Subject: Re: uVAX-II doesn't work without RQDX???
To: None <>
From: Carl Lowenstein <>
List: port-vax
Date: 04/18/2002 12:54:03
> Date: 18 Apr 2002 20:36:30 +1200
> From: "Tom Parker" <>
> Subject: Re: uVAX-II doesn't work without RQDX???
> To: "Gunther Schadow" <>
> Gunther Schadow <> wrote:
> >What I would probably do is use thicker red wires. I don't
> >really understand why the shorter length should be a problem
> >in itself. I don't even trust each wire actually carrying
> >current because of the way the contacts are simply crimped
> >over the insulation.
> Resistors in parallel. If you have two resistors in parallel and one
> of them has slighly less resistance, it will carry more current than
> the other one.

> With a simple linear relationship between increased power loss and
> wire length in the bundle, surely they weren't that keen to save
> copper? They can't have forseen the current draw of the add on cards,
> surely?
The cable harness with unequal-length wires looks neater, and fits
into the available space more readily.  The decision must have been
based on esthetics rather than engineering.

        carl lowenstein         marine physical lab     u.c. san diego