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To search for a case by dimensions, please visit our Case Finder page. To view a list of all available case sizes, please visit our Case Sizes page.


Frequently Asked Questions

These are answers to our most frequently asked questions. If yours has not been answered, please contact us.


What levels of IP protection do ZARGES containers provide?
There are various degrees of impermeability and these are sub-divided into IP protection categories. The degree of protection is designated by a 2-digit system. The first digit denotes the degree of protection against solid substances; the second digit gives the degree of protection against water. Depending on the product line, there are containers which offer protection against water spray, IP 54 (K470), protection against water jets, IP 65 (Mitraset or K470 IP 65) as well as immersion-proof or moisture vapor proof containers IP 67 (K475, P472).
Is ZARGES USA ITAR and DDTC registered?
Yes, ZARGES USA is ITAR Certified and registered with the DDTC.
Are ZARGES cases lockable?
Yes, models K470, K424 XC and K475 can be locked with a 6mm shackle-type lock. In addition, lead seals using a 3mm seal wire may be employed. The K411 comes standard with lockable fasteners. Installed locks are also an option for the K470.
Does ZARGES offer TSA locks?
Yes, we offer a shackle lock with 3-digit, user-determined number combination which can be opened by USA TSA agents without damage.
What temperature ranges do ZARGES cases operate in?
ZARGES cases are rated to operate in extreme temperatures from -112°F to 302°F.
What types of padding / foam can ZARGES USA install in cases?
We can install several types of foam at our Charlotte, NC, Tech Center, including polyethylene, polyurethane, and antistat. Please contact us to discuss your requirements.
What gauge of aluminum does ZARGES use in case construction?
1, 1.5 or 2mm thicknesses depending on series and size of container. The equivalent would be 18 gauge, 15 gauge or 12 gauge aluminum sheet.
What is the maximum load capability of the handles?
Tests show a maximum carrying capability of 66 lbs. per handle.
What is the maximum load for a K470 case?
Cases with two handles are rated for 132 lbs. Cases with four handles are rated for 264 lbs. Load capacity can be increased further by fitting a pallet underneath.
Can ZARGES cases be carried on airplanes?
Yes, our cases are ATA 300 certified, and many of them are available in appropriate carryon sizes.


What accessories does ZARGES USA offer for aluminum cases?
Accessories range from dollys, trolleys and removable casters to standard internal fittings such as Pick’n’Pluck foam, divider sets and lid inserts to customer-specified foam inserts, painting, lettering and other add-ons. Contact us for details.
What color options do you offer?
We offer twenty color choices for an additional fee for many of our products. We can offer custom RAL colors by special request. Please fill out our Custom quote form for more details.
Can cases be customized with embossed lettering or a corporate trademark?
Yes, we can emboss your message or trademark using DIN standard lettering. Lettering height is approximately 3/4″, single or multiple line, with a maximum line length of approx. 16 characters. Please fill out our Custom quote form for more details.
What are the costs and requirements for UN Approval for hazmat transport?
We can only certify cases at time of purchase. We charge $81.68 per case. We have Hazmat certification for several of the cases we offer. We are certified for packaging groups I,II,III. Typically, modification of any kind to the containers will not allow us certify and the modified container must go through individual testing for certification. Please contact us for more information.
Can you ship Lithium Ion batteries in your cases?
Yes, ZARGES is manufacturer of IATA, 49CFR, and IMDG-compliant shipping and storage cases for LI Ion batteries in all stages of battery life. Please visit our Lithium Ion Battery information page or contact us for assistance.
Will ZARGES USA provide 3D models of cases?
Yes, we can email you a 3D file upon request, if you contact us. You will be required to sign an NDA before we will send the file.
How are K475 and Mitraset military cases supplied to the customer?
We deliver the K475 and Mitraset unpainted as standard, because aluminum does not need paint to protect it against corrosion. However, ZARGES will provide painting for an additional charge.
What are the options for fitting pallets under containers?
Aluminum pallets may be bolted on or tack welded. Wooden pallets and Secupal pallets may be bolted on.


What countries does sell to? offers sales only within the United States. Other North American customers should call the office to arrange your purchase over the phone. Customers outside North America should contact us or visit
May I use a credit card from another country?
If you are purchasing on the website, the credit card used must be issued by a United States bank. However, you may use an international card if you call the office to place your order.
Do you ship out of the United States?
If you call the office to place your order, we can ship to Canada. For anywhere else outside of the US, we can ship to the customer’s freight forwarding company located within the US.
Does ZARGES USA work with shipping agents to foreign countries?
Yes, with shipping terms EX WORKS. Customer is responsible for contracting the shipper and for all customs duties and fees.
I am Tax Exempt. How do I enter my certificate?
Forward a PDF copy of your certificate to For US federal exemptions, you may enter an exempt number at checkout. Please watch this video for how to enter your tax exemption information at checkout.
What are the warranty terms on ZARGES cases?
One Year on Workmanship. More information here.
What is the minimum quantity for custom orders?
We can create one-off customized products, but it is more cost-effective with a minimum of ten items.


