Dryer outlets and Thyristors

From: Robert F. Schaefer <rschaefe_at_gcfn.org>
Date: Mon May 19 19:17:00 2003

----- Original Message -----
From: <vance_at_neurotica.com>
To: "John Allain" <allain_at_panix.com>
Cc: <cctalk_at_classiccmp.org>
Sent: Friday, May 16, 2003 11:54 AM
Subject: Re: Dryer outlets and Thyristors

> On Fri, 16 May 2003, John Allain wrote:
> > I was considering picking up a VAX 6000-610, let me rephrase
> > that, I was considering moving a VAX 6000 to my garage,
> > somehow, and... I remember an extensive discussion a while
> > back about getting Gunther's and perhaps other peoples VAXen
> > to work on house power.
> >
> > Can someone supply a summary of how do do so? A pointer to
> > an "eureka" email would suffice if one exists since I have a pretty
> > good classiccmp archive here.
> All you do is to hook the two live leads from the dryer plug to the three
> live terminals on the 3-phase plug on the VAX. What I mean is that you
> hook phase 1 live and phase 3 live to one live leg of the dryer plug, and
> phase 2 to the other live leg. Then you hook neutral to neutral, ground
> to ground, and plug it in. Then you're good to go.

It's been a while since I tamed my VAX 6320, but ISTR that it can be as easy
as taping off one of the three hot legs on the power cord and feeding the
other two with 220V-- it's a full-wave rectifier on the other end. You
might lose power to part of the internal accessory power strip, though.

> Peace... Sridhar

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