Reply to post: Re: The smoke is its soul leaving its body...

The silence of the racks is deafening, production gear has gone dark – so which wire do we cut?

J. Cook Silver badge

Re: The smoke is its soul leaving its body...

Heh- We had a contractor installing what amounts to a small television distribution system in our dataa center a handful of years ago. The satellite receivers were not industrial or commercial style units, but rather the run of the mill set top boxes you'd find in a home. Said units were not auto-ranging, and 110VAC only. (we run 208 in our DC)

The contractor was kind of dense, and only noticed the smoke and sparks after plugging the third one in. We were just glad he didn't set off the pre-action or smoke alarms...

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