SGI Onyx power cord?
ploopster at gmail.com
Wed Jan 3 13:45:19 CST 2007
> I just received my first SGI "iron" -- an Onyx Reality Engine 2 250
> However, the power connector is not your standard style of connector.
> It has three prongs, arranged horizontally:
> ---- ----
> I'm guessing that this implies it needs more than the rated 15A for a
> standard outlet.
Yeah. That's a 20A cord. (Or maybe 16A.)
> Any ideas where I can obtain the correct cord? Searching for "power
> cord" on the net just returns too many hits...
That connector is an IEC C20. (Assuming you're in the USA,) You need a
cord that goes from a NEMA 5-20P to an IEC C19. You can probably get
away with getting a cord that goes from a NEMA 5-15P (regular 15A wall
outlet) to an IEC C19. It probably won't give you any trouble, even
though it's out of spec.
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