A new haul - questions on TA81 and TA78

From: quapla_at_xs4all.nl <(quapla_at_xs4all.nl)>
Date: Sat Feb 5 14:21:57 2005

> Now the question on the TA78.
> Edward looked into this beast for a short moment, and he noticed that
> some flatcables come from the drive which go to a box. The flatcables
> give the impression that those are a Pertec interface. In that case,
> the box would be a converter between Pertec and Massbus?
> Am I saying this correct, Edward?
The TU77 has 3 50 wire flatcables running from the TM03 to 3 card edge
connectors of a card whihc is placed in a box with the text 'Pertec

The TA78 has a box, which runs 2 SDI like cables to the back, for external
connection, whereas the side of the box has 8 50 wire flatcable connectors,
and are tagged drv0 through drv3 per set of 2 connectors.
The 2 connected flatcables are running to what appears to be an identical
Pertec Electronics box, but these 2 cables connect not to the same card
edge connectors but to two other flatcable connectors which are at another
place on the same card.

As I have 2 TU-80's they use two 50 wire flatcables, and I am under the
impression that the drivelogic in the TU77 & TA78 uses standard Pertec
interfaces. If this is really the case, then the box in the TA78 could
also be used to drive another tapedrive like an F880 ot TU80

Received on Sat Feb 05 2005 - 14:21:57 GMT

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