[rescue] VME questions

jodys at helluin.org jodys at helluin.org
Wed Jan 29 16:33:54 CST 2003

On Wed, Jan 29, 2003 at 05:16:07PM -0500, Curtis H. Wilbar Jr. wrote:
> I would say the fans are not usually enough, and in my general
> experience if a power supply needs load to regulate, it needs it
> on the +5V line, not the +12V line.  So you need some sort of
> 5V load....  
> If you have an old hard drive or two kicking around, it may be
> enough load (especially if they are 5.25" drives).
> Most of the time I've tried power supplies without load, they
> hover close to 0V w/o a load... I've never seen one smoke because
> of no load so I can't claim if that could happen or not, but I
> doubt it.
> Sorry I can't comment on #2 and #3... I'm not a VME person.

That's kinda what I figured, but the chassis has no drive slots
and hence to drive power connectors. I'll keep the 5V in mind


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