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    Problem with Predator secondary (ISCAN) after firmware upgrade

    Hi,

    just upgraded my Predator secondary and after the upgrade it seems like it wants to be a primary (you can adjust SP etc.) but is not communicating with the Pathfinder (no mV readings and no int. battery V readings).

    Anyone got this issue and has a solution?

    Thanks

    P.S. Already wrote to Shearwater but wondering if this already happened to someone

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    Re: Problem with Predator secondary (ISCAN) after firmware upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by AlexB  View Original Post
    Hi,

    just upgraded my Predator secondary and after the upgrade it seems like it wants to be a primary (you can adjust SP etc.) but is not communicating with the Pathfinder (no mV readings and no int. battery V readings).

    Anyone got this issue and has a solution?

    Thanks

    P.S. Already wrote to Shearwater but wondering if this already happened to someone
    I thought the solenoid could only be operated from the primary circuit. How can the secondary control the setpoint? Confused.
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    Dave....

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    Re: Problem with Predator secondary (ISCAN) after firmware upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by wedivebc  View Original Post
    I thought the solenoid could only be operated from the primary circuit. How can the secondary control the setpoint? Confused.
    I didn't say it is operating just sayin that it has the software from a primary after upgrade... Shearwater replied and they will reset it to secondary via a unlock code. Will keep you posted.

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    Re: Problem with Predator secondary (ISCAN) after firmware upgrade

    It is my understanding that the Predator that is native to the first generation of Pathfinders operates along a protocol that is specific to the ISC requirements for ISCAN 2.7. Thus it does not communicate with the original analog monochrome controller if you attempt to update the firmware. I made the same attempt to upgrade my Predator firmware as you did and experienced the same communication failure. I contacted the gurus at Shearwater and within an hour they sent me an email that included a patch that I loaded into the Shearwater Desktop application, and used it to restore the Predator to its’ original state. The process was simple, took just a few minutes, and since then the Predator has operated flawlessly.

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    Re: Problem with Predator secondary (ISCAN) after firmware upgrade

    Quote Originally Posted by Bazzer  View Original Post
    It is my understanding that the Predator that is native to the first generation of Pathfinders operates along a protocol that is specific to the ISC requirements for ISCAN 2.7. Thus it does not communicate with the original analog monochrome controller if you attempt to update the firmware. I made the same attempt to upgrade my Predator firmware as you did and experienced the same communication failure. I contacted the gurus at Shearwater and within an hour they sent me an email that included a patch that I loaded into the Shearwater Desktop application, and used it to restore the Predator to its’ original state. The process was simple, took just a few minutes, and since then the Predator has operated flawlessly.
    Makes sense, thanks for this reassuring message and can't wait till Monday to get my Predator fixed.

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    Re: Problem with Predator secondary (ISCAN) after firmware upgrade

    SHORT UPDATE:


    problem solved by Shearwater, just as Bazzer described.


    Quote Originally Posted by AlexB  View Original Post
    Makes sense, thanks for this reassuring message and can't wait till Monday to get my Predator fixed.

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