Battery reconditioning plays a crucial role in maintaining the power supply to the controller cache, ensuring data integrity in the event of a power failure, particularly for unwritten data residing in the cache. The process of reconditioning involves discharging and subsequently recharging the battery to optimize its overall capacity and performance. It is important to note that reconditioning is performed in the background, potentially impacting the input/output (I/O) performance. Once the reconditioning process is completed, the cycle count of the battery increases by one.Battery reconditioning is enabled and scheduled by default. It is set to run on the first Saturday of January, March, May, July, September, and November. However, it is possible to modify the reconditioning status and schedule according to specific requirementsFor an immediate battery reconditioning, follow these steps:
1. Navigate to the Device tab.
2. Click on the Component List icon.
3. Select the desired battery, then click on the Recondition button.
4. If a battery reconditioning is already scheduled, a dialog menu will appear, providing an explanation. To proceed with immediate reconditioning, enter "confirm" in the designated field and click on the Confirm button.
- Please note that during the reconditioning process, the battery's remaining capacity and estimated hold time will fluctuate as a result of the discharge and recharge cycles. This behavior is normal.
To modify the scheduled battery reconditioning, follow these steps:
1. Access the Administration tab.
2. Click on the Background Activities icon, displaying the list of Background Activities.
3. Click on the Scheduler button.
4. Hover over Battery Reconditioning and click on the Settings button.
5. Make the necessary adjustments to the settings, such as:
- Start Time
- Uncheck the Enable This Schedule box to disable the activity.
- Recurrence Pattern
- Start From
- End On
Remember to save the changes by clicking on the Save button to apply the new settings.