[vcf-midatlantic] ISO: DECServer 550 Power Cord

Systems Glitch systems.glitch at gmail.com
Thu Oct 6 19:15:00 EDT 2016

> eBay?!  Try: https://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss_2?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=iec+c15

Cheaper from the same item (probably go with the Tripp-Lite, I hate cheap cords) through eBay, plus I've got a PayPal balance at the moment.

> If it's designed to be in a densely-packed rack with lots of other things with possibly restricted airflow, it's a genuine concern. Just remember, this is high-TEMP, not high-CURRENT; it's not a 20-amp plug, it's just designed to plug into things that potentially get quite warm (such as coffeepots/tea kettles/densely-racked computer equipment).

I understand that, but this is a freestanding SBox machine and the plug is at the bottom of what appears to be a well-ventillated assembly. I don't know if the power supply is applicable to other, denser chassis arrangements. I would think that, if airflow were limited enough to allow the IEC plug get warm, the QBus cards in the chassis would be out of their operating range anyway.

Of course, I haven't looked at the actual specs for C15 socket/plug, or SBox cards, I'm sure someone can provide a theoretical situation where it would matter :P


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