Subject: Re: BiggieVAX rebuilding funzies
To: NetBSD Bob <>
From: Erno Palonheimo <>
List: port-vax
Date: 01/20/2001 19:15:02
NetBSD Bob <> writes:

> The ol' greybeard Geek BSD codger, here, just got hold of his fancy
> VAX 7000 crate, that actually turned out to be an Alpha DEC 7000 crate.
> There are 4 scsi controllers in this crate, and I only plan on running
> one or two.  If you can use one of them (I will have to dig in its
> innards and see exactly what the thing actually is, but it appears to
> be a normal VAX 7000 XBI? scsi controller).  If that works in your machine,
> you are welcome to it.

Hmm.  6000 has XMI and VAXBI, or whatever - if the card plugs into
either one of them, I'll be more than happy to pay for the shipping!

> Also, when disassembling my DEC 7000 crate (same as VAX 7000 crate)
> the internal power supply is, GET THIS!  120vac single phase!!!!!
> Check your power supply modules, and it might be similar to mine.
> IFF that really is what it is, and the label says it is, then I can
> maybe run my DEC/VAX 7000 crate off ordinary 110v house power!!  Yippee!
> Europower is probably 220 would be my guesstimate, so a 220v module
> might be there.  I was quite flabbergasted when I read that label!
> There is maybe some hope for the powermad DEC/VAXencrates!

Yes, Europower is usually 220V - the house power, that is.  But I
already have some 200A of 380V three-phase, so I don't need to convert
mine. :-)

Erno Palonheimo ; ; ; +358505604765