electro-Physics: 17.3409 voltsZ

From: Eric Smith <eric_at_brouhaha.com>
Date: Tue Dec 14 17:19:52 2004

Tom Jennings wrote:
> I don't think APC makes one that size :-)

Actually they do. APC makes UPSes up to the multiple megawatt range.

There's an IBM 1401 restoration project at the Computer History Museum.
They have a German 1401, so they need to convert the line frequency from
60 Hz to 50 Hz to run it. I was surprised to learn that rotary
converters (i.e., motor-generators) have much higher MTBF that static
inverters (all-electronic).

Received on Tue Dec 14 2004 - 17:19:52 GMT

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