Middle Atlantic Products Essex Quick Assembly Rack
12RU, 20" Deep QAR Series Knock Down Rack

OUR PART #  QAR-12-20


Middle Atlantic's Essex Quick Assembly Rack (model no. QAR-12-20) is an affordable, easy to build knock down rack. It features an innovative patent-pending snap-together design making it integration-ready in 5 minutes or less. The QAR Series provides a suitable foundation for entry level AV systems and can be outfitted with power and accessory options (sold separately) to suit the application.

Middle Atlantic Essex Quick Assembly Rack Features:

  • Patent-pending snap together design can save 30 minutes or more in assembly time 
  • UL Listed
  • 800 lb weight capacity
  • Attractive design with sleek metallic grey finish
  • Generous facilities for bottom cable entry
  • Bracket included for easy mounting of power and vertical lacing strips to the rear rail
  • Includes lockable casters; optional leveling feet (sold separately) for fixed installation
  • Passive ventilation designed into rack top
  • Other options include locking solid and plexi doors, locking side panels, and power kits/bundles (all sold separately)
  • Well suited for installation in closets, basements and equipment rooms

Middle Atlantic Essex Quick Assembly Rack Specifications:

  • Model Number: QAR-12-20
  • Finish: Metallic Grey
  • Gangable: Yes
  • Rackrail Type: 10-32
  • Mounting: Horizontal
  • UL Standards Tested: UL2416
  • Usable Depth: 17.25" (43.8 cm)
  • Usable Height: 21.06" (53.5 cm)
  • Capacity Weight: 800 lbs (363.6 kg)
  • Dimensions: 20" D x 27.79" H x 20.36" W (50.8 x 70.6 x 51.7 cm)
  • Rack Units: 12
4 Space Rack Drawer (3 space version shown)
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The Middle Atlantic Products D4-MID-ATLANTIC drawer is fully enclosed with inside dimensions measuring 15 7/8" wide by 14 1/2" deep, the DC, D and TD series drawers feature spring-loaded latches and rugged, straightforward construction. ...
3 RU Rack Drawer
Middle Atlantic Products D3 3 RU Rack Drawer
Fully enclosed with inside dimensions measuring 15-7/8" wide by 14-1/2" deep, Middle Atlantic's D3 drawer features spring-loaded latches and a rugged, straightforward construction.  Faceplates come with a black brushed and ...
2 Space Rack Drawer (3 space version shown)
Middle Atlantic Products D2 2 Space Rack Drawer (3 space version shown)
Fully enclosed with inside dimensions measuring 15 7/8" wide by 14 1/2" deep, the DC, D and TD series drawers feature spring-loaded latches and rugged, straightforward construction. Faceplates come with a silver brushed and anodized, black ...
Sliding Rackshelf, 1 RU
Middle Atlantic Products SS Sliding Rackshelf, 1 RU
A 50 lb. capacity and heavy-duty 16-gauge steel construction are two of the defining features which make our model SS sliding shelf both functional and rugged. Capable of latching in an open or closed position, the shelf slides on ball ...
Low-Profile Sliding Rack Shelf
Middle Atlantic Products SSL Low-Profile Sliding Rack Shelf
Filling just a single rack space, Middle Atlantic's low profile SSL sliding shelf extends 11" on 3/4" nylon roller slides equipped with positive-stop lockouts. A telescopic rear support mounts to any rack. The shelf itself is ...
20 Outlet, 15 Amp Power Strip (with 9 ft. Power Cord, No Power Switch)
Middle Atlantic Products PD2015R-NS 20 Outlet, 15 Amp Power Strip (with 9 ft. Power Cord, No Power Switch)
Designed to optimize space and efficiency in power management, the new single circuit, 15 Amp rackmount power distribution system provides 20 total outlets within a shallow depth.Features: Versatile design allows for the unit to be ...
2-Space Vented Universal Rack Shelf
Middle Atlantic Products U2V 2-Space Vented Universal Rack Shelf
Featuring fully ventilated bottom and sides for heat dissipation, these fully welded, easy-to-install shelves fit all components up to 17-3/8" wide to quickly meet all of your rackmounting needs.  Made from 16-gauge steel, each unit ...
Premium Rack Screws (100 Count - Black Matte Finish)
Middle Atlantic Products HM Premium Rack Screws (100 Count - Black Matte Finish)
Premium rack screws provide the best bit engagement.  HM hardware features a black matte finish and truss-head hardware.  10-32 threaded, 3/4” long with pre-installed washers and self-guiding pilot points.
Premium Rack Screws (100 Count, with Washers, Black Gloss Finish)
Middle Atlantic Products HG Premium Rack Screws (100 Count, with Washers, Black Gloss Finish)
Premium rack screws provide the best bit engagement. HG hardware features a salt-resistant spray plating that slows rust build-up and is ideal for marine and high-humidity installations.  Features truss-head hardware.  ...