How may I get further documentation or a printed catalog?
Our Data Sheets and Catalogs page contains catalogs, data sheets, case studies, white papers, certifications and test reports. If you want a printed catalog, please request one via the contact form.
I am an aluminum manufacturer and I am interested in providing casting / forging services for ZARGES USA. Whom should I contact?
All of our cases are constructed by ZARGES in Germany, and we have a Tech Center in Charlotte, NC for customization. We are not in need of additional manufacturers at this time.
I have a wonderful advertising / promotion / media idea for ZARGES USA. Whom should I contact?
TISOAA is the agency who handles our advertising and marketing. Please contact them at with your inquiries.

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ZARGES Mitraset Racklite Aluminum Case for 19" Electronics
ZARGES Mitraset Racklite Basic
ZARGES Mitraset Racklite Basic
ZARGES Mitraset Racklite
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Mitraset Racklite Basic

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Custom optionsThe ZARGES MITRASET RACKLITE BASIC aluminum rackmount case for 19″ electronics is lighter than the standard MITRASET RACKLITE, making it ideal for programs with strict size and weight (SWaP) budgets. It features EMI/RFI shielding, IP65 rating, two interchangeable lids with spring latches and recessed sprung drop handles. Inside, the anti-vibration frame is connected to the shell via eight rubber dampers and two grounds. For even more protection, the MITRASET RACKLITE is available with thermoplastic elastomer corner bumpers.
  • For loads up to 132 lbs.
  • 4.85 lbs lighter than the MITRASET RACKLITE
  • Standard shock isolation system. Mitigation to custom specifications available
  • Protection class IP 65 through seam-welded housing and lid with peripheral seal
  • Easily stackable even with varying height and depth
  • Lid with spring steel latches

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Available Sizes
Rack Height Rack depth face to face (in.) OD case height (in.) OD case width (in.) OD case depth w/o lids (in.) OD with both lids on (in.) Weight without lids (lb.) Weight of each lid (lb.) Weight with both lids on (lb.)
3 13.78 8.9 22.36 17.95 21.1 16.97 3.97 24.91
3 18.90 8.9 22.36 23.07 26.22 20.06 3.97 28
3 24.02 8.9 22.36 28.19 31.34 22.93 3.97 30.86
3 30.00 8.9 22.36 34.17 37.32 26.23 3.97 34.17
4 13.78 10.65 22.36 17.95 21.1 18.3 4.41 27.12
4 18.90 10.65 22.36 23.07 26.22 21.6 4.41 30.42
4 24.02 10.65 22.36 28.19 31.34 24.47 4.41 33.29
4 30.00 10.65 22.36 34.17 37.32 27.78 4.41 36.59
5 13.78 12.4 22.36 17.95 21.1 19.18 4.85 28.88
5 18.90 12.4 22.36 23.07 26.22 22.49 4.85 32.19
5 24.02 12.4 22.36 28.19 31.34 25.35 4.85 35.05
5 30.00 12.4 22.36 34.17 37.32 28.88 4.85 38.58
6 13.78 14.15 22.36 17.95 21.1 19.84 5.07 29.98
6 18.90 14.15 22.36 23.07 26.22 23.15 5.07 33.29
6 24.02 14.15 22.36 28.19 31.34 26.23 5.07 36.37
6 30.00 14.15 22.36 34.17 37.32 29.98 5.07 40.12
7 13.78 15.91 22.36 17.95 21.1 20.5 5.51 31.52
7 18.90 15.91 22.36 23.07 26.22 24.03 5.51 35.05
7 24.02 15.91 22.36 28.19 31.34 27.12 5.51 38.14
7 30.00 15.91 22.36 34.17 37.32 30.86 5.51 41.89
8 13.78 17.66 22.36 17.95 21.1 21.16 5.95 33.07
8 18.90 17.66 22.36 23.07 26.22 24.91 5.95 36.82
8 24.02 17.66 22.36 28.19 31.34 28.22 5.95 40.12
8 30.00 17.66 22.36 34.17 37.32 31.97 5.95 43.87
9 13.78 19.41 22.36 17.95 21.1 22.05 6.39 34.83
9 18.90 19.41 22.36 23.07 26.22 25.79 6.39 38.58
9 24.02 19.41 22.36 28.19 31.34 29.1 6.39 41.89
9 30.00 19.41 22.36 34.17 37.32 33.07 6.39 45.85
10 13.78 21.16 22.36 17.95 21.1 22.71 6.61 35.93
10 18.90 21.16 22.36 23.07 26.22 26.45 6.61 39.68
10 24.02 21.16 22.36 28.19 31.34 29.98 6.61 43.21
10 30.00 21.16 22.36 34.17 37.32 33.95 6.61 47.18
11 13.78 22.91 22.36 17.95 21.1 23.37 7.05 37.48
11 18.90 22.91 22.36 23.07 26.22 27.34 7.05 41.44
11 24.02 22.91 22.36 28.19 31.34 30.86 7.05 44.97
11 30.00 22.91 22.36 34.17 37.32 35.05 7.05 49.16
12 13.78 24.67 22.36 17.95 21.1 24.25 7.5 39.24
12 18.90 24.67 22.36 23.07 26.22 28.22 7.5 43.21
12 24.02 24.67 22.36 28.19 31.34 31.74 7.5 46.74
12 30.00 24.67 22.36 34.17 37.32 36.15 7.5 51.14
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Mitraset Racklite Basic Aluminum Rackmount Cases for 19″ Electronics

