Need source for high current HP type (with dimple) 14 or 16AWG 110vac power cord

From: Russ Blakeman <>
Date: Sun Jan 27 16:09:56 2002

Appreciate that and I'll check around. The unit has 3 redundant 410 watt
power supplies and I think I know someone locally with a ton of Cisco crap
(they call him Cisco kid for some reason, der). I think for testing I'm
going to hit the connectr with a hot soldering iron to dimple it but if the
current gets the cord warm or it shows too much draw on the circuit I'll
lose that cable in a box somewhere.

Luckily I'm in the process of converting the electrical system in this 1952
house from fuses to breakers and upgrading the outside service as well from
100amp to 200 amp service, so I can afford to run a single breaker for the
server to a single box and that way it's safe. I thought I saw a cable like
this on a Vax but it's been sometime since I had seen it/one.

-----Original Message-----
[]On Behalf Of Dave McGuire
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2002 3:38 PM
Subject: Re: Need source for high current HP type (with dimple) 14 or
16AWG 110vac power cord

On January 27, Russ Blakeman wrote:
> Need a power cable for the Netserver, they got one with all of the
> they bought for resale so I have to locate one. It's a standard PC type
> plug on the server side except that it's got a dimple on the side opposite
> the angled corners and it's either 16 or 14AWG due to the 12A draw of the
> server. I also assume it to have a different plug, not sure though. I'm
> that other applications use the same thing with all the heavy servers out
> there and that someone has an aftermarket source or has a few ratholed
> no immenent use for it/them.

  This is a standard high-current IEC power connector. They're used
on several models of MicroVAX, several larger Cisco routers, and lots
of other things. They shouldn't be too hard to find. Someone who
carries Cisco supplies will have them. I think the 7513 uses these,
in particular.

> I really don't want to chance grooving a standard 18AWG cord and watching
> the fire dept as they hose my shop and new server down.

  I wouldn't worry too much about this. Use an ammeter to check the
current draw if you're really concerned...but I have a couple of DEC
4000/400 machines that have these power connectors, and they pull a
whopping [measured] 3A.


Dave McGuire
St. Petersburg, FL         "Less talk.  More synthohol." --Lt. Worf
Received on Sun Jan 27 2002 - 16:09:56 GMT

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