Mounting PXI Chassis with Front Mounts Only

Updated Oct 24, 2018

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Hardware

  • PXI Chassis
  • PXI Rack Mount

Issue Details

I have a PXI Chassis that I want to mount to an instrument rack. Do I need to use both front and rear mounting kits, or can I just mount from one end?

Solution

Smaller PXI Chassis such as the PXI-1042 or PXIe-1082 only require one side to be mounted to the rack. Larger chassis such as the PXI-1045 or PXIe-1085 require both the front and rear mounting kits to support the extra weight. Consult your chassis' manual to determine if the rear mount kit is required or optional.

Additional Information

If you want to mount a chassis from the rear side only, you must still use the front mount kit, just attached to the back side of the chassis. The mounting holes are symmetrical to allow for this configuration.

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