The Vector 430i encoded head is compact and lightweight, simple to rig and convenient to transport. It includes all the functionality associated with Vinten’s renowned Vector heads, including infinitely adjustable Perfect Balance and smooth TF drag technology.

Key features

  • Precise, real time digital electronic positioning of pan and tilt
  • Infinite perfect balance across a wide payload and tilt range
  • TF drag for outstanding whip pan control
  • ±90° tilt range across a wide payload range
  • Ergonomic positioning of controls
  • Digital balance readout for quick repeatable set-ups
  • Tilt centrelock to safely swap high payloads
  • Compatible with Vinten Quick-Fix for rapid coupling to tripods or pedestals
  • Back lit controls for low light conditions

Technical Specifications

ApplicationNews, Sports, Live StudioNews, Sports, Live Studio
Battery Type9V, 3x CR2032 cells or external 5V supply (auto switching)9V, 3x CR2032 cells or external 5V supply (auto switching)
Bowl sizeFour-bolt flat with QuickfixFour-bolt flat with Quickfix
Camera FixingEFP Quickfit PlateEFP Quickfit Plate
Camera Plate FixingEFP Quickfit AdaptorEFP Quickfit Adaptor
CounterbalancePerfect Balance infinitely adjustable spring balance with readoutPerfect Balance infinitely adjustable spring balance with readout
DragTF Drag System with backlit and calibrated controlTF Drag System with backlit and calibrated control
Flat BaseFour bolt flat with QuickfixFour bolt flat with Quickfix
Height21 cm8.27 in
Length21 cm8.27 in
Level BubbleYes (Illuminated)Yes (Illuminated)
Pan Bar Count11
Pan Bar TypeTelescopicTelescopic
Payload10 kg to 43 kg22.05 lb to 94.8 lb
Platform Adjustment+55 to -107+55 to -107
Tilt Range±40° to±40° to
Weight10.5 kg23.15 lb
Width28.5 cm11.22 in

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In The Box

  • Vector 430i Head
  • EFP Quickfit Automatic Adaptor inc. Wedge Plate (3761-3)
  • Vector Telescopic Pan Bar (3219-115)
  • 3/8 in. Mounting Bolts and Washers (4)
  • Spanner
  • User Guide