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Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black)

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An inverted ceiling mount with the exclusive All-Points security system, the Chief RPAU is the top-selling projector mount in the industry. Ideal for use offices, schools and homes, it is supplied with everything needed for quick installation, a low-profile look and easy projector maintenance.

It features a solid steel design, integrated cable management, and independent roll, pitch and yaw. It offers easy projector maintenance, quick projector connect/disconnect, and adjustable mounting legs and feet. The patented All-Points is an integrated security system that uses security hardware at all key connection points to protect projectors from theft. Steel-into-steel construction makes All-Points more effective than other integrated security systems.

The RPAU includes a universal interface bracket, making it compatible with 95% of inverted projectors on the market. This makes it perfect for installers who are uncertain of a customer's projector type. However, if you want to confirm the compatibility of this mount with your projector, visit Chief's MountFinder Pro.

Easy Installation

Independent Roll (+/-4°), Pitch (+/-25°) and Yaw (360°) adjustments make it easy to quickly and precisely register the projector.
Three ceiling mounting methods: Flush mount, optional 1/4" threaded rod, or with an optional 1.5" NPT Threaded Extension Column.
Compatible with a large assortment of accessories to easily overcome a variety of installation challenges.
Allows lateral shift when using the optional LSB-100 Lateral Shift Accessory. The LSB-100 allows the projector to be shifted 3" right or left of the installation spot (5.75" on projectors under 15 lb). The LSB-100 is also used to accommodate different lens placement when projectors are replaced in existing installations. Maintains quick disconnect feature and includes All-Points Security System hardware.


Security and Reliability

Heavy gauge solid steel design for secure mounting.
UL-listed for proven strength, supports projector systems up to 50 lbs.
Includes the All-Points Security System - exclusive locking hardware to protect against theft. Optional to use, the system locks the projector and mount with security hardware at all key connection points: Roll, Pitch and Yaw adjustments; bracket-to-projector; and mount-to-bracket.
Compatible with Chief's PG-1A and PG-2A Projector Guard security cages.
Backed by a 10-year warranty to ensure that you are receiving the best quality product.


Conveniences

Low-profile design allows the RPAU to be flush mounted without additional accessories.
Ships fully assembled with everything you need for installation in one box.
Custom designed brackets allow quick projector disconnect without loss of registration, doesn't affect pre-set adjustments.
Quick projector reconnect with convenient lamp and filter access.
Integrated cable management allows cables to be routed through the top of the mount without additional accessories.
Easy to maintain, it allows easy replacement of filter or bulb; offers proper ventilation; and lets you adjust the contour of the mount for the lowest profile possible.
Mount
Depth From Mounting Source Not Specified by Manufacturer; The RPAU adds approximately 2.5" (64mm) to the installation
Max Equipment Size 50 lbs (22.7kg)
Adjustments
  • Roll Adjustment: +/- 4° adjustment up or down
  • Loosen screw, adjust mount and tighten screw to hold adjustment
  • Pitch Adjustment: +/- 25° adjustment on each side of the mount. Loosen screw, adjust mount and tighten screw to hold adjustment. Full range of pitch in a flush mount installation.
  • Yaw Adjustment: 360° by turning the mount on the threaded column and securing in place with set screw. 12° yaw possible on flush mount using slots in top of RPAU.
  • General Attributes
    Construction Steel, Black
    Dimensions 6.25 x 1.75 x 5.5" (159 x 44 x 140mm) 1
    Please Note:

    Height does not include interface bracket

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    Weight Capacity 50 lbs (22.7kg) 2
    Please Note:

    Each mount is designed to support the weight of the projector model(s) specified; However, your ceiling must hold at least five times the weight of your installation

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    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black)
  • Ceiling Bracket
  • Joint Bracket
  • Plate, Adjustment
  • Self-Tapping, Pan Head, 10-24 x 1/2" Screws with Washer (12)
  • 5/16" Screw Set
  • 10-Year Warranty
  • REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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    ChiefRPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black)
     
    4.6

    (based on 24 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (16)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (7)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 1 Stars

       

      (0)

    95%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Easy to set up (15)
    • Durable (8)
    • Secure (8)
    • Lightweight (5)
    • Easy to use (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Office (4)
      • Business user (3)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (9), Power user (6)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (6)
        • Primary use:
        • Business (5)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Perfect match for my projector...

      This unit was recommended to me when I ordered my Epson 8700 UB projector as a universal mount that I could use for mounting it to the ceiling. I have a sloped ceiling to...Read complete review

      This unit was recommended to me when I ordered my Epson 8700 UB projector as a universal mount that I could use for mounting it to the ceiling. I have a sloped ceiling to deal with so I also had to order a separate mount for that part of the install, along with a piece of threaded pipe that matched the drop distance from the ceiling to this projector mount. This thing worked exactly as advertised for the Epson. It is solid, relatively easy to work with and provides excellent leveling capability once you loosen the screws that were way too tight as shipped. I was very concerned I might strip them just trying to loosen them enough to perform the adjustment. But it worked as advertised and I am very pleased with the results.

