The DS3810CLCB is a PCB by GE manufactured to be a component for the Mark IV series. The Mark IV manages gas and steam turbine systems. It is built to take care of such things as startup, shutdown, temperature control, speed control, power supply, and control sequencing. When compared to GE’s earlier Speedtronic series like the Mark I and Mark II, the Mark IV has a significantly lower rate of turbine outage.
The DS3810CLCB is a smaller board that is designed to act as an auxiliary for the larger DS3815DMCA. The two boards communicate with each other via a ribbon connector that is placed near one long edge of the DS3810CLCB. The board has one other mating connector on the opposite long edge. This is a 218A4637P5 right-angled connector.
The DS3810CLCB is built with three jumper switches. Jumpers give the operator the ability to customize the board by finishing off circuits as they desire. Each of these three jumpers has two positions.
The DS3810CLCB has two resistor network arrays. Resistor network arrays may be used for analog-to-digital conversion, digital-to-analog conversion, as voltage dividers, or as terminals for SDRAM and DDRAM.
The DS3810CLCB is built with thirteen circuits. This includes oscillators and octal tri-state buffers and line drivers. All components are marked. The DS3810CLCB is built primarily with ceramic capacitors and ceramic-covered metal film resistors. The board is factory-drilled in each corner for screw-mounting to the motherboard.
Technical support for the DS3810CLCB, including reference material like datasheets and manuals, was originally provided by General Electric.