The new E145s electronic control board for 230v systems (Pt No 790076), is now available. This board will replace the current E145 board and has been introduced in preparation for the launch of Simply Connect later in the year.
The E145s continues to have the plug in connector for connectivity modules, which will allow the programming of the board through Simply Connect when it is launched later in the year. The USB B connector has been removed which means that you will no longer be able to make a direct connection with a laptop to program with the older EasyBoard software, however 3rd level programming features can still be activated by downloading the EasyBoard programming to a USB key and then using the key to upload the programming to the board.
Download the quick guide here!
Comparison between the current E145 Board and the E145S
|USB B + USB A||USB A only (no USB B)|
|Standard microprocessor (future upgrades on Simply Connect functionalities will probably not be available)||Larger microprocessor (more memory)|
|Bootloader is able to detect a FW for E145 (file name for this new FW is different = E145sw.COD)||Bootloader is able to detect a FW for E145S (file name for this new FW is different = E145Ssw.COD)|
|-||Safety edges inputs|
Due to the fact E145S is not equipped with USB B, it's not possible to directly connect a PC/laptop, so the "live monitoring" is missing as well as "timer" functionalities
FAQs about the new E145S Control Board
|Can an old SETPROG be uploaded?||YES||safety edges (not present on previous E145) will be loaded with default : NCPassword must be set as DEFAULT (if a password was inserted it must be reset to default via Easy Board)|
|Can a "new" SETPROG be created via Easy Board and can it be uploaded?||YES||the SETPROG has to be saved on a pen drive and then uploaded on the boardPassword must be set as DEFAULT|
|Is it possible to connect any kind of "interface card, cable, etc.." on the Simply Connect plug to use Easy Board?||NO||-|
|Can I download/upload radio codes on a pendrive?||YES||-|
|Can I enable/disable remote controls directly on Omnidec from Easy Board?||NO||Not directly because there's no USB B. A list or remote controls can be modified (enable/disable) on Easy Board - saved on pen drive - uploaded on E145S.|
|Can the Firmware be upgraded (to 4.0 and following) via USB A (pen drive)?||YES||Starting from FW4.0 it's not possible to modify (re-mapping) the function of any individual BUS inputs (this to simplify the Simply Connect UI), if the board is already programmed, BUS devices functionalities are forced to the default functionality.|
|Can a 4.0. Firmware be downgraded (to 3.4) via USB A (pen drive)?||YES||If the board is already programmed, the operating logic could be shown as "Custom". The suggestion is to re-load a default and start the programming again, or upload an old SETPROG (if available).|
Download the Instructions Update Sheet here