Glossary of Terms

The glossary of terms page is intended to provide you with definitions for custom words, directly used and related to the RAM® website.

RAM: Mount or base of aluminum construction

RAP: Mount or base of composite construction

SB: When included in RAP part numbers, this stands for “snap link”

RAP-SB-XXX: Snap link base or system, hard composite ball and socket, not rubber

RAP-B-XXX: Accommodates or has B size ball

RAM-A-XXX: 9/16” diameter rubber ball

RAM-B-XXX: 1” diameter rubber ball

RAM-XXX: 1 ½” diameter rubber ball

RAM-D-XXX: 2 ¼” diameter rubber ball mount kit or component

RAM-VC-XXX: Vehicle Console, pertaining to RAM Mount Vehicle Console Systems

RAM-VB-XXX: Vehicle Base

RAM-VB-XXX-SW1: Complete Vehicle Mount System

RAM-A-XXX-B: Accommodates A size ball, B length arm or system

RAM-B-XXX-A: Accommodates B size ball, A length arm or system

RAM-B-XXX: Accommodates B size ball, standard length arm or system

RAM-B-XXX-C: Accommodates B size ball, C length arm or system

RAM-XXX-B: Accommodates C size ball, B length arm or system

RAM-XXX-D: Accommodates C size ball, D length arm or system

RAM-D-XXX: Accommodates D size ball, D length arm or system

RAM-D-XXX-C: Accommodates D size ball, C length arm or system

RAM-D-XXX-E: Accommodates D size ball, E length arm or system

RAM-E-XXX: Accommodates E size ball, E length arm

RAM-E-XXX-D: Accommodates E size ball, D length arm

"RAM" Prefix Code

To provide lightweight strength and corrosion resistance, RAM is made of marine grade aluminum with a black powder coated finish, stainless steel hardware and rubber balls. The standard mount bases include a yoke mount, round base, rubber suction cup and U-bolt handlebar for attaching electronic and GPS devices. Other configurations can be considered for laptop systems in vehicles and marine uses. 

Recognized and accepted by the U.S. Patent Office, RAM is the only universal ball-and-socket system that holds tremendous amounts of weight in high vibration applications for military, commercial and private use.

"RAP" Prefix Code

Many of these parts are available in composite, mount part number has the prefix code RAP. The composite components include both single and double socket arm assemblies with the same patented rubber ball and socket technology. The octagon button system works with the Quick Snap Belt Clip Holder, Quick Snap Surface. The new Snap Flex Link System is a male to female snap together configuration that has screws to tension the joint. The RAM Rail Mounts for handle bars and railings with a 1" rubber ball and or diamond base for adaptation to any other diamond base system. Then again, the possible mounting solutions are endless, affordable and backed by the NPI Lifetime Warranty.

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