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Updated:March 24, 2017
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This document describes how to troubleshoot and check status of Battery Backup Units (BBU) for Cisco Connected Grid Route (CGR1240) that runs CG-OS.
The CGR1240 supports up to three BBU units. If one battery is bad, then the entire stack of battery must be replaced. It is not recommended to mix and match different BBU hardware revision as it is not compatible with each other.
There are no specific requirements for this document.
The information in this document is based on CGR1240.
The information in this document was created from the devices in a specific lab environment. All of the devices used in this document started with a cleared (default) configuration. If your network is live, make sure that you understand the potential impact of any command.
BBU Commands and Functions
Disconnect backup-battery operation from the system. This command is used when we are replacing battery.
Connect backup-battery operation to the system
Firmware for the BBU. This command is used to upgrade the BBU firmware.
Hard-reset backup-battery. This command reset battery statistics.
Disable function. This command inhibit discharging and charging of BBU for transporting.
Reset backup-battery. This command reset battery statistics.
Enable function. This command enable charging and discharging function of the BBU.
Backup-battery disable completely disconnect battery connection from the router. Once this command is issued, the battery can be replaced.
Backup-battery inhibit does not disconnect battery connection from router. This command only prevent the BBU to charge/discharge. If you replace the BBU with this command, it can cause the motherboard fuse to blow.
LED Status and Meaning
BBU is not connected to system
Slow Blinking Yellow
Output of Show Environment Power
Backup Battery#: ---------------------- BBU Temperature: 29.20 C [ Operational support tempature -25C to 70C] BBU Voltage: 11.75 V [If <3.5V, battery enters low-voltage lockout state, and BBU charging operational will be disabled.] BBU Current: 0.00 A [If discharging via BBU, we observe current statistics] BBU Relative State Of Charge: 91 % [Relative and Absolute are functions of each other, internally we have both functions equalized, so we might not see a noticeable difference . Either is okay for reference. Preferred is Absolute State of Charge.] BBU Absolute State Of Charge: 91 % BBU Remaining Capacity: 5.28 A-hr BBU Full Charge Capacity: 5.74 A-hr BBU RunTime To Empty: ffff (Not discharging) [Shows highest number if not active. Once battery starts discharging, the system would give more accurate number on run time] BBU Average Time To Empty: 32768 min. BBU Average Time To Full: 65535 min. BBU Charge Current: 0.00 A BBU Charging Voltage: 11.75 V BBU Battery Status: 80 BBU Charging Status: 6010 BBU Charge Alarm Warning: 80 BBU Heater Temperature: 29.20 C [Specially useful at negative temperatures] BBU Heater Status/Control: 0 [Under subzero conditions (At -15C) heater control for battery kicks-in, to heat up unit] BBU Heater Ambient Temperature: 26.70 C [heater ambient temperature, more accurate] BBU Unit Status: 4840 BBU Unit firmware version: 10261
BBU State of Charge (SOC)
BBU is Fully Charged when SOC is at 85% or above.
BBU is Empty when SOC is at 5% or below.
It takes about 8 hours to fully charge a BBU.
Low Power State
At 5% SOC, the BBU shuts down and goes into Low Power state.
When CGR1240 is connected to AC power, Uninhibit Discharge State: The BBU should have enough capacity to last 30 days in Low Power state.
When CGR1240 is connected to AC power, Inhibit Discharge State: The BBU should have a shelf life of less than 90 days.
The BBU will contain 2 temperature sensors, (0x40 and 0x43), the Read only signal for feedback control of pack temperature and BBU ambient temperature respectively.
The ambient temperature sensor is outside the plastic housing. Temperature range of the sensor is between -40C to +100C.
Heater Temperature set point is set for operation range between -10C to 25C.
Battery charging temperature will be between 0ºC to 50ºC.
Battery discharging temperature will be between -20ºC to 60ºC.
Control Circuit operating temperature will be between -40ºC to 85ºC.
Storage and shipping temperature will be between -40 to +70 °C.
BBU is Not Detected
Check to see if backup-battery enable
Check the cable connectivity. BBU require the cable harness connected as well as the BBU Connect (orange wire cable) be connected.
BBU Does Not Get Charged
Check BBU to see if voltage is 9.5V or above. If BBU does not get charged, wait for a few hours to see if voltage increase. If the voltage remains the same, the BBU contains bad cell and must be replaced.
If temperature is under subzero condition, BBU will not charge.