Gardasoft PP800 Controller


The Gardasoft PP800 Controller models can be quickly configured using free software, 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 Gardasoft PP800 Controller 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.  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 that 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.

When 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 RT800 series controller, which has all of the features of the Gardasoft PP800 Pulse Controller 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.


  • 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

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


Product Specifications

Gardasoft PP800 Controller