[time-nuts] Z38xx rack mounts
paulswedb at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 17:25:06 EDT 2014
Yes many telco racks of old were 24" and as I recall nasa or someone had
That said I did what Bruce suggest some 8-10 years ago. Al panel spray
painted to math the 3801 and cut a hole to fit the unit. Not having clever
tools lots of drill holes a hack saw and then cleanup with a file. Came out
well. I mounted the 2 in series power supplies to get to 36V in the
remaining space on the panel along with on off switch fuse and light.
On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 4:57 PM, Bruce Lane <kyrrin at bluefeathertech.com>
> Something I've done for several projects is to seek help from these
> nice folk:
> A custom panel I did so I could rack-mount my Comcrap cable modem
> (along with the rest of the network gear) ran about $75 or so.
> What I would suggest doing with the Z38xx series is to simply do a
> panel with an appropriate size cutout, then place holes for the mounting
> screws and just bolt everything together.
> Keep the peace(es).
> On 22-Oct-14 13:44, Dave M wrote:
> > I have a couple questions regarding the Z38xx type units. I have a
> > Z3801A,
> > and a couple other modules that don't need a full 19" rack space.
> > The Z38xx
> > units are 11" wide (10-9/16" mounting centers) , and obviously are not
> > suitable for a standard 19" rack cabinet.
> > Looking in the Z3801A manual, I see that the rack trays that these
> > units are
> > mounted in are 28.5" wide, with a dual mounting shelf so that two GPS
> > units
> > can be mounted side-by-side. Were the racks for these units custom
> > built by
> > Motorola and/or Symmetricom? Where in the civilized world might these
> > cabinets and mounting shelves be found and purchased (preferably
> > surplus)?
> > I've searched Google until my eyes are crossed, but nothing shows up.
> > Maybe
> > I'm not using the right search terms? Don't know.
> > I guess I could destroy an old rack cabinet and fabricate something that
> > would fit the equipment, but I'd prefer to buy one (assuming that it
> > doesn't
> > approximate the cost of a new SUV).
> > Cheers,
> > Dave M
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