Subject: FX field controller firmware upgrade packages at version 18.104.22.168
Firmware upgrade package files at version 22.214.171.124 are now available for upgrading the following Facility Explorer (FX) field equipment controllers that are currently running boot and main code at version 6.2:
Advanced Application Programmable Controllers (FX-PCAs)
General Purpose Programmable Controllers (FX-PCGs)
Expansion Input/Output Modules (FX-PCXs)
Programmable Variable Air Volume Box Controllers (FX-PCVs)
The 126.96.36.199 firmware upgrade is cumulative and includes the firmware updates from version 188.8.131.521
The firmware upgrade fixes the controller issues summarized in the following table.
Table 1: Summary Resolved Issues
Firmware Package Location
Download the firmware package files by logging into the HVAC Navigator website:
Under FX-Pro Community, go to Software Downloads > FX-PCT Application Files. The file to download is FXFieldControllerPackageFiles184.108.40.206.zip
Programming and Commissioning Tool (FX - PCT) Version 10.3
Import the 220.127.116.11 firmware package files into FX-PCT 10.3. After the import, the 18.104.22.168 firmware is available in Release Mode 10.2. Upgrade the firmware of any affected field controller that contains main code version 6.2.x.x. Refer to the Instructions below and Controller Tool Help (LIT - 12011147) for more details.
To import the firmware package files in FX-PCT and upgrade a field controller:
Download the FXFieldControllerPackageFiles22.214.171.124.zip package file to your hard drive from the Firmware Package Location provided above
From the downloaded zip file, extract the contents of the zip files to this location: C:\ProgramData\JohnsonControls\MetasysIII\Field Controller Packages. This is the location where FX-PCT expects package files. If prompted to overwrite existing files, select Yes to all. It is safe to overwrite the older files.
From the FX-PCT main window, click Define Hardware. Select Packages tab.
Click Import, and select the zip files for the controllers that you want to update4 with new 126.96.36.199 firmware. (You unpacked these files in Step 2.)
On the Define Hardware window, click Close.
Upload the application in the controller to FX-PCT before downloading the new boot code and main code.
IMPORTANT: When you download the main code to the controller, the application code in the controller is deleted. Uploading the application prior to downloading allows you to reinstall it on the field controller.
Download boot code, main code, and the application to the field controller. Refer to Loading Devices section in the Controller Tool Help (LIT -12011147) for directions on downloading to a field controller.
Use the Load Summary Screen in the Load Wizard to confirm that the version of boot code and main code (the new firmware version number) is 188.8.131.52. Refer to the Loading Devices section of the Controller Tool Help (LIT - 12011147) for more information.
Firmware Update 184.108.40.206 Contents
The FXControllerPackageFiles_220.127.116.11.zip file contains the following files and folders.
FXControllerPackageFiles18.104.22.168: folder that contains files required for updating firmware
Flash Sheet: FX Field Controller Firmware Upgrade Packages at Version 22.214.171.124 (LIT-2018F029)