BTW, what is
the objection that you and Tim seem to have to just
switching to normal 3 prong plugs, other than that they can fall out?
I have to admit, since my initial measurements, I've reconfigured several
of my systems without measuring the final total current draw. That's
OK for me to do, but nobody else should do that :-)
Aha! Point well taken. My intention was to borrow an ammeter from one
of my ham buddies before making any potentially life-changing decisions.
To be honest, I'll probably install some twist-lock outlets in the
basement here. Fortunately, my house was built only 8 years ago and
is properly wired in the basement with romex, which looks to have
been installed correctly and has been checked out by the electrician
buddy I mentioned.
I think most of my questions in this thread have been answered.
BTW, I've now fully debugged the drive subsystem on the SWTPC 6800 and
I'm putting that case back together now. I'm still working with Eric
Chomko to get the CPU a little happier before I put it online but I'm
getting VERY close. Should be a fun machine for folks to play with.
It shouldn't be too taxing to telnet to as it talks to its serial port
at 300 baud. =-)
Also, having run the website the last few days I think my current
net connection is quite adequate...it makes FTP pretty slow...but my
point wasn't to replace oak. This means that I have a phone line
free on which to run a dialup gateway into _THE Computer Center_,
which I'll be working on.
Anthony Clifton - WireHead Prime