[vcf-midatlantic] ISO: DECServer 550 Power Cord

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Thu Oct 6 19:19:30 EDT 2016

  Remember, the BA440 chassis is rack-mountable.  Not all of them are in
those free-standing shrouds with the floor stand.


Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
New Kensington, PA

On October 6, 2016 7:15:04 PM Systems Glitch via vcf-midatlantic
<vcf-midatlantic at lists.vintagecomputerfederation.org> wrote:

>> 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
> Thanks,
> Jonathan

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