dmp

1u 500 / 51x rack case
« on: July 02, 2013, 10:22:50 AM »
Here is an easy DIY project to rack 500 and 51x modules in a 1U case.
I made these small PCBs awhile ago and Dan Deurloo (collectivecases.com) designed 1U cases with both 2 and 3 unit front panels. He also designed the brackets to support the PCBs.
I think Dan will be selling everything as a kit as I sent him a bunch of PCBs.
Only takes a few hours to build at the most.



dmp

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #1 on: July 02, 2013, 10:23:37 AM »
Front View.

dmp

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #2 on: July 02, 2013, 10:25:14 AM »
The edge connector is available from Classic API

canidoit

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2013, 09:34:32 PM »
What power supply goes with this unit?
iva dunit formerly known as canidoit

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #4 on: July 04, 2013, 02:30:30 AM »
I'm interested! Would also want to know about the power supply. Hopefully it's included within the 1RU enclosure?
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dmp

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #5 on: July 05, 2013, 10:29:08 AM »
I built this one up using an external psu, but there would be plenty of space inside for a psu. Any of the usual suspects that fit in a 1U case would work, jlm etc.
I do plan to put in a psu when I get the time.

kato

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #6 on: July 14, 2013, 03:55:38 PM »
Hella cool!

I remember Chunger was looking for a simlar racking option back in 2010.

Most of the time I've thought, "I wish someone made... [fill in the blank,]  a.) german broadcast repros in 500 series, b.) a C12 clone project, c.) an 1176 for 500-series... etc.  if you wait long enough, they eventually appear.  Or... "great minds think alike" or something like that.

Father time

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #7 on: July 14, 2013, 04:48:45 PM »
Excellent idea dmp! Glad to see someone design something like this for those of us that may only need two or three modules, or in addition to a 500 or 51x rack. Good stuff!

Mmt50816

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #8 on: July 31, 2016, 07:00:16 PM »
First time posting here. I just wanted to say thanks to Dan for hooking me up with his awesome Power supply, filter board, and 3x500 series single rack case. I put together a channel strip using a capi 312, tb550 and a Laz 525.
 

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #9 on: June 18, 2017, 06:16:19 AM »
HI I'M PLANNING TO BUILD A RACK LIKE THIS , CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT DID YOU PUT ON THE GRD A/B PADS , HARD TO TELL BY JUST LOOK ON THE PIC YOU'VE POSTED , THANX


[silent:arts]

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #10 on: June 18, 2017, 06:33:07 AM »
HI AUDIOTIP, PLEASE DO FIRST REPAIR YOUR KEYBOARD, YOUR POST IS HARD TO READ.
Thank you.
« Last Edit: June 18, 2017, 06:49:26 AM by [silent:arts] »
SSLtech: No bypass, I don't believe in it.
Gus: I think this build might have problems with DIY builders that don't know things like ohms law.

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #11 on: June 18, 2017, 06:36:19 AM »
 :) YOU ARE FUNNY
I would greatly appreciate any help in that matter

[silent:arts]

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2017, 07:04:29 AM »
Wasn't meant funny.

You are talking about this PCB?


Those GND A/B Pads look like jumpers for the input and output XLRs, and it looks like position A is connected to pin5 of the Edac Connector, and Position B to pin1.
To make it short: your choice to jumper input and output XLRs to either chassis or audio ground.

Disclaimer: this is just from looking at the PCB, I don't have them here to measure it out or do have any further documentation
SSLtech: No bypass, I don't believe in it.
Gus: I think this build might have problems with DIY builders that don't know things like ohms law.

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2017, 07:11:21 AM »
That's exactly what I meant
ok so how do i make the right choice?
i have read in the forum that most of time you just need to jumper pad B
please can you give me more details
thanX

[silent:arts]

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #14 on: June 18, 2017, 07:19:22 AM »
We wouldn't need jumpers if there is only one right choice, don't we.
Jumper to pad B. If your module or environment doesn't like it jumper to pad A.



With a few pennies invested in jumpers instead of just doing a solder bridge it is done in seconds
« Last Edit: June 18, 2017, 08:23:09 AM by [silent:arts] »
SSLtech: No bypass, I don't believe in it.
Gus: I think this build might have problems with DIY builders that don't know things like ohms law.

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #15 on: June 18, 2017, 07:55:35 AM »
i think i got it
thank you very much

Re: 1u 500 / 51x rack case
« Reply #16 on: July 16, 2017, 04:04:47 AM »
MY NEW 2 SPACE RACK THAT I'VE BUILD FOR MY CAPI VP28, THANKS TO DAN & JEFF FOR THE PARTS