RackBrute - General Questions


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Please find below some Analog Lab tips & tricks.



RackBrute 3U


Has a total width of 88Hp.

When the RackBrute power supply is connected, 83Hp are available.

The max depth available on a RackBrute 3U is 53mm.

rackbrute 3u modulargrid

Visualise the RackBrute 3U in Modular Grid


RackBrute 6U


Has a total width of 176Hp.

When the RackBrute power supply is connected, 171Hp are available.

The max depth available on a RackBrute 6U is:

  • 53mm on the upper part. (power bus)
  • 75mm on the lower part. (no power bus)

rackbrute 6u modulargrid

Visualise the RackBrute 6U in Modular Grid


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The RackBrute Power supply is able to provide up to:

  • 1600mA on the +12V output

  • 1600mA on the -12V output

  • 900mA on the +5V output

  • Max power load : 31,3W

When choosing modules it good policy not to exceed 80% of what the power supply can deliver. Leaving 20% headroom in case of any current spikes.
Also make a habit of checking the current a module draws. A typical specification looks like this:

  • +12V: <40 mA

  • -12V: <10 mA

  • +5V: <10mA

Note: The 6U RackBrute has 2 rows of connectors: 20 on the first row and 12 on the second row. A wise precaution is to spread the load over the two bus boards to avoid overloading a row.


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