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# 204674 12-Oct-2016 15:41
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Wondering what everyone else is using for a small home networking cabinet. Ideally it will be surface mounted and have an 8 port patch panel and room to fit the following.

 

Unifi 8 port poe switch
Unifi NVR
Unifi USG
Small UPS.

 

Looking for options other than a standard 19" 4/6/9/12RU cabinet.

 

Doesnt have to be flash as it going to be mounted in a shed - just want it to keep everything tidy, clean and reasonably secure.


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  # 1649832 12-Oct-2016 15:55
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Grin - I'm using a very simple option - the Bottom of a Cupboard... (Just temporary until something less jury rigged gets sorted, so I'll be interested also in what's out there).

 

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EdgeRouter and Switch + 2 APs running in roof, hence the cupboard as a quick and dirty riser :)

 

Cheers, Greg.

 

 

 

 


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  # 1649835 12-Oct-2016 16:05
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I got a Hubbell cabinet which works really well

 

Pics here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=66&topicId=198635


 
 
 
 




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  # 1649864 12-Oct-2016 16:48
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pedrogarcia:

 

I got a Hubbell cabinet which works really well

 

Pics here: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=66&topicId=198635

 

 

 

 

Brilliant, that looks like it would be perfect. Where did you get it from? Can you remember the approx cost?

 

Thx :)

 

 


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  # 1649869 12-Oct-2016 16:52
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I bought it from Stewarts Electrical - came with data / phone patch panels but I didnt end up using any of them.  Was around $300 from memory.  


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  # 1649933 12-Oct-2016 20:08
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I use a $60 cabinet/shelf setup from the warehouse with holes drilled in the back wall, and with trunking on the back of the cabinet horizontally behind each shelf and vertically on each side connecting the shelves. Not the nicest looking but it works. 


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  # 1649956 12-Oct-2016 20:58
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That's some great number 8 wire mentality right there 😀

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  # 1649965 12-Oct-2016 21:22
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I'm looking for the same thing at the moment.

 

Probably going with something from the Dynamic HWS range that PBTech and others stock unless I can find something better.

 

I'm planning on visiting a few Electrical Wholesalers this weekend to what other options are around. Why the hell can't they have decent websites showing what they stock.   


 
 
 
 


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  # 1649967 12-Oct-2016 21:25
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Also bear in mind they close at lunchtime on Saturdays and are closed Sundays. For reals.

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  # 1650011 12-Oct-2016 22:44
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I did this last year during an extension house addition/alteration.

 

Used Dynamix gear, details and photo: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=66&topicId=179126

 

Since installation:

 

  • I have swapped out the white NF4V router for an EdgeRouter PoE
  • Added a second 8 port PoE PD (powered) switch
  • And the black Huawei ONT has been replaced with a newer white ONT (for gigabit fibre).

I do have an old UPS which sits outside the cabinet (QNAP NAS also its outside cabinet), but I'm looking into Sentry Lite battery product as a replacement to fit inside the cabinet with a 7Ah battery.
As discussed part way through this thread: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=198722

 

And here: http://www.constantvigil.com/shop,shop,2,1,001.html




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  # 1650058 13-Oct-2016 06:47
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snowfly:

 

I did this last year during an extension house addition/alteration.

 

Used Dynamix gear, details and photo: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumId=66&topicId=179126

 

Since installation:

 

  • I have swapped out the white NF4V router for an EdgeRouter PoE
  • Added a second 8 port PoE PD (powered) switch
  • And the black Huawei ONT has been replaced with a newer white ONT (for gigabit fibre).

I do have an old UPS which sits outside the cabinet (QNAP NAS also its outside cabinet), but I'm looking into Sentry Lite battery product as a replacement to fit inside the cabinet with a 7Ah battery.
As discussed part way through this thread: http://www.geekzone.co.nz/forums.asp?forumid=66&topicid=198722

 

And here: http://www.constantvigil.com/shop,shop,2,1,001.html

 

 

 

 

Perfect, thank-you - I searched for along time on CDLNZ and couldn't find this but it is exactly what i am looking for.


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