MPower™ Echelon2 Console
MPower™ Echelon2 Power Upgrade
MPower™ Echelon2 External Wiring Kit
Installation Guide
Table of Contents
1. Introduction ........................................................................................................... 3
2. Tools Required ..................................................................................................... 3
3. Console Kit Contents ............................................................................................ 4
4. Optional Power Upgrade Kit Contents .................................................................. 4
5. External Wiring Kit Contents ................................................................................. 4
6. Console Kit Installation on AC™ Sport and AC™ Performance Bikes ................. 5
7. Console Kit Installation on AC™ Performance Plus Bikes ................................. 11
8. Magnet Gap Check and Adjustment ................................................................... 18
9. Optional Power Upgrade Kit Installation on AC™ Sport and AC™ Performance
Bikes ................................................................................................................... 20
10. Optional Power Upgrade Kit Installation on AC™ Performance Plus Bikes ....... 24
11. Service Mode Operation ..................................................................................... 27
12. Assigning System Settings ................................................................................. 27
13. Calibrating Power Sensor ................................................................................... 31
14. Checking System Settings, Resetting System, and Updating firmware .............. 33
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1.
INTRODUCTION
This installation guide details how to install and setup the following:
 Schwinn® MPower™ Echelon2 Console, P/N 740-8727
 Schwinn® MPower™ Echelon2 Optional Power Upgrade, P/N 740-8730
 Schwinn® MPower™ Echelon2 External Wiring Kit, P/N 740-8875
The following instructions apply to the following models:
 Schwinn® AC™ Performance
 Schwinn® AC™ Sport
 Schwinn® AC™ Sport with Carbon Blue
 Schwinn® AC™ Performance Plus
 Schwinn® AC™ Performance Plus with Carbon Blue
NOTE: The console cable must be externally routed on the AC™ Performance and
AC™ Sport models. This requires that the External Wiring Kit, 740-8875 be used. The
console cable for the AC Performance Plus is routed internally
2.
TOOLS REQUIRED
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Phillips screw driver
2.5mm hex key
3mm hex key
Glove
Soft-jaw pliers (Pliers with protective rubber or plastic caps over jaws)
NOTE: Tools are not included in the kits.
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3.
CONSOLE KIT CONTENTS
Item
Description
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2
3
4
5
Console
Console mount bracket
RPM (Cadence) sensor
RPM sensor adapter for AC Sport and AC Performance models
Console-to-RPM sensor cable (Only used when the optional power upgrade
kit is not installed)
Connector protective cap
Cosmetic cap for AC Performance Plus models
C Cell Batteries
Console bracket mount screws, M4 x 10mm PHP, for AC Performance Plus
models
Console bracket mount screws, M5 x 14mm BHCS, for AC Sport and AC
Performance models
Connector protective cap mount screws, M3 x 12mm SHCS
Console-to-bracket mount screw, M3 x 6mm PHP
RPM sensor adapter mount screw, M3 x 6mm PHP (Only used on AC Sport
and AC Performance Plus models)
Cosmetic cap mount screw, M5 x 14mm (Same as Item 10)
Cable grommet
RPM cable saddles
Cable saddle mount rivets
CD Rom with Owner’s Manual and Installation Guide
6
7
8
9
10
11
12
13
14
15
16
17
18
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QTY
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1
1
1
1
1
1
2
3
2
2
1
1
1
1
2
2
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OPTIONAL POWER UPGRADE KIT CONTENTS
Item
Description
1
2
3
4
5
Sensor assembly
Console-to-power sensor cable
RPM-to-Power sensor cable
Magnet assembly
Sensor mount screws, M4 x 6mm BHCS (Only 2 screws are used on older
models with two screw mount holes)
Calibration tool
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QTY
1
1
1
1
3
1
EXTERNAL WIRE KIT CONTENTS
Item
1
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Cable duct assemblies
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6.
