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Chief Manufacturing  RPAU Universal Projector Ceiling Mount Black

Part #: CHIRPAU  |   Mfg #: RPAU
 

Chief's All-Points™ Security System.

Chief RPAU Projector Mount

Chief's new RPAU Universal Projector Mount works with nearly all currently-sold projectors, thanks to its adjustable mounting legs. The mount includes everything you need for a quick installation.

Features | Specifications | FAQ's | Incompatible Projectors

  • Universally supports most invertible projectors
  • Dynamically adjustable mounting legs for a customized installation
  • Lamp and filter access depends on projector design

All-Points™ Security System

The RPA is shipped with Chief's exclusive All-Points™ Security System - free-of charge and optional to use. Chief's All-Points Security System(All-Points Security NOT available with all RPA Series Mounts - not included ONLY if noted above in bold, orange text) All-Points™ is an integrated security system that uses security hardware at all key connection points to protect projectors from theft. A steel-into-steel design makes All-Points™ more effective than other integrated security systems. *For additional RPA security, order SSC-4 RPA Security Screw Cover Kit.

Features

  • Low-profile, aesthetic design
  • Quick projector disconnect/reconnect
  • Steel-into-steel construction
  • UL listed for proven strength
  • Easy installation - no assembly
  • Independent roll, pitch and yaw adjustments make it easy to precisely register the projector
  • Disconnect without affecting adjustments
  • Convenient lamp and filter access (may vary based on projector design)
  • All-Points™ Security System included at no additional cost (not available with all RPA Series Mounts)
  • Three ceiling mounting methods
  • Flush mount without disassembly
  • Allows cables to be routed through the top of the mount without additional accessories
  • Compatible with a large assortment of accessories to easily overcome a variety of installation challenges
  • Allows lateral shift by adding the LSB100 Lateral Shift Accessory
  • Compatible with the PG-1 Projector Guard™ Security Cage
  • Allows natural convection ventilation

Specifications [ top ]

  • Roll Adjustment: +/- 4 degrees adjustment up or down. Loosen screw, adjust mount and tighten screw to hold adjustment.
  • Pitch Adjustment: +/- 25 degrees 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 degrees by turning the mount on the threaded column and securing in place with set screw. 12 degrees yaw possible on flush mount using slots in top of RPA.
  • Weight Capacity: 50 lbs (23 kg)
  • Color: Black
  • Column: 1.5 inches NPT
  • Three Mounting Methods:
    • 1. Flush mount to suitable ceilings using the four corner slots in top of the RPA Mount. The RPA allows you to flush mount without disassembly by providing suitable access for screwdrivers and socket sets. +/-25 degrees of pitch when flush mounted. 12 degrees yaw possible on flush mount with slots in top of RPA (Hardware not included).
    • 2. 1/4" Threaded Rod using the four corner slots in the top of the RPA. (Threaded Rod not included.)
    • 3. 1 1/2" NPT Threaded Extension Column using the threaded opening at the top of the RPA Mount. (Threaded Extension Column not included.) Convenient Lamp and Filter Access: Custom design of most RPA projector brackets provides needed access for: quick lamp changes, easy filter cleaning and proper projector ventilation.
  • Quick Projector Disconnect/Reconnect: To quickly and easily remove the projector from the ceiling: loosen thumbnuts connecting the SLB bracket to the universal top. Remove projector and SLB from universal top. The universal top retains the registration adjustments. This feature makes projector servicing and maintenance quick and easy by eliminating the need for re-registration. Security wrench included for use when thumbnuts are replaced with All-Points™ Security System hardware.
  • LSB100 Lateral Shift Accessory: Often times ceiling structures will not allow the projector to be mounted in exact alignment with the projection screen. The LSB100 Lateral Shift Accessory saves an abundance of time and hassles in trying to solve this common problem. The LSB100 allows the projector to be shifted three inches right or left of the installation spot (5 3/4 inches on projectors under 15 lbs.). Also use the LSB100 to easily accommodate different lens placement when projectors are replaced in existing installations. Compatible with all RPA and UPC Series Mounts, and maintains quick disconnect feature. Includes All-Points™ Security System hardware.

