chadwick110 wrote:Newbie, untechnical, I NEED HELP, question here:
I have my JB, and need to upgrade the firmware so that I can take advantage of the LEAF's charging timer without the relay cycling on and off.
I have been instructed to follow the instructions on page 65 of the manual, but it is even too technical for me. Is there anyone willing to write up in Dummie style just how in the world I upgrade the firmware? Like, pictures of what plugs into what, super broken out instructions?
I have downloaded Arduino, but have no idea how to use it.
Any help would be appreciated.
P.S. LOVE MY JUICEBOX!
Basic steps are:
After downloading Arduino and downloading the zip file for Juicebox firmware.
move the folders in the Lib folder to Documents folder then Arduino then Libraries same in Windows or MAC.
Install the FTDI cable(make sure the jumper on the cable is set to 5V) connected to 5 pin connection on the board of course this is with no power applied to the Juicebox (not connected to elec power)
connect to USB port on computer
The comm port should install follow any prompts (it may take a restart of computer)
when you open Arduino under TOOLS you need to set the Serial port to serial port of FTDI (comm 1or whatever the choices show(you may have to try more than one), also under Tools select "Board" set the Board to Arduino Pro (5v,16Mhz) w/ ATmega328.
now go to File open JB_Firmware V8_9_1.ino
click on sketch in menu run Verify/ Compile
if all went well it should simply say "Done Compiling"
now click the right pointing arrow to Upload
it will compile again and then Upload
If all went well it will show Uploading Done
if you want to make sure the version has been updated click magnifier in rt corner that indicates Serial Monitor
a pop up should come up and start scrolling, turn off Auto scroll and you should be able to review the Version number
Hope I got those steps right, I was going by memory.