I have recently started having some problems with both the battery charging and telephone side (post lightning event) on my first generation system. It seems to me from what I have read that an upgrade is now in order.
Afraid I may be repeating here previous queries but it would be good to have some comment on my particular circumstances.
The main system was installed in 2001 with the equipment being purchased from the UK supplier in February of that year. An expansion was carried out in 2007 with the SEP addition.
2001 main equipment
•Main Unit 8001/E with Outside 4-109 firmware
•1 x LEM
•3 x KP02
•2 x DS01
•2 x KP03
I think that once I know the hardware that needs replacing my remaining concern is porting the software across. I have lost the original well annotated program but do have my paper notes/design and a version I downloaded a while back with Comfigurator 1.6. as a CCL file but would like to take a further download to be sure it is correct. What should I use if not the latest version and to what system should it be set to do the download i.e. will the latest Comfigurator work Ok? How should I then go about converting/transferring to the new system?
Is the new main module physically similar i.e. will fit in the original box?
As my house is well served by wired ethernet and I would like to upgrade the UCM to Ethernet does this require a completely new module?
Who is the authorised UK distributor now? It’s a bit unclear to me.
Does it matter which template I select within Comfigurator prior to the download from the existing controller? The one "Comfort 1 Entry"? Or does the download just overwrite it anyway?
It's all beginning to fall into place it's just that the dam thing has been so reliable over the last twelve years that other than a couple of battery changes I haven't had to think about it so now I'm playing catch up!
I would though rather use the existing software if it ports over OK via Comfigurator rather than re-write from scratch. I will though update the labels/annotation and try not to lose the file this time!
I will give the distributor you suggest a call and tak it through as it looks like an upgrade package is offered.
It does not matter what template you open before you read from Comfort. We dont use the terms "Upload" and "Download" as it is not clear which direction people refer to. Read and Write to Comfort is more clear
You will also need a new UCM/ETH02 as the old UCM01 hardware is completely different