The GE Turbine Control Board DS3800HCIB1B1C features a modular connector for attachment to a drive and retention levers to hold the board in the drive. The GE Turbine Control Board DS3800HCIB1B1C also is populated with 1 jumper, and 1 amber indicator LED. The board also has 1 20-pin connector, 1 50-pin connector, and multiple capacitors.
The 20-pin connector and the 50-pin connector are accessible to the operator when the board is installed in the rack. The connectors are located between the retention levers and are designed so that a technician can remove or connect a cable while the board is installed in the rack. There are some considerations to keep in mind before you plan to install the ribbon cables. First, the ribbon cables can block the airflow in the interior of the drive if they are not routed properly.
The components in the drive generate heat during normal processing and if the heat is allowed to build up, the heat can lead to a shortened component lifespan and increased downtime for the drive. It can cause an overheat trip condition that causes the drive to shutdown by itself. The best way to avoid that is by allowing a source of air to enter the drive through the bottom air vents. The air is heated by the components and exits the drive through the air vents at the top of the drive. Route the cables away from the vents so that the heat does not accumulate in the drive.