Replacing a RAID adapter battery remotely in the server

Use this information to install a RAID adapter battery remotely in the server.

When you install any ServeRAID adapter in the server that come with a RAID adapter battery, the battery must be installed remotely to prevent the battery from overheating. The battery must be installed only in the RAID battery tray on top of the power safety cover.

To install the RAID adapter battery in the RAID battery tray, complete the following steps:

  1. Read the safety information that begins in Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Install the battery in the RAID battery tray:
    Note: You should always install the first RAID battery (marked as "1" in the graphic) on the RAID battery tray.
    Figure 1. RAID adapter battery installation
    RAID adapter battery installation
    1. Orient the battery as shown in the following illustration; then, lower the battery into the RAID battery tray. If the battery comes with a battery carrier, ensure that battery carrier posts align with the rings on the battery mounting slot so that the battery carrier is secure in the slot.
      Note: The positioning of the remote battery depends on the type of remote battery that you install.
    2. Rotate the retention clip to the close position and press down on the battery tray cover until it snaps in place to hold the battery in place.
  3. Connect the remote battery cable to the remote battery cable connector to the ServeRAID adapter. Route the remote battery cable in the server as shown in the following illustration.
    Attention: Make sure that the cable is not pinched and does not cover any connectors or obstruct any components on the system board.
  4. Reinstall the PCI riser-card assembly (see Replacing a PCI riser-card assembly).
  5. Replace the cover (see Replacing the server top cover).
  6. Reconnect the power cord and any cables that you removed.
  7. Turn on the peripheral devices and the server.