What I've found out so far online:
- I know about the various hole patterns, monitors tend to be 75x75 or 100x100mm square patterns. TVs that you might use for a larger monitor might be 200x100.
- As far as screw sizes, the 75x75, 100x100 and 200x100 tend to use metric "M4" screws at least 10mm long, 4mm outer diameter, course 0.7 thread pitch, etc.
- And for larger TVs, I've seen some vendor specific quick release systems.
But is there such a thing as a "quick release VESA adapter" for monitors?
Here's the scenario:
- When using standard VESA screw mounting, you've got to hold a monitor in mid air, quite precisely, while another person tries to insert 4 rather finicky screws.
- If a monitor connection point is up high or in some other awkward-to-access spot, this gets really difficult, even for a 3 person team.
- Some vendors let you secure the arm to the monitor while it's on a table, then pop the monitor in place, but is very vendor specific.
What would be easier, if it exists at all, would be: * Screw in half of some "adapter" into the monitor mounting point or end of the arm, with a standard VESA hole pattern. * Screw the second half of this "adapter" into the monitor, while it's on a table. * Then lift up the monitor to the mount point and "click-in" or "hook on" or otherwise engage the two halves of the adapter.
I'm NOT looking for "shopping advice", I'm asking if such a things exist at all? And if so, what they might be called?
And if there aren't any "quick release" monitor standards, then= what do other folks do in these situations? This must come up? Does everybody just settle for one vendor for their entire system / company?
And let's say you didn't mind buying from a subset of vendors, do any of the modular mounting systems interoperate with each others parts? Can I get "rails" from one vendor" and "arms" from another?
Moderators: I realize superuser is often about OS issues, but VESA is a pretty important standard for physically mounting peripherals. I'd think most power users would want multiple monitors these days, so options for configuring that would seem on-topic. And I don't see this information discussed, in this way, on other sites. Google searches keep bringing back vendor pages, etc, not useful information.