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Overview: This Chief RSM Mini Elite (model RSMAU) is a locking universal ceiling mount for inverted front projectors.
It has the same features as the Chief RPM Elite
RPMAU, only a smaller form factor. The
mount adjusts in all directions (pitch, roll, and yaw) to give you a perfectly shaped projected
picture. It has a quick connect/disconnect feature so you can conveniently
remove the projector to change the lamp and filter. The mount maintains its
angle, so you won't have to re-aim the projector when it is reattached.
Weight Capacity: The maximum
weight to be installed on the mount is 25 pounds. It is recommended that the ceiling's structural members can support a redundant weight factor five times the weight of the equipment you intend to install. If the structure cannot support that amount of weight, the structure must be reinforced before you install the ceiling mount.
Construction: All components of the RSMAU are made
of heavy-gauge steel for a secure and long-lasting mount.
Mounting Options: The RSM assembly can be mounted in variety
- Threaded Pipe: The RSM assembly has 1-1/2" diameter NPT threads to accommodate
mounting to an extension pipe.
- Wood Studs: The unit can be attached to wood stud
ceiling joists using four 1/4" x 3" lag bolts (not included).
- Concrete: The mount can be attached to concrete using
four Toggler A10 Alligator concrete anchors and four 1/4" x 3" lag bolts
- Threaded Rods: The RSM can be secured to uni-strut,
angle, or channel assembly overhead structural members (trusses or I-beams)
using four #10-24" diameter threaded rods and nuts (not included)
Main Parts: The RSMAU consists
of two main parts:
- RSM Assembly: Mounts to ceiling (see methods above) and
includes adjustments for pitch, roll, and yaw.
- SSMU Universal Interface:
Mounts to the bottom of the projector with the included legs and hardware.
The inverted projector, with interface attached, fits and locks into the
bottom of the RSM assembly.
Microzone Adjustments: The patent-pending Microzone
technology lets you make fine adjustments easily and quickly using a #2 Phillips screwdriver. The pitch adjustment
(setting the height of the projected image) is +/- 15°, the yaw adjustment
(setting the left/right position of the projected image) is also +/- 10°, while
the roll adjustment (leveling the projected image) is +/-4°.
Note: The total yaw adjustment is 360° for some mounting
methods, but the setting can be finely adjusted +/- 20° once the projector
Centris Technology: The patent-pending Centris Technology
gives you effortless fingertip positioning of the projector. The mount
self-adjusts to support different projector weights.
Cable Management: The top of the RSMAU projector mount has a
1-1/2" diameter hole that allows you to easily route cables without additional
Q-Lock Quick Release Lever: You can easily remove and
reinstall the projector for quick maintenance. A simple lever holds the
projector to the mount, while the Q-Lock provides enhanced security with an
integrated key and lock system. When the projector is removed in this manner,
the mounting registration is maintained, preventing you from losing your preset
All-Points Security: The Chief RSMAU projector mount
utilizes All-Points Security with its exclusive steel-into-steel locking
hardware at all connection points to protect against theft. Using the supplied
security hex head screws, requiring the use of the supplied security hex
wrenches, secures the projector to the mount. Standard screws are also supplied
if you choose not to use the special security hex screws.
Supplied Hardware: The RSMAU can accommodate a variety of projector mounting patterns and screw sizes.
The mounting legs allows the SSMU plate to cover an area approximately 14.5"
in diameter. The RSMAU comes with M3, M4, M5, and M6 mounting hardware in short
(10-14mm) and long (25mm) lengths.
Required Tools: You will need
the following tools to install the RSMAU ceiling mount:
- #2 Phillips Screwdriver
- Hex Wrenches: Supplied 1/4" standard and 3/8" Security
- Other: Other tools, such as open end wrenches, hammer,
drill and bit, may be needed depending upon the method of installation
- RSM Assembly: Width=5.07", Height=1.83", Depth=4.37"
- SSMU Plate: Width=6.25", Height=0.885", Depth=5.875"
(w/legs 16.5"W x 1.875"H x 16.25")
- SSMU Base Plate: Width=6.625", Height=0.4375", Depth=6.25"
- RSMAU Assembled: Width=16.5", Height=3.25",