VDO Sceptron 20

Linear LED Video batten with 20mm pixel pitch

The VDO Sceptron 20 is a linear outdoor-rated LED video fixture for the rental market with 20 mm pixel pitch and an extensive range of optical accessories for a wide variety of looks. The VDO Sceptron 20 is driven by the Martin P3 System Controller family for easy configuration, mapping and setup, and is also backwards compatible with DMX for smaller setups. The integrated power and data cabling allows for long daisy-chains with many fixtures per cable-run, while the power supply can be located backstage (up to 50 m away) for a clean setup avoiding messy cabling and several driver boxes.

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Features

  • Supported by integrated power and data processor (P3 PowerPort 1500, P3 PowerPort 1000 IP or DMX PowerPort 375) and simple cabling system
  • Combined power and data cabling (compatible with other products such as VDO Fatron and VDO Dotron)
  • DMX Control
  • P3 Control with VideoMapping
  • Hybrid DMX + P3 Control (toggle in real-time between DMX, PixelMapping and VideoMapping using P3 Switch channel)
  • Extensive range of built-in effects
  • Intuitive mapping and addressing via P3 System Controller
  • Fully brightness and color calibrated for optimal consistency between products (colors matched with VDO Fatron and VDO Dotron)
  • Pixel-level brightness and color calibrated for a completely homogenous look
  • High-quality 16-bit per color image processing technology
  • 20 mm pixel pitch
  • 125 cd per meter calibrated
  • 375 lumen per meter calibrated
  • Field-exchangeable diffusers and lenses
  • IP65 rated for outdoor use
  • Versatile rigging accessories
  • Available in two lengths: 1000 mm and 320 mm

Specifications

  • Physical VDO Sceptron™ 20, 320 mm model:

    Length: 320 mm (12.6 in.)
    Width: 27 mm (1.06 in.)
    Height without front: 28 mm (1.10 in.)
    Height with standard front (Square Diffuser): 42 mm (1.65 in.)
    Weight without front: 0.40 kg (0.9 lbs.)
    Weight with standard front (Square Diffuser): 0.50 kg (1.1 lbs.)

    VDO Sceptron™ 20, 1000 mm model:

    Length: 1000 mm (39.4 in.)
    Width: 27 mm (1.06 in.)
    Height without front: 28 mm (1.10 in.)
    Height with standard front (Square Diffuser): 42 mm (1.65 in.)
    Weight without front: 1.2 kg (2.6 lbs.)
    Weight with standard front (Square Diffuser): 1.4 kg (3.1 lbs.)

    Control and Programming Control options: Martin P3™ System Controller (via Martin P3 PowerPort™) or DMX Control resolution: 16-bit (P3) or 8-bit (DMX) control of each color Protocol detection: Automatic Setting and addressing: Martin P3™ System Controller or RDM-compliant controller Color and intensity calibration: Pixel-level DMX compliance: USITT DMX512-A RDM compliance: ANSI/ESTA E1.20 Firmware update: Via Martin P3™ System Controller

    Control modes, direct DMX control: RGB, Basic, Segment and Pixel DMX channels, direct DMX control: 3/10/13/22/55/157 Control modes, DMX via P3: P3 Intensity, P3 RGB, P3 Basic, P3 Hybrid and P3 PixelMap DMX channels, DMX via P3: Wide range of options from 1 to 153

    Control/User Interface Device status: Multi-color visual indication Device test and reset: Magnetic pushbutton to call up local test patterns and reset device
    Optics Minimum LED lifetime: 50,000 hours (to >70% luminous output)*
    *Figure obtained under manufacturer’s test conditions

    Diffuser/Lens Options:
    Open Front
    Flat Diffuser
    Flat Smoked Diffuser
    Round Diffuser
    Round Smoked Diffuser
    Square Diffuser (supplied standard with fixture)
    Square Smoked Diffuser
    Tube Diffuser
    Tube Smoked Diffuser
    NoBlend Diffuser 20 mm
    NoBlend Smoked Diffuser 20 mm
    NoBlend Diffuser 40 mm
    NoBlend Smoked Diffuser 40 mm
    Lens Array Narrow 20 mm
    Asymmetric (Wall-Washing) Lens
    All optical accessories are interchangeable and clip onto fixtures

    Photometric Data Color resolution: 16 bits per color (48 bits per pixel) Viewing angle: 120° x 120° (half-peak)