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100-Pack of 10-32 x 3/4" Phillips Head Screws with Nylon Washer
Middle Atlantic Products HP 100-Pack of 10-32 x 3/4" Phillips Head Screws with Nylon Washer
Middle Atlantic's HP series rackscrews are 3/4" long with 10-32 threads and feature an attractive Phillips truss-head for a clean modern appearance. All screws have a self-guiding pilot point, include factory installed nylon washers for ...
50 Pack Torx Star-Post screws and washers
Middle Atlantic Products HTX 50 Pack Torx Star-Post screws and washers
These 10-32 by 3/4" security screws feature a star post drive. All screws have a self-guiding pilot point, black oxide finish and come with factory installed nylon washers in lots of 50. Star post drive bits available.
Star Post Bit for Driving HTX Security Screws
Middle Atlantic Products TBIT Star Post Bit for Driving HTX Security Screws
Middle Atlantic's TBIT is a star post bit for driving HTX security screws.
Select Series UPS Backup Power System, 2RU, 1500VA
Middle Atlantic Products UPS-S1500R Select Series UPS Backup Power System, 2RU, 1500VA
Middle Atlantic's UPS-S1500R is a 2RU Select Series UPS backup power system.Select Series UPS models are available in compact form factors when space is at a premium, and in a wide range of capacities to support a wide range of ...

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Designer-Inspired Ultra-Quiet Fan Rack Panel (4 Fans, Black)
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The two-rackspace Designer-Inspired Ultra-Quiet Fan Panel features a unique on-board processor that controls fan speed in direct proportion to equipment temperature.  The ideal thermal management solution for media rooms, screening ...

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Ultra-Quiet Fan Rack Panel (4 Fans)
Middle Atlantic Products UQFP-4 Ultra-Quiet Fan Rack Panel (4 Fans)
The two-rackspace Ultra Quiet Fan Panel System provides cooling and monitoring that ensures a reliable installation in areas where fan noise is not an option (boardrooms, classrooms, offices, houses of worship, etc).  Proportional ...

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Ultra-Quiet Fan Rack Panel (2 Fans)
Middle Atlantic Products UQFP-2 Ultra-Quiet Fan Rack Panel (2 Fans)
The two-rackspace Ultra Quiet Fan Panel System provides cooling and monitoring that ensures a reliable installation in areas where fan noise is not an option (boardrooms, classrooms, offices, houses of worship, etc).  Proportional ...

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5 Space 8.75" Rack Drawer
Middle Atlantic Products D5 5 Space 8.75" Rack Drawer
Fully enclosed with inside dimensions measuring 15 7/8" wide by 14 1/2" deep, the DC, D and TD series drawers feature spring-loaded latches and rugged, straightforward construction. Faceplates come with a silver brushed and anodized, ...

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Dimmable Rackmount LED Light (Anodized Black with Dimmable Logo)
Middle Atlantic Products LT1RA Dimmable Rackmount LED Light (Anodized Black with Dimmable Logo)
Middle Atlantic's LT-1RA rackmount light occupies 1RU and provides ambient lighting to front and rear of rackmount componentsFeatures: Provides evenly distributed illumination for component viewing Retractable light shelf with dimmable ...

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Adjustable Telescoping Rack Shelf (16"-26" Depth)
Middle Atlantic Products VSA-1626 Adjustable Telescoping Rack Shelf (16"-26" Depth)
Unlike standard adjustable shelves, the entire VSA shelf telescopes to reach rear rail, providing a range of useable depths from 16” to 26”.  Providing the greatest useable depth in its class, the heavy-duty VSA is ideal for even ...

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8 Outlet, Single 15 Amp Rackmount Power Strip
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The Middle Atlantic Products PD-815SC is an 8 outlet, single 15 Amp circuit power strip with surge/spike protector and cord. Middle Atlantic Products PD-815SC Specifications: Termination: cord with NEMA 5-15p ...

