a VAX 11/780 in my garage ...

From: Andreas Freiherr <Andreas.Freiherr_at_Vishay.com>
Date: Tue Jan 29 08:07:14 2002

Why sacrifice a circuit, I have meanwhile managed running several meters
of cable through the corridor, dismantled and reassembled power
distribution to add three new circuits of 16A each (at 230V, as is
common here in Germany, that makes about 11kVA in total for all three
circuits). My neighbors will be able to confirm that putting the cables
into the concrete walls was hard work: they *must* have heard it... ;-)

This is just about right for a PDP-11/34A, a PDP-11/23, and a
Micro-PDP-11/23PLUS and their peripherals, such as LA36 and LA120
printing terminals, and two-and-a-half 19" racks of diskette (8", of
course, what'd you think? ;^), disk, and tape drives. Not much left to
feed a MicroVAX, however - sigh...


Dave McGuire wrote:
> On January 29, Gunther Schadow wrote:
> > I am happy to announce my new baby: thanks to Jon Auringer of
> > Astronautics and Merle Pierce of RICM, I have now a VAX 11/780
> > in my garage. Nice cabinet, with UNIBUS extension and a TE16
> > drive (looks nice but will I ever sacrifice a 25A circuit just
> > for it?).
> Oh My. I *really* like TE16 drives. They'll run on much less than
> a 25A circuit, though...Years ago, I ran a TE16 and a PDP11/34a with
> two RL01s on a 15A circuit. It was tight, but it ran.
> -Dave
> --
> Dave McGuire
> St. Petersburg, FL "Less talk. More synthohol." --Lt. Worf

Andreas Freiherr
Vishay Semiconductor GmbH, Heilbronn, Germany
Received on Tue Jan 29 2002 - 08:07:14 GMT

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