Yeah, there's good reason more modern AUI-based Ethernet and more modern SCSI systems
use resettable polyfuses...
On Aug 17, 2020, at 4:44 PM, Michael Thompson
<michael.99.thompson at gmail.com> 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 eschatologist.net
<mailto:cmhanson at eschatologist.net>> wrote:
On Aug 17, 2020, at 10:52 AM, Michael Thompson via cctalk <cctalk at classiccmp.org
<mailto:cctalk at classiccmp.org>> 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
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