    Pitch (pixel center-to-center): 20.00 mm Luminous intensity, calibrated mode: 125 cd per meter Luminous output, calibrated mode: 375 lumen per meter Total output, calibrated mode: 4166 nits (fixtures placed in continuous surface at 30 mm center-to-center) LED Array VDO Sceptron 20 320mm: 1 x 16 LED Array VDO Sceptron 20 1000mm: 1 x 50

    Video Processing

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

    Signal Protocol Martin P3 (via Martin P3™ PowerPort) or DMX
    Construction Color: Matte black Base: Extruded aluminum profile Protection rating: IP65 RoHS compliant
  • Installation Mounting: Channel for M6 captive nuts on back of profile Mounting options: M6 bolts, optional sliding bracket (accepts M12 bolt), half coupler, spigot adapter, linear coupler, parallel coupler, pivot coupler, floorstand Orientation: Any
    Connections Power and data input: 6-pin custom (BBD) IP66-rated Power and data thru: 6-pin custom (BBD) IP66-rated Hot plugging compatible
    Electrical Nominal input voltage: 48 VDC +/- 4% Power supply options: Martin P3™ PowerPort 1500, Martin P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP, Martin™ DMX PowerPort 375, Martin™ IP66 PSU 240W or generic 48 VDC PSU Maximum power consumption, all LEDs at full intensity, VDO Sceptron™ 20, 320 mm: 5 W Maximum power consumption, all LEDs at full intensity, VDO Sceptron™ 20, 1000 mm: 15 W
    Thermal Cooling: Convection Maximum ambient temperature (Ta max.): 55° C (131° F) Minimum ambient temperature (Ta min.): -30° C (-22° F) Total heat dissipation (calculated, +/- 10%):

    VDO Sceptron™ 20, 320 mm: 19 BTU/hr 
    VDO Sceptron™ 20, 1000 mm: 60 BTU/hr

    Approvals EU safety: EN 60950-1, EN 60950-22, EN 62471 EU EMC: EN 55032, EN 55024 US safety: UL 60950-1, UL 60950-22 US EMC: FCC Part 15 Class A Canadian safety: CSA C22.2 No. 60950-1, No. 60950-22 Canadian EMC: ICES-003 Class A Australia/NZ: RCM
    Accessories

    Magnetic Test Tool, set of 10: P/N 91610139

    VDO Sceptron™ Diffuser Lens Removal Jaws: P/N 91611836

    Hardware:
    VDO Sceptron™/Fatron™ Sliding Brackets, set of 10: P/N 91610123
    VDO Sceptron™ Parallel Couplers, 30/40/50 mm, set of 10: P/N 91610125
    VDO Sceptron™ Parallel Couplers, 60/70/80 mm, set of 10: P/N 91610138
    VDO Sceptron™ Linear (End-to-End) Couplers, set of 10: P/N 91610124
    VDO Sceptron™/Fatron™ Linear Coupler: P/N 91611843
    Super Lightweight Half Coupler Rigging Clamp, black: P/N 91602018
    Low Profile VDO Sceptron™/Fatron™ Half Coupler: P/N 91611790
    VDO Sceptron™/Fatron™ Spigot Adapter, 28 mm (1.1 in.): P/N 91611791
    VDO Sceptron™/Fatron™ Floorstands, set of two: P/N 91611792
    VDO Sceptron™ Pivot Coupler: P/N 91611793
    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

    Optical 320mm:
    VDO Sceptron™ Flat Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610111
    VDO Sceptron™ Flat Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610113
    VDO Sceptron™ Round Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610115
    VDO Sceptron™ Round Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610117
    VDO Sceptron™ Square Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610119
    VDO Sceptron™ Square Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610121
    VDO Sceptron™ Tube Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91611630
    VDO Sceptron™ Tube Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91611650
    VDO Sceptron 20™ NoBlend Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610130
    VDO Sceptron 20™ NoBlend Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610132
    VDO Sceptron 40™ NoBlend Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610134
    VDO Sceptron 40™ NoBlend Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610136
    VDO Sceptron 20™ Lens Array Narrow, 320 mm: P/N 91610140
    VDO Sceptron™ Asymmetric Lens, 320 mm: P/N 91611670

