P3 PowerPort 1500

Indoor power & data unit for Martin Creative LED

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The P3 PowerPort 1500 is an integrated power supply and data processor for the Martin™ range of creative LED video products, including the VDO Sceptron™, Exterior PixLines™, VC-Grids™, VC-Strips™ and VC-Dots™. When driven by one of Martin’s award-winning P3™ System Controllers, it combines stable power delivery with high-speed, high-capacity video processing. Setup and configuration are easy and intuitive.

  • Indoor power and data processor for all Martin™ creative LED video products
  • Flexible integration: can be located remotely from video display products
  • Easy cabling and configuration


  • P3 image processing technology
  • Set-up and addressing via P3 System Controller family
  • P3 input and thru to allow daisy-chaining
  • 4 hybrid power/data output ports
  • Wall-, truss- and rack-mountable
  • Can be located up to 50 m away from the creative LED video products


  • Physical Width: 482 mm (19.0 in.) Height: 88 mm (3.5 in.) rackmount 2U Depth: 335 mm (13.2 in.) Weight: 10 kg (22.1 lbs.)
    Control and Programming Addressing and status: Via P3 System Controller Mapping: Via P3 System Controller Firmware update: Via P3 System Controller
    Control/User Interface Device status: Multicolor status LED Power output status: Four LEDs Data output status: Four LEDs Device test and reset: Pushbutton to call up local test patterns and reset device
    P3 Signal Protocol Signal type: Gigabit Ethernet Protocol : Proprietary Martin P3 Hot pluggable: Yes, electrically isolated at all connections Cable type: Ethernet, CAT 5e or better Cable length: Up to 100 m between any 2 devices, extendable with Ethernet switch
    System integration

    VC-Dot™ family via VC-Feeder™
    Exterior PixLine™ family
    VDO Sceptron™ family
    VC-Grid™ family
    VC-Strip™ family
    Exterior Dot-HP™ family

    Construction Housing: Steel and aluminum Color: Matte black Protection rating: IP20
    Installation Mounting: 19-inch rackmount, wall mount, flown from rigging clamps
  • Connections Power input: Neutrik PowerCon P3 data in/out: Two Neutrik Ethercon RJ-45 sockets Combined power & data out: Four 4-pin female XLR sockets (hybrid power & data cable)
    Electrical AC power: 100-240 V nominal, 50/60 Hz Power supply unit: Auto-ranging electronic switch-mode Typical total power consumption: 1540 W (including full load of connected display devices, all at full intensity) Main fuse: 10 AT (slow blow) x 4
    Thermal Cooling: Filtered forced air (temperature-regulated, low noise) Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 45° C Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): -20° C Total heat dissipation (calculated, +/- 10%): 530 BTU/hr. (not including display devices but with system at full load) Approvals
    Approvals EU safety: EN 60950 EU EMC: EN 55103-1, EN 55103-2, EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3 US safety: ANSI/UL 60950-1 Canadian safety: CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
    Included Items

    Mounting brackets incl. screws
    Safety cable attachment eyelet
    Please note that a power input cable is not supplied with the product and must be ordered separately (see Accessories)

    Accessories Air Filters 60x60, Set of 10: P/N 50404543

    Power Connector:
    Power Connector PowerCON Female : P/N 91611794

    Power Cables:
    Power input cable 3 x 2.5 mm2, H07RN-F OPEN-POWCON 1.5 m (4.9 ft.): P/N 91611800
    Power input cable 3 x 14 AWG, SJOOW OPEN-POWCON 1.5 m (4.9 ft.): P/N 91610177
    Power input cable 3 x 2.5 mm2, H07RN-F OPEN-POWCON 5.0 m (16.4 ft.): P/N 91611801
    Power input cable 3 x 14 AWG, SJOOW OPEN-POWCON 5.0 m (16.4 ft.): P/N 91610178
    (H07RN-F are European approved cables, SJOOW are US approved cables)

    Rigging hardware:
    G-clamp: P/N 91602003
    Half-coupler clamp: P/N 91602005
    Quick trigger clamp: P/N 91602007
    Safety Cable, SWL 60 kg, BGV C1 / DGUV 17, black: P/N 91604006
    Safety Cable, SWL 60 kg, BGV C1 / DGUV 17, silver: P/N 91604007

    Related Items Martin P3-050™ System Controller: P/N 90721090 Martin P3-100™ System Controller: P/N 90721010 Martin P3-150™ System Controller: P/N 90721015 Martin P3-200™ System Controller: P/N 90721020 Martin P3-300™ System Controller: P/N 90721060 Martin P3-PC™ System Controller: Free download from martin.com
    Ordering Information Martin P3 PowerPort 1500™: P/N 90721040


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P3 PowerPort 1500 - Acoustic Test Report
en version A, updated: Dec 17, 2020
en  1.39 MB Dec 17, 2020
P3 PowerPort 1500 Spec Sheet-English
en version 2, updated: Jan 27, 2020
en  597 KB Jan 27, 2020
PowerPorts - Capacity info note
en version E, updated: Oct 07, 2019
en  131 KB Oct 07, 2019
User manual
en version B, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  1 MB Oct 23, 2020
2D dimensions (PDF)
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  94.2 KB Oct 23, 2020
2D dimensions (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  261 KB Oct 23, 2020
Vectorworks Symbols
en version 3.1, updated: May 19, 2021
3.1  en  339 MB May 19, 2021
CAD Drawings
Simple 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  27.9 KB Oct 23, 2020
3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  2.76 MB Oct 23, 2020
ETL Listing Verification
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  69.3 KB Oct 23, 2020
EU Declaration of Conformity
en version A, updated: Oct 23, 2020
en  42.6 KB Oct 23, 2020
Service Procedures
Martin LED Video Fixtures Reset
en version A, updated: May 11, 2018
en  274 KB May 11, 2018
Service Notes
3D Partsfinder - Opening using Solid Works Composer Player
version 4, updated: Oct 22, 2020
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Using P3 PowerPort 1500 with P3-05/150/300 System Controller
en version A, updated: May 22, 2018
A   en    May 22, 2018
P3 PowerPort Family - Firmware
version 3.1.0, updated: Sep 24, 2021
3.1.0     Sep 24, 2021

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