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

Adrian Stoness tdk.knight at gmail.com
Sun Apr 19 10:02:55 CDT 2015

ones power on off ones initalize unlock and lock

On Sun, Apr 19, 2015 at 5:04 AM, Johnny Billquist <bqt at update.uu.se> wrote:

> 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.
>         Johnny
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