      VS

      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Difficult locking mechanism

      The SLBU/SLMU legs have a locking and unlocking mechanism which is how the entire mount is connected to the projector. The locking buttons are very difficult to push in and release - almost...Read complete review

      The SLBU/SLMU legs have a locking and unlocking mechanism which is how the entire mount is connected to the projector. The locking buttons are very difficult to push in and release - almost impossible. Not even sure I can keep this product at this point. Otherwise, the design of the mount is solid and sturdy.

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      5.0

      A little more tweaking than normal

      By truaudiophile

      from grand rapids

      Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

      Good solid mount that requires a bit more tweaking than others to lock it in level. packaged well with well made parts.

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      5.0

      Over built and under priced.

      By archer1lash

      from Georgia

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Built Like A Tank
      • Built To Last
      • Lightweight
      • Secure

      Cons

      • Tedious Adjustments

      Best Uses

      • Mounting A Heavy Projecto

      Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

      This ceiling projector mount supports an epson 6020ub pro home cinema unit 14 ft above my head...and it (the projector) weighs 23 lbs. The Chief Rpau mount is well built from heavy gauge steel...there are no plastic parts. It mates with the projector securely via steel bolts which look and feel very ridgid. The base plates have numerous mount holes which allow flexibility when attaching to ceiling. All pieces are painted black. It mounts your projector very solidly to the ceiling. Adjusting the angle and pitch are tedious but solid...once it is set it will not move...overall a very good mount that is a one time purchase...built to last!

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      5.0

      Solid and secure way to stack projectors

      By Big Impact on a Budget

      from San Mateo, CA

      About Me Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Secure

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Projector Securing
        • Projector Stacking

        Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

        You can effectively double the brightness of your presentations by stacking two projectors often at less cost than a single projector with double the brightness. Using this table top (not a ceiling mount) projector stacker, you can secure and align two projectors effectively. Although the parts are relatively heavy, they are all nicely made to ensure stability and durability. As there are so many projectors with different mounting requirements, instructions can be a little confusing, but patients will deliver perfection in the ultimate result.

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        5.0

        Just what we needed

        By Office A/V guy

        from New York, NY

        About Me Power User

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Easy To Set Up
        • Secure

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Office

          Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

          A great universal ceiling mount. It was easy to install and seems quite adjustable and stable.

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          5.0

          Amazing Mount!

          By timato

          from Vancouver, WA

          About Me Consultant, Power User

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Set Up
          • Secure
          • Well Though Out

          Cons

          • One Diagram Was Wrong

          Best Uses

          • Churches
          • Conference Rooms
          • Low-ceilings

          Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

          I have two of these units in a dual ceiling projection system. I got these particular units because of the All-Points Security system and they aren't kidding! You'd have to really know your stuff to get a projector mounted with this system! Every conceivable way short of cutting the pipe and cables has been covered!

          Will definitely be purchasing again for future clients!

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          5.0

          Great Mount

          By Bart

          from New York, New York

          About Me High-end Shopper

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Durable
          • Lightweight
          • Long Lasting

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Professional

            Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

            I use these mounts for some lightweight short throw projectors. They make it very easy to mount projectors to schedule 40 pipe. The mount is designed in a way that makes it very easy to slip the projector on. The mount allows for lots of finite pan and tilt angling.

            • Primary use:
            • Business

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            5.0

            Worth the money, very nice

            By Jim

            from Freedom IN

            About Me Midrange Shopper

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Flexible Mounting
            • Heavy Duty

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Professional

              Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

              Although it was a little difficult to assemble, it didn't take too long and I figured it out. All Points Security is a great feature. Very flexible configuration of mount should fit almost any projector. Solid construction!

              • Primary use:
              • Business

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              5.0

              Simple as one two three four

              By JE

              from Minneapolis MN

              About Me Power User

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Set Up
              • Secure

              Cons

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

                  Easy to install and adjust. I've used this product many times. It's easy to attach. The plate will attach to the projector and then the mount will attach to that. It's adjustments for up/down and horizontal and vertical are easy to use.

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                  3.0

                  Difficult locking mechanism

                  By EJ video

                  from Los Angeles, CA

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                    Cons

                    • Difficult To Set Up

                    Best Uses

                      Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

                      The SLBU/SLMU legs have a locking and unlocking mechanism which is how the entire mount is connected to the projector. The locking buttons are very difficult to push in and release - almost impossible. Not even sure I can keep this product at this point. Otherwise, the design of the mount is solid and sturdy.

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                      5.0

                      Very sturdy product

                      By Stan the Man

                      from West Monroe, LA

                      About Me Casual User

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Sturdy

                      Cons

                      • Difficult To Understand

                      Best Uses

                      • Ceiling Projector Mount

                      Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

                      I'm using this to mount a video projector in my church auditorium. It is sturdy, with lots of metal. The design makes it very easy to hang the projector while standing on top of a tall ladder. Assembly instructions are a bit hard to follow.

