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Light up your world with this 32-output dimmable LED controller. Precise control of your LEDs has never been easier, and it only takes one VINT port on your hub. The LED1000 connects to a port on a VINT Hub. See the Connection & Compatibility tab for a list of hubs.
You can control the power supplied to your LEDs in three ways: First, choose a forward voltage for the entire controller to operate at. Of the four settings, choose the value closest to the rated forward voltage of your LEDs. Next, set a current limit to determine the maximum brightness of each channel. Lastly, you can set the duty cycle (brightness) of each channel from 0% (off) to 100% (maximum brightness) on the fly.
This module requires an external power supply to power the LEDs. The VINT port is completely isolated from the power supply in order to increase system stability by eliminating ground loops.
This Phidget is a smart device that must be controlled by a VINT Hub. For more information about VINT, have a look at the VINT Primer. You can use a Phidget Cable to simply and easily connect the two devices. Here's a list of all of the different VINT Hubs currently available:
|Image||Part Number||Price||Number of VINT Ports||Controlled By|
Use a Phidget cable to connect this device to the hub. You can solder multiple cables together in order to make even longer Phidget cables, but you should be aware of the effects of having long wires in your system.
|Image||Part Number||Price||Cable Length|
This Phidget requires a power supply between 8 and 30V DC. We recommend that you use a 12V 2A DC power supply, as this should provide enough power for all 32 LEDs at the maximum current limit. Select the power supply from the list below that matches your region's wall socket type.
|Product||Electrical Properties||Physical Properties|
|Image||Part Number||Price||Power Supply Current||Output Voltage||Wall Plug Style|
|3022_0||$10.00||2 A||12 V||Australian|
|3023_1||$10.00||2 A||12 V||European|
|3024_1||$10.00||2 A||12 V||North American|
|3025_0||$10.00||2 A||12 V||British|
|3084_0||$1.50||500 mA||12 V||European|
|3085_0||$1.50||500 mA||12 V||North American|
|3086_0||$10.00||1 A||24 V||North American|
|PSU4013_0||$20.00||2.5 A||24 V||—|
|PSU4014_0||$40.00||5 A||24 V||—|
|PSU4015_0||$20.00||1 A||24 V||—|
|PSU4016_0||$40.00||15 A||24 V||—|
|PSU4017_0||$75.00||15 A||24 V||—|
|PSU4018_0||$20.00||5 A||12 V||—|
The LED1000 can handle any LED with a forward voltage of 5.6V or less, and a forward current of 40mA or less. Here's a list of LEDs we have available:
|Image||Part Number||Price||Emitting Color||Dominant Wavelength||Luminous Intensity||Beam Angle|
|3600_0||$3.00||Red||625 nm||3.5 cd||25°|
|3602_0||$3.00||Blue||467 nm||7 cd||25°|
|3603_0||$3.00||Yellow||590 nm||3.5 cd||25°|
|3605_0||$3.00||Red||625 nm||7 cd||90°|
|3607_0||$3.00||Blue||467 nm||2.5 cd||90°|
|3608_0||$3.00||Yellow||590 nm||7 cd||90°|
|3611_0||$3.00||Red||635 nm||390 mcd||40°|
|3612_0||$3.00||Yellow/Green||570 nm||80 mcd||40°|
|3613_0||$3.00||Blue||465 nm||450 mcd||40°|
For an easy way to connect LEDs to this Phidget, you can use these 4-pin LED cables. Just cut the cable in half and solder the LEDs to the loose ends. Solder the red wire to the positive end of the LED (usually the longer one) and the black wire to the negative end. Since you get two connectors per cable, you'll only need eight of these cables in order to connect all 32 LED outputs.
|Image||Part Number||Price||Cable Length||Cable Gauge|
|CBL4213_0||$2.00||600 mm||26 AWG|
Welcome to the LED1000 user guide! In order to get started, make sure you have the following hardware on hand:
Next, you will need to connect the pieces:
Now that you have everything together, let's start using the LED1000!
In order to demonstrate the functionality of the LED1000, the Phidget Control Panel running on a Windows machine will be used.
The Phidget Control Panel is available for use on both macOS and Windows machines.
To open the Phidget Control Panel on Windows, find the icon in the taskbar. If it is not there, open up the start menu and search for Phidget Control Panel
To open the Phidget Control Panel on macOS, open Finder and navigate to the Phidget Control Panel in the Applications list. Double click on the icon to bring up the Phidget Control Panel.
