Mini Matrix Message Signs


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The Wanco Mini Matrix Message Signs are a compact version of our full-size variable message signs. About 30% smaller, the Mini trailer is highly maneuverable and easy to deploy. Mini Matrix Signs display an array of bright, highly visible LEDs. Use the full-matrix display to present messages as text, graphics or both in almost any application — for traffic safety, emergency response, and special events.


  • Easiest programming in the industry
  • Multiple alphanumeric fonts make message clear and legible
  • Low power consumption and more uptime
  • 360-degree display rotation for optimal positioning
  • Standard tow hitch and removable drawbar
  • Durable powder-coat finish


  • Under 2000 pounds, can be towed by most vehicles
  • Standard 2-inch ball coupler tow-hitch
  • Removable drawbar for shipping and for added theft protection
  • Heavy-duty hand-winch allows one person to easily raise and lower the message board
  • Tower rotates 360 degrees for optimal positioning
  • Single disc brake holds board in place during operation, while a cradle supports and holds board in travel position


  • Onboard controller, no laptop required
  • Full-color touchscreen controller with high-resolution display
  • Multi-level password protection limits access to control software
  • Preprogrammed text messages, symbols and graphics
  • Easily center each line of text
  • Internal clock facilitates built-in schedule programming
  • Multiple alphanumeric fonts make message clear and legible
  • Control box can be locked to prevent unauthorized access
  • Optical lenses and sunshades increase visibility and performance
  • Cooling fans protect sign cabinet from overheating
  • Optional outriggers widen footprint for added stability

Power System

  • Energy-efficient operation results in long run times
  • Solar panels charge batteries automatically without intervention
  • Charging system shuts down when batteries are fully charged, preventing damage
  • Unique system allows battery charging with solar panels or commercial power
  • Cooling fan protects battery charger from overheating
  • Battery box can be locked to prevent unauthorized access


  • Individual display modules can be replaced easily
  • Standard 15-inch trailer tires
  • Heavy-duty bolt-on steel fenders can be replaced if damaged
  • Durable powder-coat finish resists the elements

Standards Compliance

  • NTCIP compliant
  • Meets NEMA TS 4-2005 Section 2 for ambient temperature, vibration, shock, electro-static discharge (ESD), and radio interference


Sign lift

  • Hydraulic lift

Power system

  • Choice of battery types and configurations
  • Additional solar

Tow hitch

  • Combo-hitch for 2-inch ball and 2 1/2-inch pintle hook
  • Heavy-duty lunette ring for 2 1/2-inch pintle hook

Other options

Some options may not be available for aftermarket installation. Please consult factory.


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Approx. 1580 lbs. (717 kg)



MIG-welded, 2 x 3-inch steel tubing

Sign cabinet

Aluminum sheet


Powder-coated and oven-baked

Axle assembly

2000-lb. capacity
5 on 4.5-inch BC idler hub
Double eye leaf springs


ST205/75 D15



Four amber LEDs form each pixel


48 pixels wide, 27 pixels high


12 fonts

Default font

12.6 in., 5x7 pixels per character
3 lines of 8 characters per line, max.

Smallest characters

4 lines of 9 characters

Largest characters

1 line of 4 characters

Power — standard


Four 6 Vdc deep-cycle Group 24 batteries, wired in parallel and series for a 12-volt system

Battery capacity

430 Ah total

Battery charger

15 A

Solar panels

85 W

Power — optional


Six 6 Vdc deep-cycle Group 24 batteries, wired in parallel and series for a 12-volt system

Battery capacity

645 Ah total

Battery charger

45 A

Solar panels

130 W

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Specifications subject to change without notice.