2020 Power consumption [Was: Re: MASSBUS disk emulator (Was: Unibus controller for MFM disks)]

Mike Ross tmfdmike at gmail.com
Wed Oct 19 04:39:04 CDT 2016

On Wed, Oct 19, 2016 at 7:44 PM, Pontus Pihlgren <pontus at update.uu.se> wrote:
> On Tue, Oct 18, 2016 at 06:26:06PM +0000, Rich Alderson wrote:
>> There have been 2 generations of Massbus Disk Emulator (MDE) at LCM.  The
>> one of which people have seen pictures was the first generation, created
>> when there were only 2 people working on the collection which became the
>> museum years later.
> Ah, thanks for clarifying :)
> Somewhat related, how much power does a 2020 draw on average?
> /P

Bye some enormous coincidence I was just looking through some DEC
pdp-10 brochures I have.

DEC advertised the 2020 as drawing no more power that a hairdryer; the
quoted figure was 1400w as I recall.


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