Subracks

Subracks are storage devices designed to be placed as part of a standardised 19-inch rack and are often used to house electrical equipment. They are used with 19-inch racks and can be enhanced using other rack accessories to construct a rack to the desired specification. Subracks are also known as Chassis cases, rack mount chassis and card cages and important part of the enclosures family. Subracks are measured using horizontal pitch (HP) for their width, and simple units (1U, 2U example) for their height.

Basically, a rack mount subrack or rack mount chassis is a narrow, smaller rack enclosure used to store and install rack and computer equipment. The subrack enclosure or chassis fits inside a larger19-inch rackmount case or rack cabinet.

What are subracks used for?

19-inch racks are common across many industries for storing electrical equipment. Subracks can be used in applications ranging from the housing of military telecoms equipment, to use in the transport industry, and in applications relating to test and measurement. PCB (printed circuit boards) as euro boards use a subrack for installation, as do the 19-inch plug-in units (PUIs).

A 19-inch chassis is a subrack which is used for horizontal board mounting. Non-standard components and equipment mounting like a transformer or heavy load accessories, also using a chassis mounting plate.

Types of subracks.

Various sizes and dimensions of chassis are available (horizontal pitch, depth and units) and the material they are made from. This depends on what equipment you need to house. The metals used in their construction range from aluminium to stainless steel, to zinc, according to how strong the subrack needs to be.

Rackmount cases and subrack systems may require accessories to complete and installation from DIN rails, connectors, front panels, back and side panels, handles, rack drawers, rack cases, rack modules, kits and many more are available.

Subrack and rack mount chassis Protection.

Ranges of rackmount cases, subracks and chassis provide your equipment with protection and shielding from EMI (electromagnetic interference), EMC (electromagnetic compatibility) plus they are also subject to regulated standards and IP rating. Manufacturers, for example Schroff, offer various shielded and unshielded subracks.


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Description Price Rack Units Series Horizontal Pitch Depth Colour Material Dimensions Height Width
RS Stock No. 186-927
Mfr. Part No.3688.114
BrandRittal
$109.60
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3U Ripac ECO 84HP 175mm Natural Aluminium, Steel, Zinc 129.4 x 482.6 x 175mm 129.4mm 482.6mm
RS Stock No. 437-2545
Mfr. Part No.24563442
BrandSchroff
$355.49
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6U EuropacPRO 84HP 235mm Natural Aluminium - - -
RS Stock No. 487-606
Mfr. Part No.24562-420
BrandSchroff
$70.78
1 Kit
Kit(s)
1 x 6 U, 2 x 3U RatiopacPRO 20HP - Natural Aluminium, Steel, Zinc - - -
RS Stock No. 187-100
Mfr. Part No.3684.047
BrandRittal
$252.33
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6U Ripac VARIO 84HP 345mm Natural Aluminium 262.75 x 482.6 x 345mm 262.75mm 482.6mm
RS Stock No. 487-791
Mfr. Part No.20860-118
$40.05
1 Kit
Kit(s)
2U MultipacPRO - - - - - 2U -
RS Stock No. 187-015
Mfr. Part No.3684.020
BrandRittal
$113.80
Each
units
3U Ripac VARIO 84HP 185mm Natural Aluminium 129.4 x 482.6 x 185mm 129.4mm 482.6mm
RS Stock No. 186-832
Mfr. Part No.3684.128
BrandRittal
$399.68
Each
units
3U Ripac VARIO 84HP 245mm Natural Aluminium 129.4 x 482.6 x 245mm 129.4mm 482.6mm
RS Stock No. 721-2988
Mfr. Part No.24563444
BrandSchroff
$386.22
Each
units
6U EuropacPRO 84HP 355mm Natural Aluminium - - -
RS Stock No. 437-2539
Mfr. Part No.24563443
BrandSchroff
$517.06
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6U EuropacPRO 84HP 295mm Natural Aluminium - - -
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