Installing a RAID adapter battery or flash power module

When you install any RAID adapter that comes with batteries or flash power modules, sometimes it is necessary to install the batteries or flash power modules in another location in the server to prevent the batteries or flash power modules from overheating. Depending on your server model, a battery must be installed remotely near the optical drive cage or the backplane.

Note: The RAID adapter battery or flash power module is supported on the 2.5-inch-drive server models only.

To install a RAID adapter battery or flash power module in the server, do the following:

  1. Turn off the server. Then, disconnect all external cables and remove all peripheral devices.
  2. Remove the server cover. See Removing the server cover.
  3. Remove the PCI riser-card assembly. See Removing the PCI riser-card assembly.
  4. Install a RAID adapter in the PCI riser-card assembly. See Installing an adapter.
  5. Connect one end of the cable to the connector on the RAID adapter. Make sure the relevant cables pass through the cable clips and no cables cover or obstruct the battery holder.
    Figure 1. RAID adapter battery or flash power module cable connection
    RAID adapter battery or flash power module cable connection

    Attention: Make sure that the cable is not pinched and does not cover any connectors or obstruct any components on the system board.
  6. Connect the other end of the cable to the battery or flash power module. Then, remove the retainer and open the retention clip of the battery or module holder.
  7. Install the battery or flash power module.
    1. Pull the release tab outward.
    2. Place the battery or flash power module into the holder and ensure that the holder engages the battery or flash power module securely.
    3. Lower and press down on the retention clip until it snaps in place to hold the battery or flash power module firmly in place.
    4. Install the retainer.
      Figure 2. RAID adapter battery or flash power module installation
      RAID adapter battery or flash power module installation

      Note: The positioning of the remote battery or flash power module depends on the type of the remote batteries or flash power modules that you install.
  8. Complete the parts replacement. See Completing the parts replacement.