CONSOLE KIT INSTALLATION ON AC™ SPORT AND
AC™ PERFORMANCE BIKES
NOTE: If installing the console with the optional power upgrade at the same time
as the console, review the instructions in the section “Optional Power Upgrade
Kit Installation on AC™ Sport and AC™ Performance Bikes” before proceeding
with the steps in this section.
1. Insert batteries into console. (Figure 1)
Figure 1
2. Mount the console bracket using the two (2) M5 x 14mm button head screws. Tighten the
screws using the 3mm hex key. (Figure 2 and Figure 3)
Figure 2
Figure 3
3. Slide the console onto the bracket. Insert the M3 x 6mm pan head screw and tighten with
the screw driver. (Figure 4)
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Figure 4
4. Prior to installing the upper conduit, clean head tube with isopropyl alcohol. Allow to air dry.
5. Peel off backing adhesive and align duct part number 740-8875-001 to forward edge and
lower edge of the frame tube (as shown below). Apply normal pressure for 5 seconds.
(Figure 5)
Note: It is recommended that the adhesive set for 24 hours before use.
6. Insert the cable through the slot. (Figure 5)
7. Snap the outer part of the cable duct onto the base with the cable inside. (Figure 6)
Figure 6
Figure 5
8. Using a Philips screw driver, remove the sweat guard (Do not use a power drill in removing
and re-installing). (Figure 7)
9. Route the cable through the sweat guard. (Figure 8)
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Figure 7
Figure 8
10. Re-mount the sweat guard. (Figure 9 and Figure 10)
Figure 9
Figure 10
11. Plug the console cable RJ45 connector into the console. (Figure 11)
12. Slide the grommet of the cable into the slot on the connector protective cap as shown.
(Figure 11)
13. Attach the protective cap to the bracket using the two (2) M3 x 12mm socket head cap
screws, and tighten with the 2.5mm hex key. (Figure 12)
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Figure 11
Figure 12
14. Attach the RPM sensor adapter to the RPM sensor using the M3 x 6mm Philips Pan Head
Screw. (Figure 13)
15. Unscrew the M3 x 6mm Philips Pan Head screw holding the RPM sensor cover on and
remove it. (Figure 14 and Figure 15)
Figure 13
Figure 14
Figure 15
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16. Plug the RPM sensor cable 2-pin connector into the RPM sensor connector and slide the
cable grommet into the slot in the RPM sensor housing. (Figure 16 and Figure 17)
17. Reinstall the RPM sensor cover into the housing, and reinstall the M3 x 6mm Philips Pan
Head screw. (Figure 18 and Figure 19)
Figure 16
Figure 17
Figure 18
Figure 19
18. Remove the top and bottom screw from the front of the chain guard. (Figure 20)
19. Position the RPM sensor as shown and reinstall the two chain guard screws. The RPM
sensor should be about 2 - 3mm away from the flywheel, or about the width of a credit card.
If the RPM sensor is too close, it will rub against the sensor magnet that is embedded in the
flywheel. If the RPM sensor is too far away, the sensor will intermittently pick up a signal
from the magnet or will not pick up any signal at all; this will cause an erratic RPM display, or
no RPM display. (Figure 21)
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Figure 20
Figure 21
20. Prior to applying the lower conduit, clean the surface of the inner right fork with isopropyl
alcohol and allow to air dry. Peel the non-stick strip off the plastic conduit base. Place it
firmly on the inside of the right hand fork. There should be about one inch gap between
chain guard/rpm sensor bracket and the wire conduit. (Figure 22)
21. Route the wire inside the conduit and snap the conduit outer cover on to the base.
(Figure 23 and Figure 24)
Figure 22
Figure 23
Figure 24
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7.
Console KIT Installation on AC™ Performance Plus
Bikes
NOTE: If installing the console with the optional power upgrade at the same time
as the console, review the instructions in the section “Optional Power Upgrade
Kit Installation on AC™ Performance Plus” before proceeding with the steps in
this section.
