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#1 Jonathan Pfundstein

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 10:08 AM

I've read conflicting information of whether or not Dionics can be charged on older PowerChargers without the firmware revisions.

 

http://www.ritterbat...rger_Manual.pdf

 

The manual says yes it will charge dionics (and I'm guessing that was the original models from the factory, regardless of firmware) , and in general that's what I've found.

 

But John's other charger table: http://www.ritterbat...table_sheet.pdf says that they can be used with those chargers with the firmware 3.6 or higher.

 

About to purchase a 2401 Dual Charger and trying to find out the firmware version, but wanted to clarify if it would charge regardless, I know some of the newer firmwares was to support discharging.

 

Thanks!

 


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#2 Jens Piotrowski SOC

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 11:03 AM

call Anton Bauer directly, they are very knowledgeable and will help and yes it depends on the firmware 


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#3 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 11:58 AM

Older 2401 chargers can not charge Dionics without a firmware update. The update chip is $75 from Ritter. Anton Bauer doesn't support them anymore and no longer has the firmware updates.
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#4 Jonathan Pfundstein

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 12:05 PM

call Anton Bauer directly, they are very knowledgeable and will help and yes it depends on the firmware 

Agreed definitely the best way to go.

 

 

Older 2401 chargers can not charge Dionics without a firmware update. The update chip is $75 from Ritter. Anton Bauer doesn't support them anymore and no longer has the firmware updates.

Then why would the manual state that they can charge Dionics when it was released? Trying to wrap my head around that.....since it seems like AB would give me the same info?

 

All in all a mute point because I found out it was running on REV. # 4.2  Would a 2401 Dual Charger be a good deal for 210$ shipped? Seems like it from Adorama with a 90 day warranty at least....


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#5 Jess Haas SOC

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Posted 17 March 2016 - 12:14 PM

Then why would the manual state that they can charge Dionics when it was released?

My guess is they updated the manual at some point. All I really know for sure is I have a quad 2401 that won't charge my Dionic HCs so I just ordered an upgrade chip from Ritter.

That's a good price if it does what you need.
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#6 Dave Hall

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Posted 26 April 2016 - 03:38 PM

Today I was trying to figure out how to change the Anton Bauer firmware chip, and this forum came up right at the top of my Google search. Since my question of "how do you change the firmware chip on an Anton/Bauer charger?" could not be found anywhere, I created a webpage of my own after a call to Anton Bauer tech support, so maybe it will help someone! http://davideo.net/AB


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