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Glass TV stand max weight?

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Hi ya!

Can I please pick some brains and put my mind at rest? I'm close to buying a new 50 inch telly to replace my 42 inch plasma and I'm hoping to save a few quid and use my current TV stand. It's a 3 glass shelf stand and has a stated max weight limit of 40kg. Do the maximum weight limits normally apply to the top shelf that supports the telly or is it the combined weight of all the equipment on the rack? I know that may be hard to answer for sure as it may vary product to product but I'm really struggling to find an answer online and wondered if there was a general rule? The weight difference between the two tellys is only 2kg at the new telly at 30kg is well below the 40kg limit of the stand but I also have a surround sound amp, centre speaker, xbox, sky+ box and blu ray player (all totally approx 25kg) on the rack which exceeds that amount. I'm guessing the weight limit refers to the top shelf and the cylinder legs won't buckle under the extra 2kg but I'm still worried about destroying all my toys in one go!

Thanks a lot for any help!

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RE: Glass TV stand max weight?

The stands usually have a safley factor built in, so if it has a 40kg limit it would probably take a fair amount more to break it.

 

Saying that, I personally wouldnt take the risk with my kit.  When I was concered about my own rack, I loaded it up with alot of weight to test before I put my kit in it.  Find a bag of cement or a paving slab or two and see what happens!

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RE: Glass TV stand max weight?

Was the stand made to accomodate a 50" tv?

Can you not get in touch with who you bought the stand off?

The max. loading will depend on size of stand and thickness of glass.

The spec for my stand gives a max. loading for the top and shelves separately. 

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RE: Glass TV stand max weight?

Hey guys, thank you both for your replies!

I got hold of the shop I got the stand from and they have confirmed that the stand will be fine for a 50inch TV and that the max weight refered to the top shelf that supports the telly. Mind at rest and a few £ saved Smile

Thanks again for your comments

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RE: Glass TV stand max weight?

Boney22 wrote:

Hey guys, thank you both for your replies!

I got hold of the shop I got the stand from and they have confirmed that the stand will be fine for a 50inch TV and that the max weight refered to the top shelf that supports the telly. Mind at rest and a few £ saved Smile

Thanks again for your comments

Thats good news. Glad your sorted. Smile