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12RU Solid Front/Rear Door for Essex Series Racks
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Middle Atlantic's DOOR-S12 is a 12RU solid front/rear door for Essex MMR Series and QAR Series racks.PLEASE NOTE: Essex Locking Side Panels (sold separately) are required on QAR Series racks when installing front or rear doors.

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12RU, 20" Deep Locking Side Panels for Essex QAR Series
Middle Atlantic Products Essex Side Panels 12RU, 20" Deep Locking Side Panels for Essex QAR Series
Middle Atlantic's Essex Side Panels (model no. SIDE-12-20) are a pair of 12RU, 20" deep locking side panels designed for the Essex Quick Assembly Rack.Middle Atlantic Essex Side Panels Specifications: Finish: Metallic GreyDimensions: ...

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Featuring fully ventilated bottom and sides for heat dissipation, these fully welded, easy-to-install shelves fit all components up to 17 3/8" wide to quickly meet all of your rackmounting needs.  Made from 16-gauge steel, each unit ...

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Available exclusively from Middle Atlantic Products! Our highest security screws feature a unique square post drive. 10-32 by 3/4", all screws have a self-guiding pilot point, and include factory installed nylon washers, in lots of 100. ...

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100-Pack of 10/32x3/4 Square Head Screws with Washers
Middle Atlantic Products HS 100-Pack of 10/32x3/4 Square Head Screws with Washers
Security screws are the ideal way to keep people from tampering with rackmounted equipment.  The highest security patented Guardian Series™ hardware is unique to Middle Atlantic Products and features a square post drive that cannot ...

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Square Post Driver Bit for HS Screws
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Middle Atlantic Products Essex Quick Assembly Rack
12RU, 20" Deep QAR Series Knock Down Rack

OUR PART #  QAR-12-20

Product Information:

Middle Atlantic's Essex Quick Assembly Rack (model no. QAR-12-20) is an affordable, easy to build knock down rack. It features an innovative patent-pending snap-together design making it integration-ready in 5 minutes or less. The QAR Series provides a suitable foundation for entry level AV systems and can be outfitted with power and accessory options (sold separately) to suit the application.

Middle Atlantic Essex Quick Assembly Rack Features:

  • Patent-pending snap together design can save 30 minutes or more in assembly time 
  • UL Listed
  • 800 lb weight capacity
  • Attractive design with sleek metallic grey finish
  • Generous facilities for bottom cable entry
  • Bracket included for easy mounting of power and vertical lacing strips to the rear rail
  • Includes lockable casters; optional leveling feet (sold separately) for fixed installation
  • Passive ventilation designed into rack top
  • Other options include locking solid and plexi doors, locking side panels, and power kits/bundles (all sold separately)
  • Well suited for installation in closets, basements and equipment rooms

Middle Atlantic Essex Quick Assembly Rack Specifications:

