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PGXL Rack mount options

Other than a generic rack shelf, does Flex make a rack mounting option like those for their radios? (6000 series).

I would like to keep the front of the rack looking ........well, more like an equipment rack rather than just a shelf with equipment on it

Jeff
AA0ST

Answers

  • G4NRT
    G4NRT David N Bondy Member ✭✭

    I have a question for Power Genius XL owners who have bought the (somewhat pricy) rack mount kit. 

    The question is this: does the rack mount kit need to be attached at the rear of the rack or just using the four screws at the front?

    My rack is not as deep as the Power Genius and it will stick out the back by a few inches. If the mount is only attached at the front then I'm OK otherwise, I'll just buy a 4U shelf instead. 

    Thanks in advance!

    David G4NRT / Z21NRT

  • Jeff AA0ST
    Jeff AA0ST Member ✭✭

    I have mine attached only from the front. It seems fine. If you are worried you can always put a cross bar at the back of your rack to support the PGXL shelf.

    I must admit, I was presently surprised by the quality of this kit. Having looked at the usual rack mount shelves and hardware I normally use, this thing is in a whole other league. Think NASA engineered as compares to a shade tree mechanic. (I suppose every culture in every continent has those right?) It is made from strong aluminum, had great machining for the threads had all the parts needed and it fit together as shown in the directions with no hassles. OH, by the way, there is written instructions on how to assemble it, not just pictures.

    NOW, if they would just make one for the TGXL my rack would look soooo much better.

    Hope this helped.

    Jeff

    AA0ST

  • G4NRT
    G4NRT David N Bondy Member ✭✭

    Thanks Jeff! It's all I needed to know!

    I'd be happy just to get my Tuner let alone a rack mount for it!!

    73, David

  • Mike Steventon
    Mike Steventon Member ✭✭✭

    Hey, David!

    I have just been told my tuner is at the shop, (ML&S). I hope you in the same boat now! Just have to fork out the balance..

    73 Mike G4GWH

  • Mike VE3CKO
    Mike VE3CKO Member ✭✭✭

    I used a standard rackmount tray and not relying on just the front screws, I added supports attached to the bottom/back of the tray so it will handle all the weight. Could have used wood but I have a bunch of 1 1/4" square tubing, just cut them to size, cheap solution.

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