[Beowulf] powering up 18 motherboards

Bari Ari bari at onelabs.com
Fri Feb 18 09:28:37 EST 2005


Alpay Kasal wrote:

> Any advice on how to gang up 3 10amp circuits into a single 30amp? Sounds
> like a job for an electrician? Thanks for the help guys.

Electrical codes don't allow paralleling conductors to increase the 
current handling capacity for small circuits like yours. It looks like 
you'll have to try an idea like Jim's and use a staggered startup or 
install a new 30A circuit. If you look around Brooklyn you'll see lots 
of this done on the outside of homes in order to run large window A/C's.

-Bari

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