1. Insert batteries into console. (Figure 25)
Figure 25
2. Remove handlebars from bike and place on a sturdy working surface.
3. Grab the console-to-RPM cable and note which end has the 2-pin connector.
4. Insert the end of cable with the 2-pin connector into the opening at the top of the handlebar
post. Feed the cable through, with one section of coiled cable being inside the tube, and
one section of coiled cable being outside the tube. The end of the cable should just be
poking out of the end of the tube. (Figure 26 and Figure 27)
Figure 26
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5. Place the handlebar back on the bike.
6. Feed the end of the cable out of the end of the head tube. Wear heavy-duty protective
gloves when pulling the end of the cable out of the head tube as there may be sharp edges
inside the head tube. (Figure 28)
Figure 28
7. Mount the console bracket using the three (3) M4 x 10mm Philips Pan Head screws, and
tighten the screws. (Figure 29 and Figure 30)
Figure 29
Figure 30
8. Slide the console onto the bracket. Insert the M3 x 6mm pan head screw and tighten with
the screw driver. (Figure 31)
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Figure 31
9. Plug the console cable RJ45 connector into the console. (Figure 32)
10. Slide the grommet of the cable into the slot on the connector protective cap as shown.
(Figure 32)
11. Attach the protective cap to the bracket using the two (2) M3 x 12mm socket head cap
screws, and tighten with the 2.5mm hex key. (Figure 33)
Figure 32
Figure 33
12. Install the cosmetic cap using a M5 x 14mm BHCS. (Figure 34 and Figure 35)
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Figure 34
Figure 35
13. Using a Philips screw driver, remove the sweat guard (Do not use a power drill in removing
and re-installing). Route the cable through the sweat guard. (Figure 36 and Figure 37)
Figure 36
Figure 37
14. Unscrew the M3 x 6mm Philips Pan Head screw holding the RPM sensor cover on and
remove it. (Figure 38 and Figure 39)
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Figure 38
Figure 39
15. Plug the RPM sensor cable 2-pin connector into the RPM sensor connector and slide the
cable grommet into the slot in the RPM sensor housing. (Figure 40 and Figure 41)
16. Reinstall the RPM sensor cover into the housing, and reinstall the M3 x 6mm Philips Pan
Head screw. (Figure 42 and Figure 43)
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Figure 40
Figure 41
Figure 42
Figure 43
17. Remove the top and bottom screw from the front of the chain guard. (Figure 44)
18. Position the RPM sensor as shown and reinstall the two chain guard screws. The RPM
sensor should be about 2 - 3mm away from the flywheel, or about the width of a credit card.
If the RPM sensor is too close, it will rub against the sensor magnet that is embedded in the
flywheel. If the RPM sensor is too far away, the sensor will intermittently pick up a signal
from the magnet or will not pick up any signal at all; this will cause an erratic RPM display, or
no RPM display. (Figure 45)
19. Reinstall the sweat guard.
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Figure 44
Figure 45
20. Install the two cable saddle mounts to the two holes inside the left fork using the two
plastic rivets. (Figure 46 and Figure 47)
Figure 46
Figure 47
21. Secure the cable inside the two saddle clamps as shown. (Figure 48)
Figure 48
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8.
Magnet Gap Check and Adjustment
NOTE: In order to achieve consistent power output between multiple bikes, it is very
important that the gap between the magnets on the resistance mechanism is correct
and consistent between bikes. The gap is set by the factory when the bikes are
assembled; however, some older model bikes may not have correct magnet gap.
Checking the magnet gap and adjusting it as needed on each bike will ensure a high
level of consistency of power out between bikes. The two pictures below show the
resistance mechanism with a correct magnet gap and with an incorrect (too large)
magnet gap. The tool used to measure magnet gap is the same tool that is used to
calibrate the power sensor on each bike (as detailed in Section 13). Figure 49 shows
the correct gap when checked with the tool. Figure 50 shows a gap that is too large.
