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1 RU Rack Cases

Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 3:33 pm
by Paul

where are the best places to get 1RU rack cases?? I need to stuff my baby animal into its natural habitat. Im located in Melbourne Australia.

Do jaycar have these? Ive only ever seen the front panel in there.


Posted: Thu Sep 20, 2007 4:39 pm
by Barney
Altronics have racks for $45 1ru and are aluminium so easy to drill and look smarter than the jaycar ones.

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 8:04 am
by chrisp
Altronics is definitely the go.

Jaycar went out of metal cases, and the plastic ones they got instead were hopeless. They now stock a hybrid with metal front and back plates, but they're still plastic which is transparent to RFI. I have found some fully metal 3U cases at Jaycar if you have a really big project ....

Most other cases manufacturers price for the IT industry. I've seen 1U priced at anything from $85 to double that.

Posted: Fri Sep 21, 2007 3:21 pm
by astrovic
Me too! Me too! Agree with the learned ones above.

In fact the case in my avatar is an Altronics

Posted: Thu Dec 06, 2007 7:28 pm
by Paul
aarrgghh!! i got a steel one from jaycar and it sucks. it has crap in the way of things.

altronics i go!!

but the good news is my second baby animal passed its voltage testing tonite!!! and in the next day or so i should have my 3rd one here ready yo be soldered!! these kits are a breeze and pleasure to put together.

oh i am addicted. cant wait to have 4 done and racked and then my evil plans for making some of those other pres begin!!

ps. the wife just laughs at me now. :)

Posted: Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:34 pm
by Mick@ITC
I got one directly from Joe as part of a poweramp kit. It was simple to assemble and with Al front and back...simple to work with.

Posted: Sun Dec 30, 2007 8:26 am
by Lowfreq
Yeah, avoid those jaycar cases. Trying to file around the extra bracing, just to fit your xlrs in, is a right pain in the arse!! :twisted: