Can this shelf be mounted so the shelf is positioned inside the rack rather than extending outward from the front? Or, because I imagine rack dimensions may vary, what is the outside width exclusive of the ears?
Note that this shelf is over 14" deep. Most of the wall-mount bracket racks sold by Monoprice are 12" deep. This will not fit in one of those wall-mount brackets. Buy the 10" deep version (PID 8631) instead for that application.
I'm a low-volt contractor and I install quitre a few relay racks and wall mount racks. The shelves from Chatsworth and other top-tier companies are ridiculously expensive. These work fine for a fraction of the price. The only issue I've had is that the ears with the screw holes are often bent. I've received about 1/2 a dozen of these shelves and all but one had a bent ear. They were easy to straighten but in a couple of cases, the paint (powder coat?) flaked off.
PROS: Very affordable.
CONS: They almost always come with some damage due to poor packing. I'd gladly pay a little more and get them undamaged.
Shelfs are amazing for the Price. I just ordered 5 of these and the turn around time from MONOPRICE was better than I expected. I will certainly be ordering some additional shelfs and fillers for my Rack. thank you MP
PROS: Amazing price for shelf. The turn around time was amazing, super fast!
CONS: I have to agree that the packaging was rough. I guess i lucked out with nothing being bent or damaged. But my box looked like it has been thru hell.
Well made and work well, do be aware that there is a lip on the back so they cannot be used together to form a larger shelf with 1 in the front and 1 in the back of the rack.
PROS: Made well and heavy duty, work well in a rack
CONS: has lip on back of shelf so you cannot put 1 on the back of the rack and 1 on the front and span across them as the lips would get in the way. Could put something on the shelf and then make it work?
Thrice recycled cardboard shipping box is pretty much non existent by the time shipment arrives. Unless your delivery company handles this heavy shipment with care, you will need to bend some of the rack ears back into place.
Poor packagingin fact no packaging at all. It was dumped in a cardboard box with some paper and showed up at my doorstep in shreds. All three shelves I ordered were mangled in some way with the paint chipped off on all the corners. Not blaming the shipping on this one as the shelves simply weren't packed before shipping.
The plus side is the quality of product bent the shelves back into shape, and is evidently very durable as the shelves are solid and still hold up to the 50lb spec.
Giving the product itself a 10 but monoprice packaging abilities a 0.
PROS: Evidently a very durable and good quality product.