The GE Parallel Line Buffer Board DS3800HPBC1B1D is designed for quick installation in the drive. The board features a modular connector on 1 end and retention levers on the other end. The GE Parallel Line Buffer Board DS3800HPBC1B1D also is populated with 1 red indicator LED and 2 amber LEDs which are visible from the front of the board. The board also is populated with 3 jumpers, and multiple capacitors.
Another component on the board is a transistor to transistor logic (TTL) device. It serves as the interface logic between integrated circuits.
1 modular connector is located at the bottom of the board while another is located at the bottom of the board rack. The 2 connectors fit together and serve to make electrical connections for power and control signals. The power supplied to the board is dc power. Some of the control signals are received by the board for processing. Other control signals are sent by the board for further processing. The modular connectors allow for more free space inside the drive. This is because there are fewer cables routed inside the drive. More free space allows for the drive to remain cooler and it makes board replacement easier with no chance of connecting cables to the wrong connectors.
Easy installation and removal is useful when you need to reset the board. This might be the case when the amber LED is lit. It indicates that a warning has occured. Sometimes the signals get out of sequence. Resetting the board might clear the warning by allowing the control signals to restart.