receptacles (was IBM 029 Keypunch has arrived)

John Foust jfoust at threedee.com
Thu May 28 06:58:53 CDT 2009


At 02:23 PM 5/27/2009, Tony Duell wrote:
>110V AC supplies are not uncommon in the UK. The reason is that 
>industrial portable power tools (electric drills, etc) are 110V, [...]
>The transformers are normally in bright yellow plastic boxes (yellow 
>being the colour associated with 110V on connectors, etc), and are rated 
>at about 3kVA  (there are much larger ones, that's the smallest you'll 
>easily find). They're not cheap, but an awful lot of hacker-types will 
>have one.

Interesting!  I had no idea.  So this is how they'll run US classic
computers?

- John





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