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Wall Plate Surface Mounting

Wall Plate Sizes and Hole Requirements for Surface Mounting

Type Of Wall Plate Wall Plate Overall Size Approximate Rough Opening Requirement
8 Port 2 1/2" High x 16 3/4" Wide 1 1/4" High x 13 3/4" Wide
16 Port 4" High x 16 3/4" Wide 2 5/8" High x 13 3/4" Wide
24 Port 5 1/2" High x 16 3/4" Wide 4 1/8" High x 13 3/4" Wide
32 Port 7" High x 16 3/4" Wide 5 5/8" High x 13 3/4" Wide
40 Port 8 1/2" High x 16 3/4" Wide 7 1/8" High x 13 3/4" Wide
48 Port 10" High x 16 3/4" Wide 8 5/8" High x 13 3/4" Wide

Step 1
Module Plate Wall Plate Surface Install 1

For Surface mounting you need to mount between 2 studs.
We use a stud finder to locate the studs - We mark the stud
locations and then mark an area near a stud for a pilot hole.

Step 2
Module Plate Wall Plate Surface Install 2

Drill the pilot hole.

Step 3
Module Plate Wall Plate Surface Install 3

We make the pilot hole larger to verify stud location and
make sure there are no issues before making the hole full size.
We mark out our rough opening and mounting holes.

Step 4
Module Plate Wall Plate Surface Install 4

We cut out the rough opening.

Step 5
Module Plate Wall Plate Surface Install 5

We run the cables through our opening.

Step 6
Module Plate Wall Plate Surface Install 6

We solder our cables and attach the plate to the wall.
We use screws suitable for that type of wall and studs.

Step 7
Module Plate Wall Plate Surface Install 7

The wall plate is flush to the wall.

Step 8 (Optional)
Module Plate Wall Plate Surface Install 8

Surface Mount Wall Plates can be trimmed out.


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VADCON, Inc.
PO Box 92414
Rochester, NY 14692
Phone: 800-899-9855
Fax: 888-411-0343

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