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WTB: 19" rack brackets

Discussion in 'Hobby Electronics' started by Brenton Spear, Feb 21, 2004.

  1. I am looking for the metal brackets that go down the sides (front & back) of
    a 19" rack and things like patch panels, etc attach to them with bolts and
    screws. They are 'L' shaped so that the brackets can be attached to the rack
    casing itself and then the patch panels are attached to the other side of
    the 'L'.

    I need 2 that are 860mm long. Happy to take one length of 1720mm or longer.

    Anyone have 2 of these or know where I could get them cheap?

    Thanks,

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    Brenton Spear
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  2. Guest

    I don't know where you are located, but I heard of this mob the other
    ay.

    http://www.elgee.com.au/catalog.html
     
  3. Newsy

    Newsy Guest

    This looks to be the same stuff as Altronics in Perth sell.
    If it is, be careful, as some rack equipment is too wide for the rack - I
    have some Tandberg video conferencing equipment that won't fit.

    Rod
     
  4. This looks to be the same stuff as Altronics in Perth sell.
    If it is, be careful, as some rack equipment is too wide for the rack -
    I
    have some Tandberg video conferencing equipment that won't fit.

    Rod


    *** It is probable that the Tandberg rack mounted equipment is
    manufactured to the metric standards and will not fit the "standard" 19
    inch imperial racks.

    Brian Goldsmith.
     
  5. Thanks for that. I am 10 minutes from them :) The Angle Rack Strip is
    exactly what I am after.

    I have sent them an email and will see how I go.
     
  6. Newsy

    Newsy Guest

    So is this a case of "when is 19" not 19"?
    The Tandberg with rack mounts is 447mm wide. The rack frame is 446mm
    between the two uprights. Whereas my 45ru computer rack is 452 mm. It
    could the that additional metal is required to provide the strength for the
    aluminium strip, whereas the steel is stronger, therefore less metal is
    needed?

    Rod
     
  7. "Newsy" wrote
    So is this a case of "when is 19" not 19"?
    The Tandberg with rack mounts is 447mm wide. The rack frame is 446mm
    between the two uprights. Whereas my 45ru computer rack is 452 mm. It
    could the that additional metal is required to provide the strength for
    the
    aluminium strip, whereas the steel is stronger, therefore less metal is
    needed?

    **** Rod there are two seperate and distinct systems of "racking",the
    metric and imperial systems are they are not compatiable.There is not a
    great deal of metric racking in Australia as the original PMG,DCA etc.
    racking systems were all based on the US 19 inch system.
    One method of determining which system you have is to measure from the
    centre of a mounting hole on one side of the rack to the centre of the
    corresponding hole on the opposite side of the rack.If the rack is
    imperial,the distance from centre to centre will be eighteen and one
    quarter inches.
    Another method is to measure the front panel of the equipment to be
    mounted,if imperial it will be nineteen inches from edge to edge and its
    height will be one and three quarter inches or a multiple thereof.
    I recommend you try to avoid using metrics as the measuring system when
    dealing with old imperial systems as it will only confuse you (I know it
    does to me).

    As an aside,if anyone could provide me with a detailed set of the 19"
    racking system specifications I would be eternally grateful.I had it
    once but have misplaced it.Google throws up all sorts of red herrings
    but not a concise set of specs.I would also appreciate the same thing
    for the metric system.

    Brian Goldsmith
     
  8. budgie

    budgie Guest

    Search for IEC297.
     
  9. "budgie" wrote

    Search for IEC297.

    ***** Bewy,Budgie!!!
    What also came out was BS5954 Pt.2.

    Thanks,Brian Goldsmith.
     
  10. budgie

    budgie Guest

    Not sure if that's a swear word or term of endearment, but I'll take it as
    positive ;-)
    I've noted that down.
     
  11. >

    Not sure if that's a swear word or term of endearment, but I'll take it
    as
    positive ;-)

    **** I was so excited me hand shook and left out the "D"!! :)
     
  12. Newsy

    Newsy Guest

    Great, Brian,

    Thanks,

    You learn something new every day!

    Rod
     
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