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Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« on: March 09, 2018, 08:43:49 PM »
I'm wanting to buy a pair of 19" rack enclosures, 1U high, and approximately 130 -150mm or 5 - 6" in depth.  Any deeper will cause clearance problems in this application.  Blank, no vents or other cutouts, sturdy, steel or aluminium.

There's very few options (none, to be exact) to be found locally here in Perth Australia.  This being the case, my usual go-to is Ebay, but i'm not finding exactly what i'm after there either.  I've Googled, of course - many results, but none seem to quite fit the bill. 

I'm hoping the knowledgeable heads of GroupDIY can throw me a bone.  Where can you suggest I try?


mjrippe

Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #1 on: March 09, 2018, 11:02:08 PM »
I always use Par-Metal rack cases but they start at 8".  They do offer a create-a-size series that might work: http://par-metal.com/create-a-size.php

squarewave

Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #2 on: March 10, 2018, 02:22:25 AM »
The Redco 6" 1U rack enclosure is nice:



If someone needs them, I have svg, dxf and sketchup files for a blank panel with the 8 holes in front and 4 oblong mounting holes for these Redco enclosures and the holes line up perfectly.

Here is one of my builds that uses the 6" enclosure:



Unfortunately they are in Connecticut USA so shipping will be tough.

ruffrecords

Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #3 on: March 10, 2018, 04:06:04 AM »
modushop in Italy do a couple of 1U units that are 170mm (6.7 inches) deep:

https://www.modushop.biz/site/index.php?route=product/category&path=20_27_61

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Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #4 on: March 10, 2018, 09:25:08 AM »
https://www.schaeffer-ag.de/en/ has side panels for 1 and 2 U which they cut to order. They are actually affordable if I remember right. I haven't used them yet, but they look good to me.

Michael

Khron

Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #5 on: March 10, 2018, 10:10:53 AM »
A while ago, when i was looking for rack cases, i came across this Turkish company, they seem to have pretty good prices too:

http://www.altinkaya.eu/17-19-rack-enclosures?orderby=price&orderway=asc

They seem to do a 146mm-deep 1RU: http://www.altinkaya.eu/19-rack-enclosures/185-rm-110-14.html
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buildafriend

Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #6 on: March 10, 2018, 01:00:18 PM »
I always use Par-Metal rack cases but they start at 8".  They do offer a create-a-size series that might work: http://par-metal.com/create-a-size.php

I hate leaving negative reviews - their metalwork is great but their service has not always left me smiling

Potato Cakes

Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #7 on: March 10, 2018, 01:22:36 PM »
The Redco 6" 1U rack enclosure is nice:



If someone needs them, I have svg, dxf and sketchup files for a blank panel with the 8 holes in front and 4 oblong mounting holes for these Redco enclosures and the holes line up perfectly.

Here is one of my builds that uses the 6" enclosure:



Unfortunately they are in Connecticut USA so shipping will be tough.

Do you have just the drill hole dimensions for this enclosure?

Thanks!

Paul

mjrippe

Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #8 on: March 10, 2018, 02:01:45 PM »
I hate leaving negative reviews - their metalwork is great but their service has not always left me smiling

Really?  I've bought dozens and never had a problem.

squarewave

Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #9 on: March 10, 2018, 10:18:08 PM »
Do you have just the drill hole dimensions for this enclosure?
You mean the 8 holes that need to be in the front panel? Yes, they're 5.1" apart horizontally and 1.376" vertically and then that 4x2 grid of holes are centered horizontally and vertically. The tabs that the panel screws into that protrude down / up from the edges are 0.313x0.212 with 4-40 tapped holes. Clearance inside is 1.55".

Redco 1U rack enclosure panel tab dimensions:



Note that this drawing is a blank panel (silver) with the mounting tabs and a small bit of the top and bottom edges (black).

I think this information alone should be enough to check clearance for a panel but I use Sketchup to check clearance around the tabs because I place components within a few millimeters in some cases. Mocking up with Sketchup is critical. That's always my first step first to visualize the concept and then to check clearances.


iampoor1

Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #10 on: March 13, 2018, 12:42:20 AM »
Really?  I've bought dozens and never had a problem.

Same. My only minor complaint is that they dont tell you the shipping price until they charge it. 

squarewave

Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #11 on: March 09, 2020, 12:03:47 AM »
I just noticed Redco now as a 2U enclosure available in 3", 6", 8" and 10" depths:

  https://www.redco.com/Redco-CH2-2U-Rackmount-Chassis-Box.html

Same style as the 1U so the front and rear panels do not have special flanges or anything that would exclude using a panel from FPE, cam-expert.com, etc.

EmRR

Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #12 on: March 09, 2020, 12:40:43 AM »
BUD makes a 4" deep chassis. 
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Gold

Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #13 on: March 09, 2020, 01:21:54 PM »
Really?  I've bought dozens and never had a problem.

I’ve bought a lot of enclosures from them. I tried to get ahold of them last month. Called every day for two weeks and sporadically for the rest of the month. No answer.  I also sent a bunch of emails. No response.

Ricardus

Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #14 on: March 09, 2020, 07:46:07 PM »
Collective Cases has a 5.5 inch deep back box for their racks.
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mjrippe

Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #15 on: March 09, 2020, 11:08:34 PM »
I’ve bought a lot of enclosures from them. I tried to get ahold of them last month. Called every day for two weeks and sporadically for the rest of the month. No answer.  I also sent a bunch of emails. No response.

I don't know what to tell you, Paul.  I have ordered twice from them in the last month with no problems.  I fill out the form online, get a paypal invoice, pay it, and have my cases the next day.

Gold

Re: Where to buy shallow 19" enclosures?
« Reply #16 on: March 09, 2020, 11:30:11 PM »
I don't know what to tell you, Paul.  I have ordered twice from them in the last month with no problems.  I fill out the form online, get a paypal invoice, pay it, and have my cases the next day.

I need to order pieces as well as full cases.  You can’t order pieces online. I’m not asking for anything custom. Just things like rear or side panels in the standard dimensions.  I’ve ordered tons of pieces  in the past. If they no longer want to sell them they could at least tell me.