JAY X

1u frontpanel height margin
« on: September 28, 2019, 01:52:53 PM »
Hi,

For 1u height frontpanels (44,45mm), the real height of front panels is bit lower...but i want to know what is a safe margin..
0.2mm perhaps? (44,25mm)? or a bit less... (43,9mm)?... are there minimum/maximum values? to make fit the device in between others..

Jay x


ruffrecords

Re: 1u frontpanel height margin
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2019, 04:51:40 PM »
In front panel designer, a 1U front panel comes out at 43.6mm high.

Cheers

ian
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JohnRoberts

Re: 1u frontpanel height margin
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2019, 10:13:31 AM »
The US rack panel spacing is/was 1.75", so you clearly can't have panels so tall that they interfere with each other.

You need some slop so they fit, but not so much slop you see obvious gaps between them (there is generally slop in the mounting holes too).

People make pre drilled rack rails that are probably close to on center spacing, purchased pre-made panels will be safely undersize.

Sorry for the long, non answer.

JR

PS: Years ago I had a business partner who though 2" was a good size for a studio efx rack mount faceplate. The customers quickly explained to him why that doesn't work.  ::)
Don't only half-ass tune your drums. Visit https://circularscience.com to hear what properly "cleared" drums sound like.

JAY X

Re: 1u frontpanel height margin
« Reply #3 on: September 29, 2019, 01:13:06 PM »
Hi!

Ok,  43,6mm...i see...most rack cases come with this height. a few with 44mm.

To John: Always interesting!!.  1U rack equiment with 1,5U  height faceplate would help  avoid users stack rack equipment...i think ;D

Jay x


JohnRoberts

Re: 1u frontpanel height margin
« Reply #4 on: September 29, 2019, 01:30:10 PM »
Hi!

Ok,  43,6mm...i see...most rack cases come with this height. a few with 44mm.

To John: Always interesting!!.  1U rack equiment with 1,5U  height faceplate would help  avoid users stack rack equipment...i think ;D

Jay x
You can put 2x 1.5U units in standard racks, taking up 3U...

JR
Don't only half-ass tune your drums. Visit https://circularscience.com to hear what properly "cleared" drums sound like.


 

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