MicroVAX 3800 Power Cable

From: pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com <(pete_at_dunnington.u-net.com)>
Date: Thu Feb 6 18:10:01 2003

On Feb 6, 22:33, Tony Duell wrote:

> I don't see how you can do a proper test without a visual inspection
> the connections... And I've yet to see a moulded connector that
> a proper strain-relief for the cable.

A good PAT tester will check at a sensible current (though admittedly a
lot only check earth continuity at a proper current). As for strain
releif, well you're not supposed to swing the equipment by the power
cable, Tony!

> > > What is the connector like the normal 'kettle plug' with round

> The cable mounted section looks like a normal 'cold condition'
> but there are 3 round pins sticking out of the face of it (where the
> socket holes would be). The chassis part looks like the normal plug
> (recessed into the panel, etc) with 3 holes in it in place of the
> plug pins.

I've a feeling I've seen this used somewhere -- but not recently, and I
can't think where :-(

Pete						Peter Turnbull
						Network Manager
						University of York
Received on Thu Feb 06 2003 - 18:10:01 GMT

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