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Topic # 103463 7-Jun-2012 13:39 Send private message

Geeks,

My home rebuild project has me locating all AV / HTPC / Network/comms equipment to a central location.

All of the wiring is underway, the hardware has been identified and most of it has been purchased, however I now need to look at how to mount it.

A purpose built cupboard will be provided in a nice cool area under the main part of the house. What I would like is a swing frame with 5-6 shelves.

Does anyone know of / has anyone used something like this in NZ?

Size is not too much of an issue, as the location will be built to suit the frame.




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  Reply # 637326 7-Jun-2012 13:57 Send private message

So your after a swing cabinet or wall frame, A wall frame will only be 400mm deep at best but most are only 300mm deep, which is not sufficient to house some AV gear.

Assuming it is a cabinet does it need to swing, or is it adequate to have just removable side entry panels.

I recommend a 12U wall cabinet which come with 1 shelf, then get some extra cantilever shelves.

http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=459&page_number=1

http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=466&page_number=1

http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=462&page_number=1


Cyril



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  Reply # 637355 7-Jun-2012 14:57 Send private message

cyril7: So your after a swing cabinet or wall frame, A wall frame will only be 400mm deep at best but most are only 300mm deep, which is not sufficient to house some AV gear.

Assuming it is a cabinet does it need to swing, or is it adequate to have just removable side entry panels.

I recommend a 12U wall cabinet which come with 1 shelf, then get some extra cantilever shelves.

http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=459&page_number=1

http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=466&page_number=1

http://www.cablesdirect.co.nz/catalog/entry?entry=462&page_number=1


Cyril


Hi Cyril,

Yes, a swing frame or some type of withdrawable rack / shelving system, to enable side and rear access to the equipment, from the front of the panel.

A depth of minimum 500mm is preferred.

The D Series you have provided links to look like they might work.

I am also looking at some Rittal equipment.

Cheers,

Mike.

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  Reply # 637357 7-Jun-2012 15:04 Send private message

I suspect the Rittal will be a bit more pricey than cables direct :)

Cheers
Cyril

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  Reply # 637554 7-Jun-2012 23:05 Send private message

You say "under" the house? Does that mean it is essentially outside in the humidity, insects, etc? I would not do that.




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  Reply # 637991 8-Jun-2012 19:25 Send private message

I've used Middle Atlantic racks before. Very sturdy and well made.

http://www.middleatlantic.com/

Looks like the only dealer in NZ is AVD in Auckland, who don't sell direct to the public (as far as I know), but you can always contact them and see.



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  Reply # 637997 8-Jun-2012 19:44 Send private message

Niel: You say "under" the house? Does that mean it is essentially outside in the humidity, insects, etc? I would not do that.


Sorry. Under the house is a poor description. It is a newly excavated area, new concrete pad, hollow block and timber stud walls. No exposure to the elements. It is however nice and cool, even in the middle of summer.




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  Reply # 637998 8-Jun-2012 19:50 Send private message

Pock: I've used Middle Atlantic racks before. Very sturdy and well made.

http://www.middleatlantic.com/

Looks like the only dealer in NZ is AVD in Auckland, who don't sell direct to the public (as far as I know), but you can always contact them and see.


I will investigate further. Thank you for the link.




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