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Lowell Celebrating Birthday with New Rackmount Panel

Lowell Manufacturing is marking its 65th anniversary and not too long ago the company introduced its latest new product the ACR-1508-S-HW rackmount panel.


Lowell Manufacturing’s ACR-1508-S-HW rackmount panel features eight rear mounted outlets and the company says it is ETL listed to comply to the latest safety regulations.

It’s easy to overlook racks and rack accessories when thinking about other things such as amplifiers, speakers, projectors and source components. Racks are important however and a sturdy rack with full provisions to accommodate power and thermal management can go a long way towards ensuring the longevity of an electronics systems.

The Pacific, Mo.-based company Lowell Manufacturing has been celebrating its 65th anniversary all year long and it has marked its six-plus decades in business by introducing several new products throughout the year. Lowell’s most recent product release is the new ACR-1508-S-HW rackmount panel.

Lowell says the product features eight 15A power outlets in the rear, as well as a six-foot, non-metallic flexible conduit to enable secure connections to a power source. The company explains the conduit can be trimmed to the exact length a professional installer needs in the field, and it says the conduit is easier to work with than traditional metal-clap whip solutions.

Lowell says the ETL-listed ACR-1508-S-HW’s dimensions are 19 inches wide by 9 inches deep by 1.75 inches high, and it also includes built-in surge protection, as well as two LED status indicators in the front to communicate that power is flowing and that the surge protection is active. 

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About the Author

Robert Archer, Senior Editor, CE Pro
Bob is an audio enthusiast who has written about consumer electronics for various publications within Massachusetts before joining the staff of CE Pro in 2000. Bob is THX Level I certified, and he's also taken classes from the Imaging Science Foundation (ISF) and Home Acoustics Alliance (HAA). In addition, he's studied guitar and music theory at Sarrin Music Studios in Wakefield, Mass.

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Posted by JohnA  on  11/15  at  10:39 AM

A hard wired power strip….why would I want a hard wired version?  If the unit ever fails I would need to cut power at the panel (or not), then unscrew the J-Box cover, remove 3 wire nuts, undo the conduit from the connector, pull the wire through the connector, cap the hot wire in the J-Box, then unmount the unit from the rack, then do the reverse all over to install a new one… if it had a standard plug end (like everyone else) then I unplug it and remove it from the rack, install a new one and plug it in.

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