Update Firmware in a W-DIMm3

I. Introduction to updating Firmware in an RC4 Series 3 W-DIMm3

A. This unit features a 4-button interface (Function button and three Set buttons)

B. The firmware update is via a CodeLoader cable

1.The CodeLoader cable is available for  purchase in the RC4 Wireless online store.

2. The USB portion plugs into a computer running Windows

C. When plugged in, Windows Update will find the driver and it will appear as a COM port

D. To determine which Com port to use, unplug all other com port devices before the update process

II. Updates are done using an RC4 CodeLoader cable and free CodeLoader PC software

A. The miniplug end of the CodeLoader cable goes into the RC4 device

B. The USB portion plugs in a computer running Microsoft Windows

1.When plugged in, Windows Update will find the driver and it will appear as a COM port

2. To make it easier to determine which COM Port to use, unplug all other com ports before the update process

III. Putting the device into CodeLoader mode

A. Note: The updating process must be initiated within 5 seconds or the device will revert to normal running mode

B. Turn off the device, so it is not powered

B. Using a small tool like a paper clip, press down and hold the Function button

C. Plug in the power for the unit while continuing to hold the Function button

D. Release the button when a solid green LED is visible, indicating that the device is in CodeLoader mode

1. The device remains in this mode for only 5 seconds

IV: Updating the firmware

A. Be sure the RC4 CodeLoader cable is plugged into a USB port of the Windows PC, the drivers are installed, and the device is functioning as a PC COM Port

B. Locate and open the RC4 CodeLoader program on the PC

1. Click on the file selection button at the far right of the filename box, just below the Update File label

a. Locate the program for the device you’re updating

b. Choose the correct PC COM Port in the selector below the filename box

a. Plug the CodeLoader Cable into the miniplug data port on the device

2. Put the device in CodeLoader mode (Func button held during power up as outlined in procedure above)

3. Click the Update button at the lower right of the RC4 CodeLoader PC program

a. The green progress bar on screen will track left to right while waiting for the device

b. The green progress bar will track right to left when the device is found and being updated

VI. After all updates, it is highly recommended (and sometimes required) to restore default settings

A. Unplug the CodeLoader cable

B. Using a small paper clip, press and hold Function button

C. With a second paper clip, tap the Set A Button

D. Release the Function button

E. Complete this 2-button process in less then 3 seconds to avoid invoking a Function button long-press feature

F. Three LED indicators will blink together several times to show that the process is complete and defaults have been restored

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