The IC36000XC2E is made by GE as a FANUC component that fits into their Mark I and the Mark II gas and steam turbine management systems. The MKI and the MKII are both part of General Electric’s long-running, popular Speedtronic series, which began in the 1960s and continued through to the new millennium. These two older systems have now been made obsolete by more advanced systems like the Mark V and the Mark VI. However, many MKI/MKII systems continue in active use, maintaining control of turbine systems from simple single turbine pumping stations to complex multi-turbine power stations.
The IC36000XC2E has a silver front faceplate connected to the PCB via two screw connections. This narrow faceplate has a single opening located near its bottom edge. It has a switch component mounted near its center. Below this, a red LED indicator is mounted into its surface. The switch and LED are wired into the PCB.
The IC36000XC2E is built with two transformers. It has several lines of carbon composite resistors; most of these mount to the board vertically. The board uses several types of capacitors, including polyester vinyl. The board also has two metal oxide varistors, or MOVs. There are several transistors on the board surface. Transistors tend to carry the same reference designator. One edge of the board is populated with a line of right-angled metal pins. These function together as a backplane connector, and allow the board to communicate with the rest of the system. The board is marked with the manufacturer’s logo and also carries the board id number.