VDO Sceptron 40

Linear LED Video batten with 40mm pixel pitch

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The VDO Sceptron 40 is a linear outdoor-rated LED video fixture for the rental market with 40 mm pixel pitch and an extensive range of optical accessories for a wide variety of looks. The VDO Sceptron 40 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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VDO Sceptron family

 

Features

  • 40 mm pixel pitch
  • 62 cd per meter calibrated
  • 187 lumen per meter calibrated
  • High-quality 16-bit per color image processing technology
  • Pixel-level brightness and color calibration for optimal image quality
  • P3/DMX controllable (automatic protocol detection)
  • Intuitive mapping and addressing via P3 System Controller
  • Combined power/data input (single cable for power and data input)
  • Supported by integrated power and data processor (P3 PowerPort 1500 or P3 PowerPort 1000 IP) and simple cabling system
  • Available in lengths of 1000 mm and 320 mm
  • Field-exchangeable diffusers and lenses
  • Versatile rigging accessories

Specifications

  • Physical Length: Available in 320 mm (12.6 in.) and 1000 mm (39.4 in.) versions Width: 27 mm (1.07 in.) Height: 28 mm (1.10 in.) Weight: 1.2 kg / m (0.81 lbs. per foot) Control and Programming Control options: Martin P3™ System Controller via Martin P3™ PowerPort 1500 / Martin P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP, and/or DMX Control modes: RGB, basic, segment and pixel-level Control resolution: 16-bit (P3) or 8-bit (DMX) control of each color Protocol detection: Automatic Setting and addressing: P3 System Controller or RDM-compliant controller DMX channels: 3/10/13/22/31/82 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/User Interface Device status: Multi-color visual indication Device test and reset: Magnetic pushbutton to call up local test patterns and reset device Optics Options:

    Open Front
    Flat Diffuser
    Flat Smoked Diffuser
    Round Diffuser
    Round Smoked Diffuser
    Square Diffuser (supplied as standard with fixture)
    Square Smoked Diffuser
    Tube Diffuser
    Tube Smoked Diffuser
    NoBlend Diffuser
    Smoked NoBlend Diffuser
    Asymmetric (Wall-Washing) Lens
    All options can be interchanged at any time.

    Minimum LED lifetime: 50,000 hours (to >70% luminous output)* *Figure obtained under manufacturer’s test conditions. Photometric Data Color resolution: 16 bits per color (48 bits per pixel) Pixels: 25 per meter Pitch (pixel center-to-center): 40.00 mm Luminous intensity, calibrated mode: 62 cd per meter* Viewing angle: 120° x 120° Total output, calibrated mode: 2,083 nits (modules spaced 30 mm center-to-center)*, 187 lumens per meter* *Preliminary data, figures are approximate. 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: Slot for locking nuts on back of profile (M6) and optional sliding bracket for M12 bolt Mounting options: Flat surface at any angle, pedestal or other suitable support 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, P3™ PowerPort 1000 IP, Tripix™ Power or generic 48 VDC PSU Total power consumption (at maximum intensity, full white): 8.5 W per meter 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%): 30 BTU/hr per meter 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
    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

    Optical:

    320 mm modules
    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 10™ NoBlend Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610126
    VDO Sceptron 10™ NoBlend Smoked Diffuser, 320 mm: P/N 91610128
    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™ Asymmetric Lens, 320 mm: P/N 91611670
    1000 mm modules
    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 10™ NoBlend Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610127
    VDO Sceptron 10™ NoBlend Smoked Diffuser, 1000 mm: P/N 91610129
    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™ Asymmetric Lens, 1000 mm: P/N 91611680

    Combined DC power and data cables:

    Power + Data Input Cable, 4-pin male XLR (for P3 PowerPort) 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, 0.25m (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, 0.25m (9.8 in.): P/N 91616050
    Power + Data Output Cable, male BBD to 4-pin female XLR, 0.25m (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™ 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: P/N 90721030 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 40™, 320 mm, in cardboard box: P/N 90357670 VDO Sceptron 40™, 1000 mm, in cardboard box: P/N 90357675

Downloads

  Version Language Size Uploaded
Specifications
Martin IP66 PSU 240W Spec Sheet-English en  227 KB Apr 03, 2019
VDO Sceptron 40 Spec Sheet-English   en  5.04 MB Jul 09, 2018
VDO Sceptron Photometric Files en  1.11 MB May 11, 2018
Manuals
VDO Sceptron Family - User Manual en  3.42 MB May 18, 2018
Illustrations
VDO Sceptron Family - 2D Drawings en  4.26 MB Aug 28, 2019
3D Symbols
Vectorworks Symbols 2.7  en  251 MB Oct 08, 2019
CAD Drawings
VDO Sceptron Family - 3D Models en  14.8 MB Aug 28, 2019
Compliances
Ext. PixLine / VDO Sceptron / Ext. Dot-HP / VDO Dotron / VDO Fatron - ETL Listing Verification   447 KB May 22, 2018
Exterior PixLine / VDO Sceptron - EU Declaration of Conformity en  95 KB May 22, 2018
Software
VDO Sceptron Firmware 2.4.1    56.8 KB May 22, 2018
Tech Notes
VDO Sceptron End Gables Tech Note   en  398 KB Nov 21, 2018

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