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DCS Single Output Controller

DCS 100E Controller

This DCS Series Controller provides Lighting Control Flexibility in a slim 112 mm x 124 mm x 23 mm package.

Seamless switching from continuous-on to gated on/off and strobe overdrive; 3 independently configurable trigger inputs.

1 output, 3 channels – designed to drive multi-channel RGB / segment lights, as well as single higher current draw lights.

This DCS Series Controller provides Lighting Control Flexibility in a slim 112 mm x 124 mm x 23 mm package.

Plug-n-Play compatibility with Ai lighting Products, featuring SignaTech™ technology.

Seamless switching from continuous-on to gated on/off and strobe overdrive; 3 independently configurable trigger inputs.

Din-rail mount, UL 508a Panel listed and GUI, Web Browser or command line setup and control tools, SDK.

1 output, 3 channels – designed to drive multi-channel RGB / segment lights, as well as single higher current draw lights.

PCN No: 154

Date Issued: 09/19/18

Notice Type: Product Revision Change

Product Type: DCS-100E & DCS-103E

Change Notification Summary

In an effort to improve our products, Advanced illumination (Ai) will update the wire connection layout and PCBs on the DCS-100E and DCS-103E controllers. Customers may still buy the current revision of these models until March 4th of 2019. After that time, orders for these products will be converted to their respective DCS-100E and DCS-103E REV A versions.

This revision change will simplify the connector layout by relocating the input power terminal from the top of the controller to the former reserved position at its base, allowing for both trigger and power to be oriented on one side of the controller. The top connection terminal will be removed as a result.

Additionally, the voltage regulators on the controller PCB have been upgraded to improve brightness stability at slow strobing frequencies; this upgrade should have no effect on any other controller functionality.

Please contact your Ai Sales Representative if you have any questions.

PCN 254 DCS-100E & DCS-103E

Controller Style
Discrete Control System (External, Detachable)
User Interface
Software GUI, Web Browser
Operating Modes
Pulse (Overdrive Strobe), Gated Continuous, Continuous
Light Head Connection
Via B-coded 5-pin Male M12 with Embedded EEPROM on Light Head Cable (C1)
Input Supply Requirements
24V DC Nominal, 4.5A Recommended
21V Min - 30V Max; Power Inputs Reverse-Polarity Protected
Output Channels
Number of Outputs: 1
Number of Channels per Output: 3
Output Power
Continuous: 90W Max Total, 30W per Channel*
Pulsed: 540W Peak Total, 180W Peak per Channel*
Output Current
Continuous: 4.5A Max Total, 1.5A per Channel*
Pulsed: 15A Max Total, 5A per Channel*
Output Voltage
Continuous: Vin - 1V, Channel Independent
Pulsed: 36V Max*, Channel Independent
Trigger Signal
5V Min - 30V Max, <=5mA
Trigger Protection
Opto-Isolated Inputs, 30V Max
Trigger Delay
20μs + 10μs LED rise-time
Trigger Frequency Limit
2KHz
Pulse Width Range
30μs - 65ms
Programmable Pulse Delay
1μs - 10ms
Duty Cycle Range
Typical <1% for high current overdrive, up to 15%
Dependent on the limitations of the connected light.
Dimming Range
0% - 100%, 1mA Increments via Software Settings
Status Indicator LEDs
Green: Power
Yellow: Trigger Status
Red: Error
Communication
10/100 Ethernet Standard TCP-IP, UDP, HTTP
.NET Library Compatible w/ C#, F# and VB
C++ Library (DLL)
Operating System Software Support
GUI: Windows 7+ (requires .NET Framework 4.5+)
Libraries: .NET Framework 4.0+, C++ on Windows 7+ x86 and x86-64, Linux x86-64
Operating Temperature Range
0°C to +40 °C
Storage Temperature Range
-25°C to +85 °C
IP Rating
Not Rated
Dimensions
4.86" x 0.89" x 4.41" (123.3mm x 22.5mm x 111.2mm)
Weight
0.612lb (278g)
Mounting
DIN Rail
Case Material
Polyamide
Warranty
5 Years
Compliance
CE, RoHS
*Values shown are based on controller component limitations. Actual limitations will vary depending on the limits set for the connected light head. These limits are determined using Advanced Illumination's proprietary SignaTechTM (Signature Technology) in order to ensure safe peak performance.