F.A.Q.'s [ top ]

  • Q. How much height will the RPA add to my installation? A. The RPA top is only 1 3/4" high plus approximately 3/4" for the projector bracket.
  • Q. Do I need to order the SLB projector bracket separately? A. No, the assembly ships complete when you order an RPA ceiling mount. The SLB bracket is a separate part number and is used only for Chief SMART-LIFTS™. The RPA part number includes both the universal top and SLB bracket.
  • Q. How much assembly is required for the RPA? A. None, just attach the SLB bracket to your projector. If you choose to use All-Points™ you will need to replace indicated screws with included hardware. No disassembly needed.
  • Q. How much weight does the mount hold? A. Each mount is custom designed to support the weight of the projector models specified. However, your ceiling must hold at least 5x the weight of your installation.
  • Q. How does Chief's All-Points™ Security System work? A. All-Points™ is included with each RPA and is 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.
  • Q. Do I have to order All-Points™ separately? A. No, All-Points™ is included in all RPA packages at no additional cost and is optional to use.
  • Q. Do I need any additional accessories to install the RPA? A. The RPA can be flush mounted to the ceiling without any additional accessories for a low profile, simple installation. However, often times you will need to lower the projector from a structural, finished or suspended ceiling. For these common applications, you will want to order the appropriate accessories.
  • Q. When do I need to use the LSB100? A. Often times, ceiling structures will not allow the projector to be mounted in exact alignment with the projection screen. The LSB100 Lateral Shift Accessory saves an abundance of time and hassles in trying to solve this common problem. Also use the LSB100 to easily accommodate different lens placement when projectors are replaced in existing installations.
  • Q. If I use the RPA with a Suspended Ceiling Kit, do I need an extension column? A. Yes. Any 1 1/2" NPT threaded extension column will work with Chief's Suspended Ceiling Kits.
  • Q. How does the RPA design create natural convection ventilation? A. Chief's brackets are custom designed to allow for airflow that ventilates and helps cool projectors.

Incompatible Projectors [ top ]

The following projectors require Chief's projector-specific RPA mount:

  • ASK M3 (requires RPA-0035)
  • Canon SX80
  • Casio XJ-S30 (requires RPA-169)
  • Casio XJ-S35 (requires RPA-169)
  • Dell M410HD
  • Epson EMP-7800p
  • Epson EMP-7850p
  • Epson EMP-7900p
  • Epson MovieMate 25
  • Mitsubishi LVP-XL5900LU (requires RPA-023)
  • Mitsubishi LVP-XL5900U (requires RPA-023)
  • Mitsubishi LVP-XL5950LU (requires RPA-023)
  • Mitsubishi LVP-XL5950U (requires RPA-023)
  • Mitsubishi LVP-XL5980LU (requires RPA-023)
  • Mitsubishi LVP-XL5980U (requires RPA-023)
  • Panasonic PT-D7700EK (requires RPA-075)
  • Panasonic PT-D7700U (requires RPA-075)
  • Panasonic PT-DW7000U (requires RPA-075)
  • Panasonic PT-DW7700U (requires RPA-075)
  • Sanyo PLC-SW10 (requires RPA-011)
  • Sanyo PLC-SW15 (requires RPA-011)
  • Sanyo PLC-XW10 (requires RPA-011)
  • Sanyo PLC-XW15 (requires RPA-011)
  • Sony VPL-CS5 (requires RPA-060)
  • Sony VPL-CX5 (requires RPA-060)
  • Most Toshiba models, including:
  • Toshiba TLP-380
  • Toshiba TLP-381
  • Toshiba TLP-780
  • Toshiba TLP-781
  • Toshiba TLP-790
  • Toshiba TLP-791
  • Toshiba TLP-MT4
  • Toshiba TLP-MT7U

REVIEW SNAPSHOT®

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Chief ManufacturingRPAU Universal Projector Ceiling Mount Black
 
4.7

(based on 20 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (14)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (5)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (1)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (0)

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100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Can support weight (9)
  • Durable (8)
  • Easy to adjust (8)
  • Easy to install (6)
  • Secure (5)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Home (4)
  • Office (4)
  • Living room (3)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Casual user (6), Enthusiast (5), Power user (3)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (9)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Good Mount

