Igor

RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« on: September 06, 2011, 03:54:59 PM »
Without talking too much:







« Last Edit: September 06, 2011, 04:03:06 PM by Igor »
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dandeurloo

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2011, 04:02:40 PM »
smart idea!
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mylesgm

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2011, 04:22:11 PM »
Neat Idea.  What is the module with the lundahl i/o?  is that some sort of 500 pultec?
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baadc0de

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2011, 04:33:31 PM »
Will there be specific cases for this? It looks so neat and I imagine is fast to do with the PCB mount XLRs, so a specific case with on/off button would be, like, great :)

zayance

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2011, 04:39:44 PM »
Nice idea  8) 8), easy enough....

But one thing tough, so the force applied when inserting the module will be taken by the XLR pins if racked right?
Wouldn't it be better to have 4 standoffs/screws options on PCB that would be screwed on back panel so to have a better stand
And so pressure applied won't do too much harm on XLR's?
I'm saying this without even having experienced them, but just wondering.

EDIT: The depth of the standoff's could be a ***** tough, anyway just thinking....
« Last Edit: September 06, 2011, 04:43:37 PM by zayance »

canidoit

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2011, 05:50:44 PM »
Nice idea  8) 8), easy enough....

But one thing tough, so the force applied when inserting the module will be taken by the XLR pins if racked right?
Wouldn't it be better to have 4 standoffs/screws options on PCB that would be screwed on back panel so to have a better stand
And so pressure applied won't do too much harm on XLR's?
I'm saying this without even having experienced them, but just wondering.

EDIT: The depth of the standoff's could be a ***** tough, anyway just thinking....
I guess you could just use wire to extend to the case mounted XLRs. I really like this idea! I think I might be in for 1-2 depending on price.

When do you think this will be available and will adding a power supply be easy?
iva dunit formerly known as canidoit

plumsolly

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2011, 06:43:17 PM »
will adding a power supply be easy?

Looks like the PS is onboard - you just need a power transformer.

Best,

Ben

dandeurloo

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #7 on: September 06, 2011, 06:54:39 PM »
Well I think you could extend those xlr's to the back of a case so they would fit any case really! 
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Harpo

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #8 on: September 06, 2011, 07:15:19 PM »
will adding a power supply be easy?

Looks like the PS is onboard - you just need a power transformer.

Best,

Ben
more likely you could make it work from a 3-rail +48,+24,-24VDC supply and the regulating down to +/-16V for the standard 15pin slot voltages can be done/jumpered on each adapter, if so required.
Neat idea.

(Having all 7 potentials (5 voltage rails+0V+chassis) on doubled up connectors in a following revision might help for easier daisy chaining.)
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TomWaterman

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2011, 07:17:20 PM »
Neat Idea.  What is the module with the lundahl i/o?  is that some sort of 500 pultec?

500 series Helios.

-T


dirtyhanfri

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2011, 07:48:09 PM »
Great!, I´m interested in this...
Working on it...

mylesgm

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2011, 08:59:08 PM »
Neat Idea.  What is the module with the lundahl i/o?  is that some sort of 500 pultec?

500 series Helios.

-T

And where is that available?!
Check my work at www.mylesmumford.com

ytsestef

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2011, 09:34:35 PM »
I Love It! Props to Igor!!
Maybe add 4 holes so that we can use long screws/standoffs to mount the "adapter-pcb" to the back panel?
Stefanos.

zayance

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2011, 08:20:17 AM »
Nice idea  8) 8), easy enough....

But one thing tough, so the force applied when inserting the module will be taken by the XLR pins if racked right?
Wouldn't it be better to have 4 standoffs/screws options on PCB that would be screwed on back panel so to have a better stand
And so pressure applied won't do too much harm on XLR's?
I'm saying this without even having experienced them, but just wondering.

EDIT: The depth of the standoff's could be a ***** tough, anyway just thinking....
I guess you could just use wire to extend to the case mounted XLRs. I really like this idea! I think I might be in for 1-2 depending on price.

When do you think this will be available and will adding a power supply be easy?

yes true, but then the PCB and its socket is not holded securely, meaning that in a 51X rack, the front screw and the Card inserted gives a tight fit,
So if you rack it, you dn't want to have the Edac connector getting slowly out of its place so.....

Ptownkid

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2011, 08:38:14 AM »
will adding a power supply be easy?

Looks like the PS is onboard - you just need a power transformer.

Best,

Ben
more likely you could make it work from a 3-rail +48,+24,-24VDC supply and the regulating down to +/-16V for the standard 15pin slot voltages can be done/jumpered on each adapter, if so required.
Neat idea.

(Having all 7 potentials (5 voltage rails+0V+chassis) on doubled up connectors in a following revision might help for easier daisy chaining.)

That's what it looks like to me as well...

Dammit Igor, you seem to share my brain sometimes, as i had been thinking about this too, but your brain is much larger and more efficient than mine. Nice work!

okgb

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #15 on: September 07, 2011, 09:16:25 AM »
Or you just leave it loose on the test bench
do your calibrations or checking then throw it in your rack
« Last Edit: September 07, 2011, 10:08:41 AM by okgb »
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canidoit

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #16 on: September 07, 2011, 09:54:07 AM »
Will the caps get in the way of enclosed type 500 series modules?
I might bend those caps going in an up angle if I was doing them?
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canidoit

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #17 on: September 07, 2011, 09:58:59 AM »
Good catch! Maybe you could fashion some sort of L plates that allows you to screw or bolt it to the Blue API socket and case because I dont see any other room on the PCB to try and mount it somehow.
Nice idea  8) 8), easy enough....

But one thing tough, so the force applied when inserting the module will be taken by the XLR pins if racked right?
Wouldn't it be better to have 4 standoffs/screws options on PCB that would be screwed on back panel so to have a better stand
And so pressure applied won't do too much harm on XLR's?
I'm saying this without even having experienced them, but just wondering.

EDIT: The depth of the standoff's could be a ***** tough, anyway just thinking....
I guess you could just use wire to extend to the case mounted XLRs. I really like this idea! I think I might be in for 1-2 depending on price.

When do you think this will be available and will adding a power supply be easy?

yes true, but then the PCB and its socket is not holded securely, meaning that in a 51X rack, the front screw and the Card inserted gives a tight fit,
So if you rack it, you dn't want to have the Edac connector getting slowly out of its place so.....
iva dunit formerly known as canidoit

zayance

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #18 on: September 07, 2011, 10:09:47 AM »
Quote
Good catch! Maybe you could fashion some sort of L plates that allows you to screw or bolt it to the Blue API socket and case because I dont see any other room on the PCB to try and mount it somehow.

I Vote for screw holes on PCB  8), Please Igor  :-\ :)

jandoste

Re: RACK-IT! 500/51X -> to 19" rack and easy-to-test solution.
« Reply #19 on: September 07, 2011, 01:18:41 PM »
Quote
Good catch! Maybe you could fashion some sort of L plates that allows you to screw or bolt it to the Blue API socket and case because I dont see any other room on the PCB to try and mount it somehow.

I Vote for screw holes on PCB  8), Please Igor  :-\ :)

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