DEC power control? How do it know?

From: Bill Pechter <>
Date: Tue Jun 6 16:02:02 2000

> On Mon, 5 Jun 2000, Tony Duell wrote:
> > [1] Although some PDP11/10s seem to use the older system I'll describe below.
> My PDP-11/03 systems were apparently sold as some sort of laboratory
> equipment package by a company called Applied Color Systems (ACS);
> they were full of some sort of metallic-looking dust (I think they
> came from a cosmetics company before being donated to the the
> university where I got them, which didn't want the equipment), and
> came with a non-DEC power controller: an Applied Color Systems C1035
> power controller which is of a rather simple design, although it
> contains parts from well-known manufacturers: AMF/Potter & Brumfield
> relay, Gould circuit breaker, Tignal Transformer Co. 12VAC transformer
> and sockets made to federal spec. WC-596, whatever that is; heavy
> solid steel case as well. I wonder if they're "badge engineered."

ACS was a company that (IIRC) used to make PDP11/03 and 11/23 based
systems for paint color matching (I think). They were based near
Princeton, NJ and their excess stuff often made it to the Trenton
computer festival.

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