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Current Drivers & Temperature Controllers (PILOTs),
SLD and Driver Assemblies


  Current Drivers & Temperature Controllers (PILOTs)  

SLD modules are extremely sensitive to surges and spikes of drive current (or voltage). Any mistake in the design of a driving circuit may result in SLD module damage and failure. In most cases, modules cannot be repaired from this kind of damage. To provide an adequate level of SLD protection, it is imperative to have a properly designed current and temperature controller. Superlum offers PILOT drivers that allow to operate all types of cooled Superlum's SLD modules at a high level of stability and protection.

Compact mounts/heads are available for all types of modules (DIL, BUT and TOW). Fiber coupled modules can be easily replaced in the mount by the customer—no soldering required. Free-space SLD modules assembled in TOW 1 and TOW 2 packages and installed in TOW mounts cannot be replaced by the customer.


110/220 V AC Powered Controller PILOT4-AC provides:

  • Driving of all types of Superlum's cooled modules.
  • High-stability temperature control from +10 °C to +40 °C, with indication of temperature setpoint.
  • High-stability drive current control from 0 mA to 400 mA.
  • Low noise.
  • Remote control port for SLD status monitoring and turning SLD power on/off.

Specifications of PILOT4-ACPDF (184 Kb)
Outline drawing of PILOT4-ACPDF (100 Kb)

    OEM Drivers

Board-Level Current & Temperature Controller PILOT4-PCB based on the proven circuit design of Superlum's PILOT4-AC benchtop driver was developed specifically to be incorporated into OEM systems. A board-level version provides greater flexibility for integration into a system design and allows our customers to develop efficient and cost-effective solutions.

Specifications and outline drawing of PILOT4-PCBPDF (156 Kb)


  SLD and Driver Assemblies  

If you are looking for both an SLD module and an appropriate driver for it, consider an all-in-one light source, in which the SLD and driver are integrated together. Such a light source is easy to set up and won't take up very much space.

    BLMS mini

BLMS mini is an SLD light source which combines a fiber pigtailed SLD module, a high precision current and temperature controller, and an optional optical isolator in one compact and easy-to-use device. Each product is custom made with the SLD module of your choice. See the BLMS mini product page for details.


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