UPA-1002 Universal Projector Mount
Installation of any new ceiling projector often requires the manufaturer of the projector to provide a compatible mount, since every design usually has a unique mounting pattern. As reviewers, we see a variety of different projectors and have to deal with this problem each and every time we set one up. A new product from Chief Manufacturing Incorporated called the Universal Projector Mount (UPA) solves this problem by offering its customers a very flexible mounting pattern. Several configurations are available with the UPA kit making it compatible with a wide variety of DLP and LCD projectors currently on the market. We reviewed the UPA-1002, which comes with an adjustable column ranging from 13" to 23". The upper mounting plate can be angled anywhere between 0 and 90 degrees and the design supports weights up to 50 pounds. The UPA-1002 has independent roll (±6°), pitch (±30°) and yaw (360°), offering a wide variety of mounting angles. A set of extension arms are included for large pattern mounting requirements. In addition, an All-Points Security System, which includes a special set of Allen wrenches and screws are included with the package to help prevent theft.
If security is not an issue, the user will benefit from the quick-disconnect thumb nuts that are used to hold the projector mount to the main column. In either case the design makes it easy for the user to remove the projector from the installation position by simply loosening the screws and twisting the mounting plate. The low-profile design of the mounting plates are great for those needing the projector close to the ceiling (no column). Leveling the projector is possible by using the adjustable leveling feet located on each of the extending arms. Simply set the level and tighten the lock nut and you're set. The UPA series mounts are available in two colors, Black Wrinkle or Silver, to help match decor. A black nylon cover included with the kit slips easily over the main column.
- Kevin Nakano
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Model Number: UPA-1002
Warranty: 1 year parts and labor
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