The Tektronix 040-0652-xx is a mechanical kit to make a blank single-bay plug-in for TM500-series mainframes. The 040-0754-04 is a double-width version, and the 040-0803-00 is a variant with pre-built power supply circuits.
The kit includes a printed circuit board that interfaces with the mainframe and has free space for the end-user to build custom circuitry. Drilling the blank front panel and installing custom controls, indicators, and connectors is typical with this sort of blank plug-in. The manual gives guidance on interfacing with the TM500 mainframe, particularly regarding power supplies.
Documents Referencing 040-0652-01
|Tekscope 1976 V8 N4 with Supplement.pdf||Article||Plugins to Reach the Limits of your Imagination||Warren Collier||1976||040-0652-01 • 040-0754-00|
388-3490-01 PCB Front
388-3490-01 PCB Rear
Blank protoboard PCB without PSU section