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What is the difference between MSA AP836A and AP836B controllers?

 
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PDP-Fan
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What is the difference between MSA AP836A and AP836B controllers?

For the MSA2000 (Fibre Channel 8Gbit) there are two controller types AP836A and AP836B. These controllers can, as far as I know, be interchanged and mixed in the same enclosure. They seem to be identical... so why are they named differently?

Is there a reason not to mix the two types?
I'm asking because we have a "B" controller as spare for both types. If there are any concerns mixing them, we have to buy an "A" controller too as spare.

 

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Cali
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Re: What is the difference between MSA AP836A and AP836B controllers?

Hi,

the B Version is RoHS Compliant.

https://www.hpe.com/psnow/doc/c04888462

That's all.

If the Spare Number S/P# is the same, you are always safe.

Cali

 


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I'm not an HPE employee, so I can be wrong.
tapelibraryfixr
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Re: What is the difference between MSA AP836A and AP836B controllers?

There was a page or douments explaining it.

HP Green Initiative for G3 Products

1. RoHS 7c III exemption expires 12/31/2012.
2. HP plans to be 100% RoHS compliant with the G3 products. HP will launch new SKU PNs to identify “Green” product from the existing “Brown” products. All SKU PNs will suffix with “B” and “-62002”, and the Spares will suffix with “-002”

PDP-Fan
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Re: What is the difference between MSA AP836A and AP836B controllers?

Hi there

Thanks for the answers.... Yes I also noticed the -002 spare numbers and I suspected it could have to do with RoHS. Thank you for confirming that.

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