  • Model Number: QAR-12-20
  • Finish: Metallic Grey
  • Gangable: Yes
  • Rackrail Type: 10-32
  • Mounting: Horizontal
  • UL Standards Tested: UL2416
  • Usable Depth: 17.25" (43.8 cm)
  • Usable Height: 21.06" (53.5 cm)
  • Capacity Weight: 800 lbs (363.6 kg)
  • Dimensions: 20" D x 27.79" H x 20.36" W (50.8 x 70.6 x 51.7 cm)
  • Rack Units: 12
4 Space Rack Drawer (3 space version shown)
Middle Atlantic Products D4 4 Space Rack Drawer (3 space version shown)
The Middle Atlantic Products D4-MID-ATLANTIC drawer is fully enclosed with inside dimensions measuring 15 7/8" wide by 14 1/2" deep, the DC, D and TD series drawers feature spring-loaded latches and rugged, straightforward construction. ...
3 RU Rack Drawer
Middle Atlantic Products D3 3 RU Rack Drawer
Fully enclosed with inside dimensions measuring 15-7/8" wide by 14-1/2" deep, Middle Atlantic's D3 drawer features spring-loaded latches and a rugged, straightforward construction.  Faceplates come with a black brushed and ...
2 Space Rack Drawer (3 space version shown)
Middle Atlantic Products D2 2 Space Rack Drawer (3 space version shown)
Fully enclosed with inside dimensions measuring 15 7/8" wide by 14 1/2" deep, the DC, D and TD series drawers feature spring-loaded latches and rugged, straightforward construction. Faceplates come with a silver brushed and anodized, black ...
Sliding Rackshelf, 1 RU
Middle Atlantic Products SS Sliding Rackshelf, 1 RU
A 50 lb. capacity and heavy-duty 16-gauge steel construction are two of the defining features which make our model SS sliding shelf both functional and rugged. Capable of latching in an open or closed position, the shelf slides on ball ...
Low-Profile Sliding Rack Shelf
Middle Atlantic Products SSL Low-Profile Sliding Rack Shelf
Filling just a single rack space, Middle Atlantic's low profile SSL sliding shelf extends 11" on 3/4" nylon roller slides equipped with positive-stop lockouts. A telescopic rear support mounts to any rack. The shelf itself is ...
20 Outlet, 15 Amp Power Strip (with 9 ft. Power Cord, No Power Switch)
Middle Atlantic Products PD2015R-NS 20 Outlet, 15 Amp Power Strip (with 9 ft. Power Cord, No Power Switch)
Designed to optimize space and efficiency in power management, the new single circuit, 15 Amp rackmount power distribution system provides 20 total outlets within a shallow depth.Features: Versatile design allows for the unit to be ...
2-Space Vented Universal Rack Shelf
Middle Atlantic Products U2V 2-Space Vented Universal Rack Shelf
Featuring fully ventilated bottom and sides for heat dissipation, these fully welded, easy-to-install shelves fit all components up to 17-3/8" wide to quickly meet all of your rackmounting needs.  Made from 16-gauge steel, each unit ...
Premium Rack Screws (100 Count - Black Matte Finish)
Middle Atlantic Products HM Premium Rack Screws (100 Count - Black Matte Finish)
Premium rack screws provide the best bit engagement.  HM hardware features a black matte finish and truss-head hardware.  10-32 threaded, 3/4” long with pre-installed washers and self-guiding pilot points.
Premium Rack Screws (100 Count, with Washers, Black Gloss Finish)
Middle Atlantic Products HG Premium Rack Screws (100 Count, with Washers, Black Gloss Finish)
Premium rack screws provide the best bit engagement. HG hardware features a salt-resistant spray plating that slows rust build-up and is ideal for marine and high-humidity installations.  Features truss-head hardware.  ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
100-Pack of 10-32 x 3/4" Phillips Head Screws with Nylon Washer
Middle Atlantic Products HP 100-Pack of 10-32 x 3/4" Phillips Head Screws with Nylon Washer
Middle Atlantic's HP series rackscrews are 3/4" long with 10-32 threads and feature an attractive Phillips truss-head for a clean modern appearance. All screws have a self-guiding pilot point, include factory installed nylon washers for ...
50 Pack Torx Star-Post screws and washers
Middle Atlantic Products HTX 50 Pack Torx Star-Post screws and washers
These 10-32 by 3/4" security screws feature a star post drive. All screws have a self-guiding pilot point, black oxide finish and come with factory installed nylon washers in lots of 50. Star post drive bits available.
Star Post Bit for Driving HTX Security Screws
Middle Atlantic Products TBIT Star Post Bit for Driving HTX Security Screws
Middle Atlantic's TBIT is a star post bit for driving HTX security screws.
Select Series UPS Backup Power System, 2RU, 1500VA
Middle Atlantic Products UPS-S1500R Select Series UPS Backup Power System, 2RU, 1500VA
Middle Atlantic's UPS-S1500R is a 2RU Select Series UPS backup power system.Select Series UPS models are available in compact form factors when space is at a premium, and in a wide range of capacities to support a wide range of ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
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Designer-Inspired Ultra-Quiet Fan Rack Panel (4 Fans, Black)
Middle Atlantic Products UQFP-4DRA Designer-Inspired Ultra-Quiet Fan Rack Panel (4 Fans, Black)
The two-rackspace Designer-Inspired Ultra-Quiet Fan Panel features a unique on-board processor that controls fan speed in direct proportion to equipment temperature.  The ideal thermal management solution for media rooms, screening ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
Ultra-Quiet Fan Rack Panel (4 Fans)
Middle Atlantic Products UQFP-4 Ultra-Quiet Fan Rack Panel (4 Fans)
The two-rackspace Ultra Quiet Fan Panel System provides cooling and monitoring that ensures a reliable installation in areas where fan noise is not an option (boardrooms, classrooms, offices, houses of worship, etc).  Proportional ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
Ultra-Quiet Fan Rack Panel (2 Fans)
Middle Atlantic Products UQFP-2 Ultra-Quiet Fan Rack Panel (2 Fans)
The two-rackspace Ultra Quiet Fan Panel System provides cooling and monitoring that ensures a reliable installation in areas where fan noise is not an option (boardrooms, classrooms, offices, houses of worship, etc).  Proportional ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
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5 Space 8.75" Rack Drawer
Middle Atlantic Products D5 5 Space 8.75" Rack Drawer
Fully enclosed with inside dimensions measuring 15 7/8" wide by 14 1/2" deep, the DC, D and TD series drawers feature spring-loaded latches and rugged, straightforward construction. Faceplates come with a silver brushed and anodized, ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
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Dimmable Rackmount LED Light (Anodized Black with Dimmable Logo)
Middle Atlantic Products LT1RA Dimmable Rackmount LED Light (Anodized Black with Dimmable Logo)
Middle Atlantic's LT-1RA rackmount light occupies 1RU and provides ambient lighting to front and rear of rackmount componentsFeatures: Provides evenly distributed illumination for component viewing Retractable light shelf with dimmable ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
Adjustable Telescoping Rack Shelf (16"-26" Depth)
Middle Atlantic Products VSA-1626 Adjustable Telescoping Rack Shelf (16"-26" Depth)
Unlike standard adjustable shelves, the entire VSA shelf telescopes to reach rear rail, providing a range of useable depths from 16” to 26”.  Providing the greatest useable depth in its class, the heavy-duty VSA is ideal for even ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
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8 Outlet, Single 15 Amp Rackmount Power Strip
Middle Atlantic Products PD-815SC 8 Outlet, Single 15 Amp Rackmount Power Strip
The Middle Atlantic Products PD-815SC is an 8 outlet, single 15 Amp circuit power strip with surge/spike protector and cord. Middle Atlantic Products PD-815SC Specifications: Termination: cord with NEMA 5-15p ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
12RU Solid Front/Rear Door for Essex Series Racks
Middle Atlantic Products DOOR-S12 12RU Solid Front/Rear Door for Essex Series Racks
Middle Atlantic's DOOR-S12 is a 12RU solid front/rear door for Essex MMR Series and QAR Series racks.PLEASE NOTE: Essex Locking Side Panels (sold separately) are required on QAR Series racks when installing front or rear doors.

