VC-Feeder

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The VC-Feeder is a smart, multi-protocol driver box for the VC-Dot series. A compact design and IP65 rating make it perfectly suited for installation close to a string of VC-Dots. The VC-Feeder provides the string with clean, regulated power, even if the power supply is located far away. Compatibility with the P3 System Controller™ (via the P3 PowerPort 1500™ or PowerPort 1000 IP™) gives it high-quality image processing capabilities with extremely easy setup and configuration.

How processing works for LED video

  • Driver unit for VC-Dot products
  • Compatible with P3 and DMX
  • Easy cabling and configuration

Features

  • High-quality, 16-bit-per-color image processing technology
  • IP65 rated for permanent outdoor or indoor use
  • P3/DMX controllable (automatic protocol detection)
  • Intuitive mapping and addressing via P3 System Controller family
  • Hybrid power + data input (single cable for power and data input)
  • Hybrid power + data thru (to daisy-chain multiple VC-Feeders)
  • Hybrid power + data output (to a string of VC-Dots)
  • Surface- and truss-mountable

Tech Specs

PhysicalLength: 164 mm (6.5 in.) including mounting earsWidth: 68 mm (2.7 in.)Height: 36 mm (1.5 in.)Weight: 590 g (1.3 lbs.)
Control and ProgrammingControl options: Martin P3 System Controller™ via Martin P3 PowerPort 1500™ / Martin P3 PowerPort 1000 IP™ and/or DMXProtocol detection: AutomaticProduct detection: AutomaticControl modes: Adapts to detected productDMX channels: Adapts to detected productSetting and addressing: P3 System Controller or RDM-compliant controllerDMX compliance: USITT DMX512-ARDM compliance: ANSI/ESTA E1.20Firmware update: Via P3 System Controller
Control/User InterfaceDevice status: Multicolor status LEDDevice test and reset: Pushbutton to call up local test patterns and reset device
Video ProcessingBrightness controlGamma correction and controlColor temperature controlCalibration processingSynchronization
ConstructionHousing: Extruded aluminumProtection rating: IP65RoHS compliant
InstallationOrientation: AnySurface mounting: Two M6 mounting slotsTruss mounting: M12 mounting hole for standard rigging clamp
ConnectionsPower & data input: 6-pin custom (BBD) IP66-rated*Power & data thru: 6-pin custom (BBD) IP66-rated*Power & data output: 8-pin custom, IP67-rated*Legacy model with M16 connectors available on request
ElectricalNominal input voltage: 48 VDC from Martin P3 PowerPort 1500™ / P3 PowerPort 1000 IP™ / IP66 PSU 240W or external PSUOutput voltage: 15 VDCMaximum total power consumption: 135 W
ThermalCooling: ConvectionMaximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 55° CMinimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): -20° CTotal heat dissipation (calculated, +/- 10%): 46 BTU/hr. (not including display devices but with system at full load)Thermal monitoring: Integrated temperature sensor allowing thermal protection shutdown
ApprovalsEU safety: EN 60950EU EMC: EN 55022, EN 55024, EN 61000-3-2, EN 61000-3-3US safety: ANSI/UL 60950-1Canadian safety: CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1
 