For more information, take a look at the getting started guide for your operating system:
Linux users can follow the getting started with Linux guide and continue reading here for more information about the LED1000.
After plugging the LED1000 into your computer and opening the Phidget Control Panel, you will see something like this:
The Phidget Control Panel will list all connected Phidgets and associated objects, as well as the following information:
The Phidget Control Panel can also be used to test your device. Double-clicking on an object will open an example.
Double-click on a Digital Output object, labelled LED Driver, in order to run the example:
General information about the selected object will be displayed at the top of the window. You can also experiment with the following functionality:
Before you can access the device in your own code, and from our examples, you'll need to take note of the addressing parameters for your Phidget. These will indicate how the Phidget is physically connected to your application. For simplicity, these parameters can be found by clicking the button at the top of the Control Panel example for that Phidget.
In the Addressing Information window, the section above the line displays information you will need to connect to your Phidget from any application. In particular, note the Channel Class field as this will be the API you will need to use with your Phidget, and the type of example you should use to get started with it. The section below the line provides information about the network the Phidget is connected on if it is attached remotely. Keep track of these parameters moving forward, as you will need them once you start running our examples or your own code.
You are now ready to start writing your own code for the device. The best way to do that is to start from our examples:
This Phidget is compatible with the DigitalOutput Examples.
Once you have your example, you will need to follow the instructions on the page for your programming language to get it running. To find these instructions, select your programming language from the Programming Languages page.
The LED1000 uses two controller chips that allow you to vary the current and voltage supplied to each channel. It uses pulse-width modulation to vary the brightness of each LED.
You can have multiple LEDs hooked up to a single channel on the LED1000, (for example, a short string of LEDs) to reduce the amount of wiring, although keep in mind that you won't be able to control the lights individually. When using multiple LEDs on a single channel, you may need to increase the voltage limit for that channel. If the LEDs are too dim at the maximum voltage, you should spread them out to other channels.
If you're using high-current LEDs, you should spread your load evenly across the board to avoid having one of the controller chips overheat. There are two controller chips, each controlling the channels on one half of the board.
|1||0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15|
|2||16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31|
The connector used on the LED1000 is a Molex 70543-0003. The mating connector used on our LED cables is the Molex 50-57-9404.
For more information, take a look at the LED Primer.
|Number of LED Outputs||32|
|Current Consumption Min||5 mA|
|Supply Voltage Min||8 V DC|
|Supply Voltage Max||30 V DC|
|Current Consumption Max||2 A|
|LED Current Limit Max||(per channel) 40 mA|
|Forward Voltage Max||5.6 V DC|
|Forward Voltage Min||3.2 V DC|
|LED Driver Update Rate||90 Hz|
|Selectable Output Voltage Levels||3.2, 4.0, 4.8, 5.6 VDC|
|Operating Temperature Min||-40 °C|
|Operating Temperature Max||85 °C|
|Power Jack||5.5x2.1mm, Center Positive|
|LED Driver||DigitalOutput||0 - 31|
|DigitalOutput||Visual Basic .NET||Windows||Download|
|Date||Board Revision||Device Version||Comment|
|June 2017||0||104||Product Release|
|Product||Board Properties||Electrical Properties|
|Image||Part Number||Price||Controlled By||Number of LED Outputs||LED Current Limit Max||Selectable Output Voltage Levels|
|1032_0B||$78.00||USB (Mini-USB)||64||80 mA||1.7, 2.75, 3.9, 5.0 VDC|
|LED1000_0||$50.00||VINT||32||(per channel) 40 mA||3.2, 4.0, 4.8, 5.6 VDC|
|Image||Part Number||Price||Number of Digital Outputs||Digital Output Current Max||Digital Output Voltage Max|
|1010_0||$80.00||8||16 mA||5 V DC|
|1011_0||$50.00||2||16 mA||5 V DC|
|1018_2B||$80.00||8||16 mA||5 V DC|
|1019_1B||$110.00||8||16 mA||5 V DC|
|1203_2B||$70.00||8||16 mA||5 V DC|
|HUB0000_0||$30.00||6 (Shared)||—||3.3 V DC|
|OUT1100_0||$15.00||4||16 mA||5 V DC|