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just picked up in IMPRES xts/ht1000 series charger off ebay with firmware version 3.30. How current is this, should I update it? I have xts and ht1000 batteries I would like to charge and they are non IMPRES batteries, but in time I would like to get an xts impres at some point.

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For what you have now i think you are good to go.

If i am not mistaken i think the impress version is up to 3.4 now.

I do not know what the exact difference is between those two versions
but from what i understand it can be a pain to upgrade a impress charger
as i think ya need a special programmer.
 

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I think the current version is 3.41 and it does require a special programmer.

The process is quite easy though.

The programmer retains the firmware once loaded and you can flash multiple units without reloading it.

Makes upgrading a gang charger with displays a pretty painless process.
 

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I think the current version is 3.41 and it does require a special programmer.

The process is quite easy though.

The programmer retains the firmware once loaded and you can flash multiple units without reloading it.

Makes upgrading a gang charger with displays a pretty painless process.
Mike - what "programmer" equipment/software is necessary to do this firmware upgrade?

I may have to do this also.
 

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Item Number. RLN5671A

IMPRES FLD PROGMR W/NA/LA PLUG
Unit of Measure: 1 EA


Lead time (days) Available List price Your price Quantity Add to Cart

2 N 183.75 183.75
 

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Are they availble now. Last time i tried to order one my order got cancelled cause they were backordered/
 

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If you are just charging batteries, is there any real reason to update the firmware on one of these chargers?
 

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I ordered one quite a while back when I had a problem with some older firmware.

I keep it up to date with the latest firmware although Motorola hasn't released anything new in quite a while.
 

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V3.41 resolved some issues with XTS2500 and Waris (PR860) batteries not charging correctly or rendering the IMPRES chip disabled, so yeah I'd say it's important if you use those batteries.
Interesting. I deal with hundreds of impres batteries (mostly xts series however), and have never known about this. I have impres chargers that date back to when we were buying mts2000's up to the newest chargers, and they all seem to be fine on even the newest batteries, hence my comment wondering why they should ever be upgraded. Thanks for the info.
 

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I'd have to wade through SRN's on MOL, but IIRC sometime around 2007 they put out 3.41 in reference to customers having issues with XTS2500 batteries.
We have a fleet of XTS2500's at work, and our MSS came out and reflashed the IMPRES MUC's as a precaution a few years back, but we never had any problems (that I am aware of) with our batteries either.
 

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I'd have to wade through SRN's on MOL, but IIRC sometime around 2007 they put out 3.41 in reference to customers having issues with XTS2500 batteries.
We have a fleet of XTS2500's at work, and our MSS came out and reflashed the IMPRES MUC's as a precaution a few years back, but we never had any problems (that I am aware of) with our batteries either.
Well again.....thanks. I guess we have been lucky. I just assumed firmware versions on the chargers weren't relevant if you were only charging batteries.
 

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For all following this thread, Im looking to purchase a firmware updater, or rent one for a couple of weeks from someone here (with deposit of course). Thanks!
 

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If you're still looking for one, there is a member on Batlabs that is selling 4 of them. Just posted them today.

For all following this thread, Im looking to purchase a firmware updater, or rent one for a couple of weeks from someone here (with deposit of course). Thanks!
 
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