[vcf-midatlantic] Prime 6550

Ian Primus ian.primus.ccmp at gmail.com
Sat Apr 2 14:56:45 EDT 2016

With all this talk of a terminal for the Prime, does this mean you
think you'll get it to the point where we can *run* the 6550? I've
been offering to fix it up and get it in running condition for years,
but that's never been an option due to lack of power for it.

I mean, I know these machines very well, and I have all the service
manuals, the operating system tapes and the spare parts. Getting it
running is very doable. Problem is, that thing needs three phase in
it's factory configuration. I can rewire it to run on anything (240 or
110), but you still need a *lot* of current, and that's historically
been a problem for InfoAge, especially considering the problems I had
just powering my little Prime 4450 when I've brought it to VCF.


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