Kling-Force is the new hardware platform built by ArKaos, around the combination of a powerful processor and a hardware network switch. It creates a robust and efficient Kling-Net network. This platform is daisy chain-able to distribute video over Ethernet via plug and play and no complex setup is required. Kling-Force LED is a plug and play controller designed to drive LED strips. There are now many LED strips on the market with various densities, format and prices. Kling-Force LED makes it easy and affordable to drive them from an ArKaos software acting as a media server.
The Kling-Force LED has 8 outputs and supports the most popular LED strips on the market. It distributes up to 40 Amp of power to those LED strips.
The power supply is external, so that the user can choose 5 or 12V based on his installation. At 5V power can reach 200 W and at 12V it can reach 480 W. The interface distributes the power without converting it, otherwise it would dissipate too much heat. The output voltage must always match the input voltage, as the interface will not convert between 12V and 5V.
Ethernet / Kling-Net Protocol
2 ports Hardware Gigabit Switch
Up to 50 devices
8 Outputs / Maximum 5A per Output
Not Included [Requires 5V or 12V depending on the LEDs connected]
3 wires APA104 5V 800Khz
3 wires W2812 family 5V 800Khz
3 wires UCS2912 RGBW 5V 800Khz
3 wires TM1803 5V 400KHz
4 wires APA102C 5V
4 wires LPD6803 12V
3 wires INK1003 12V 800Khz
3 wires UCS1903 12V 800Khz
3 wires TM182 12V
Yes [7.0” (178mm) Rail Spacing]
SIZE / WEIGHT
Height: 7.5” (190mm)
Length: 5.1” (130mm)
Depth: 1.5” (39mm)
Unit Weight 1.05 lbs. (0.48kg)
The interface also provides some electronic surge protection that will cut if the output drains too much power or if there is a faulty wiring such as a short circuit. The interface will also detect when the conditions are back to normal and will start powering again the LEDs automatically.
Kling-Force has 2 Ethernet connections to daisy-chain multiple Kling-Force interfaces.
Kling-Force LED can power up to 1600 (8×200) LEDs or drive up to 4800 (8×600) LEDs if strips are directly powered. Each output is limited to 5 Amp, so the number of LEDs depend on the LED strip specification.
Most popular LEDs are supported, both 5V and 12V, and both 3 or 4 wires. (see specifications for more details)
There is no display and or buttons on the interface because it’s based on Kling-Net. It can be configured from the Kling-Net Mapper.
Each output with a non-zero length will appear as a device in the Kling-Net Mapper. Each output can have a different length to offer maximum flexibility.