PCR-WEA/WEA2 – Firmware Updater

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Firmware Updater

This software is to update the firmware version of the PCR-WEA/WEA2 Series.
*The updater files for the firmware Ver3.X and Ver4.X are different.

Different panels have different versions.

Update method

Save the update files (Update.img, CHECKSUM.md5) in the root directory of a USB memory device. Do not change the names of the update files.

Update procedure

  1. Press CONFIG (SHIFT+OPR MODE) > 1/3 (F6) > UPDATE (F5).
  2. Insert the USB memory device containing the update files into the USB port on the front panel. (A USB detected message appears.)
  3. Press EXEC (F5).
  4. Press OK (F4). Do not turn off the main power while the update is in progress. Do not remove the USB memory device.
  5. Turn off the main power of the PCR-WEA/WEA2, and remove the USB memory device.

Next, check that the firmware has been updated properly.

Firmware version check procedure

  1. Press CONFIG (SHIFT + OPR MODE) > MODEL ID (F5) to display the firmware version.
    If Firmware Version 3.xx or Firmware Version 4.xx is displayed on the instrument panel, the update has been completed properly.
    If the PCR-WEA/PCR-WEA2 does not start even if you followed the procedure, if the firmware version is displayed as *3.xx or *4.xx, or if something is unclear, contact your Kikusui agent or Kikusui services (service@kikusui.co.jp).

After the update has been completed properly, reset the PCR-WEA/PCR-WEA2 to its factory default conditions.

Factory default reset procedure

  1. Press CONFIG (SHIFT+OPR MODE) > 1/3 (F6) > SANITIZE (F4).
  2. Press EXEC (F5) > OK (F4). The PCR-WEA/PCR-WEA2 will restart with the factory default conditions.

This completes the firmware update task.

Ver.

Ver.3.x

3.26

Ver.4.x

4.14

Last update

2024/3/29

Configuration

Ver.3.x

  • Applicable products: PCR-WEA/WEA2 series Ver3.x

Ver.4.x

  • Applicable products: PCR-WEA/WEA2 series Ver4.x

Updating is not possible on a parallel operation system. Switch to standalone operation first. Set the rotary switches for the address and the number of slave units on the master unit and all slave units to zero, and then start the update.

[Precautions for parallel operation]

– When mixing PCR-WE and PCR-WEA and operating them in parallel, be sure to set PCR-WE as the master unit.
– PCR-WE requires firmware Ver. 1.47 or later.
– PCR-WEA Ver. 3.x requires firmware Ver. 3.22 or later.
– PCR-WEA Ver. 4.x requires firmware Ver. 4.10 or later.

*The master unit has the following additional conditions.
– PCR-WE requires firmware Ver. 1.48 or later.
– PCR-WEA Ver. 3.x requires firmware Ver. 3.25 or later.
– PCR-WEA Ver. 4.x requires firmware Ver. 4.12 or later.

Download

Ver.3.x

Product Manual
Product Manual

Ver.4.x

Product Manual
Product Manual

Release Note

  • Ver 3.26
    2024-3-18

    PCR-WEA firmware

    Resolved issues
    Resolved the following issues regarding the WAVE:DATA:ARB command under specific conditions. brbr- Issue that causes command errors brbr- Issue where the output of the set user-defined waveform is partially different from the setting
    Resolved issues
    Resolved the issue where the setting ranges of the following limit values are occasionally incorrect after changing the output method settings (three-phase -> single-phase/single-phase three-wire output, single-phase three-wire -> single-phase output). brbr- Upper and lower DC voltage limits brbr- Upper and lower frequency limits
    Resolved issues
    Resolved the standard of harmonic current analysis function (phase angle) from U-phase current fundamental wave to U-phase voltage fundamental wave.
    Ver 3.25
    2023-3-24

    PCR-WEA firmware

    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue where the display updating process of the front panel stops when the sequence function is executed during parallel operation.
    Ver 3.22
    2023-1-24

    PCR-WEA firmware

    Improvement
    Fixed the output shutoff process when protection function [ALM-02-03 P.U OHP], [ALM-02-04 P.U OHP], or [ALM-02-05 P.U OHP] is detected.
    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue that the maximum expected power display on the front panel may not be updated when the following I/F commands are sent:
    Deprecated
    SYST:CONF:FORM:PSAV:RES
    Deprecated
    SYST:CONF:FORM:PSAV:MOD
    Deprecated
    SYST:CONF:FORM:PSAV:MAX
    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue of freezing when another command is sent during the process of an *OPC? or *WAI command.
    Resolved issues
    Standardized the size of the numerical keypad and F/I/V keys of the Web browser interface.
    Ver 3.21
    2022-11-01

