VFX Firmware Update

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glrousseau
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VFX Firmware Update

Post by glrousseau » Sun Dec 03, 2017 8:30 am

Hello,

I just added a HUB 10.3, Optics RE is now asking me to update the firmware on my VFX3648. The Mate3 doesn't seem to be able to read any information from my VFX anymore unless i update the firmware. I am trying to find where to find the upgraded firmware but can only find the new firmware of the VFXR3648.

Can i install the VFXR firmware on my legacy model VFX? If not, where do i find the firmware of the VXF?

Please let me know

Gilles

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Jorge Guzman
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Re: VFX Firmware Update

Post by Jorge Guzman » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:47 am

Hi Gilles,

VFXR firmware is not compatible with legacy FX inverters. The only way to update the software for legacy units is to send it in or replacing the control board with a newer version.

What are your current FW versions?

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Re: VFX Firmware Update

Post by stevetull » Mon Dec 04, 2017 8:02 pm

I'm running a FW-2 with two FX3648s. I am upgrading to a Mate3s that's arriving tomorrow. It sounds as if I will have to replace the FX control boards in order to utilize the Mate 3, is that correct?

Thanks.

-Steve

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Re: VFX Firmware Update

Post by Jorge Guzman » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:41 pm

Hi Steve,

The MATE3s is backwards compatible with legacy OutBack Inverters so no need to replace the control boards.

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Re: VFX Firmware Update

Post by ActualReverend » Sun Oct 27, 2019 9:12 pm

Well not so fast... I had two inverters installed at the same time by the same company, but one is a slightly older firmware.... and the Mate3S only sees one of them. So kinda a bummer.
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