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Chassis FAQs

Chassis FAQS

How does shipping of chassis work?  What are the shipping times?  Who pays and how much will customs and duties be?

Please read our "About Chassis Shipping" page in full before ordering. Please note that we are unable to cater to rush orders and delivery lead times are approximates only.

Are there any bulk discounts for custom chassis services?

The pricing for all services, including CNC, drilling, etc is per piece. For 2 pieces, multiply the price by 2. For 4 pieces, by 4. Etc. If you would like to order 10 pieces or more, please contact us for a quote.

Does the standard 4U dissipante have the appropriate holes drilled and tapped to assemble the chassis?

Yes.  All chassis (Dissipante, Pesante, Slimline, Galaxy, Deluxe) have all the holes, threads, screws, nuts and bolts you need to assemble them. They can all be easily assembled by a lay person in around 5-15 minutes.

Do the 10mm front panel have appropriate holes drilled/tapped for bolting it to the chassis and mounting the handles? 

Yes.  The 10mm front panels have 4 pre-drilled, pre-tapped holes on the rear which attach to the chassis frame itself.  They also have 4 pre-drilled "half way through" holes which can be drilled "all the way through" in order to attach handles to the front.  Handles come with a bolt or screw that is passed from the rear of the front panel, through the hole you drilled out, and then finally into the handle itself.

Do the 4mm front panel have appropriate holes drilled/tapped for bolting it to the chassis and mounting the handles? 

4mm front panels have appropriate holes for completing the chassis.  Milled aluminum or steel handles can be attached by drilling your own holes.

Does the standard dissipante 4u heatsinks have holes drilled or tapped for UMS or is that deluxe only?

Only the deluxe.  

Does the standard dissipante 4u have holes drilled for binding posts, RCA or PEM or is it a blank panel?

It's a blank panel.  

Does the deluxe back panel/transistor parts kit include the steel back panel itself with drilled holes or just the hardware?

Just the hardware.
How is the Deluxe 4U chassis different fron the Standard 4U Dissipante?
The Deluxe 4U is the same as Dissipante 4U, 300mm with 3mm Aluminum Covers and back panel, but has:

  • Base included
  • Heatsinks tapped
  • Front panel drilled (8 tapped threads and 1 LED pilot hole)
  • Back panel CNC cut
  • Top and bottom covers CNC cut (6 rows)
  • Extra screws included so the base can be used upside down

Why aren't there holes on the bottom chassis cover for feet?

I know, it's weird. The reason for this is that some people like to use 3 feet to avoid wobbling, and some people like to use 4 feet. We didn't want to drill holes people didn't want, so you do need to drill the holes for the feet in the chassis cover yourself. We are going to survey customers in the future to see how they actually used their chassis, and see if we should change this policy.

What is the cooling capacity of the 40mm heatsinks?

Please see our dedicated 40mm Heatsink Information page for information on the 40mm heatsinks.

Can I get information on the "Quasi" heatsinks used on the Galaxy and Slimline chassis?

Please see: The Amazingly DIY Friendly "Quasi Heatsinks"

Where can I find the "Universal Mounting Specification" (UMS) documentation?

Right here: Universal Mounting Specification

What do the IEC holes that are offered on some 1U and 2U models look like?  What are the dimensions?

Please see this diagram of the IEC hole as a PDF and this picture of a 1U chassis with an pre-supplied IEC hole in the rear.

The dimension of the IEC cutout on the Pesante 2U is 27x20 and the distance between the 2 holes is 40mm.