Jan 13
2017

IT Professionals are always looking for the must-have items ready to use on short notice. Typically this IT utility belt includes tools, various rackmount screws, replacement fans, cable management, and a few blanking panels. Rackmount Brackets aren’t usually in the mix, but these small pieces of hardware are a lifesaver in the server room, data center, and network closet.

Angle Brackets

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These rackmount brackets create an L-shaped shelf for PC’s and heavy bulky equipment for half the cost of a standard shelf. Angle brackets can also be purchased in a 0u configuration allowing your U Space to remain untouched.

 

 

Reducer Brackets

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Available in 10-32 tapped or universal square holes these brackets allow you to mount 19″ wide equipment in a 23″ rack or much smaller equipment in a standard rack. Sold in pairs and available in 1u-5u  sizes, these rackmount brackets are one of the most popular “I had no idea this existed” conversations.

Standoff Brackets

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Need to provide a little extra depth for your equipment or need to mount a power strip extended away from your rack? The standoff rackmount brackets solve the classic problem of my equipment is too deep or too short. Having a pair of these inexpensive brackets on hand can provide an excellent temporary solution while waiting on other materials, or simply solve your problems for less than $30.

Two-Post Conversion Brackets

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As technology between network racks and data racks has slowly merged, more an more IT Pros have been in need of something to allow them to mount 4-post equipment on a 2-post rack. The previous solution was placing it on a center-mount two-post shelf, but now we have a much better option. Imagine the angle bracket mixed with a standoff bracket, combined with the concept of a reducer bracket and you have a two-post conversion bracket. Easily mount 4-post equipment on your 2-post rack. These are only available in a 2u size, but we carry 15″, 20″, 26″, and 31″ depth options.

Looking for more handy tools to put on the shelf for emergencies? Our team of experts can help you solve any of your rackmount problems. Talk to your account manager today about what handy hardware you should be keeping around. 1-800-352-6631

 

Jay Martin
By Jay Martin
IT and Data Center Expert
POSTED IN Server Rack