Installing a RAID adapter battery or flash power module

When you install any RAID adapter that comes with batteries or flash power modules, it is sometimes 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 or flash power module must be installed remotely near the optical drive cage or the backplane. The 2.5-inch HDD server models support up to two batteries or flash power modules.

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

  1. Read the safety information that begins on Safety and Installation guidelines.
  2. Turn off the server and peripheral devices and disconnect all power cords and external devices.
  3. Remove the cover (see Removing the cover).
  4. Install the ServeRAID adapter on the system board (see Installing a ServeRAID SAS/SATA controller) or install the ServeRAID adapter on the riser card and install the riser-card assembly in the server (see Replacing an adapter).
  5. Connect one end of the cable to the RAID adapter memory module.
  6. Route the cable along the chassis.
    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.
  7. Remove any cable covering or obstructing the battery holder before opening the battery holder.
  8. Install the battery or flash power module:
    1. Release the retention clip in the open position.
    2. Align the cable connector with the slot on the holder. Place the battery or flash power module into the holder and make sure that the holder engages the battery or flash power module securely.
      Figure 2. RAID adapter battery or flash power module installation
      RAID adapter battery or flash power module installation
      Note: The positioning of the battery or flash power module depends on the type of the battery or flash power module that you install.
    3. Connect the other end of the cable to the battery or flash power module.
    4. Lower and press down on the retention clip until it snaps in place to hold the battery or flash power module firmly in place.

If you have other devices to install or remove, do so now. Otherwise, go to Completing the installation.