Chassis Specifications

Electronic Equipment Rack Standards

EIA-310-D Cabinets, Racks, Panels, and Associated Equipment

IEC 60297-1 Mechanics for Racks - 19 inch common standard (DIN41494}

IEC 297-x Dimensions of Panels and Racks

MIL-STD-901D Shock Tests. H.I. (High-Impact) Shipboard Machinery, Equipment, and Systems Requirements for [Shock]

MIL-STD-167-1 Mechanical Vibrations of Shipboard Equipment (TYPE 1 - Environmental and Type II - Internally Excited) [Vibration]

MIL-STD-5400 Electronic Equipment, Aerospace, General Specification for [See MIL-HDBK-5400]

MIL-STD-810E Environmental Engineering Considerations and Laboratory Tests [Humidity]

MIL-STD-46IE Requirements for the Control of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics of Subsystems and Equipment [EMI/EMC]

MIL-STD-462 Measurement of Electromagnetic Interference Characteristics of Subsystems and Equipment [EMI/EMC]

MIL-STD-704F Aircraft Electric Power Characteristics

MIL-STD-1275B Characteristics of 28 Volt DC Electrical Systems in Military Vehicles

MIL-A-8625A - Anodic Coatings for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys

MIL-C-5541E - Chemical Conversion Coatings for Aluminum and Aluminum Alloys

MIL-PRF-85726B - Enclosure, Standard Avionics, Forced Air-Cooled, Specification for

ATA Spec 300: Specification for Packaging of Airline Supplies

DO-178B: Software Considerations in Airborne Systems and Equipment

DO-254: Design Assurance Guidance for Airborne Electronic Hardware

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There are a number of specifications and standards which relate to equipment chassis and rack design. The specifications listed above are just a sample of some of the more common specifications a chassis may have applied to it. The specifications relate to chassis testing, coating, power supply design, rack sizes and so on.
Related data; Power Supply Specifications.

Any common commercial or industrial standard would also apply when using any number of released chassis specifications. For example the standard for the VMEbus defines the chassis dimensions and layout with in the standard.

How To Specify a Equipment Chassis; Section Index

External Finish Notes

Paint per FED-STD-595 [Colors used in Government Procurement]

Textured paint, light gray per Sherwin Williams; all exterior surfaces; aluminum is brushed gold chromate per MIL-STD 5541, steel is light gray paint over primer

The gold chromate conversion (aka "alodine") finish, as specified on sheet metal enclosures ,does not comply with RoHS due to the presence of hexavalent chromium (Note: the hexavalent chromium imparts the 'gold pigment' to this finish).

MIL-F-14072 - Finishes for Ground Based Electronic Equipment.

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