The calibration tool should have a slip fit in between the magnets without having to force
the tool in place, and without any gaps between the tool and the magnets. To check the
magnet gap and adjust the gap, follows the steps below.
Figure 49
Figure 50
1. Place the calibration tool on the flywheel and rotate the flywheel so that the tool
rests between the front set of magnets. Shown on the AC™ Sport for clarity in
Figure 51 and Figure 52. As can be seen in the figure on the right, the gap is too
large in this case. The gap should be between 10.5 mm and 11 mm. Using the
calibration tool will set the gap correctly
2. To adjust the magnet gap, carefully place a pair of soft-jaw pliers around the
outside of the resistance mechanism plates, and squeeze. Make small
adjustments at a time and check the gap with the tool fit—the fit should be a slip
fit with no side-to-side play. Make sure the flywheel remains centered between
the magnets. See Figure 53 and Figure 54. Figure 55 shows how to adjust the
magnet gap on the AC™ Performance. Figure 56 shows how to adjust the
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magnet gap on the AC™ Performance Plus. Error! Reference source not
found. shows the correct magnet gap on the AC™ Sport, and Figure 58 shows
the magnet gap on the AC™ Performance Plus. IMPORTANT NOTE: DO NOT
USE ANY METAL TOOLS DIRECTLY ON THE SURFACE OF THE BLACK
PLATES. DOING SO WILL DAMAGE THE CORROSION RESISTANT
COATING.
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Figure 52
Figure 53
Figure 54
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Figure 55
Figure 56
Figure 58
Figure 57
9.
Optional Power Upgrade Kit Installation on AC™ Sport
and AC™ Performance Bikes
NOTE: When installing the power upgrade kit, do not use the console-to-RPM sensor
cable (Item 5) from the console kit. This cable is not used when installing the power
upgrade kit. Use the console-to-power cable (Item 2) in the power kit to connect the
console to the power sensor. Use the RPM-to-power cable (Item 3) in the power kit to
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connect the RPM sensor to the power sensor; this cable is the shorter cable with a twopin connector on each end of the cable. (Figure 59)
Figure 59
1. Repeat Step 1-9, and 11-21 from the console kit installation instructions above.
NOTE: The difference at this point will be that the cable from the console will not be
plugged into the RPM sensor. The RPM sensor cable will have one free end after
installing the RPM sensor on the bike and routing the RPM cable through the cable
duct. The console-to-power cable has different lengths of unshielded wires at each
end as show below in Figure 60 and has RJ45 connectors on both ends. The end
with the shorter length of unshielded wires (shown in the right) plugs into the
console. The end with the longer length of unshielded wires (shown on the left) is
routed through the cable duct and plugged into the power sensor.
Figure 60
2. Position rubber boot with magnet (magnet assembly) so that the hex pattern of the boot
lines up with the hex nut on the resistance mechanism. (Figure 61)
3. Slide boot onto hex nut and ensure that boot sits in contact with the black plate of the
resistance mechanism. (Figure 62)
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Figure 61
Figure 62
4. Plug console cable into the RJ45 connector, and the RPM cable into the 2-pin connector on
the power sensor. Slide each cable’s grommet into their respective slots in the power
sensor case. (Figure 63)
Figure 63
5. Attach sensor case to the resistance mechanism using the M4 x 6mm button head screws.
NOTE: Be sure that sensor case sits tight against the black plate of the resistance
mechanism. All wires must be contained within the sensor cover and not protrude
from the sensor cover, which will prevent the cover from being completely seated.
(Figure 64)
Figure 64
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6. Reinstall sweat guard. (See Figure 10)
IMPORTANT: Before using the console with the power upgrade kit for the first time, the
power sensor must be calibrated. Follow the instructions for “Calibrating Power
Sensor.”
