EuroRack Cases & Power Supplies

EuroRack Case & Power Supply Recommendations

This is a list of case and power configurations which we either personally tested here in the LZX workshop or have received  positive field reports about from one of our trusted system owners.  These options provide enough power for a video synthesis focused system and do not exhibit issues with high frequency noise or signal bleed.  This is only a small sample of feasible options, so please do not feel limited to the options on this page.  If you are a case manufacturer and would like to be included in this list, please contact us with details.

Doepfer A-100LC6 w/PSU3

Doepfer A-100LC6 / A-100P6 w/Doepfer A-100PSU3

MSRP: $390-$530 USD (Unfinished, finished and suitcase/travel options)
HP Width: 6Ux 84HP (168HP Total)
Power Supply: Doepfer A-100 PSU3

These classic low-cost EuroRack case options have recently been upgraded with Doepfer’s new A-100PSU3 power supply.  Earlier versions of this case offered less power and were not as suited for video synthesis systems.  Doepfer also offers a 9U version of this case with the same power supply, which we do not recommend.  The Doepfer A-100PSU3 is suitable for 6U of video modules, but a full 9U case with would quickly exceed the power specifications.  Doepfer also offers the A-100P6 with PSU3, which is a flight/travel case variation that offers the same size and power specifications for a higher price.

Purchase from Analogue Haven (USA) or Thomann (Germany).

 

MDLRCASE 6U/84 HP Studio Case

MDLRCASE 6U/84 HP Studio Case w/Doepfer A-100PSU3

MSRP: $425.75 USD
HP Width: 6Ux 84HP (168HP Total)
Power Supply: Doepfer A-100 PSU3

MDLRCASE make several attractive suitcase and studio case configurations with the Doepfer A-100PSU3 as an installation option.

Purchase from MDRLCASE (Netherlands).

 

Goike 9U

Bespoke Cases from Goike & Lamond Design

MSRP: Variable
HP Width: Variable

Goike and Lamond Design are companies who build bespoke wood EuroRack cases to a customer’s specifications.  If you contact either of these companies and point them back to this page, they can assist you with power supply recommendations for your case design of choice.

Purchase from Goike (US) or Lamond Design (UK).

 

EuroRack Power Supply Recommendations for DIY Installation

Many of you like to build DIY cases, either to save costs or to meet your own studio/travel needs.   Or maybe you are commissioning a case builder to design a custom solution for you.  This is a list of EuroRack power supplies available as OEM options for custom installations which we recommend for use in video synthesis systems.  Please follow all instructions and safety precautions provided by the manufacturers of these power supplies during installation.

Malekko Power

Malekko Power

MSRP: $229 USD
+12V Supply Maximum: 1600mA (1.6 A)
-12V Supply Maximum: 1600mA (1.6 A)
+5V Supply Maximum: 1000mA (1 A)

We’re biased on this option, since we assisted Malekko Heavy Industry in its design.  It is an integrated power/busboard option for 6U systems, and has a switching-to-linear regulation topology that ensures clean, no issues power.

Purchase from Malekko (USA).

 

Zeus Studio Bus

Zeus Studio Bus

MSRP: $122 USD
+12V Supply Maximum: 1600mA (1.3 A)
-12V Supply Maximum: 1600mA (0.8 A)
+5V Supply Maximum: 1000mA (0.3 A)

Doepfer A-100PSU3

Doepfer A-100PSU3

MSRP: $170 USD
+12V Supply Maximum: 2000mA (2 A)
-12V Supply Maximum: 1200mA (1.2 A)
+5V Supply Maximum: 2000mA (2 A)

We’ve heard nothing but good things about the performance of Doepfer’s latest A-100PSU3 supply.  You will also need passive power distribution boards such as the Doepfer A-100BUS to connect this power supply to.

Purchase from Analogue Haven (USA) or Thomann (Germany).

 

Bel Power Linear Supplies

Bel Power Solutions HBB15-1.5-AG / HCC15-3-AG

MSRP: $79.15-$143.36 USD
+12V Supply Maximum: 1700mA – 3400mA (1.7 A – 3.4 A)
-12V Supply Maximum: 1700mA – 3400mA (1.7 A – 3.4 A)

These standard OEM linear power supplies come in several brands (Power One, etc.) and are readily available from electronic component suppliers such as Mouser.  These supplies are bulky and require the most work to install into a EuroRack case, but cannot be beaten in terms of performance and reliability.  The two model numbers recommended above would be suited for 6U 84HP or 12U 84HP respectively.  Recommended for DIYers with more advanced electronics skills.

Purchase from Mouser (USA).