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                      5.0

                      Nice mount

                      By seaside

                      from Ann Arbor MI

                      About Me Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Easy To Set Up
                      • Secure

                      Cons

                      • Manual somewhat confusing

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

                        Very flexible positioning. Can probably mount to any ceiling projector of reasonable size. Easy install and comes with everything that you need to hook up to your projector.

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                        4.0

                        Ceiling Mount

                        By preacherman

                        from Stanford, Ky

                        About Me Casual User

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Lightweight
                        • Secure

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

                            Easy to install, could have used a bit better instructions. But parts are pretty self explanatory, had it installed and working in a very resonable time.

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                            4.0

                            Good product but requires more hardware

                            By WP47399

                            from Newfoundland, Canada

                            About Me Enthusiast

                            Verified Reviewer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Set Up
                            • Secure

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

                                This is a great mounting bracket for my new Panasonic projector and I would have given it 5 stars if the necessary 1/4" lag bolts were included so I could complete installation without having to make a visit to the local hardware store.

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                                4.0

                                Universal bracket a hit

                                By Andreas the squint

                                from Nashville, TN

                                About Me Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Set Up
                                • Good Focus

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Home
                                  • Office
                                  • Smaller Rooms

                                  Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

                                  I found this bracket just what I needed to hang a small NEC projector. It did take a minute to configure the arms to get the projector's center of gravity under the pipe mount, but once arranged, I had a level instal in no time flat. I loved the tools needed came with except for one phillips screw driver.

                                  • Was this a gift?:
                                  • No

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                                  4.0

                                  More convenient fixture

                                  By gobaksa

                                  from Anaheim

                                  About Me Power User

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Set Up
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Office
                                    • Smaller Rooms

                                    Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

                                    It's really flexible to fit the project I want.

                                    • Was this a gift?:
                                    • No

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                                    5.0

                                    Perfect match for my projector...

                                    By Ron - Home Theater Fanatic

                                    from Benicia, CA

                                    About Me Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Set Up

                                    Cons

                                    • Somewhat confusing manual

                                    Best Uses

                                      Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

                                      This unit was recommended to me when I ordered my Epson 8700 UB projector as a universal mount that I could use for mounting it to the ceiling. I have a sloped ceiling to deal with so I also had to order a separate mount for that part of the install, along with a piece of threaded pipe that matched the drop distance from the ceiling to this projector mount. This thing worked exactly as advertised for the Epson. It is solid, relatively easy to work with and provides excellent leveling capability once you loosen the screws that were way too tight as shipped. I was very concerned I might strip them just trying to loosen them enough to perform the adjustment. But it worked as advertised and I am very pleased with the results.

                                      • Was this a gift?:
                                      • No

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                                      5.0

                                      Excellent product

                                      By Jim

                                      from Harrisonburg, VA

                                      About Me Power User

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Set Up

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                          Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

                                          Used to install a Panasonic PT-FW300U LCD projector. Product comes with complete hardware and is easy to install.

                                          • Was this a gift?:
                                          • No

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                                          5.0

                                          Great product

                                          By WUMC

                                          from Springfield, MO

                                          About Me Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Set Up

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                              Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

                                              We used this product to mount a ViewSonic PJD5122 from the ceiling of a classroom in our church. It worked perfectly for this task. The fact that it has the 1.5" threaded hole makes it really compatible with extension poles you can find almost anywhere. It is a little on the pricey side, but you won't find anything like this for less money.

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                                              • No

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                                              5.0

                                              Well-designed equipment

                                              By Mark at his home theater

                                              from Wilton, CT

                                              About Me Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Set Up

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Home
                                                • Large Rooms
                                                • Office

                                                Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

                                                We installed our Epson 8500UB with this bracket. It is sturdy and well-designed and provides adjustments for up/down and left/right. There's also plenty of options to install in different types of situations (slanted ceiling, high ceiling, etc). However, additional parts will be required from a hardware store (i.e., a 1' pipe with threads to install in a high ceiling). Overall, I am very pleased with this mounting bracket.

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                                                • No

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                                                5.0

                                                Worth paying for the Chief Brand

                                                By Mitch

                                                from MTPro, VA

                                                About Me Quality Oriented

                                                Verified Buyer

                                                Pros

                                                • Easy To Set Up
                                                • Easy to use
                                                • Reliable Performance
                                                • Small Footprint

                                                Cons

                                                  Best Uses

                                                  • Business User
                                                  • Presentations

                                                  Comments about Chief RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black):

                                                  We have used a wide variety of "universal" projector mounts, and always come back to the Chief RPAU for success and reliability. You may be able to save some money on other products, but stick with Chief to keep your projector safe, in place, and secured.

                                                  • Primary use:
                                                  • Business

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