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This manual describes how to remotely update firmware. This functionality requires the device to be updated connected to a GX device (Cerbo GX, or other).
Products ranges for which the firmware can be updated remotely:
Products connected via VE.Direct communication port:
Products connected via VE.Can communication port:
It is not necessary to get a file yourself; the VRM Portal already has all the latest firmware files available. See Victron Professional for the change logs.
There is a lot that can be said about firmware updating:
They can all be true. Therefore: use this feature with care.
Our main advice is to not update a running system, unless there are problems with it.
Change logs can be downloaded from Victron Professional.
During the update of a VE.Direct connected MPPT Solar Charger, any configuration in the device will be maintained, but in the event that the update fails, which is unlikely, VE.Direct MPPT Charge Controllers will have lost their configuration. Also it is not possible to reconfigure them remotely. All other devices work with a different process and will not lose their settings during an update; even it fails.
Updating firmware on a BMV that is connected via a canbus interface is not possible.
Specific instructions and limitations for updating VE.Bus products are available here in the Remote VE.Bus firmware update manual
Remotely updating firmware of these Lynx series of products is not possible:
Remote updating the Lynx Ion BMS 150A, 400A, 600A and 1000A model is possible. Notes:
Aux-power output. That is the only port that will remain powered during the firmware update process. All others (main contactor, and also Allow-to-charge and Allow-to-discharge signals) will disconnect; causing Multis and also loads to switch off. Once the update is completed, the Lynx BMS will restart and restore everything.
There, any device for which a new firmware version is available will show a green Update button. Press that button to initiate the update. N.B. the location for this facility has move to the bottom of the Device List, as per the earlier video.
In most situations the system will already have a firmware file available; no need to upload anything yourself. Sometimes however it is necessary to upload a file from your computer; and this chapter explains how that's done.
First start with having the system list the updatable devices; the result will look like this:
Click the three dots on the right of a line; the upload file button will show.
Click that, select the file on your computer; and the rest of the procedure will continue as explained above.
Typically shows when it is not a Victron product.
See limitations chapter above. The product you are trying to update cannot be updated remotely.