Mini & Mainframe Power Requirements

From: Ward Donald Griffiths III <>
Date: Mon Jan 19 22:36:57 1998

William Donzelli wrote:

> Yes, it works, but is quite inefficient. I would venture to say that using
> a real motor-generator would be better, if properly maintained.
> Motor-generators are not as bad as most people think - a good one is
> fairly efficient, provides isolation and regulation, and can take a lot of
> electrical abuse. They are just bears to move (done it - not fun).

Been there, done that, burned the T-shirt (it was filthy). One nice
thing about the 400 hz 3-phase APUs we had in the USAF is that they
were on wheels. (Of course, powering up a C-5A Galaxy takes a bigger
unit than most mainframes. Even old ones.)
Ward Griffiths
Dylan:  How many years must some people exist, 
			before they're allowed to be free?
WDG3rd:  If they "must" exist until they're "allowed",
			they'll never be free.
Received on Mon Jan 19 1998 - 22:36:57 GMT

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