Upgrading firmware on one Mercury LP or EP controller and its downstream panels - Synergis™ Softwire | Mercury

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Synergis™ Softwire | Mercury
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2020-07-06

Upgrading firmware on one Mercury LP or EP controller and its downstream panels

If you only need to upgrade the firmware version on one Mercury LP or EP intelligent controller and its downstream panels, you can do so from the web page of the Synergis™ unit.

Procedure

  1. Go to https://SCL IP/smc/index.html and log on to the Synergis™ unit.
    SCL IP is the IP address of the Synergis™ unit.
  2. Click Tools > Advanced > Mercury EP device tools > Bus firmware versions.
  3. Find the EP or LP controller you want to upgrade in the list.
    The controller is listed with its IP address and its current firmware version.
  4. On the next line, click the Upgrade to version X link.
    Example: In the following example, you are upgrading an Mercury EP1502 controller to firmware version 1.27.5.
    The upgrade starts. The upgrade process takes 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the intelligent controller model and your network connection.
  5. Upgrade the firmware on each downstream panel attached to the controller.
    IMPORTANT: Only upgrade one downstream panel at a time. During the upgrade, do not power cycle the EP or LP controller or disconnect the RS-485 connection between the controller and the panel.
    1. On the Bus firmware versions page of the Synergis™ unit web page, find the downstream panel to upgrade.
      • If the panel is connected to the controller using a RS-485 bus, it is listed by its physical address and its current firmware version.
      • If the panel is connected to the controller through the network, it is listed by its IP address and its current firmware version.
    2. On the next line, click the Upgrade to version X link.
    The upgrade starts. The upgrade process takes 5 to 20 minutes, depending on the downstream panel model and your network connection.