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Install the air baffle

Use this information to install the air baffle.

About this task

Depending on the model, your server might not have an air baffle installed. The air baffle you want to install might be different from the following illustrations, but the removal method is the same.

240VA shock hazard

Hazardous energy present. Voltages with hazardous energy might cause heating when shorted with metal, which might result in spattered metal, burns, or both.

moving parts
Hazardous moving fan blades nearby. Keep fingers and other body parts away.
  • Read Installation guidelines to ensure that you work safely.

  • Power off the server and disconnect all power cords for this task.


  1. If you need to install a RAID super capacitor module on the bottom of the air baffle, install it first. See Install the RAID super capacitor module on the air baffle.
  2. Align the direction of the air baffle according to indications on it.
    Figure 1. Air baffle installation
    Air baffle installation

  3. Lower the air baffle into the chassis and press the air baffle down until it is securely seated.

After you finish

If there is a RAID super capacitor module installed on the bottom of the air baffle, connect it to the RAID adapter with the extension cable that comes with the RAID super capacitor module.

Demo video

Watch the procedure on YouTube