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Wall Mount Bracket, 12.25X19X12 (inch) ,7U
This Wall Mount Bracket is ideal for situations when you want to mount a few pieces of equipment, but don't want use an entire relay rack. This bracket mounts to a wall using standard 16" spaced studs or to a brick/cement wall. This bracket is tapped for 10/32 screws and includes 42 such screws.
I would not recommend using hollow wall anchors.
CONS: Missing hardware - The 42 10/32 mounting screws were not included.
While there are limitations to what you can fit in 7u of space, it is more than enough for many small businesses. I generally have a switch, a patch panel, a firewall, and a shelf (for the cable modem, etc). Most switches and rackmount routers and firewalls will fit easily- be sure to check the power cord clearance though. Mono price sells a shelf that fits perfectly, filling most of the depth- very nice for non-rack able equipment.
Servers will generally not fit. BUT if you shop carefully for a short depth chassis it can be done. I have a full featured pc mounted to one of these racks in my closet for use as a media center. It also holds a rack mount amplifier as well as the patch panel for the speakers, hdmi connections, etc.
When you first pick this unit up, it feels quite flimsy. It is just a "u" shaped piece of thin metal after all. If you put 4 screws into wall studs and mount something to the very top and very bottom position of the rack it will be much more stable (since you will have "boxed" it). You will want to tighten the screws on the equipment more than you would on a conventional rack, as the equipment will be adding structural rigidity.
Large enough for several pieces of equipment.
Professional look when installed properly.
Easy to mount in locations without space for a full rack.
CONS: A bit flimsy until it is properly secured and populated.
Finish can be scratched easily.
-1 star for not including anchors, mounting screws, bolts, washers, etc. I've come to expect this after buying 3 Monoprice TV mounts.
-1 star for the rack using the smaller 10/32 size screws (some included), then shipping every other rack mount piece of gear you have with only 12/20 size screws. If you are prone to losing screws, pick up an extra bag (PID 8621).
PROS: Inexpensive, great size, mounts easily.
CONS: Uses smaller 10/32 screws. Does not include drywall anchors, mounting screws, bolts, washers, etc.
PROS: Solid and well finished steel. Precision cut and well threaded holes for equipment mounting
CONS: Poor packaging
PROS: Reinforced threads
PROS: easy to install, great small scale installation
PROS: Sturdy, affordable, compact.
CONS: Haven't had any trouble with them
PROS: - Mounting holes in the back are 16" spaced, great for going into two studs!
- Comes with a bag of screws (would have liked that in the description
- Nice finish
CONS: Only complaint would be that it is a "U" of steel, no supports for any lateral movement, so if it possible that someone will bang in it your installation area, you might want to protect it somehow.
PROS: Low cost, deeper than most wall mount brackets