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

Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez lefa at ucsc.edu
Tue Jan 14 11:51:33 CST 2003

On Tue, 14 Jan 2003, Joshua D Boyd wrote:

> On Tue, Jan 14, 2003 at 09:22:12AM -0800, Francisco Javier Mesa-Martinez wrote:
> > Deskside Onyxen (?) can work on 110V no problem (as long as the circuit
> > can support the 15Am that it may draw at startup). The Rack onyxen
> > actually use 2 of the same powersupplies (they are literally the same
> > both physically and powerwise) so you need 2x the voltage. I doubt that
> > you could operate them in a 110V because I do not think there is any 110V
> > circuit that provides over 20A in the US.
> If it uses two of the same power supplies, couldn't you put them on two
> different circuits.

Maybe, you should then rewire the acutal power distribution box in the
rack with does the routing between the power input and the two psu's. i
think a lot of people hacked VAXen powersupplies to get them to work at

> I believe that 30A is available over a normal 110V line.  I seem to
> recal seeing it in the circuit box of my house, and it didn't look like
> the circuits that I knew were 220V.

What I mean 20Amp over the actual circuit of the house (which is not the
same as what it comes into the house, I am pretty sure that 30/40A is what
comes into ones house, but that is what the box is for... a distribuitor),
however if you want to combine these then you may get those 20+A as long
as you are careful about which type of wire, and how you do the wiring...

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