[rescue] argh, what did I do? (Onyx)

Thomas Gallaway tgallaway at comcast.net
Tue Jan 14 09:44:17 CST 2003

Those might run on 220V 30AMP
The US ONYX's all are 220V 30amp ... only draw 10amp in rather
basic setup. As far as I know those are switched power supply's.
I dont exactly know what you would have to do to get it up on 220V
but I can find out.


----- Original Message -----
From: "Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez" <lefa at ucsc.edu>
To: "The Rescue List" <rescue at sunhelp.org>
Sent: Tuesday, January 14, 2003 10:40 AM
Subject: Re: [rescue] argh, what did I do? (Onyx)

> On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Joshua D Boyd wrote:
> > If you turn it into a fridge, we will come and beat you.  Now that we
> > have that out of the way, we can try to see how we can help you.
> >
> > One possibility would be a conversion to run off 110.  Not sure how easy
> > it is to do on that machine, but it's power requirements aren't so
> > extreme as to make it unrealistic.
> Errr.. no! There is no way to run an SGI rack chassis out of a normal
> outlet. Plus he is based in Europe (Holland I guess by the use of
> voor/achter =) ), so if you even converted to 110V all that he would see
> would be an expectacular set of sparcs and bolts of fine... with a nice
> smell of burned electronics....
> > > It booted up okay today, it's got 6.5.10 installed. It's the box only,
> > > no monitor or anything. It has 4x 100MHz R4400's and two
> > > InfiniteReality(?) boards, 1GB disk and 64MB memory.
> >From the front skins that looks like a Reality Engine onyx.. but it could
> have been upgraded
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