Subject: 3-phase (Re: non important question.)
To: None <port-vax@NetBSD.ORG>
From: Andre Skarzynski <>
List: port-vax
Date: 03/27/1996 14:05:13
> From Wed Mar 27 12:02:15 1996
> The Q5 was mounted in a rack (sideways) and usually had a 9-track tape on 
> top (TU-??) and one or two RA81s at the bottom. AFAIK it was also 
> available with a 380V 3-phase power-supply. Definitely computer-room 
> material, whereas the Q3 was made for normal "office" environments.
> Gunnar

Actually, a VAX with a 3-phase power connection is not a problem. A friend of
mine got his big VAX going on his household 220 volt line by just jumping out
the star connector in the power supply on the VAX. Works like a charm. If anyone
is interested I can give you details. 

We must not allow these beasts to be scraped! Too many hobbiests think they 
can't use these big VAXen because of the power supplies, which is not actually
true, as my friend has proven.