[time-nuts] Z38xx rack mounts

paul swed paulswedb at gmail.com
Wed Oct 22 18:10:50 EDT 2014


Well accept one possible problem the open width of a 19" rack is typically
18".
Regards
Paul
WB8TSL

On Wed, Oct 22, 2014 at 5:53 PM, GandalfG8--- via time-nuts <
time-nuts at febo.com> wrote:

> 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.
>
> Regards
>
> Nigel
> GM8PZR
>
>
> 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
> 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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