SGI Crimson Questions & hardware request...

Josh Dersch derschjo at msu.edu
Fri Oct 5 20:49:08 CDT 2007


Thanks.  Now that I know what to look for it makes it easier to order 
parts :).  I'm going to put together a power cable so I can test the 
Crimson out and at some point I'll see what I can do about getting a 
nice 20A line.  Could be useful for other stuff in the future...

Thanks again!
Josh

Tothwolf wrote:
> On Wed, 3 Oct 2007, Josh Dersch wrote:
>
>> Hi all --
>>
>> Just picked up an SGI Crimson this afternoon, which should prove to 
>> be a fun machine to play around with once I get it running... a few 
>> questions for those who've dealt with these before...
>>
>> - What kind of power cable does this thing take?  I've not yet seen 
>> anything like the connector on the back of this thing...  can I plug 
>> this thing into a regular household outlet (that can supply the 
>> massive power requirements) or am I going to have to rewire my house? :)
>
> I'd recommend a dedicated 120V 20A circuit for anything other than 
> light testing.
>
> The original power cords were made made of 12 AWG SO cord with NEMA 
> L5-20P and L5-20R connectors. SGI used Hubbell plugs, though Leviton 
> also makes compatible products. Anyone know the cord length offhand? I 
> don't have ready access to mine right now. I think they were 12-15ft.
>
> I just installed a bunch of Hubbell IG2310 receptacles a few weeks 
> ago. They are slightly more expensive than HBL2310 receptacles, but 
> are not a bad choice in a data center environment where you are 
> installing everything in conduit and running a dedicated ground to 
> each device anyway. If you are wiring stuff with romex, there isn't 
> any benefit in using a isolated ground device, so stick with the 
> HBL2310 instead. Either way, make sure you use a deep 4" metal box as 
> these devices are rather large. I can dig up the part numbers for the 
> boxes and mud-rings I usually use if needed.
>
> http://www.hubbellnet.com/max_htm/PDF_Literature_Library/h4636.pdf
>
> Cord receptacle: NEMA L5-20R
>
> Hubbell HBL2313 - 2 Pole, 3 Wire Grounding 20A 125V AC Twist-Lock 
> Connector Body
> http://www.hubbellcatalog.com/wiring/section-b-datasheet.asp?PN=HBL2313
>
>
> Cord plug: NEMA L5-20P
>
> Hubbell HBL2311 - 2 Pole, 3 Wire Grounding 20A 125V AC Twist-Lock Plug
> http://www.hubbellcatalog.com/wiring/section-b-datasheet.asp?PN=HBL2311
>
>
> Wall receptacle: NEMA L5-20R
>
> Hubbell HBL2310 - 2 Pole, 3 Wire Grounding 20A 125V AC Twist-Lock 
> Receptacle
> http://www.hubbellcatalog.com/wiring/section-b-datasheet.asp?PN=HBL2310
>
> -- OR --
>
> Hubbell IG2310 - - 2 Pole, 3 Wire Grounding 20A 125V AC Isolated 
> Ground Twist-Lock Receptacle
> http://www.hubbellcatalog.com/wiring/section-b-datasheet.asp?PN=IG2310
>
>



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