[vcf-midatlantic] ISO: DECServer 550 Power Cord

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Oct 6 15:25:29 EDT 2016

On 10/06/2016 03:24 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic wrote:
> 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.

  Replying to myself in bad form, I should also have mentioned that many
mid-sized Cisco devices also use IEC320-C15 connectors.  If you have a
friend who works in a Cisco-heavy environment, he/she may have some to


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

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