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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


  • 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

Martin VC-Feeder

  • 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

    ·  Firmware update: Via P3 System Controller

    ·  DMX compliance: USITT DMX512-A

    ·  RDM compliance: ANSI/ESTA E1.20

    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


    ·  Housing: Extruded aluminum

    ·  Protection rating: IP65

    ·  RoHS compliant


    ·  Orientation: Any

    ·  Surface mounting: Two M6 mounting slots

    ·  Truss mounting: M12 mounting hole for standard rigging clamp


    ·  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.


    ·  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


    ·  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


    ·  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


    ·  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

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