[rescue] Power

Dave McGuire mcguire at neurotica.com
Tue Sep 2 20:38:09 CDT 2003

On Tuesday, September 2, 2003, at 09:30 PM, Eric Dittman wrote:
> I'm going to have two additional power lines run to the computer room
> soon.  I was thinking of having two 120V 30A circuits, but I am 
> starting
> to think one 120V and one 220V circuit might be better.  I have a lot 
> of
> equipment that will run on either, but I think having a 220V circuit 
> would
> be a good idea in case I want to run a VAX 6000 or 7000 since I 
> wouldn't
> have to go to the trouble to rewire for 120V.
> If anyone has run new power lines for their home computer room, what 
> did
> you have run, and would you change your choice now that you've had it 
> run
> for a while?

   In my past three residences, I've spun two 30A 220V circuits (on 
L6-30 twist-loks) into the computer room.  This is, in my opinion, *by 
far* the best way to go.

   I have two UPSes...APC Matrix 5000s.  They have a 220V input, and 
both 110V and 220V outputs.  This is just about perfect for the kind of 
stuff that people like us tend to run.


Dave McGuire                 "You don't have Vaseline in Canada?"
St. Petersburg, FL                     -Bill Bradford

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