You aren't kidding. I have a feeling it's going to pretty cool when you do get the cash. Good luck and yes, would luv to see it.neo52353 wrote:Ive seen this mod. My mod will incorporate this into my desk. This will take some time but I will post it here when its done. If i had that much cash it would be done tomorrow lol. see you when its finished.
DragonFireSG wrote:Thought you might like to know I managed to jerry rig a DS100 to support 3x 27" monitors. It will support 30" monitors by the looks of it, and is rock stable.
Base unit I used was the DS100 quad with the 55" crossbar. The two bases are necessary for load distribution.
Added to that was a long extender kit (I would have done better going with the short extender kit as the outer monitor clamp points are practically touching the edge of the "dead zone" created by the mounting of the extra extension bars. This is an issue for mounting 27" screens. It is a non issue for 30" screens.
What I have (D = dead zone):
long extension L2 --D-- long extension L1 --D-- basic DS100 crossbar --D-- long extension R1 --D-- long extension R2
I would have preferred:
long extension L1 --D-- short extension L1 --D-- basic DS100 crossbar --D-- short extension R1 --D-- long extension R2
I spaced the bases pretty far apart to fit the CG of the mounted monitors, and also added a set of quick release VESA mounts to make maintenance and adjustment easier.
The extra extension bar kit conveniently includes the center mount you need for a big triple monitor set up.
- Large washers for the knobs - all of em. The plastic wears quite a bit; Washers prevent that. These are also required for the mounting of the additional extension bars for spacing purposes (between knob and the bars)
- 10mm bolts to lockdown the rotating function of the VESA mounts. This makes adjustment easier. (Ergotron should consider putting a lockdown screw. Some folk don't need the rotation feature. It can be an irritation with multiple monitors.
- An assortment of M4 machine screws and locknuts to adjust monitor angles. These were used with the quick release VESA mount baseplate.
I am doing a photo log of the mod and will put a link to that when it is ready. Unlike the regular triple display DS100, this setup is perfectly stable even with one monitor mounted on a corner.
Here is an rather crappy photo taken before fine adjustments.
I am using extended height mounting bars as this is set up for a standing workstation. The "little" display in the center is a 24" screen
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