[time-nuts] Z38xx rack mounts

GandalfG8 at aol.com GandalfG8 at aol.com
Wed Oct 22 17:53:55 EDT 2014

Plan B and a half. or C and three quarters or whatever:-)........
I just measured a Z3801A case, can't speak for any others in the series,  
and that measures 9 1/4 inches from one outside edge of the front panel to 
the  opposite side of the box itself.
Cutting off opposing edges from two front panels, either to 9 1/2  inches 
each or perhaps a bit less to allow for a central dividing trim,  would allow 
two units to be mounted side by side in a 19 inch rack with panels  butted 
up but a bit of separation between the boxes, whilst keeping the existing  
fixings on the two outer edges.
In a message dated 22/10/2014 21:44:42 GMT Daylight Time,  
dgminala at mediacombb.net writes:
I have a  couple questions regarding the Z38xx type units.  I have a 
and a couple other modules that don't need a full 19" rack space.   The 
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 
mounted in  are 28.5" wide, with a dual mounting shelf so that two GPS 
can be  mounted side-by-side.  Were the racks for these units custom built 
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. 
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 
approximate the cost of a new  SUV).

Dave M  
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