I use these to mount patch panels and network switches in my home. These wall mount brackets are solidly constructed, mount quickly and easily, and look fabulous. NOTE: these use the small 10/32 rack mount screws, not the standard 12/24 screws. They do include a pack of these screws with each bracket. Highly recommended.
Great low-cost rack for small network installations. 10-inch deep switches fit well in this rack, but I wish there was a deeper version for bigger switches. It would also be nice if the rack was a bit wider to allow more airflow around units and to allow for easier wire routing behind the rack when mounting patch panels. Overall, this is an unbeatable buy for a small, low-cost installation.
This is a super easy to use and very effective unit **if** it is deep enough for your application. There are some itemsa Synology NAS I just installed is onethat are slightly deeper (by about an inch when you plug it in) than the mount. That was solved by using long installation screws with stand-offs, but it is not an optimal solution.
Are the dimensions clearly stated in the product description? Yes. Should I have more carefully considered what I might put in the bracket? Yes. Wish I had, hope you do.
Used several of these wall mount brackets along with the 7U version, 8628, in closets where space was at a premium. This allowed me to get networking equipment up and out of the way. Mounting holes are spaced to allow for mounting on standard 16" studs. Also used 8631 shelf and 7260 24 port keystone plate, both which mounted with no problems. The sheet metal material is heavy duty, but requires rack mount shelves or equipment in order to prevent lateral movement.
PROS: Excellent low-cost solution for locations where a floor rack is not practical. Mounting holes spaced to allow for attaching 16" on center studs.
CONS: Only possible improvement would be to have a few more models that are deeper for deeper equipment. Also consider a side perforated version for network equipment that has fans on their sides.
This is a great way to make a small home network neat and organized. Fits most gear that you would want to mount in a rack, soho switch, patch panel, and an optional shelf for your modem or even enough room for some 1u cases. Highly recommend.
Yes it's true this has some wobble to it, however unless you mount it outside during a hurricane or if you have a large fan designed to simulate harsh winds, you won't see wobble without trying to make it wobble. I purchased two for my personal in-home set up and have used these at several other installation locations.
PROS: Has Great Screws that are better than most that come with rack mount devices. Holds weight as advertised
I needed a more compact unit for a small home network I built. This rack worked well for what I needed. Holds what I need for home. Came with screws to mount on the rack. I had to use my own lag bolts for the mount to the wall. I don't see this much use for a large scale commercial use where more equipment is used. Would recommend.
I now have two of these in my house. The first one is setup in my office area and has my consumer grade switch along with my patch panel. It worked well when I started to install my Cisco lab but as that equipment is too loud, I bought a second rack so that I could mount that gear in a different spot. These racks hold my switches and patch panels with no issue. I liked the price and they are strong.