The GE General Regulator Board DS3800DMPK1D1B features 14 erasable programmable read-only memory (EPROM) modules. The GE General Regulator Board DS3800DMPK1D1B also is populated with 2 34-pin ribbon cables, 2 single-pin connectors, and 17 jumpers.
The EPROM modules contain the configuration parameters that control the operation of the drive. When the drive comes from the factory a basic set of parameters are provided. The initial instructions can be edited to create the configuration parameters you want to apply to the drive. There are 2 ways to edit the parameters. One method is using the control panel on the drive. It is typically used by the operator for making small edits to the configuration. The 2-line display only displays a small portion of the parameters and so makes navigation difficult. Also the keys on the keypad allow limited function.
To create a large or complicated set of parameters, use a laptop that has on it a full-featured editing application. The editing program is available for download. Obtain a serial cable and connect it from the drive to the rear serial connector on the laptop. Make sure it fits the connector on both ends. The control panel is a menu-driven user interface that gives you access to initiate a download function. It will download the configuration to the laptop and when completed successfully it will display a message on the control panel display. The editing program features the ability to search for terms, copy, delete, and paste commands and text. Once complete, you can upload the parameters to the drive.