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UniFi AP AC LITE Mount extension

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UniFi AP AC LITE Mount extension by dendad51 Feb 26, 2016
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I am about to mount a couple of Ubiquity UniFi AP AC LITE access points on a wall. There is an Ethernet outlet installed so this adapter will mount on the existing wall face plate screws and stand off the plate to allow the Ethernet cable to plug in and come out the slot to loop around and plug into the AP.
At least that is the theory. In a couple of days I may get around to trying it.
The Version 1 is only 20mm high so pre-wired Ethernet connectors will be to long. But if you terminate one without a boot it should fit.
The Version 2 if 35mm high so the pre-wirerd ones should be ok.

I have Unifi running on a Raspberry Pi2 via the following instructions....
http://www.lowefamily.com.au/2015/06/09/installing-ubiquiti-unifi-controller-4-on-raspberry-pi/

I had to use the -f option in a couple of places...

$ apt-get -f install
$ sudo apt-get -f install
$ sudo apt-get install unifi -y

It is running :)

When I get it all installed I'll update with some more pictures to show how it fits.

Today (20160229) I mounted it.
First, drill holes aligned with the mounting screws in the face plate if it is a blind cover.
Then mount it all with a short Ethernet cable.
And it is alive :)

I ended up with UniFi running on an OrangePi PC but it was a bit of an effort. Try a RasPi instead.
All together, there will be a couple of UniFi APs in the installation, driven by the Orange Pi UniFi controller, in an old 19" rack mount Ethernet hub case, along with a RasPi PABX, SPA3102 ATA and the old hub power supply. I think the PABX and UniFi Controller could both run on a RasPi 2 or the new RasPi3.

Latest mod to the installation is I've changed to a UniFi Cloud Key for the controller. That works best for me.

You may be able to copy them and edit the files as needed...
https://www.tinkercad.com/things/4Jz7R0GOEuz-unifimount2
https://www.tinkercad.com/things/4RZ4RqiPKnz-unifimount1

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60mm/sec. Polymax PLA.

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Can you post the model, so that I could adjust the screw position a bit, to match my ceiling electrical boxes?

Thanks!

Hi ajacocks.
The links to the models are in the comments. I use TinkerCAD as I've not got my head around any other CAD package as yet.
Hopefully that will do as it is all there is ;)

Thanks! Sorry that I missed those.
I ended up creating my own mount, in OpenSCAD. I uploaded it here, so there is also a ceiling/wall mount adapter to fit US electrical boxes, as well.

Hi ajacocks. I hope you don't mind, but here is the link to your design so others can use it too. https://www.thingiverse.com/thing:2524579
These WiFi devices are very good and I've been really pleased with them. I want to set up the same system here at home.

Ubiquiti UniFi AC AP Lite/LR Ceiling Adapter

What size screws did you use for this? Looks cool!

Hi.
I used the original screws that were holding the wall fitting into it's bracket that is clamped onto the plasterboard. All I did was to drill a couple of holes in the cover plate. Some wall plates do not have a cover, just bungs pushed in to cover the screws.
I'm not sure what the thread is and if you are not in Australia, it may be different anyway. Most power points and such come with screws included, and often an extra set clipped to the back of the wall plate. And at the hardware stores, longer screws are available in the electrical section near the power points and switches so they can be mounted on thicker walls.

Cool. I was thinking about the screws holding the bracket to the Ubiquiti supplied mounting bracket. Did you use the screws provided by Ubiquiti? They were about a inch too long for me.

Ah, I see.
As far as I can remember, the screws used there were probably M3x12MM (but I may be wrong). M3 screws are a size I use a lot in my electronics constructions. Without taking it off the wall to have a look, I can't say for sure. Sorry.

No worries. Thanks for the information!

I'm quite happy with how it works.
As I used a home made cable without a boot, I found the short one ok.
Have a look at the photos of the mount.

https://www.tinkercad.com/things/4RZ4RqiPKnz-unifimount1/edit for the short one,

https://www.tinkercad.com/things/4Jz7R0GOEuz-unifimount2/edit for the long version.

I'm curious to know how it works, I was thinking of doing something like this myself!

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