Mounting bracket for Balance One


#1

Hi, is there any mounting bracket that will wall mount a Peplink Balance One. There are no mounting holes on this router, and I want to stabilize it by mounting it to something.

The weight of 8 Cat5 Cables tend to move the router, and I would like to mount it so it does not move.

Has anyone come with a solution for this?

Cheers

Steve


#2

Hello,

Currently you would need to shelf mount this as there is no current road map to add mounting brackets, however we will take this into consideration moving forward. Appreciate any feedback from other users regarding Balance One with mounting bracket.


#3

I had an unused Middle Atlantic UTR-1 from a previous project. I secured both the Balance One and the transformer with [Velcro OneWrap](https://www.velcro.com/products/ties-and-straps/900604__one-wrap-rolls#/?color=2f0946dde4d8407b96fdb976c147323a&shape=c1ee2e89490d4d14806097a432cbaaf8&size=12ft x 3/4in). The shelf and tape can be sourced together for ~$40 online. In lieu of a proper mounting bracket(s), this is working for us.


Balance One Rackmount Kit
#4

Hi,

Awesome :up::up::up: !!!

Thank you for the sharing.


#5

I too would prefer rack mount ears vs. shelf mount.

ALSO, THERE IS NO GROUNDING/BONDING SCREW ON THE Balance One!!
With multiple WAN connections carrying power surges to the device it is a sitting duck! PLEASE ADD A GROUND SCREW.

OR BOND TO GROUND VIA A RACK EAR KIT.


#6

If you are needing grounding for rack equipment, grounding via the device ears to the rack is not usually a good bond. That and most people’s racks are not properly grounded anyway. Also note the Balance One has a plastic case, so any technical ground would have to be an internal mod and void the warranty.

Unless you are running ethernet between buildings, you are unlikely to suffer any damage through it. If you are going between buildings, use fiber.

For protecting equipment, the focus should be on proper power & grounding distribution in the building, and good quality power conditioning devices. Preferentially series-mode. If you use typical “surge protectors” with MOV’s in them, you are creating potential problems.