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34469Re: [midatlanticretro] MARCH's 11/44

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  • Dave McGuire
    Feb 17, 2014
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      On 02/17/2014 05:20 PM, David Riley wrote:
      >>> Theoretically, one of the RA drives might be bootable. However, my
      >>> recollection is that it's an RA80 and an RA92, so they may be a bit
      >>> balky even if we could keep them on without tripping breakers.
      >>
      >> IIRC, the inrush spec for RA8x series drives is like 80 amps for a
      >> number of seconds.
      >
      > Yeah, the little gas generator we were running it off of when we
      > first tried to spin 'em up choked up and cut out IMMEDIATELY when
      > we hit the button. I don't think a standard 15-amp circuit is
      > going to like it any better now that we have real electricity.
      >
      > Sorry, I had a typo above. My recollection is RA80 and RA82,
      > not RA92 (which would be a whole lot better and a whole lot
      > smaller).

      Ah yes. Biiiig difference between RA82 and RA92.

      -Dave

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      Dave McGuire, AK4HZ
      New Kensington, PA
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