PDP-8 chassis on eBay

Tony Duell ard.p850ug1 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 7 11:20:50 CST 2017

On Tue, Nov 7, 2017 at 3:47 PM, Ethan Dicks via cctalk
<cctalk at classiccmp.org> wrote:

> Yes.  An 8/e/f/m bezel and panel should fit.  It shouldn't be horribly
> hard to find a bare Omnibus backplane block.  The original PSU might
> be a bit tougher,  but except for classic purity, there's nothing
> wrong with coming up with a modern PSU for it.  Not sure why there's a
> 10A fuse for -15V.  I totally believe the 1.5A for +15V, but I don't
> know what peripherals draw that much current at -15V, unless it's part
> of the core memory requirements.  M-series logic is mostly TTL and
> mostly +5V.

I don't know how much current it needs, but a quick check in the
PDP8/e printset shows that that the core memory does use the
-15V supply rail.


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