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Systems, Product Codes & Recommended Device Weights - A General Overview

The RAM mount product range falls into distinct groups or 'systems'. Each system is designed for a specific purpose depending on the application and takes into consideration how and where a device is to be mounted, the weight of the device and the operating environment.

Systems are further divided into individual components, kits of components that are frequently used together and complete mounting solutions for domestic and industrial applications.

The information below will help you to understand how the product codes relate to some of the most common mounting solutions and how the codes are further broken down to identify products.

Systems

The table below shows the various mounting systems available. The system code is the prefix used in all product codes.

System Description * Max Weight
RAP-AA 0.56 " dia ball / socket; lightweight composite construction 200g max.
RAP-B 1” diameter ball / socket; hard composite construction 1Kg max.
RAP-SB Snap link; lightweight, composite construction 200g max.
RAM-A 0.56" dia rubber ball / socket; lightweight, aluminium construction 250g max.
RAM-B 1" dia rubber ball / socket; aluminium construction 2.25Kg max.
RAM 1.5" dia rubber ball / socket; aluminium construction 4.5Kg max.
RAM-D 2.25" dia rubber ball / socket; aluminium construction 6.75Kg max.
RAM-E 3.38" dia rubber ball / socket; aluminium construction 9Kg max.
RAM-VB Vehicle Base - no drill type -
RAM-VBD Vehicle Base - drill type -
RAM-VC Vehicle Console -
SW1 When included in RAM-VB part numbers, this stands for a complete vehicle mount system -

* Max weight is the maximum device weight and is for guidance only.
This value will reduce significantly when a mount is subjected to severe vibration



Product Codes for RAM Ball and Socket Systems

RAM ball and socket systems generally comprise of a mounting base, a double socket arm and a device base or a device holder. The correct mounting solution will depend on the weight of the device and the operating environment (e.g vibration) and the product code will identify various options. System and Part Code are always specified in the same sequence and letters or numbers following the Part Code identify options and variations (when available) in the following format:
[ System ] - [ Part Code ] - [ xxx ] - [ xxx ] - [ xxx ]

Examples

Product code: RAM-B-202
From the table below RAM-B identifies the 1" diameter ball / socket system and 202 identifies the product as a flat round base

System Part Code * Max Weight
RAM-B
1" dia ball / socket
Aluminium construction
202 flat round base 2.25Kg max.
RAM
1.5" dia ball / socket
Aluminium construction
202 flat round base 4.5Kg max.
RAM-D
2.25" dia ball / socket
Aluminium construction
202 flat round base 6.75Kg max.
RAM-E
3.38" dia ball / socket
Aluminium construction
202 flat round base 9Kg max.

* Max weight is the maximum device weight and is for guidance only.
This value will reduce significantly when a mount is subjected to severe vibration



Product code: RAM-B-201-C
From the table below RAM-B identifies the 1" diameter ball / socket system, 201 identifies the product as a double socket arm and C identifies an overall arm length of 6"

Note: When part of the product code is omitted this denotes a standard configuration
e.g: RAM-201
From the table below RAM identifies the 1.5" diameter ball / socket system, 201 identifies the product as a double socket arm and the standard overall arm length is 5.63"

System Part Code Arm Length * Max Weight
Overall Between Socket Centres
RAM-A
0.56" dia ball / socket
Aluminium construction
201
double socket arm
standard (code omitted) = 1.75"
B = 3.0"
n/a 250g max.
RAM-B
1" dia ball / socket
Aluminium construction
201
double socket arm
A = 2.44"
standard (code omitted) = 3.82"
C = 6"
A = 1.75"
standard (code omitted) = 2.88"
C = 5.19"
2.25Kg max.
RAM
1.5" dia ball / socket
Aluminium construction
201
double socket arm
B = 3.5"
standard (code omitted) = 5.63"
D = 9.13"
B = 2.25"
standard (code omitted) = 4.5"
D = 8.75"
4.5Kg max.
RAM-D
2.25" dia ball / socket
Aluminium construction
201
double socket arm
C = 5.06"
standard (code omitted) = 8.38"
E = 12.88"
C = 3.19"
standard (code omitted) = 6.56"
E = 11.19"
6.75Kg max.
RAM-E
3.38" dia ball / socket
Aluminium construction
201
double socket arm
D = 7.25"
standard (code omitted) = 12.63"
D = 4.38"
standard (code omitted) = 9.88"
9Kg max.

* Max weight is the maximum device weight and is for guidance only.
This value will reduce significantly when a mount is subjected to severe vibration