isolated digital inputs. Require 3V to 24V operation|
|Timing||From 1µs to 999 ms in steps of 1µs/100µs|
|Delay from trigger to pulse||From 3µs to 999 ms in steps of 1µs/100µs|
|Timing repeatability||Delay + Pulse up to 10ms: 0.1µs for pulse width and 3µs for delay.|
|Output voltage||0V to 46V|
|Supply voltage||Regulated 24V to 48V|
|Dimensions||267mm long by 97mm wide by 62mm high (excluding DIN fixing)|
|Mounting||Panel mounting. DIN rail mount option|