[vcf-midatlantic] ISO: DECServer 550 Power Cord

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Oct 6 15:24:04 EDT 2016

On 10/06/2016 02:52 PM, Systems Glitch via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> 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.

  ...and the right way that one doesn't understand, and thus assumes was
a bad idea. ;)  *poke*

  They're standard IEC320-C15 connectors, which are the high-temperature
version of the very common (without the notch) IEC320-C13.

  Large Cisco switches and routers, as well as some SGI equipment
(Origin 2000 comes to mind) use the next size up, the 20A-rated IEC320-C20.

  These are all IEC-standard connectors.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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