Latest XW 6048 Firmware release notes (latest firmware rev 1.07.00 BN 0003 Date 15 JUL11

DustyDusty Solar Expert Posts: 271 ✭✭✭
I just received an XW 6048 purchased from Arizona Wind-Sun and drop-shipped directly from the MFR. When I opened the crate, I was surprised to see that it was built and tested in October of 2010. The firmware was 1.05.00 BN11, which was one revision old. After contacting Arizona Wind-Sun, they jumped on it right away, contacted the mfr and arranged for a "dongle" to be shipped to me to perform the firmware upgrade at no charge. NOW THAT'S SERVICE! Many thanks to Mr. David Lauzon of Arizona Wind & Sun for his prompt and effective assistance.

After downloading the firmware updates for the SCP (latest is 1.05.00 BN6) XW6048 (1.07.00 BN00003) and MPPT-60 (1.05.00 BN6), Windows 7 driver, and XW Config update utility 2.15), there were also release notes that I thought might be interesting for other XW 6048 owners:

865-1000.01_07_00.BN0003
Build number range: 1.5.0BN11 — 1.7.0BN3
Time range: Aug 17, 2009 — July 15, 2010
1. Changes made to read input AC current:
• Split-phase models: reading the current from the primary side.
• Single-phase models: reading L1-N current.
2. Corrected "qual" cmd to display the correct GEN-L1L2 voltage.
3. Changed low battery upper limit from 26V/52V to 29V/58V on AUX output port
to give customer more flexibility.
4. Added soft start for the equalization charge stage.
5. Rebranding from Xantrex to Schneider Electric format.
6. Changed "FREQ" cmd so that it now accepts decimal frequency settings such
as "55.15Hz".
7. Changed AC coupling frequency push limits down to -5Hz.
8. Made phase_error and period_error limits to be configurable via "sync" cmd.
Defaults updated to phase=6(12°), period=250(≈ 2%).
Syntax:
SYNC return the latest readings and current limits
SYNC S # # is a number between 3 and 20. set the new phase limit
SYNC D # # is a number between 15 and 1500. set the new period limit
9. Changes made so that reconfigured AC output voltage is saved after DC
power cycle.
10. Fixed an issue where a unit may be unable to come back on after powering off
through pressing the power button. This issue only happens in multi-unit
setups where the other unit(s) is supplying the Xantrex Xanbus network power.
XW6048, 3.4KW PV, Grid-Tied, always tweaking.

Comments

  • Joe_BJoe_B Solar Expert Posts: 318 ✭✭✭✭✭✭
    Re: Latest XW 6048 Firmware release notes (latest firmware rev 1.07.00 BN 0003 Date 15 J

    Hold on to the dongle, the rhumor is there will be another fix coming soon.
  • DustyDusty Solar Expert Posts: 271 ✭✭✭
    Re: Latest XW 6048 Firmware release notes (latest firmware rev 1.07.00 BN 0003 Date 15 J

    Really? The technician at Schneider didn't mention that. He offered to sell the Dongle to me for $150, but I declined because it didn't seem like they updated firmware hardly at all. I really wanted the Enhanced Interactive Mode (although for some reason the release notes don't mention that functionality, but the new operators manual does).

    If another firmware update is coming soon, I just might purchase it. But I have 6 weeks to return it once it arrives before they charge me for it....

    Thanks for the heads up!
    Joe_B wrote: »
    Hold on to the dongle, the rhumor is there will be another fix coming soon.
    XW6048, 3.4KW PV, Grid-Tied, always tweaking.
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