    Optical 1000mm:
    VDO Sceptron™ Flat Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610112
    VDO Sceptron™ Flat Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610114
    VDO Sceptron™ Round Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610116
    VDO Sceptron™ Round Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610118
    VDO Sceptron™ Square Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610120
    VDO Sceptron™ Square Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610122
    VDO Sceptron™ Tube Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91611640
    VDO Sceptron™ Tube Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91611660
    VDO Sceptron 20™ NoBlend Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610131
    VDO Sceptron 20™ NoBlend Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610133
    VDO Sceptron 40™ NoBlend Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610135
    VDO Sceptron 40™ NoBlend Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610137
    VDO Sceptron 20™ Lens Array Narrow, 1000 mm: P/N 91610141
    VDO Sceptron™ Asymmetric Lens, 1000 mm: P/N 91611680

    BBD input adapters:
    Power + Data Input Cable, 4-pin male XLR (for P3 PowerPort 1500 or DMX PowerPort 375) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616046
    Power + Data Input Cable, 5-pin male XLR (for DMX) + wire tails (for PSU) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616048
    Power + Data Input Cable, 5-pin male XLR (for DMX) + 4-pin male XLR (for P3 PowerPort) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616049
    Power + Data Input Cable, 5-pin male XLR (for DMX) + male Tripix type (for Martin IP66 PSU 240W) to female BBD, 0.25 m (9.8 in.):P/N 91616050

    BBD output adapters:
    Power + Data Output Cable, male BBD to 4-pin female XLR, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616047
    DMX Lead-out Cable, male BBD to 5-pin female XLR, 0.25 m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616051

    BBD extension cables:
    Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 1 m (3.3 ft.): P/N 91616041
    Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 2.5 m (8.2 ft.): P/N 91616024
    Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 5 m (16.4 ft.): P/N 91616042
    Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 10 m (32.8 ft.): P/N 91616043
    Power + Data Extension Cable, Rental Type, BBD to BBD, 25 m (82.1 ft.): P/N 91616044
    Power + Data Cable, Rental Type, 100 m (328 ft.) bulk without connectors: P/N 91616045

    Connectors:
    Power + Data Cable Connector, BBD, Male: P/N 91611750
    Power + Data Cable Connector, BBD, Female: P/N 91611751
    Blanking Caps for unused female BBD connectors, set of 10: P/N 91616052

    Related Items Martin P3™ PowerPort 1500: P/N 90721040 Martin P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP Rental: P/N 90721070 Martin DMX PowerPort 375: P/N 90721094 Martin™ IP66 PSU 240 W external power supply unit: P/N 90760330 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 Flightcase for 10 x VDO Sceptron™ 1000mm / 30 x VDO Sceptron™ 320 mm: P/N 91515030 Flightcase Extender for 10 x VDO Sceptron™ 1000 mm / 30 x VDO Sceptron™ 320 mm: P/N 91515031 VDO Sceptron 20™, 320 mm, in cardboard box: P/N 90357660 VDO Sceptron 20™, 1000 mm, in cardboard box: P/N 90357665

Downloads

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Specifications
VDO Sceptron Family - System Diagrams
en version A, updated: Apr 14, 2021
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VDO Sceptron Family - Spec Sheet
en updated: Feb 18, 2021
  en  804 KB Feb 18, 2021
Manuals
VDO Sceptron Family - User Manual
en version G, updated: Dec 14, 2020
en  2.85 MB Dec 14, 2020
Photometrics
VDO Sceptron - Photometric Files
en version A, updated: Apr 14, 2021
en  1.11 MB Apr 14, 2021
Illustrations
VDO Sceptron Family - 2D Drawings
en version B, updated: Aug 28, 2019
en  4.26 MB Aug 28, 2019
Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols
en version 3.1, updated: May 19, 2021
3.1  en  339 MB May 19, 2021
CAD Drawings
VDO Sceptron Family - 3D Models
en version B, updated: Aug 28, 2019
en  14.8 MB Aug 28, 2019
Compliances
Ext. PixLine / VDO Sceptron / Ext. Dot-HP / VDO Dotron / VDO Fatron - ETL Listing Verification
version A, updated: Oct 22, 2020
  447 KB Oct 22, 2020
Exterior PixLine / VDO Sceptron - EU Declaration of Conformity
en version B, updated: Oct 22, 2020
en  95 KB Oct 22, 2020
Tech Notes
VDO Sceptron End Gables Tech Note
en updated: Nov 21, 2018
  en  398 KB Nov 21, 2018
Firmware
VDO Sceptron Family - Firmware
version 2.4.1, updated: Jun 17, 2021
2.4.1     Jun 17, 2021

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