[time-nuts] Z38xx rack mounts

Dave M dgminala at mediacombb.net
Wed Oct 22 16:44:32 EDT 2014


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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