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Thorlabs DCxxxx adapter


Interface to Thorlabs DCxxxx LED driver series (DC2100, DC2010, DC3100, DC4100, DC2200)


Olaf Wohlmann





Available since version:


Default serial port settings:

AnswerTimeout 500
BaudRate 115200
DelayBetweenCharsMs 0
Handshaking Off
Parity None
StopBits 1

The Thorlabs DCxxxx adapter operates the DC2100 - High Power LED Driver, the DC2010 - Universal LED Driver, the DC3100 - FLIM LED Driver, the DC4100 - 4 Channel LED Driver and the DC2200 - High Power LED Driver.

This adapter makes the LED driver usable as a shutter in Micro-Manager. On startup, the adapter will switch the LED off. The adapter has several properties that can be used to control the LED driver.

To operate the DC2200 or DC4100, the Thorlabs DC2200 software package has to be installed. In general, if this adapter is greyed out in the Hardware Configuration Wizard, try installing the DC2200 software.

The above mentioned serial port settings are the default, but they are recommended to communicate with the device.