SGI Crimson Questions & hardware request...
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...
> 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.
> Cord receptacle: NEMA L5-20R
> Hubbell HBL2313 - 2 Pole, 3 Wire Grounding 20A 125V AC Twist-Lock
> Connector Body
> Cord plug: NEMA L5-20P
> Hubbell HBL2311 - 2 Pole, 3 Wire Grounding 20A 125V AC Twist-Lock Plug
> Wall receptacle: NEMA L5-20R
> Hubbell HBL2310 - 2 Pole, 3 Wire Grounding 20A 125V AC Twist-Lock
> -- OR --
> Hubbell IG2310 - - 2 Pole, 3 Wire Grounding 20A 125V AC Isolated
> Ground Twist-Lock Receptacle
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