Sun/3-powered 737 flight sim

Chris Hanson cmhanson at
Mon Aug 17 18:46:04 CDT 2020

Yeah, there's good reason more modern AUI-based Ethernet and more modern SCSI systems use resettable polyfuses...

  -- Chris

> On Aug 17, 2020, at 4:44 PM, Michael Thompson <michael.99.thompson at> wrote:
> I have also seen the SCSI terminator power fuse blow when the terminator is hot plugged.
> On Mon, Aug 17, 2020 at 7:26 PM Chris Hanson <cmhanson at <mailto:cmhanson at>> wrote:
> On Aug 17, 2020, at 10:52 AM, Michael Thompson via cctalk <cctalk at <mailto:cctalk at>> wrote:
> > 
> > I have a Sun 3/E, including a SCSI/Ethernet board, that ran fine the last
> > time it was powered on. There is a collector in southern Germany who also
> > has a 3/E board set. I didn't see any contact information for the simulator
> > owners.
> The originator of the Reddit thread works on this simulator and is the point of contact.
> They're really interested in moving off the Sun 3/e rather than continuing to try to get spare parts etc. I've also suggested they check the capacitors and fuses, especially on the Ethernet/SCSI cards, since the originator claims multiple failures. The Ethernet fuse in particular is likely very easy to trip because people these days aren't used to AUI adapters which generally *can not* be hot-plugged without blowing a fuse.
>   -- Chris
> -- 
> Michael Thompson

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