Accessories M16 Connector Models: Input Cables, M16 Connectors: Hybrid P3 Input Cable, 4-pin male XLR to female M16, 0.25 m (0.8 ft.): P/N 110840165 DMX and Martin® IP66 PSU 240W / Tripix Power IP66 input cable, 5-pin male XLR plus Martin® IP66 240W PSU connector to female M16: P/N 11840195 DMX and generic 48 VDC PSU input cable, 5-pin male XLR plus two wire tails to female M16: P/N 11840174 Output Cables, M16 Connectors: Hybrid output cable for P3 systems, male M16 to 4-pin female XLR, 0.25 m (0.8 ft.): P/N 11840166 Hybrid output cable for DMX systems, male M16 to 5-pin female XLR, 0.25 m (0.8 ft.): P/N 11840202 Extension Cables, M16 Connectors: Hybrid extension cable, M16 to M16, 1 m (3.2 ft.): P/N 11840167 Hybrid extension cable M16 to M16, 2.5 m (8.2 ft.): P/N 11840168 Hybrid extension cable, M16 to M16, 5 m (16.4 ft.): P/N 11840169 Hybrid extension cable, M16 to M16, 10 m (32.8 ft.): P/N 11840170 Hybrid extension cable, M16 to M16, 25 m (82 ft.): P/N 11840164 Loose M16 Connectors: M16 connector, male: P/N 05343522 M16 connector, female: P/N 05323538 BBD Connector Models: Input Cables, BBD Connectors: Hybrid P3 input cable, 4-pin male XLR to female BBD, 0.25 m (0.8 ft.): P/N 91616046 DMX and Martin® IP66 PSU 240W / Tripix Power IP66 input cable, 5-pin male XLR plus Martin® IP66 240W PSU connector to female BBD, 0.25 m (0.8 ft.): P/N 91616050 DMX and generic 48 VDC PSU input cable, 5-pin male XLR plus two wire tails to female BBD, 0.25 m (0.8 ft.): P/N 91616048 DMX and hybrid P3 input cable, 5-pin male XLR + 4-pin male XLR to female BBD, 0.25 m (0.8 ft.): P/N 91616049 Output Cables, BBD Connectors: Hybrid output cable for P3 systems, male BBD to 4-pin female XLR, 0.25 m (0.8 ft.): P/N 91616047 Hybrid output cable for DMX systems, male BBD to 5-pin female XLR, 0.25 m (0.8 ft.): P/N 91616051 Extension Cables, BBD Connectors, Rental Type: Hybrid extension cable, rental type, BBD to BBD, 1 m (3.2 ft.): P/N 91616041 Hybrid extension cable, rental type, BBD to BBD, 2.5 m (8.2 ft.): P/N 91616024 Hybrid extension cable, rental type, BBD to BBD, 5 m (16.4 ft.): P/N 91616042 Hybrid extension cable, rental type, BBD to BBD, 10 m (32.8 ft.): P/N 91616043 Hybrid extension cable, rental type, BBD to BBD, 25 m (82 ft.): P/N 91616044 Extension Cables, BBD Connectors, Install Type: Hybrid extension cable, install type, BBD to BBD, 1 m (3.2 ft): P/N 91616055 Hybrid extension cable, install type, BBD to BBD, 2.5 m (8.2 ft): P/N 91616056 Hybrid extension cable, install type, BBD to BBD, 5 m (16.4 ft): P/N 91616057 Hybrid extension cable, install type, BBD to BBD, 10 m (32.8 ft): P/N 91616058 Hybrid extension cable, install type, BBD to BBD, 25 m (82 ft): P/N 91616059 Extension Cables, BBD Connectors, Low Smoke Zero Halogen Type: Hybrid extension cable, LSZH type, BBD to BBD, 1 m (3.2 ft.): P/N 91616012 Hybrid extension cable, LSZH type, BBD to BBD, 2.5 m (8.2 ft.): P/N 91616013 Hybrid extension cable, LSZH type, BBD to BBD, 5 m (16.4 ft.): P/N 91616014 Hybrid extension cable, LSZH type, BBD to BBD, 10 m (32.8 ft.): P/N 91616015 Hybrid extension cable, LSZH type, BBD to BBD, 25 m (82 ft.): P/N 91616016Loose BBD Connectors: BBD connector, male: P/N 91611750 BBD connector, female: P/N 91611751 Set of 10 caps for female BBD connectors: P/N 91616052 All Models: M16 to BBD Adapter Cables: Male M16 to female BBD, 0.25 m (0.8 ft.): P/N 91616053 Male BBD to female M16, 0.25 m (0.8 ft.): P/N 91616054 Bulk Hybrid Cable: Hybrid cable, rental type, 100 m (328 ft.): P/N 91616045Hybrid cable, install CMX type, 100 m (328 ft.): P/N 91616060 Hybrid cable, install LSZH type, 100 m (328 ft.): P/N 91616017 Hybrid cables carry both DC power and data over separate conductors. Rental type cables are suitable for temporary installations, install type cables are suitable for permanent installations. Installation Hardware: G-clamp for rigging truss attachment: P/N 91602003 Half-coupler clamp for rigging truss attachment: P/N 91602005 Quick trigger clamp for rigging truss attachment: 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 ItemsVC-Dot 1 RGB 100 mm pitch, 100 pcs., 2 m lead-in: P/N 90357060VC-Dot 4 RGB 200 mm pitch, 64 pcs., 2 m lead-in: P/N 90357100VC-Dot 9 RGB 400 mm pitch, 36 pcs., 2 m lead-in: P/N 90357140P3-PC System Controller: P/N 90721030P3-050 System Controller: P/N 90721090P3-150 System Controller: P/N 90721015P3-300 System Controller: P/N 90721060P3 PowerPort 1500: P/N 90721040P3 PowerPort 1000 IP Rental: P/N 90721070P3 PowerPort 1000 IP Installation: P/N 90721080Martin® IP66 PSU 240W external power supply unit: P/N 90760330
Ordering InformationVC-Feeder with BBD Connectors: P/N 90357041 VC-Feeder with M16 Connectors: P/N 90357040

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Specifications
BBD Install Cable en  301 KB Mar 12, 2018
VC-Feeder Spec Sheet-English   en  193 KB Jul 09, 2018
Martin IP66 PSU 240W Spec Sheet-English en  227 KB Apr 03, 2019
Manuals
VC-Feeder User Manual en  809 KB Aug 09, 2018
VC-Dots - User Manual en  1.87 MB Dec 17, 2015
Illustrations
VC-Feeder 2D dimensions (PDF) en  82.2 KB Jan 17, 2013
VC-Feeder 2D dimensions (DWG) en  250 KB Jan 17, 2013
3D Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols 2.5  en  110 MB Mar 27, 2018
CAD Drawings
VC-Feeder Simple 3D (DWG) en  33.8 KB Jan 17, 2013
VC-Feeder 3D (DWG) en  615 KB Jan 17, 2013
Compliances
ETL Authorization to Mark   en  23.9 KB Mar 25, 2013
EU Declaration of Conformity en  32.2 KB Jan 23, 2013
Software
VC-Dots and Feeder Firmware 2.4.1    56.8 KB May 22, 2018
Service Procedures
Martin LED Video Fixtures Reset en  274 KB Apr 14, 2015
Tech Notes
Tech Note - VC-Feeder   en  173 KB Sep 14, 2018

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