Gardasoft PP420 Controller


The Gardasoft PP420 Strobe lighting controller offers four output channels that 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 1µS resolution. Selected mode allows switching of the light-based upon the state of an external trigger. 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 pulse/strobe controllers are current sources.

The Gardasoft PP420 controller models can be quickly configured using free software, or 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 PP420 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 Gardasoft PP420 controller allows you to overdrive your LED lights safe in the knowledge that the lights will be protected from damage. SafeSense™ regulates the pulse width timing and duty cycle, depending on how high you are over-driving the light. The end result is you get the maximum light possible for your application. Gardasoft Controllers are universally compatible with LED Vision lighting, from manufacturers such as CCS. If you’re over-driving 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 RT400 series controller, which has all of the features of the PP420 controller but is based around our SafePower™ technology.


  • Compatible with nearly any LED lighting assembly available today
  • Four independent controlled output channels
  • Ethernet interface
  • SafeSense™ technology for safe over-driving
  • Small compact unit with optional DIN mounting available

Quick Specification

  • 4 channel output
  • Ethernet interface
  • 10A maximum pulsed
  • 2A maximum continuous
  • Supply voltage 12-48V DC
  • SafeSense™ enabled
  • 20µS minimum pulse width
  • Optional 1µS pulse width (F version)


Product Specifications

Gardasoft PP420 Controller