[vcf-midatlantic] Museum power / Running bigger machines
DBC1964 at cox.net
Wed Jul 26 10:08:34 EDT 2017
>>>the highlight of upcoming repair workshops may be a cage match between
>>>Dromgoole, Loewen, and Primus,
Need to get Evan a striped shirt and a whistle.
From: Evan Koblentz via vcf-midatlantic
Sent: Wednesday, July 26, 2017 12:25 AM
Cc: Evan Koblentz
Subject: [vcf-midatlantic] Museum power / Running bigger machines
There have been a few posts about our recent/ongoing museum power
update. Here is the latest exciting information.
- Last week, a local electrician installed a 30A circuit and 3-phase
outlet. Before anyone asks, yes, there was a permit from the town.
- We ordered a 50-ft. extension cord designed for that outlet and
suitable power level. (Yikes those are expensive! But totally worthwhile.)
- We ordered a motor-generator that can run the whole Univac. It'll be
here in a few days. Big special thanks to the System Source Computer
Museum for donating the funds to purchase this. They will borrow it on
occasion to test/power their own big iron.
- Bill Drom. built a wooden cart with casters specifically for the
- The new circuit/outlet enables us to operate ONE minicomputer or
mainframe at a time. As such, the highlight of upcoming repair workshops
may be a cage match between Dromgoole, Loewen, and Primus, as they
battle to power the Univac, HP-1000 system, and Prime 6550. :)
X-factors: DEC VAX 785, Cray, Data General Nova, Commodore 128 (just
Evan Koblentz, director
Vintage Computer Federation
a 501(c)(3) educational non-profit
evan at vcfed.org
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