MicroVAX 3800 Power Cable

From: John Allain <allain_at_panix.com>
Date: Wed Feb 5 14:36:00 2003

> I have a MicroVAX 3800 in really good shape

Good for you.

> ...the power cable must have a notch on the top in
> order to plug in.Is there any reason for this?

20A rated.
Most of us have found that mvIII's do 10A or less.

> can I just take a hacksaw to a regular power cable?

Many have done so. A simple test is to check the surface temp
of the connector after some use and see if you notice heat. If so,
bad. Same goes for the length of the cable. Be sure your House
wiring is guarded properly against misuse, that is, fuses or breakers
working properly, in case it does go up to 20A.

What's needed for this list is the URL of someone selling these
cords. Noone has found one yet.

Owen Robertson
Received on Wed Feb 05 2003 - 14:36:00 GMT

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