Does anybody have the dimensions of the API 500-6B Lunchbox? I just ordered one and I'd like to find a way/build something to put it in my rack. Don't forget to include the handle in the length measurement!
Depth (Rear Panel to Front Face of Power supply) = 7 3/8
Height (not including rubber feet) = 5 1/4
Width (no handle) = 12 3/8
(what you refer to in your post as "length")
Handle + 1.5 inches, therefore...
Width (with handle) = 13 7/8
The Rubber feet add 1/4 inch and are on both the bottom and the "end" (opposite the handle)
So the rubber feet also add 1/4 inch to the "height" and the "width".
If I were designing a home for my new 6B I would I would keep the bottom feet since there are vents underneath the unit. The end ones require removal of the power supply to access. They are secured from the inside (a design flaw imho, especially since they have a tendency to come loose.)
Finally the depth of course will vary based on the modules installed and how far your various new cool 500 series module stick out!
Actually, as I was about to build something, I traded an old SM58 straight up for a steel rackmount on casters. You know, one of those half-upright, half-tilted deals. Anyway, I found that if I reserved the lowest 3 rack spaces on the slanted part and placed a deep rackmount unit in the top space of the straight part, that the API 500-6B sit perfectly in the reserved 3U with it's back feet resting against the lower straight-mount unit and its front feet resting against the bottom edge of the rack.
I'm not around my usual computer, so, unfortunately, I can't upload a photo.
The only drawback to this placement, thus far, has been the fact the I have to pull the Lunchbox out of its place if I need to rewire anything because there's no room to access from the rear. However, I do this very rarely as I have it normalled with the rest of my equipment via patchbay.
I had one mounted on a 1-space sliding steel rack drawer at one point in time. Took up four rack spaces but allowed me to slide the lunchbox in and out of the rack for patching changes. I used the tapped holes for the four rubber feet to mount it to the shelf with machine screws. Worked beautifully - just an idea...
also just curious, might sound stupid. but the dimensions you posted, would those most likely be the same for the BAE 6 lunchbox? aside from it being not as wide, due to the external powersupply i guess..
but all 6 space lunchboxes will generally be the same height and depth correct?