Chief Releases Multi-Depth In-Wall Boxes


By RS Staff April 8,2014


Chief, provider AV mounting solutions, talked to customers about in-wall boxes to find out what was working well and what more could be done to solve installation problems.

"We found out they wanted good trim kits and covers that could be ordered separately to match real world installation conditions. Many times, the boxes are installed by electricians long before the AV installation takes place, and attaching flanges and covers at that stage works against the construction," said Luke Westin, product manager.

In some regions, it's becoming more common for commercial construction to use thinner stud bays, Westin said. Installers needed boxes that allowed for shallower depths.

Chief engineers took this feedback to create an in-wall box with the features to meet various requirements.

Features include:

- Break away edges change the depth of the box in order to match either 3.5-inch or 2.5-inch stud bays (89 or 64 mm)
- Separate and/or pre-configured ordering options for box, flange and cover to coincide with the timing of installation in the field, and at no additional MSRP or list pricing cost
- Ample space to hold commonly used video scalers
- Packaging that also serves as a wall template and temporary construction cover
- Easier knockouts to quickly customize the box to specific needs on site
- Integrated universal zip tie anchor points
- Cover with breakaway knockouts for cable routing and ventilation as well as tamper proof security
- Ability to mount to studs or, with the addition of optional flange, to drywall
- The in-wall boxes come in two sizes. The PAC525 is 9 x 14.25 x 3.9" (229 x 362 x 99 mm), and the PAC526 is 14.25 x 14.25 x 3.9" (362 x 362 x 99 mm).

Both in-wall boxes come in black, but the flanges and covers can be ordered in black or white and are paintable to blend with any environment. They work with any dual stud wall mount.

0 Comments

Add Comment

Text Only 2000 character limit
Enter the word as it is shown in the box below: (Why?) (case sensitive)
Jumping Down the Rabbit Hole: Updating to iOS8
Read More»
Setting Up Small and Mid-Size Home Automation in No Time
Read More»
URC Developing Sonos Driver After Extra Vegetables Snub
Read More»
CEDIA 2014: All of the Lights
Read More»
Dolby Atmos Audio Surrounds CEDIA 2014
Read More»

CEDIA Awards Ceremony 2012
Wisdom Audio Factory Tour
Unexpected Atlanta
Triad DesignerSeries Step-by-Step Install
Top 10 Things to See at CEDIA 2010

+ All Slide Shows