Performance and Capacity
The performance and capacity of the X8483 Dell Perc 5E battery is an important aspect to consider when using it to provide backup power to a Dell PowerEdge 1900 or 1950 server.
The battery has a capacity of 3.7V and 7Wh, which is sufficient to provide backup power to the RAID controller in the event of a power loss. This allows for a safe shutdown of the system and protection of data.
In terms of performance, the battery is designed to communicate correctly with the RAID controller and provide the correct amount of power to keep the controller functioning during a power loss. The battery is also designed to have a long lifespan and maintain a consistent level of performance over time.
It is important to note that the performance and capacity of the battery can be affected by various factors such as temperature, usage patterns, and the number of charge/discharge cycles. Therefore, it's recommended to follow the maintenance and troubleshooting guidelines provided by Dell to ensure the battery is always in good working condition.
It's also important to note that the performance and capacity of the battery can be affected by the specific usage scenarios, environment, and the number of charge/discharge cycles. Therefore, it's recommended to monitor the battery's performance and capacity over time, and replace it as needed to ensure that the battery is always in good working condition.
The performance and capacity of the X8483 Dell Perc 5E battery is sufficient to provide backup power to a Dell PowerEdge 1900 or 1950 server, with a capacity of 3.7V and 7Wh, it is designed to communicate correctly with the RAID controller, provide the correct amount of power, and have a long lifespan, it is however important to follow maintenance and troubleshooting guidelines to ensure that the battery is always in good working condition.
Maintenance and Troubleshooting
Proper maintenance and troubleshooting of the X8483 Dell Perc 5E battery is important to ensure that the battery is always in good working condition and provides reliable backup power to a Dell PowerEdge 1900 or 1950 server.
Keep the battery in a cool and dry place, away from heat and moisture.
Check the battery's charge level regularly and charge it as needed.
Use the battery regularly to maintain its charge level and prolong its lifespan.
Follow the recommended charging and discharging cycles to optimize the battery's performance.
Verify that the battery is properly installed and connected to the server.
Check the battery's charge level and charge it if necessary.
Check that the battery's temperature is within the recommended range.
Check that the battery is communicating correctly with the RAID controller.
Check for any error messages or warning messages related to the battery.
If the battery is not working properly, try performing a hard reset of the RAID controller.
If the issue persists, contact Dell technical support for further assistance.
Proper maintenance and troubleshooting of the X8483 Dell Perc 5E battery include keeping the battery in a cool and dry place, checking the battery's charge level regularly, using the battery regularly, following the recommended charging and discharging cycles, troubleshoot by verifying the battery is properly installed and connected to the server, checking the battery's charge level and temperature, check for any error messages or warning messages related to the battery, performing a hard reset of the RAID controller, and contact Dell technical support if the issue persists.
Data Protection and Backup Features
The X8483 Dell Perc 5E battery is designed to provide data protection and backup features for the Dell PowerEdge 1900 and 1950 servers.
- Battery Backup Unit (BBU) : The battery is used as a BBU which is a device that provides power to the RAID controller during a power failure, allowing the controller to properly save data and shut down the system without data loss.
- RAID protection : The battery works in conjunction with the RAID controller to provide protection for data stored on the server. RAID (redundant array of independent disks) uses multiple hard drives to create a single logical drive that can withstand the failure of one or more drives.
- Write-back cache : The battery provides power to the write-back cache, which is a feature that improves the performance of the RAID controller by allowing it to write data to the cache instead of directly to the hard drive. This allows the controller to write data faster and more efficiently.
- Power-loss protection : The battery provides power-loss protection by providing power to the RAID controller during a power failure, allowing the controller to properly save data and shut down the system without data loss.
- Battery monitoring: The RAID controller is able to monitor the battery's health, charge level and status, giving the administrator an idea of the battery's condition and when it needs to be replaced.
The X8483 Dell Perc 5E battery provides data protection and backup features by functioning as a Battery Backup Unit, working with the RAID controller to provide RAID protection, providing power to the write-back cache, providing power-loss protection, and enabling the RAID controller to monitor the battery's health, charge level, and status.
- Manufacturer: Dell
- MPN: X8483
- Type: Battery
- Controller-Type: 3.7V
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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