[time-nuts] Z38xx rack mounts

paul swed 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
28".

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.
Quite clean

Regards
Paul
WB8TSL

On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 4:57 PM, Bruce Lane <kyrrin at bluefeathertech.com>
wrote:

>         Something I've done for several projects is to seek help from these
> nice folk:
>
>         http://www.frontpanelexpress.com/
>
>         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
> rack
> 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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