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 Martin DMX PowerPort 375: P/N 90721094 Martin P3-PC™ System Controller: Free download from martin.com

    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
    P3-050 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 (not for new designs)

Downloads

  Version Language Size Uploaded
Specifications
VC-Feeder Spec Sheet-English
en version 2, updated: Jan 27, 2020
en  337 KB Jan 27, 2020
BBD Install Cable
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  301 KB May 18, 2018
Manuals
VC-Feeder User Manual
en version E, updated: Jun 29, 2019
en  807 KB Jun 29, 2019
VC-Dots - User Manual
en version D, updated: May 22, 2018
en  1.87 MB May 22, 2018
Illustrations
VC-Feeder 2D dimensions (DWG)
en version B, updated: Feb 27, 2020
en  3.35 MB Feb 27, 2020
VC-Feeder 2D dimensions (PDF)
en version B, updated: Feb 27, 2020
en  178 KB Feb 27, 2020
3D Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols
en version 2.5, updated: May 11, 2018
2.5  en  110 MB May 11, 2018
CAD Drawings
VC-Feeder Simple 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  33.8 KB May 18, 2018
VC-Feeder 3D (DWG)
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  615 KB May 18, 2018
Compliances
ETL Authorization to Mark
en updated: Jul 24, 2018
  en  23.9 KB Jul 24, 2018
EU Declaration of Conformity
en version A, updated: May 18, 2018
en  32.2 KB May 18, 2018
Service Procedures
Martin LED Video Fixtures Reset
en version A, updated: May 11, 2018
en  274 KB May 11, 2018
Tech Notes
Tech Note - VC-Feeder
en updated: Sep 14, 2018
  en  173 KB Sep 14, 2018
Firmware
VC-Dots and Feeder Firmware
version 2.4.1, updated: May 22, 2018
2.4.1     56.8 KB May 22, 2018

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