    PCR-WEA firmware

    New Feature
    Added detection item “TRBL-14-09 INV TYPE MISSMATCH” to the protection function.
    Ver 3.19
    2022-10-03

    PCR-WEA firmware

    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue that the screen may transition to the executing screen when a SIM: START RUN command is sent even if the execution conditions of SIM functions are not satisfied.
    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue that the setting values related to current limit values result in an out-of-range error when factory default setting (sanitization) or reset setting is performed on 500Hz Limit models.
    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue that the output capacity is not displayed when set to 0kVA in PowerSave of the power-saving function.
    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue that power unit update fails in firmware update.
    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue that ramp control continues until the output voltage waveform sticks to the positive peak or negative peak when running a DC voltage ramp output sequence with the ending phase angle enabled.
    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue that [TRBL-20-00 MEAS.FAIL] occurs while a sequence is running.
    Ver 3.17
    2022-3-25

    PCR-WEA firmware

    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue of falsely detecting [TRBL-03-06 HW Failure] at power-on in very rare cases.
    Ver 3.16
    2022-2-02

    PCR-WEA firmware

    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue that the calibration value may not be written correctly.
    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue that unit display of output impedance may be abnormal.
    Ver 3.15
    2022-1-12

    PCR-WEA firmware

    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue of analog monitor output malfunction. - Fixed the issue where the gain of other channels changes. - Fixed the issue where the analog monitor settings that were set immediately before are not reproduced.
    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue of abnormal screen display when setting a value out of range with the PROG:EDIT:JUMP command.
    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue of freezing during GPIB communication.

  • Ver 4.14
    2024-3-18

    PCR-WEA firmware

    Resolved issues
    Resolved a spelling mistake of a function key (TLIP TIM -> TRIP TIM).
    Resolved issues
    Resolved the following issues regarding the WAVE:DATA:ARB command under specific conditions. brbr- Issue that causes command errors brbr- Issue where the output of the set user-defined waveform is partially different from the setting
    Resolved issues
    Resolved the issue where the setting ranges of the following limit values are occasionally incorrect after changing the output method settings (three-phase -> single-phase/single-phase three-wire output, single-phase three-wire -> single-phase output). brbr- Upper and lower DC voltage limits brbr- Upper and lower frequency limits
    Resolved issues
    Resolved the standard of harmonic current analysis function (phase angle) from U-phase current fundamental wave to U-phase voltage fundamental wave.
    Ver 4.12
    2023-3-29

    PCR-WEA firmware

    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue where the display updating process of the front panel stops when the sequence function is executed during parallel operation.
    Ver 4.10
    2023-1-24

    PCR-WEA firmware

    Improvement
    Fixed the output shutoff process when protection function [ALM-02-03 P.U OHP], [ALM-02-04 P.U OHP], or [ALM-02-05 P.U OHP] is detected.
    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue that the maximum expected power display on the front panel may not be updated when the following I/F commands are sent:
    Deprecated
    SYST:CONF:FORM:PSAV:RES
    Deprecated
    SYST:CONF:FORM:PSAV:MOD
    Deprecated
    SYST:CONF:FORM:PSAV:MAX
    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue of freezing when another command is sent during the process of an *OPC? or *WAI command.
    Resolved issues
    Standardized the size of the numerical keypad and F/I/V keys of the Web browser interface.
    New Feature
    Added the 400 V regenerative model.
    Ver 4.02
    2022-11-02

    PCR-WEA firmware

    New Feature
    Added detection item “TRBL-14-09 INV TYPE MISSMATCH” to the protection function.
    Ver 4.01
    2022-10-12

    PCR-WEA firmware

    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue that power unit update fails in firmware update.
    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue that ramp control continues until the output voltage waveform sticks to the positive peak or negative peak when running a DC voltage ramp output sequence with the ending phase angle enabled.
    Resolved issues
    Fixed the issue that [TRBL-20-00 MEAS.FAIL] occurs while a sequence is running.

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