Introduction to the 310-7642 Dell 3.7v 7wh Battery
The 310-7642 Dell 3.7v 7wh battery is a lithium-ion (Li-ion) battery designed specifically for use with Dell's RAID (redundant array of independent disks) controller cards. RAID controller cards are used in computer systems to manage multiple hard drives as a single logical unit, improving performance, reliability, and data security.
The 310-7642 Dell battery is an essential component of the RAID controller card, providing backup power to the card's cache memory in the event of a power outage or other disruption. The battery ensures that any data stored in the cache memory is saved and protected, preventing data loss or corruption.
This battery is a 3.7v, 7 watt-hour (WH) Li-ion battery, which means it has a voltage of 3.7 volts and a capacity of 7 WH, indicating how much energy it can store. It is designed to be a high-quality, reliable component, built to last and withstand frequent use in demanding computing environments.
Replacing the 310-7642 Dell Raid Controller Battery
Replacing the 310-7642 Dell 3.7v 7wh Raid Controller Battery is a simple process, but it requires some basic knowledge and precautions. Here are the steps to follow:
- Turn off the server or device that the Raid controller is installed on and unplug it from the power source.
- Locate the Raid controller card and the battery pack. The battery pack is usually located on the controller card itself, or on a separate board connected to the controller.
- Carefully remove the old battery from the controller by unplugging any connectors and gently pulling it out of its socket. Some batteries may be held in place with a clip or bracket that needs to be removed first.
- Insert the new 310-7642 Dell battery pack into the socket on the controller. Be sure to match the polarity of the connector to the markings on the controller board.
- Reattach any clips or brackets that were holding the old battery in place.
- Plug in any connectors that were removed during the battery removal process.
- Turn the device back on and check the Raid controller status to ensure the new battery pack is being detected and functioning properly.
Understanding the Role of a Raid Controller Battery
A RAID controller battery is a backup power source that helps prevent data loss in the event of a power outage or system failure. RAID stands for Redundant Array of Independent Disks, which is a data storage technology that uses multiple hard disk drives to improve data reliability and performance.
RAID controller cards are used to manage the data flow between the hard drives and the computer's processor. In the event of a power outage, the RAID controller battery provides temporary power to the controller card, allowing it to save any data that is currently being processed. This is critical for systems that are handling critical data, such as financial data, medical records, or other important information that cannot be lost.
Without a RAID controller battery, a system failure or power outage could result in data loss or corruption, which can be costly and time-consuming to recover. A RAID controller battery acts as a safeguard against these scenarios, ensuring that data is protected and available when needed.
- Manufacturer: Dell System Inc
- MPN: 310-7642
- Type: Power Supply
- Sub-Type: 3.7V
- Battery type: Lithium-ion (Li-Ion)
- Battery voltage: 3.7 volts (V)
- Battery capacity: 7 watt-hours (Wh)
- Battery technology: Rechargeable
- Battery color: Silver
- Battery weight: 0.6 ounces (17 grams)
- Battery dimensions: 2.2 x 0.8 x 0.3 inches (5.6 x 2 x 0.8 cm)
- Battery cells: Single cell
- Number of battery cells: 1
- Battery capacity: 1900 milliampere-hours (mAh)
- Battery output current: 5.5 amperes (A)
- Battery output voltage: 3.7 volts (V)
- Battery watt-hour rating: 7 watt-hours (Wh)
- Battery charging time: 2 hours (typical)
About Refurbished Products
Computer servers have RAID controllers. RAID is a short form for Redundant Array Independent Disk that sits between the operating system and data storage devices. As the name suggests, RAID provides redundancy and improves the performance of disk storage devices. RAID controllers virtualize the storage drives into different groups that possess both data protection and redundancy features.
Why Do RAID Controllers Need Batteries?
Any RAID Controller should have a battery to avoid data loss when there is a power outage on the mainline. The batteries can be smart cache, capacitors, or lithium-ion batteries. When the main power goes out before the data write to the cache is completed, it can be lost. As a result, controllers, not necessarily RAID controllers, switch to the backup battery to complete the write sequence. You should ensure that the battery controller is in good working condition.
Controller Battery by Voltage
Different servers have different controller models. That means that the controller batteries also must have varying specifications. Apart from the physical size, the voltage rating is a crucial factor to consider. There are different battery ratings for different systems. For example, you will need 4.3V batteries for DL580 servers and 4.8V batteries for P-series controllers. Similarly, the 7.2V battery is for HP ProLiant BI460C servers. Check the voltage rating of the controller battery to ensure that it matches that which your system has. Any deviation can lead to costly disasters.
Battery Controller for Different Applications
Controller batteries are application-specific. You can only shop for a new battery after knowing the target device. Otherwise, it will just be a waste of time and resources. Dell PERC controller batteries are for PowerEdge servers, and HP controller batteries are for P-series servers. You cannot exchange the tow or any other battery controller. As a piece of advice, always consult with technical experts if not sure about the controller battery you need to buy.
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