Subject: Re: VAXserver 3100 battery
To: None <>
From: Thorsten Jens <>
List: port-vax
Date: 09/04/2000 17:46:19
* M J Dowden:

> At 3:18 AM -0400 9/3/2000, Chris Tribo wrote:
> >
> >	I believe that the battery packs are rechargeable NiCAD's, so just
> >having the system turned on for a few hours should re-charge them.
>      I bought a VAX 4000-300 a few months ago and the battery was 
> dead. I left it on for untold hours over the span of a few weeks 
> before it built up enough of a charge to remember the boot device and 
> the other settings. I was quite surprised when I turned it on one day 
> and it booted by itself. I had given up on the old battery. Moral of 
> the story: it may take longer than you might reasonably expect.

Thanks for the answers, it only took my VAX about half an hour of
uptime to remember the boot device, though. I guess I'm the lucky
one :-)