[vcf-midatlantic] ISO: DECServer 550 Power Cord

David Riley fraveydank at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 15:26:58 EDT 2016

> On Oct 6, 2016, at 3:24 PM, Dave McGuire via vcf-midatlantic <vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> 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.

Also, percolators.  Mine came with such a cord, though the socket on the pot doesn't enforce it.

The high-temp cords don't melt/deform at high temperatures, which is a serious safety concern for servers and coffee pots.

- Dave

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