[vcf-midatlantic] ISO: DECServer 550 Power Cord

Jason Perkins perkins.jason at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 15:18:43 EDT 2016

I've seen those cables on older large HP servers. I'm sure other stuff
uses them as well.

In a pinch you can modify a standard cable. Take care that the cable
can handle the power though!


On Thu, Oct 6, 2016 at 3:14 PM, Dave Wade via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:
> Its actually standard, the high temperature version of the normal IEC
> connector. It is rated to 120 degrees Celsius rather that 70 as the normal
> lead....
> .. in the UK we call them Kettle Leads as they are commonly used on
> kettles...
> https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IEC_60320
> Dave
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>> Subject: [vcf-midatlantic] ISO: DECServer 550 Power Cord
>> In another case of, "the right way, the wrong way, and the DEC way," it
>> seems there's a special IEC cable used for DECServer 550s. Does anyone
> have
>> one? It looks like a regular grounded IEC cable, but with a groove cut in
> the
>> plug, opposite the ground pin. Looks like I could probably make do with a
>> Dremel tool and a standard cable, but I thought I'd check first.
>> Thanks,
>> Jonathan

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