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
12RU, 20" Deep Locking Side Panels for Essex QAR Series
Middle Atlantic Products Essex Side Panels 12RU, 20" Deep Locking Side Panels for Essex QAR Series
Middle Atlantic's Essex Side Panels (model no. SIDE-12-20) are a pair of 12RU, 20" deep locking side panels designed for the Essex Quick Assembly Rack.Middle Atlantic Essex Side Panels Specifications: Finish: Metallic GreyDimensions: ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
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4-Space Vented Utility Rack Shelf
Middle Atlantic Products U4V 4-Space Vented Utility Rack Shelf
Featuring fully ventilated bottom and sides for heat dissipation, these fully welded, easy-to-install shelves fit all components up to 17 3/8" wide to quickly meet all of your rackmounting needs.  Made from 16-gauge steel, each unit ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
Square Post Screws,100pc, Security w/Washer
Middle Atlantic Products HSK Square Post Screws,100pc, Security w/Washer
Available exclusively from Middle Atlantic Products! Our highest security screws feature a unique square post drive. 10-32 by 3/4", all screws have a self-guiding pilot point, and include factory installed nylon washers, in lots of 100. ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
100-Pack of 10/32x3/4 Square Head Screws with Washers
Middle Atlantic Products HS 100-Pack of 10/32x3/4 Square Head Screws with Washers
Security screws are the ideal way to keep people from tampering with rackmounted equipment.  The highest security patented Guardian Series™ hardware is unique to Middle Atlantic Products and features a square post drive that cannot ...

Usually ships in 7-14 business days.
Need it sooner? Call us!
Square Post Driver Bit for HS Screws
Middle Atlantic Products SPBIT Square Post Driver Bit for HS Screws
Square post drive bit for driving HS security screws.

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