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Firmware updates

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 7:34 am
by Mike Curran
I'm running 1.4.2, but I'm reading other posts referencing 1.4.6, so I'm 3 gens behind. Just wondering how are others keeping up with the latest release? Is it a matter of looking at OB's website every other day, or what?

This post would apply to other OB equipment with field upgradable firmware as well. Thanks.

Re: Firmware updates

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 8:06 am
by pss
I look at the forum posts and posted firmware.
I believe 1.45 was problematic for me and 1.46 running smoothly.

Re: Firmware updates

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:20 am
by EA6LE-ONE
I 2nd this, 1.4.6 is working fine. 1.4.5 worked fine for like 2 months until it didn't.

Re: Firmware updates

Posted: Tue Apr 20, 2021 9:20 am
by raysun
I must use a really small selection from the feature set. I don't think (other than ethernet disconnection issues) I ever went looking for a firmware update until someone mentioned there was one.

(Checks his Mate firmware.) Yikes! I'm on 1.4.5! Time to crack out the laptop and prepare an update.

Re: Firmware updates

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:05 am
by ralphday224
This is one of those "if it's not broke, don't fix it" subjects. I've never done a firmware update on any of my Outback or Midnitesolar equipment. No problems? No updates. No updates? No problems. Maybe I've been tainted by Windows 10 updating all the time and screwey things happening afterwards...until the next update.

Ralph

Re: Firmware updates

Posted: Wed Apr 21, 2021 6:50 am
by pss
Ralph,
Basically when users start configuring their systems in more complex ways to account for time of use pricing, grid management, changing sell rules, lithium batteries, different generators, etc., the firmware needs to be enhanced and updated to make these new complexities function smoothly and for Optics to make use of newer hardware too.
So if your system is chugging along, great, but if your system has a lot of complexities in the daily function, then current firmware is advised.

Re: Firmware updates

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:31 am
by ralphday224
HBX most of the time (utility power available), manually trip to float, bulk or eq if required. Really a simple setup with a quick trip to the basement to monitor everything. I spend too much time in front of a screen anyway, if my systems were available on my laptop I'd never get anything done.

Ralph

Re: Firmware updates

Posted: Thu Apr 22, 2021 4:32 am
by ralphday224
So now I understand why. Thanks