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RT8XX LED Pulse and Strobe Controllers
  • RT8XX LED Pulse and Strobe Controllers
  • RT8XX LED Pulse and Strobe Controllers
  • RT8XX LED Pulse and Strobe Controllers
  • RT8XX LED Pulse and Strobe Controllers

RT8XX Series LED Strobe Controllers

Key features:

  • 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

  • CCS Connectivity

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 RT8XX 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 RT8XX 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 RT8XX range allows you to overdrive your LED lights safe in the knowledge that the lights will be protected from damage. The RT8XX 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.

User interfaceEthernetRS232EthernetRS232
Output channelsEight independent constant current outputs with SafeSense™
Output currentUp to 2A 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 powerMax 30W per channel
Trigger inputs8 opto-isolated digital inputs. Require 3V to 24V operation
TimingFrom 1µs to 999 ms in steps of 1µs/100µs
Delay from trigger to pulseFrom 3µs to 999 ms in steps of 1µs/100µs
Timing repeatabilityDelay + Pulse up to 10ms: 0.1µs for pulse width and 3µs for delay.
Otherwise 100µs
Output voltage0V to 46V
Supply voltageRegulated 24V to 48V
Dimensions267mm long by 97mm wide by 62mm high (excluding DIN fixing)
MountingPanel mounting. DIN rail mount option