[SunRescue] 240V wiring

nick at snowman.net nick at snowman.net
Sun Aug 27 12:58:21 CDT 2000

APC often auctions off SU2200XLT or SU2200RMXLT's for ~500$.  In my eyes
this is a steal as they're around 1000+ normally.  And they're nib or
refurb in box.

On Sun, 27 Aug 2000, James Lockwood wrote:

> Ok, so it's not a strictly Sun question per se, but it has a fair amount
> of relevance to those of us running bigger iron at home.
> Moving to a new location is giving me a chance to rethink the power wiring
> for my computers.  I've picked up a fair amount of gear that wants
> 200-250V, and most of the rest of what I have will run on that as well as
> on 120.  Nearly everything has vanilla IEC320-C14 (I forget
> whatever the NEMA number is) receptacles.
> I guess if I want to correctly follow code I need a bunch of NEMA 6-15R
> (or 14-15R if I really want to have the separate phases) receptacles.
> Problem is that I'll want a pile of 6-15P/IEC320-C13 cables and a power
> strip/surge suppressor with a bunch of 6-15R's.  Does anyone know of a
> place that sells these at a reasonable (under $5 per cable) price?  I'd
> pay reasonable money for an 8+ outlet 6-15R power strip.  I don't need
> huge current capacity, everything that I have could easily fit on one
> 240V/20A circuit.
> I've thought about just using 5-15 kit (rated to 250VAC of course) but
> aside from violating code it would be a definite safety hazard.  I
> wouldn't want anyone plugging a vacuum cleaner into one of these outlets
> by mistake.  I wouldn't want anyone plugging one into one of these outlets
> period, but I'd rather have the machines go down (with 120) than start a
> fire. 
> Any recommendations of reasonably priced 240V UPS'?  What I'd love is a
> 240V unit that also ran a live neutral so I could run 120-only kit off of
> the split phases if I had to (balanced of course!).  I seem to remember
> Deltec having units like this.  Only needs to run for a few minutes until
> the generator fires up.
> -James [someday, someday, 208Y/120]
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