9370 is a dog! Was: Re: Re[2]: Firsts

From: William Donzelli <william_at_ans.net>
Date: Tue Feb 3 11:30:41 1998

> 30A at 230V is around 7kW - running continuously, that could keep a
> small house quite warm. (Typical electrical domestic heating
> installation in UK, four storage heaters rated at between 2kW and 4kW
> each, heat up for 7 hours at night, release heat slowly during day -
> equivalent of 3 to 4 kW continuously)

Just because the sticker says 30 amps does not mean it will draw that
much! In general, those ratings are worst case (a fully blown system), and
includes some safety factor (as well as some surge).

For example, the ex-NFSnet RS/6000s are rated for 240V _at_ 20 amps, but in
their current state (loaded with memory, one DASD shelf), they only suck
about two amps!

Do not be suprised if that 9370 only sucks a few amps.

William Donzelli
Received on Tue Feb 03 1998 - 11:30:41 GMT

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