Looking for VAX6000 items

Chris Zach cz at alembic.crystel.com
Tue Jul 13 22:34:55 CDT 2021

> When we got an 8530 at work in the early 90s (needed a machine with a
> Nautilus bus for specific hardware testing), it was definitely a
> 3-phase machine and since we were in an industrial setting, I just
> tapped into our panel at the back of the warehouse and wired up a
> 3-phase outlet for it.  It never sat on our datacenter floor as a
> result, but it really only ever had one purpose and that wasn't a
> daily driver.  Too much power, too much heat for so few employees (at
> that stage of the company).

Interesting. Were the power supplies 3 phase input? Like you I have 
noticed that most pdp and vax gear just pull 120 volt legs off the 3 
phase to balance power loads. So you can run them on a couple of 120 
circuits. Outside of say the RP07 (which is a real 3 phase motor)


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