The mount is well built. If you are installing in a drywall ceiling you may need to open it up to install a cross member or two between studs to support a projector. The...Read complete review

The mount is well built. If you are installing in a drywall ceiling you may need to open it up to install a cross member or two between studs to support a projector. The 4 holes needed span more than the width of one stud and if you don't have some other cross member in the right spot, you'll have no wood to screw into. The directions require a depth of between 1.5 to 2.0 inches of wood to anchor in (I don't recall which) so spanning the studs with a cross member from below the drywall would require a lot of lumber on your ceiling. I imagine this is the case with many if not all mounts but since this was my first install it was an obstacle I had to figure my way around.

Also, the mount tilts but there is no ability to pan the projector from the mount to dial in the image on the screen (if you were mounting it off center and using horizontal keystoning). Not a big problem, really, since the mount can be pointed at the screen and the project lens can be panned a bit to dial it in but worth noting for the novice installer like me.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

RPAU MOUNT REVIEW

Great product however DONT FORGET that you will have to purchase your own drop down extension pole from your local hardware store! Got burned twice on that. Btw... Will need to include...Read complete review

Great product however DONT FORGET that you will have to purchase your own drop down extension pole from your local hardware store! Got burned twice on that. Btw... Will need to include paint for the pole as well.

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5.0

i would recommend this to anyone

By Brett

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Comments about Chief Manufacturing RPAU Universal Projector Ceiling Mount Black:

very easy to install and works perfectly.

 
5.0

I would buy this product again!

By Alessandra

from undisclosed

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Comments about Chief Manufacturing RPAU Universal Projector Ceiling Mount Black:

Easy to set up. Looks very professional.

 
5.0

Good, strong mount

By Shan

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Comments about Chief Manufacturing RPAU Universal Projector Ceiling Mount Black:

This is a good, strong mount for the projector, but you have to read the directions and take your time installing it. Not one of those things you can just look at and figure out. If you try, you will most likely have to take everything apart and start over with the directions, like I did.

 
5.0

Heavy Duty = peace of mind

By Adam

from undisclosed

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Comments about Chief Manufacturing RPAU Universal Projector Ceiling Mount Black:

Product is extremely sturdy, just takes a long time to install. Directions are poorly written, but the product is great. Had to look up on google how to finish some of the steps. They do not provide all necessary screws, for some reason they do not provide lag bolts. I would still highly recommend product and recommend using projector people.

 
5.0

Easy to assemble, sturdy build.

By David

from undisclosed

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Comments about Chief Manufacturing RPAU Universal Projector Ceiling Mount Black:

Installed fairly easy and bolted to a joist in ceiling with two lag bolts. Says to use four, but that won't work on a 2x10 joist. Two works fine and negates having to cut a hole in the ceiling as some have suggested. I was able to pull up on it (190lbs) so if it can hold me it can hold my Panasonic. I had a diy mount/box for the last 8 years. Nice to finally have something designed for the job. Allows more air to flow around the projector also.

 
5.0

Good quality

By Lou

from Marion, IA

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Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Set Up
  • Secure

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Chief Manufacturing RPAU Universal Projector Ceiling Mount Black:

      Bought this with the projector for my home theater. Got it installed in about an hour. Love the multi axis adjustments to get the projector lined up perfectly.

       
      4.0

      Good mount

      By Luchi

      from Arizona

      About Me Power User

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Set Up
      • Secure

      Cons

      • Not All Hardware Included

      Best Uses

        Comments about Chief Manufacturing RPAU Universal Projector Ceiling Mount Black:

        I use this mount for my PT-AR100. It's a relatively large projector and the mount doesn't seem to be having any problems. After installing it to the ceiling stud. I did a pull-up on it to make sure that if it was going to break, it wasn't going to be with my projector attached. It held very well. Everything was great. The only thing that irritated me was that the mount hardware did not include the stud mounting bolts so I had to go get them. Other than that minor inconvenience. The mount is fantastic!

