Why is PacketShaper showing the message "5V Regulator Status Bad" in the WUI and "Bad bat reg" on the front LCD?

FAQ ID:    FAQ224
Version:    5.0
Status:    Published
Published date:    07/13/2009
Updated:    10/23/2013


Regarding the "5V Regulator Status Bad" and/or "Bad bat reg" message you are encountering on your unit, please see below:

  • This is a cosmetic warning that has no impact on a running unit.
  • The warning simply indicates that the battery has fallen below a certain voltage. 
  • The battery is used to keep the time current when the unit is power cycled or powered off. 
  • A weakened battery will still keep time, but eventually will need to be replaced as it loses power and dies.
  • A unit with a dead battery or no battery at all will still boot and function normally.  The time though will have to be set on the unit at every reboot.    

A unit with a dead battery will still have the correct time when re-booted if a time server (SNTP) is enabled.  Reference: https://bto.bluecoat.com/packetguide/current/reference/cli/setupsntp.htm

If your unit has a hardware support contract, Blue Coat can send you a replacement battery for your unit with written instructions for installation.  Please create a service request online or call Technical Support with the following information.

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