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  • 1.  AP17 Gland Specs?

    Posted 26 days ago
    are there any specs on the gland used on the AP17 like the threads?  I'd like to hard pipe to the AP instead of having the CAT6 exposed, more for esthetics than security.  They are kind of goofy looking to begin with  and the with the black gland on a white AP with some other color wire coming out, yes I could have spec'd white CAT but I didn't pull these wires or have a chance but still the black gland stands out anyway!  Is there an adapter to standard PVC thread or a whip made for these things?  If I at least knew the thread, it's finer than electrical PVC I could always search the web for some sort of adapter.  After 5 months I finally got some in and tried a PVC TA (connector) and it doesn't work so I at least need the specs so I can see if there's any adapters out there.


  • 2.  RE: AP17 Gland Specs?

    Posted 25 days ago
    If I had to hazzard a guess I'd say they use the same size gland for all the products.

    The 228 & 560 uses a M20 thread by the looks of things.

    Q8N84A = Outdoor AP Metric to Standard M20 to 1/2 inch NPT 5-pk Thread Adapter

    https://www.arubanetworks.com/assets/og/OG_AP-228.pdf

    https://www.arubanetworks.com/resource/560-series-ordering-guide/

    Take an AP to the nearest hardware store and try and find an M20 bolt.

    I'd use flexible Kopex rather than a pipe.

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    Andy K
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  • 3.  RE: AP17 Gland Specs?

    Posted 22 days ago
    thanks for the advice


  • 4.  RE: AP17 Gland Specs?

    Posted 21 days ago
    Hey @VAV,

    Can confirm the AP17 has an M20 gland. (It's printed on the gland itself)
    I tried to thread in a 1/2" PVC to NPT connector, but the threads are too coarse and they won't mate. So you would need an M20 > 1/2" NPT adapter.
    Bit of a pain in the butt, as M20>1/2" adapters aren't all that common. ​The only decent ones I could find are here:
    https://www.threadtoolsupply.com/black-nylon-thread-adapter-m20-12npt.html


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    Ethan
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  • 5.  RE: AP17 Gland Specs?

    Posted 21 days ago
    for reference in case anyone else wants one this is what I found.  It looks like it should work but I won't know until they arrive.  Not scheduled to ship until the 21st.


    Dan Vining
    Vining Audio & Video
    cell 203.470.2667
    office/fax 203.790.8450
    CT E1-123933






  • 6.  RE: AP17 Gland Specs?

    Posted 21 days ago

    Good find! Seventy-six cents is more reasonable than the others I found. Please do let me know if it works as we just landed a project and may need to use a flex whip to the AP in a refrigerated environment. 

    Cheers! 



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    Ethan
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  • 7.  RE: AP17 Gland Specs?

    Posted 15 days ago
    Tested it with this carflex 90 union connector which I've never seen or used but apparently had on my shelves. 

    Male M20 to Female NPT



  • 8.  RE: AP17 Gland Specs?

    Posted 15 days ago
    Think I'm more likely to use a pvc TA and glue it to the pull 90 so I can remove the access and likely disconnect the RJ45 if I need.  Otherwise you jave to worry about threading on most other options which will likely result with twisting of the wire too.




  • 9.  RE: AP17 Gland Specs?

    Posted 14 days ago

    Hey - glad it worked out! Thanks for following up, I'm going to place an order so we have a handful on the shelf. 

    Cheers! 



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    Ethan
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