Rack-mounting a TU56

Ethan Dicks ethan.dicks at gmail.com
Fri Dec 16 13:58:05 CST 2016

On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 2:18 PM, Tony Duell <ard.p850ug1 at gmail.com> wrote:
> On Fri, Dec 16, 2016 at 7:12 PM, Jay West <jwest at classiccmp.org> wrote:
>> Tony wrote...
>>> Anyway, does anyone have experience of rack-mounting a TU56?
>> I can tell you - be careful about putting it all the way at the top. The front deck can't tilt
>> downward if the upper edge doesn't have clearance.
> ARGH. I was planning on putting it at the top of the rack. But surely it will
> just catch on that plastic decor panel, I can either trim that a bit
> or put spacers under the fixing screws.

I checked my one H960 - the TC11 is at the top, then both TU56s are
below that, where someone my height can reach the tapes.  ;-)

The TU56 on a TD8E on my PDP-8/e has always been on the table.  It's
never been in a rack.  If I find another H967 cabinet, that will be a
good thing to check since the TU56 would be easy to use in the top
spot (there's no top-mount plastic panel on an H967, so it might fit
there just fine).


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