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

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

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

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Chief RPAU Overview

  • 1Description

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.


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.
UPC: 841872039619
In the Box
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
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    • 1Description

    Chief RPAU Specs

    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)
  • 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)

    Height does not include interface bracket

    Weight Capacity 50 lbs (22.7kg)

    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

    Weight Not Specified by Manufacturer
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 5.62 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 10.4 x 10.35 x 4.55"

    Chief RPAU Reviews

    RPAU Inverted LCD/DLP Projector Ceiling Mount (Black) is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 37.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Over built and under priced. 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!
    Date published: 2013-10-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Problem Solved!!! I needed to hang a projector in a exhibit booth at SXSW in Austin TX and needed to use a special, short, throw projector, ceiling mounted. NEC manufactured the projector and they no longer carried the ceiling mounts, and suggested I go to an indepdent re-seller. I contacted the reseller and he suggested I try B & H. Of Course!!!! I shouldv'e known. It almost seemed to go to be true. Everything I needed was self contained in the mount. I even called customer service and the gentleman in the video department went as far as to go get the ceiling mount, open one up and double check. Thank you, Thank You very much.
    Date published: 2015-03-24
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Flexible mount Very flexible mount. Came with longer adapters so that you can have the projector about an inch off the mount or right on top of the mount. This came in handy for me because I had an obstruction that I was able to clear with the extended spacers. The mount also supports a longer extension, but you have to buy that separately. The instructions were pretty confusing, but I figured it out. The mount came without the lag bolts and washers necessary to attach it into a beam in your ceiling, so if you don't have a mounting plate on your ceiling, you'll need to get the lag bolts and washers separately.
    Date published: 2016-09-12
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super simple installation Trying to locate an appropriate ADJUSTABLE ceiling mount solution for my Optoma HD25e projector was a very long process. I looked at everything from the super cheap to the super expensive. At the end of the day, the Chief ceiling mounts were the highest quality, best price, and easiest to adjust for my current and future projectors. Installation of the ceiling plate, the adjustable column, and RPAUW mount could not have been easier. The total cost out of pocket may seem high compared to the cheap mounts, but don't let that scare you away. Buy this and don't look back.
    Date published: 2014-03-29
    Rated 3 out of 5 by from 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 impossible. Not even sure I can keep this product at this point. Otherwise, the design of the mount is solid and sturdy.
    Date published: 2012-09-01
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from 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 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.
    Date published: 2010-12-20
    Rated 4 out of 5 by from Facilitates Projector Maintenance This projector mount makes mounting projectors that need to be demounted for periodic maintenance very easy. Although, the instructions can be a bit confusing depending on the type of installation, (which is why I'm rating this at 4 stars) someone with average mechanical ability will be able to successfully use the device. Once installed demounting a projector for maintenance is simple. Just loosen four thumb screws to disengage the projector from the ceiling mount. To put the projector back just slide it into the ceiling mount, and tighten the thumb screws.
    Date published: 2016-11-28
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Solid and secure way to stack projectors 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.
    Date published: 2013-10-15
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