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10. Optional Power Upgrade Kit Installation on AC™
Performance Plus Bikes
NOTE: When installing the power upgrade kit, do not use the console-to-RPM sensor
cable (Item 5) from the console kit. This cable is not used when installing the power
upgrade kit. Use the console-to-power cable (Item 2) in the power kit to connect the
console to the power sensor. Use the RPM-to-power cable (Item 3) in the power kit to
connect the RPM sensor to the power sensor; this cable is the shorter cable with a twopin connector on each end of the cable. (Figure 65)
Figure 65
1. Repeat Step 1-9, and 11-21 from the console kit installation instructions above.
NOTE: The difference at this point will be that the cable from the console will not be
plugged into the RPM sensor. The RPM sensor cable will have one free end after
installing the RPM sensor on the bike and routing the ROM cable through the cable
duct. The console-to-power cable has different lengths of unshielded wires at each
end as shown in Figure 66 and has RJ45 connectors on both ends. The end with the
shorter length of unshielded wires (shown in the right) plugs into the console. The
end with the longer length of unshielded wires (shown on the left) is routed through
the handlebar post to be plugged into the power sensor. After routing the cable
through the post, and reinstalling the post, the RJ45 connector that plugs to the
power sensor will be visible. (Figure 67)
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Figure 66
Figure 67
2. Position rubber boot with magnet (magnet assembly) so that the hex pattern of the boot
lines up with the hex nut on the resistance mechanism. (Figure 68)
3. Slide boot onto hex nut and ensure that boot sits in contact with the black plate of the
resistance mechanism. (Figure 69)
Figure 68
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4. Plug console cable into the RJ45 connector, and the RPM cable into the 2-pin connector on
the power sensor. Slide each cable’s grommet into their respective slots in the power
sensor case. (Figure 70)
Figure 70
5. Attach sensor case to the resistance mechanism using the M4 x 6mm button head screws.
NOTE: Be sure that sensor case sits tight against the black plate of the resistance
mechanism. All wires must be contained within the sensor cover and not protrude
from the sensor cover, which will prevent the cover from being completely seated.
(Figure 71)
Figure 71
6. Reinstall sweat guard.
IMPORTANT: Before using the console with the power upgrade kit for the first time, the
power sensor must be calibrated. Follow the instructions for “Calibrating Power
Sensor.”
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11. SERVICE MODE OPERATION
Service mode may be entered immediately after powering on the console, or when the
console is in Pause mode (Pause mode is indicated by flashing digits on the screen).
Service mode cannot be entered during Ride mode. Follow the instructions in the
attached picture to enter Service mode. In Service mode, the STAGE button is used to
scroll backwards. The LIGHT button is used as an enter button to enter submenus, or
make select desired setting. The AVG/MAX button is used to scroll forward. To exit the
Service mode, scroll to the EXIT menu and press the LIGHT (Enter) button.
12. ASSIGNING SYSTEM SETTINGS
The picture below shows the optional system settings and how to assign settings.
Below is a description of each setting. NOTE: The Gear setting and Calibration
settings are not used unless the optional power upgrade kit is installed.
Carbon Blue
This setting is used to distinguish between Carbon Blue bike with a belt and bikes with a
chain. The default setting is ON. Leave this setting set to ON for Carbon Blue models.
On models with chain, set it to OFF.
Gear
This is an optional setting that enables the console to display a gear number that
corresponds to the level of resistance. When set to ON, a gear symbol and gear number
will be displayed on the right side of the console next to the calories value. This setting
is set to OFF by default.
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Units
The units refer to the distance. The two optional settings are miles or kilometers. The
default setting is miles.
Open Ant Channel
This setting is used to turn on the channel that broadcasts data to external leaderboard
systems that display console data on a large screen. This must be set to ON in order
for external systems to read data from the console. It is set to OFF by default. Leaving
this setting off when not used conserves battery life.