The MITRASET RACKLITE BASIC is ZARGES’ light rackmount case series with 19″ swing frames for low to medium installation weights. It can support weights of up to 132 lbs. and provides a comparable level of IP65 environmental protection and EMI/RFI shielding to the MITRASET Classic. Unlike the Classic, the RACKLITE’s performance cannot be augmented beyond the stock configuration.

For increased space and weight savings over the MITRASET RACKLITE, the MITRASET RACKLITE BASIC version omits the corner elements allowing for even more compact dimensions while providing similar performance and abilities. It is also easily stackable with both the MITRASET Classic and the MITRASET RACKLITE. Eliminating the corner elements of the MITRASET RACKLITE reduces the height by 1.79″, the width by 0.91″, the depth (including cover) by 1.69″ and the weight (including cover) by 4.85 lbs. over the same size MITRASET RACKLITE case.

The two interchangeable lids feature traditional ZARGES comfort snap fasteners with integrated spring burst protection and a circumferential seal to keep out dust and moisture. External spring-loaded handles are located in recesses on either side and can support up to 110 lbs. of weight.

The MITRASET RACKLITE BASIC is the ultimate rackmount case for housing 19″ electronics where space and weight savings are desired. With 40 standard sizes, a wide variety of accessories, and custom fabrication available, ZARGES can work with you to engineer the optimal solution for your needs.



  • Fits 19″ electronics and equipment
  • 40 standard sizes, variable designs with different depths and heights
  • Omits the TPE corner bumpers of the MITRASET RACKLITE
  • The anti-vibration frame is connected to the housing via eight rubber dampers and two ground straps
  • Stable frame profile with integrated floating mounts for fasteners
  • Lid with spring snap fasteners with protection against bursting open
  • Sides with recessed sprung drop handles
  • All sides and lid stiffened with molded sections
  • Comprehensive range of accessories for many applications
  • Seal-welded version made from high-strength aluminum sheets and profiles

Mitraset Racklite Data SheetMilitary Rackmount Cases

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Available Accessories

Cable Holder Crane Adapter Dessicant Shelf Flexible Skirt Seal

Cable Holder

Comes with 2 to 4 Velcro-fastened brackets, depending on HU.

Crane Adapter

Crane adapter for Mitraset.

Desiccant Shelf

Offers nominal depth of 8.6 in for mounting in swing frame. Lid mounted version also available.

Flexible Shirt Seal

Flexible skirt seal. SKU 37053

Floor Mounting Guide Rails HF Shielding Keypad Bracket

Floor Mounting

Provides additional mounting element (M8 threaded inserts) in the stacking feet.

Guide Rails

Riveted in and easy to adjust.
SKU 45790

HF Shielding

For cases with closed lids, shielding IP 54, fitted on front and back with HF packing cord and open lids.

Keypad Bracket

Foam incorporated in lid, with Velcro keyboard attachment.

Lids Louvered Panel Moisture Monitor Pouch


Lid for 19″ MITRASET Rack mount Cases.
SKU 45761

Louvered Panel

Louvered panel.

Moisture Monitor

Humidity indicator with cartridge for drying agent.


Ideal for holding additional items. Two sizes.
SKU 322768 & 340934

PRV Automatic PRV Manual Pull Out Drawers Special Lid with Flap

PRV Automatic

Automatic Pressure Release Valve.

PRV Manual

Manual Pressure Release Valve.

Pull Out Drawers

Cover possible with telescopic rails for drawers and shelves.

Special Lid

Special lid offers apertures for sockets and plugs cut by laser to customer specifications.

Special Lid Stand

Special Lid with Flap

Aperture size varies with size of lid.


Adjustable height, 3 or 4 legs, stackable when legs removed.

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