VC-Feeder

Multi protocol driver box for VC-Dot series

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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

Specifications

  • Physical Length: 164 mm (6.5 in.) including mounting ears Width: 68 mm (2.7 in.) Height: 36 mm (1.5 in.) Weight: 590 g (1.3 lbs.) Control and Programming Control options: Martin P3 System Controller™ via Martin P3 PowerPort 1500™ / Martin P3 PowerPort 1000 IP™ and/or DMX Control modes: Adapts to detected product Protocol detection: Automatic Product detection: Automatic Setting and addressing: P3 System Controller or RDM-compliant controller DMX channels: Adapts to detected product DMX compliance: USITT DMX512-A RDM compliance: ANSI/ESTA E1.20 Firmware update: Via P3 System Controller Control/User Interface Device status: Multicolor status LED Device test and reset: Pushbutton to call up local test patterns and reset device Video Processing

    Brightness control
    Gamma correction and control
    Color temperature control
    Calibration processing
    Synchronization

    Construction Housing: Extruded aluminum Protection rating: IP65 RoHS compliant Installation Orientation: Any Surface mounting: Two M6 mounting slots Truss mounting: M12 mounting hole for standard rigging clamp
  • Connections Power & 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. Electrical Nominal input voltage: 48 VDC from Martin P3 PowerPort 1500™ / P3 PowerPort 1000 IP™ / IP66 PSU 240W or external PSU Output voltage : 15 VDC Maximum total power consumption: 135 W Thermal Cooling: Convection Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 55° C Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): -20° C Total 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 Approvals EU safety: EN 60950 EU EMC: 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 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 11840165
    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 91616016
    Loose 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 91616045
    Hybrid 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 Items

    VC-Dot 1 RGB 100 mm pitch, 100 pcs., 2 m lead-in: P/N 90357060
    VC-Dot 4 RGB 200 mm pitch, 64 pcs., 2 m lead-in: P/N 90357100
    VC-Dot 9 RGB 400 mm pitch, 36 pcs., 2 m lead-in: P/N 90357140
    P3-PC System Controller: P/N 90721030
    P3-050 System Controller: P/N 90721090
    P3-150 System Controller: P/N 90721015
    P3-300 System Controller: P/N 90721060
    P3 PowerPort 1500: P/N 90721040
    P3 PowerPort 1000 IP Rental: P/N 90721070
    P3 PowerPort 1000 IP Installation: P/N 90721080
    Martin® IP66 PSU 240W external power supply unit: P/N 90760330

    Ordering Information VC-Feeder with BBD Connectors: P/N 90357041 VC-Feeder with M16 Connectors: P/N 90357040

Downloads

  Version Language Size Uploaded
Specifications
Martin IP66 PSU 240W Spec Sheet-English en  227 KB Apr 03, 2019
BBD Install Cable en  301 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Feeder Spec Sheet-English   en  193 KB Jul 09, 2018
Manuals
VC-Dots - User Manual en  1.87 MB May 22, 2018
VC-Feeder User Manual en  807 KB Jun 29, 2019
Illustrations
VC-Feeder 2D dimensions (PDF) en  82.2 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Feeder 2D dimensions (DWG) en  250 KB May 18, 2018
3D Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols 2.5  en  110 MB May 11, 2018
CAD Drawings
VC-Feeder Simple 3D (DWG) en  33.8 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Feeder 3D (DWG) en  615 KB May 18, 2018
Compliances
ETL Authorization to Mark   en  23.9 KB Jul 24, 2018
EU Declaration of Conformity en  32.2 KB May 18, 2018
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 May 11, 2018
Tech Notes
Tech Note - VC-Feeder   en  173 KB Sep 14, 2018

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