How to pick a TV Bracket

To avoid disappointment when your bracket arrives, there are a few rules of thumb you should follow before purchasing a TV or monitor bracket. 

1) Is the size of your TV or monitor compatible with your chosen bracket?
2) Is your TV or monitor VESA compatible with the bracket?
3) Will your chosen bracket hold the weight of your TV?

TV Size

Find out the size of your TV or monitor. This is usually displayed on the box or in the product manual and will be displayed in inches (“). The title of a bracket usually includes inch compatible sizes and could be written something along the lines of Swing Arm Wall Bracket 23-42”. To see an exact compatibility range, more detailed information will be available on the product page. 

 

VESA Compatibility

What is VESA?The measurement between the four mounting holes on the back of a TV or monitor (distance horizontally x distance vertically). VESA is the standard used for TV brackets and wall mounting systems adopted by most TV and monitor brands. 

Why is VESA so important?It determines whether or not the bracket plate will line up with your TV or monitor. If it doesn’t, there will be no way of attaching your TV or monitor to your bracket. 

How do I find out the VESA of my TV or monitor? The quickest way would be to measure the distance between the screw holes on the back of your TV or monitor, but it may not be the most accurate measurement. this information should be contained within the TV manual or displayed on a small sticker on the back of your device. If you are still unsure you could contact the supplier of your TV or monitor. 

How do I find out the VESA of a bracket? The VESA compatibility of a bracket should be listed in the features section of the product.

TV/Monitor Weight

Why is the TV or Monitor weight important? Before mounting a TV or monitor it is essential you find out how much your TV weighs. If a TV or monitor exceeds the max. weight a bracket specifies then it will likely end up on the floor causing damage to your TV or monitor. 

Where do I find the weight of my TV? Once again, the weight of your TV or monitor should be listed on the box and/or in the product manual. Alternatively, contact your TV or monitor supplier for more information. 

Where do I find the weight the bracket can support? Take a look in the specification grid displayed on the product page to find the maximum weight a bracket can hold. 

What else should I consider?

The material of the wall should be factored in to any buying decisions too. A plasterboard wall may not do a good job of holding up a large, heavy TV. Make sure you look out for support beams and studs. We don’t want your TV hitting the floor.