         
        4.0

        Good compact mount but need template

        By Tbirdman

        from Tigard, OR

        About Me Enthusiast

        Pros

        • Lightweight
        • Secure

        Cons

        • Difficult To Mount

        Best Uses

        • Movies

        Comments about Chief Manufacturing RPAU Universal Projector Ceiling Mount Black:

        Marking and drilling holes while using the mount as a template is not easy. Should ship with a cardboard template for locating drilling holes. Although I only use 2 lag bolts to one rafter, the other two mounting points were secure enough using toggle bolts. Well made unit and satisfied except with the missing drilling template. Finally dimension from the ceiling was 4". I was hoping for 3 as the specs seem to indicate.

         
        4.0

        Good Mount

        By JC

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Enthusiast

        See all my reviews

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Secure

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Movies

          Comments about Chief Manufacturing RPAU Universal Projector Ceiling Mount Black:

          The mount is well built. If you are installing in a drywall ceiling you may need to open it up to install a cross member or two between studs to support a projector. The 4 holes needed span more than the width of one stud and if you don't have some other cross member in the right spot, you'll have no wood to screw into. The directions require a depth of between 1.5 to 2.0 inches of wood to anchor in (I don't recall which) so spanning the studs with a cross member from below the drywall would require a lot of lumber on your ceiling. I imagine this is the case with many if not all mounts but since this was my first install it was an obstacle I had to figure my way around.

          Also, the mount tilts but there is no ability to pan the projector from the mount to dial in the image on the screen (if you were mounting it off center and using horizontal keystoning). Not a big problem, really, since the mount can be pointed at the screen and the project lens can be panned a bit to dial it in but worth noting for the novice installer like me.

           
          5.0

          Thank goodness this exists

          By Mojo

          from Monrovia, CA

          About Me Enthusiast, Power User

          See all my reviews

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Secure

          Cons

          • Can Be Confusing

          Best Uses

          • Projector Upgrades

          Comments about Chief Manufacturing RPAU Universal Projector Ceiling Mount Black:

          I replaced an InFocus ScreenPlay projector with a new Panasonic PT-AE7000U, and was VERY grateful that my old projector used the Chief mounting system. The new projector slipped right into the bracket where the old one lived. The geometry of the universal mount is flexible enough to shift the projector a bit and accomodate the much larger projector in place of the old one, though I sacrificed being perfectly balanced. The only difficulty comes from trying to work out the mechanics of building the thing. Have someone on hand with a good grasp of spatial relationships.

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          • Q:

            I have the Epson 5040UB projector. Will the RPAU Universal Projector Ceiling Mount Black by Chief Manufacturing work for this projector?

            I also need to flush mount the 5040UB to my ceiling. Will the RPAU Universal Projector Ceiling Mount Black by Chief Manufacturing work for a flush mount?

            Do you recommend another mount for the 5040UB that may work better?

            Thanks for your help
            Justin
            Asked on 1/15/2017 by Justin from United States

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              yes, it will work and the rpau is the recommended mount

              Answered on 3/20/2017 by Lisa from .
          • Q:

            Hi will this mount work on the Sony VPL-HW40ES? Any special adjustments required? Thanks.
            Asked on 3/6/2015 by rg from Northern VA

            3 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Not sure. It is pretty universal. I have used it on 5 different projectors without a lot of playing around.
              Take care,
              Mike
              P please consider the environment before printing this email

              Answered on 3/6/2015 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I have the BenQ 1080ST, but this mount is fairly universal. The legs swivel
              & can be adjusted out or in to find almost any mounts on a projector. I
              would be surprised if this wouldn't be able to fit any projector sold today.
              My projector is ceiling mounted & I've had it up there for almost a year &
              it's great.
              Hope this helps.

              Answered on 3/6/2015 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              yes this mount will work with the Sony and no added adjustments needed.

              Answered on 3/11/2015 by Stacey from Tampa
          • Q:

            Will this work on a sloping ceiling?
            Asked on 12/11/2014 by Riad

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              You will need the cathedral ceiling adapter and a small pipe to connect the two pieces

              Answered on 2/25/2015 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            Hi,i would like to know i am in the market on buying a epson projector idk what projector just yet but i do know i am looking into 2 differnt projector's from epson.It's between the 3020 or 5020 what i want to know is will this mount work for both of these projector's please let me know thank u.
            Asked on 10/21/2012 by joe

            3 answers

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The mount will work for both of these.