Backlight
This setting allows the user to set the backlight display to a number of settings. In the
BACKLIGHT SETTING submenu the backlight can be set as follows:
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Backlight displays for 10 seconds when the LIGHT button is pressed in Ride
mode (this is the default setting)
Backlight displays for 15 seconds when the LIGHT button is pressed in Ride
mode
Backlight displays for 20 seconds when the light button is pressed in Ride mode
When set to ON, the backlight will always be on when the console is on
When set to OFF, the backlight cannot be used when the console is on
In the BACKLIGHT HOLD submenu the backlight display can be set as follows:
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When set to ON, the rider can press and hold the LIGHT button for 5 seconds,
allowing the backlight to remain on until the rider presses the LIGHT button again
to turn off the light
When set to OFF, the backlight hold display cannot be used
Calories
This is an optional setting that enables the user to turn the calorie (CAL) display ON or
OFF. This setting is set to ON by default. NOTE: This optional setting is not available
in firmware version V1.0. It is available only in firmware version V1.1 and later.
Batteries
The battery strength is displayed on the BATTERIES screen.
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13. CALIBRATING POWER SENSOR
Before performing the calibration, follow the steps in Section 9 of this document for
checking and adjusting magnet gap. This will ensure consistent power output between
multiple bikes.
When the optional power upgrade kit is installed with the console for the first time, the
sensor zero point must be set. This is done using the calibration tool included with the
power upgrade kit. Follow the prompts as shown below to set the zero point. Place the
calibration tool on the flywheel as shown in (Figure 72 and Figure 73). It is very important
that the calibration tool rest completely on the flywheel, and is placed between the
magnets. NOTE: When rotating the resistance knob to the right after placing the
calibration tool as shown, only turn the resistance knob until the knob stops against the
calibration tool. DO NOT USE EXCSSIVE FORCE ONCE THE KNOB STOPS
TURNING. STOP TURNING AS SOON AS THE KNOB STOPS. After completing the
zero set point operation, scroll to CURRENT ANGLE and verify the angle is 0.0 +/- .1
degrees. If the angle is outside this range, then rerun the zero set point process. Once
the zero point is set, the console is ready to use.
The CALIBRATE PWR ADJUST setting enables the rider to adjust the power displayed
up or down between the range of -99% to +99%. This feature is intended to be used to
fine tune the power level of bikes to make all bikes consistent in rare cases that some
bikes feel “easier” or “harder” to riders compared to other bikes at a given level of
resistance.
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Figure 72
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14. CHECKING SYSTEM SETTINGS, RESETTING SYSTEM,
AND UPDATING FIRMWARE
Checking System Settings
In the SYSTEM menu, the first screen displays the system summary which includes:
 Number of hours of usage on the third line
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
Current version of firmware on the 4th line, in the lower section of the screen
Resetting System
In the SYSTEM RESET submenu, the console can be restored to factory default
settings by following the prompts shown below.
Updating Firmware
The console firmware can be easily updated via a USB stick in the SYSTEM LOAD FW
submenu. The firmware file should be loaded onto the US stick under the name
“MPowerQ.bin”. To load the new firmware, follow the prompts shown below. Updating
the firmware will not restore user-defined settings to factory default as is done SYSTEM
RESET submenu. All user-defined settings will be maintained when updating firmware.
After loading the firmware, scroll back to the SYSTEM SUMMARY screen and verify
that the new version of firmware appears. Check the Schwinn Equipment website at
www.schwinnequipment.com for firmware updates.
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Customer Service Bulletin
Schwinn® MPower™ Echelon2 Power Validation
Echelon2
The purpose of this service bulletin is to provide instructions for validating the power output of the
Schwinn® MPower™ Echelon2 console after it has been properly calibrated. Before validating the
power output of a console, follow the Zeropoint Calibration instructions for calibrating the Echelon2
power sensor.
Follow these steps to validate the power output on your Echelon2 console:
1. Run the Zeropoint Calibration procedure and check to verify that the Current Angle after
calibration is holding steady between 359.9 and 0.1 degrees.
2. In the service menu, scroll to the GEAR option and press LIGHT button. Press and release the
STAGE or AVG/MAX buttons to select the gear ON option. Press and release the LIGHT
button to set the gear to ON.
