Pro Controller Updating Instructions

Pro Controller Updating Instructions
Heliodyne Pro Controller Updating Instructions
From time to time, you will need to update your Pro controller to ensure that it has the most current
firmware. If your controller has been working correctly and suddenly manifests an issue, try updating
the software first before contacting Heliodyne to see if this fixes the issue.
The 2nd generation software versions (versions 4.0 and higher) will allow you to choose between your
existing, direct (Ad-Hoc) connection to the controller data through any wifi capable device or accessing
your controller’s performance and energy data remotely (via our website) for free. This will require
either a wireless or Ethernet router (depending on what version of the Pro controller that you have),
and the additional step of setting up the remote monitoring. It is preferable to do this after you have
done the update. Please refer to the controller manual for details along with the video on our website that will walk you through the remote energy set-up, if you
choose to do this option. This website has various controller support including offering the current
manuals and tutorial videos on updating your firmware. For a written version of how to update your
controller, see below.
Step one for all Pro versions:
Go to: and click on the “Delta-T Downloads” link on the left
hand column. Scroll down to select your specific firmware listed under the PRO & PRO LITE
FIRMWARE section. Click on the .zip file to unzip and then save this new firmware version ‘.bin’
file onto your computer somewhere easily accessible.
For the Pro Wi-Fi controller update:
1. If the Pro-Wi-Fi Controller is in Ad-hoc mode, connect your computer to the “DTT PRO Wi-Fi”
wireless signal and in a browser window enter in the controller’s default IP address:
1. If the Pro-Wi-Fi Controller is in infrastructure mode and already connected to your home
wireless network, open a browser window to the newly assigned IP address of the controller.
2. Click over to the “Settings” Page
3. In the “Settings” Page, under the “System” tab, click on the link: Update Software Version. The
username and password will be the same as the ones to enter into the Settings page.
4. In the new window, click on the button “Choose File” or “browse”. Browse your computer and
enter in the ‘.bin’ file you saved to your computer earlier.
5. Once the new software .bin file is selected, click on the “Upload” button.
6. After 1-2 minutes, a new page will pop up with the message “Firmware Uploaded Successfully”.
7. On this new page, click on the “INSTALL” button.
8. Once you have clicked on the “INSTALL” button, then page will become unresponsive. The
controller is now installing new firmware and will switch back to Ad-Hoc mode. Heliodyne
suggests disconnecting from whatever wireless signal you are on, then reconnect back to the
“DTT PRO Wi-Fi” wireless signal to access the controller.
9. Verify the settings in the controller are as required. Please refer to the controller manual
section 3.0 for more guidance on how to set the controller back onto Infrastructure Mode.
For the Pro-LITE controller update:
Follow the same directions as above except make sure that the .bin file that you download from the
Heliodyne Website is the one specific for the Pro Lites.
The Pro Lites also have a connection on the board that allows for a direct connection to the computer
that will be used to update the controller via an AB printer cable that is easy to source.
For the Ethernet controller update:
Note: Updating the Ethernet controllers involves using a special 2 part cable available from
Heliodyne. If you are updating the Ethernet controller, make sure the computer is a PC as the
executable file doesn’t work with MAC computers without VMware software.
1. Go to and click on the “Delta-T Downloads” link on the left
hand column.
2. Scroll down and click on the link “Delta-T Pro & Pro Lite Field Upgrade Utility”. Follow
the steps in the installation wizard to save the Field Upgrade Utility Program to your
3. If the program does not automatically open up at the end of installation, go to your start menu
and open the program named “Delta-T Pro Upgrade Utility”. This is an executable program so it
will NOT work on MAC computers without VMware. Once opened, it should look as below:
4. For the Firmware Image box, click on the “…” button on the left hand side and browse your
computer to find the new Ethernet firmware .bin file you saved earlier:
Click here to
browse computer
to find .bin file
5. Next, take out the 2-part Ethernet update cables available from Heliodyne. Connect the USB
port to your computer. You should see a new port show up under the list of ports to use with a
“(USB)” label next to it. Select to use this port:
6. To connect the cables to the Ethernet controller, you will need to disconnect power to the
Ethernet controller and unscrew the main controller board from the box (there are 4 screws
attaching the board to the controller box) to access the smaller RCM board on the backside.
Connect the gray ribbon end labeled “PROG” into the RCM board of the Ethernet Controller,
with the red colored ribbon on the outboard edge of the controller connection. (NOTE: The
ribbon end “PROG” connection MUST be used, NOT the”DIAG” connection!)
7. Reconnect power to the controller.
8. Click on ‘Start’ on the Rabbit Field Utility Program to begin the software loading.
9. If the software loaded correctly, you will see the progress bar at 100% and the ‘Elapsed Time’
pops up under the status.
10. After 100% progress is reached on the Rabbit Utility, once again disconnect the power from the
11. Remove the programming cable from the back of the controller and the USB cable from your
12. Reconnect power and login to the controller using a cat-5 cable to verify the settings in the
controller are as required.
13. If using Infrastructure Mode, the controller may have been reset back to its default networking
settings; see section 3.0 in the controller manual to reestablish back in infrastructure mode.
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