How To Insert Rackstuds™
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Ensure you locate the first Rackstuds™ at the beginning of the ‘RU’ space indicated by the thin section above the hole.
More info about the ‘RU’ spacing can be found here. It is important you DO NOT randomly insert the Rackstuds in any hole. Seee the detailed video explanation above.
Insert the Rackstuds™ sideways (spring section towards the centre of the rack) at 45°.
Push the Rackstuds™ in allowing the spring clip to latch on to the vertical rail. Listen for the ‘click’.
Press the the yellow washer on. These must be fitted, as they create the opposing force required to lock your equipment in place.
NB. The washer will only go on one-way. If the stud was inserted correctly (on its side), the washer will also remain in a sideways position.
Hang your gear on the top studs. Apply pressure to the front face of your equipment while securing the nuts (bottom ones first). If your equipment weighs more than 10kgs/22lbs, turn the nut up ½ turn with a #2 pozi screwdriver or with a 10mm socket/nut driver.
N.B The Series II nuts have a dimple printed on the end cap to assist with knowing how far ½ a turn is...cool aye.
You can buy a driver kit
If possible, you should also support your equipment from the rear, especially if it is deeper than 400mm/15″.
How To Remove Rackstuds™
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Support your equipment and then remove the top black lock nuts first followed by the bottom ones and remove your gear.
Remove the yellow lock washers.
Squeeze the rear spring section to release the clip.
While compressing the spring section, pull the Rackstud from the front and at 45°.
Pop the parts back in your Zip Lock bag for use in another installation.
Ensure you remove the TOP studs first. Never leave your gear hanging on the top two studs.
Note: Ensure you remove the TOP studs first. Never leave your gear hanging on the top two studs.