VAX 780 on eBay

Bill Gunshannon bill.gunshannon at
Sat Jan 1 13:11:00 CST 2022

On 1/1/22 1:53 PM, Grant Taylor via cctalk wrote:
> On 1/1/22 11:46 AM, Bill Gunshannon via cctalk wrote:
>> Having 240 in your house does not necessarily mean you have 240 
>> outlets anywhere and not everyone is capable of doing their own house 
>> wiring.
> There may even be 240 V outlets but not available when / where needed. 
> E.g. in use (stove, dryer, water heater) or too far away to be able to 
> plug the VAX in for testing.  Then there's also the chance that the 
> plugs don't match.
> I do 120 V wiring semi-regular.  I've done 240 V wiring before.  I'm 
> sure that I'll do it again.  But I'm always afraid that failure mode on 
> the 240 V is going to fail spectacularly.  My only saving grace is that 
> the breaker will almost certainly trip in short order to mitigate my 
> failure.  Thankfully no breaker trips thusfar.

In my current house I have done 240V/50A wiring, 240V/50A Sub Panel,
lots of 240V/30A outlets.  None of which I would advise the usual
amateur to do.  :-)

Just out of curiosity, how much current is needed for an 11/780?


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