How to Insert Rackstuds™

Step by Step Instruction

  1. Ensure you locate the first Rackstud at the beginning of the ‘RU’ space indicated by the thin section above the hole. More info about the ‘RU’ spacing can be found . It is important you don’t randomly insert the Rackstuds in any hole. Detailed video explanation .
  2. Insert the Rackstud™ sideways (spring section towards the centre of the rack) and at 45°.
  3. Push the Rackstud the rest of the way in so the spring clip latches on to the vertical rail. Listen for the ‘click’.
  4. Mate the yellow washers. These must be fitted, as they create the opposing force required to lock your equipment to the rack. The washer will only go on one-way. If the stud was inserted correctly (on its side), the washer will be sideways too.
  5. Hang your gear on the top studs and apply pressure to the front face of your equipment while thumbing on the nuts (bottom ones first). If your equipment weighs more that 10kgs/22lbs, nip the nut up ¼ turn with a blade screwdriver (if using the old nuts) or with a 10mm socket/nut driver if using the new hex nuts. You can buy a driver kit on Amazon here.
  6. If possible, you should also support your equipment from the rear, especially if it is deeper than 400mm/15″.
How to Remove Rackstuds™

Step by Step Instruction

  1. Support your equipment and then remove the top black lock nuts first followed by the bottom ones and remove your gear.
  2. Remove the yellow lock washers.
  3. Either squeeze the rear spring section to release the clip or if your finger nails are long enough, release the clip from the front.
  4. While compressing the spring section, pull the Rackstud from the front and at 45°.
  5. 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.
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