[sdiy] panel formats

Derek Holzer derek at umatic.nl
Thu Nov 20 12:54:30 CET 2008

Hi Pala,

Well, 4U high seems to make sense right now, mostly because of the 
dimensions for carry on baggage in Europe: 500 x 400 x 200mm. And since 
I have some bigger-than-EURO sized boards from Tellun and CGS, I need 
something that will fit those, but not as big as MOTM (5U = 222.25mm) . 
4U = 177.8mm, so 8U = 355.6mm high. So I can fit two rows of modules in 
this case with some room to spare on the top and bottom even. I make my 
own panels anyways, and will have the case built to size.

And besides that, I love the size of the Buchla 200 modules, so that's 
an extra bonus!


Gergo Palatinszky wrote:
> Hi,
> I know it's doesn't counts so much, but I also use 18 cm ~ 7" height front-panels (I really like this size, 1+1 cm for fixing the front to the rack the 16cm the standard euro-card pcb height)
> BUT better to go with those size which is the most common nowadays ... you can save time (money) in some case... this is my experience...
> Br,
> 	Pala
> -----Original Message-----
> From: synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl [mailto:synth-diy-bounces at dropmix.xs4all.nl] On Behalf Of Derek Holzer
> Sent: 2008. november 20. 11:44
> To: synth-diy at dropmix.xs4all.nl
> Subject: [sdiy] panel formats
> If Euro is 3U and MOTM is 5U, is there anybody using 4U high panel formats?
> best!
> d.

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