What are the switches on the grey panel of decdatasystem/business cabinets used for?

Johnny Billquist bqt at update.uu.se
Sun Apr 19 05:04:05 CDT 2015

On 2015-04-19 08:47, P Gebhardt wrote:
> Hello list,
> while surfing for PDP-11 information yesterday, I came across pictures of a dec data system cabinet
> with the vertical grey panels, one of them having three distinct switches.
> https://www.flickr.com/photos/8061522@N07/3793505025/

Seems I can't see any pictures unless I sign up... :-(

> So far, I couldn't find any hints on the web to figure out what they're used for.
> They only seem to exist on those larger business cabinets as far as I could see.
> Does anybody of you know about their functions?

I suspect what you are seeing are the switches that are hooked to the 
M9312. One switch is for selecting if you want automatic boot on power 
on, one switch is a plain boot switch, and I can't remember what the 
third does.


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