[time-nuts] Z38xx rack mounts

GandalfG8 at aol.com GandalfG8 at aol.com
Wed Oct 22 18:20:12 EDT 2014


It's actually not a problem, as I mentioned before the boxes themselves are 
 only 8 inches wide and centered in the panel.
If you cut each panel down to 9 1/2 inches that would leave a separation  
between the boxes themselves of 1/2 inch so overall width behind the panel  
would be 16 1/2 inches, which is quite a common size for rack mount  units 
anyway.
 
Regards
 
Nigel
GM8PZR
 
 
In a message dated 22/10/2014 23:10:52 GMT Daylight Time,  
paulswedb at gmail.com writes:

 
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_ (mailto: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_ (mailto: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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