              Answered on 10/22/2012 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Yes it will. That mount will work on many different projectors including those two Epson ones you mentioned.
              Take care,
              Mike
              Sent from my Verizon Wireless 4G LTE Smartphone

              Answered on 10/21/2012 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Yes. I've used this mount on several different brands of projectors. You will be able to attach the mount with the bracket 'arms' which allows for an infinite number of mounting positions. Since the lens of this projector is centered, try and position the mount as centered as possible on this projector. These instructions will probably make more sense once you take a look at the device in person.
              Spencer Rudolph
              Corporate Media Productions

              Answered on 10/22/2012 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            I bought this mount (RPA & SLBU) as suggested here for the Panasonic AE7000u. The problem is, there are only 4 arms on the universal mount, and 5 mounting points on the Panasonic AE7000u. Please help! I can't find photographs or videos to aid in this installation.
            Asked on 8/31/2012 by Ryan from Arlington, VA

            3 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I have only 3 mounting points on my projector. But the orientation on the mount is such that it allows for multiple configurations. I would use the best 4 mounting locations that balance out the projector and it will be just fine.
              Take care, Mike. Sent from my iPad

              Answered on 9/1/2012 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Just use those 4 arms that came with the mount. Most projectors that I purchase only have 3 mounting spots on the bottom, and they are all securely mounted to the ceiling. Just find a good balance amongst the 4 arms. You should be fine.
              Spencer Rudolph
              Corporate Media Productions

              Answered on 9/3/2012 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              You can just use the 4 arms provided. No need to to attach to all 5 mounting points

              Answered on 9/6/2012 by Stacey
          • Q:

            I bought the Epson Home Cinema 3010 (EPSHC3010) projector a couple of months ago, will this ceiling mount work with my model? If not, is there any other you would recommend?
            Tks
            Asked on 5/16/2012 by Pat from SIlver Spring, Maryland

            5 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Yes that mount will work. I have used that mount with 4 different projectors and it has enough parts to be configured for every one of them. The best part is after you are done it looks lie it was made for that projector.
              Take care,
              Mike
              P please consider the environment before printing this email

              Answered on 5/17/2012 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Yes this mount will work with just about any projector that has the capabilities of being mounted on the ceiling. CHIEF Manufacturing mounts are the only type that I purchase for the conference rooms that I design. Good choice.
              Spencer Rudolph
              Corporate Media Productions

              Answered on 5/17/2012 by Anonymous
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              Yes

              Answered on 5/17/2012 by Anonymous
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Yes, this mount works great with the Epson

              Answered on 5/17/2012 by Todd from Tampa
            • A:

              This mount should be fine for mounting the Epson Home Cinema 3010. If you refer to page 8 (http://files.support.epson.com/pdf/plhc3010/plhc3010ug.pdf) of the Epson 3010's Owner's Manual, you'll see that there are 4 mounting holes, called "mounting bracket attachment points". These are the attachment points for the bracket. This particular bracket's arms are adjustable, so they should have no problem reaching these attachment points.

              Answered on 5/17/2012 by Community Answer from None
          • Q:

            What would the lamp replacement cost be?
            Asked on 2/22/2012 by Anonymous

            1 answer

            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              Lamp prices vary. Just depends on the Projector that you have. You can find lamp prices under accessories on our website.

              Answered on 2/23/2012 by Anonymous
          • Q:

            will this work with a LGE CF181D Projector
            Asked on 2/13/2012 by Anonymous

            3 answers

            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I'm not familiar with that projector, but I found the product to be very flexible and it work great with my Panasonic projector.

              Answered on 2/13/2012 by Projector People Customer
            • VERIFIED BUYER

              A:

              I have not used the universal mount on a LGE projector, but have used it on
              Panasonic, Hitachi, BenQ, Proxima and Dell. I have no reason to think it
              would not work on any make or model of projector.
              Jim

              Answered on 2/14/2012 by Projector People Customer
            • Staff Reviewer

              A:

              The RPAU will not work with the LGCF181D. Get the mount specific Chief RPA274 with this projector.

              Answered on 2/14/2012 by Anonymous
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