IIS Terminal

IIS (Intelligent Information Systems Limited, NASDAQ: IISLF) was an Israeli company based in Haifa, that during the late 80’s/early 90’s designed and sold (among other things?) dumb terminals.

The company went into liquidation in 2004 and ceased operations around 2007.

The terminal found is a model 12250, manufactured in October 1990.

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FUNCT SEL/SLU Module Replacement Project

I have designed and built a replacement for the original MicroVAX II (KA630) CPU patch panel, also known as the “FUNCT SEL/SLU MODULE”.

The original DEC part numbers are 5416744-0-1, 5016743-01-01, and it can also replace 5417016-0-0 (KA650/KA655 SLU) and perhaps others as well.
I have decided to do this project as I have seen more than one original patch panel board corroded beyond repair.

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BA23 Power Supply (H7684-A / H7864-B) Replacement

This 100% new power supply, fondly named H7864-C, is a 1:1 replacement for the Astec AA12131 (DEC p/n H7864-A, H7864-B) power supplies.

It is physically compatible and will fit in any BA23 housing, and will work with any PDP11, MicroVAX (KA630/650/655) or RTVax.
Electrically it meets or surpasses all of the original power supply requirements. Continue reading “BA23 Power Supply (H7684-A / H7864-B) Replacement”

KA630/650/655 TOY Battery Replacement Board


This little project solved the annoying re-setting of the time and date and console language preference every time I powered up my MicroVAX II’s (and III’s).

The old 180mAH NiCad battery pack (DEC p/n 12-19245-01) is hard to come by, slow to charge, and memory effect, ugly leaks and old age made it useless on all my MicroVAX computers.

Please note: this revision A design does not offer protection against battery over-discharge. See the newer Revision B post. Continue reading “KA630/650/655 TOY Battery Replacement Board”