NOTE: The gear function must be used to validate the power. If the studio/club does not use
the Gear function in its classes, then the Gear feature can be turned off after the power
validation procedure.
3. Scroll to the service menu EXIT screen using the STAGE or AVG/MAX buttons, and press the
“LIGHT” button to exit the service menu and return to ride mode.
4. Using the power validation table below, select a gear and an RPM, and ride at the RPM.
Check the power that is displayed on the console and compare it to the power for the given
gear and RPM to see if they match.
NOTE: Each gear covers a range of power rather than a single discrete power value. The
easiest way to validate the power is to ride at the low end of the gear and check the power at
that point. To get to the low end of the gear, add resistance just until the specific gear number
shows on the display. For example, if riding at 90 RPM, start adding resistance just until the
gear number 8 (or any other desired gear) is displayed. The accuracy of the power displayed
will depend on how consistently you can ride at the chosen RPM, and on where in the gear
range you are riding.
The power validation test will work for any gear/RPM combination in the table. Not all combinations
need to be used for the validation test.
SCHWINN FITNESS
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Read the installation manual included with the Echelon2 console. It has important steps that must be followed to ensure that the console is set up correctly.
Echelon2 MPower Upgrade Key Installation Points
1. When installing the magnet assembly (Fig. 1) onto the brake carriage, match the pattern on magnet assembly to the pattern of the nut (Fig. 2). If
patterns are not matched, the console will not hold the zero point calibration. After placing the magnet assembly on the nut, cycle the brake carriage
assembly up and down using the brake knob. The magnet assembly should not rotate with the brake carriage.
Fig. 1
Fig. 2
2. The calibration tool (Fig. 3) must be used to ensure consistent power readings from bike to bike. Do not discard the calibration tool after install because
it may be used to recalibrate if necessary.
Fig. 3
3. Test your installation and calibration. Follow the instruction for the Schwinn® MPower Echelon2 Power Validation on the other side. This will ensure that
the console has been set up correctly.
637-4274A
Validate the power output of the Schwinn® MPower™ Echelon2 console after it
has been properly calibrated. Before validating the power output of a console,
follow the Zeropoint Calibration instructions for calibrating the Echelon2 power
sensor.
Follow these steps to validate the power output on your Echelon2 console:
1. Run the Zeropoint Calibration procedure and check to verify that the
Current Angle after calibration is holding steady between 359.9 and
0.1 degrees.
2. In the service menu, scroll to the GEAR option and press LIGHT
button. Press and release the STAGE or AVG/MAX buttons to
select the gear ON option. Press and release the LIGHT button to
set the gear to ON.
NOTE: The gear function must be used to validate the power. If
the studio/club does not use the Gear function in its classes, then
the Gear feature can be turned off after the power validation
procedure.
3. Scroll to the service menu EXIT screen using the STAGE or
AVG/MAX buttons, and press the “LIGHT” button to exit the service
menu and return to ride mode.
4. Using the power validation table below, select a gear and an RPM,
and ride at the RPM. Check the power that is displayed on the
console and compare it to the power for the given gear and RPM to
see if they match.
NOTE: Each gear covers a range of power rather than a single
discrete power value. The easiest way to validate the power is to
ride at the low end of the gear and check the power at that point.
To get to the low end of the gear, add resistance just until the
specific gear number shows on the display. For example, if riding
at 90 RPM, start adding resistance just until the gear number 8 (or
any other desired gear) is displayed. The accuracy of the power
displayed will depend on how consistently you can ride at the
chosen RPM, and on where in the gear range you are riding.
The power validation test will work for any gear/RPM combination in the table. Not all
combinations need to be used for the validation test.
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Schwinn® MPower™ Echelon2 Zeropoint Calibration
When the optional power upgrade kit is installed with the console for the first time, the
magnet gap spacing must be verified and the power sensor zeropoint must be set.
Magnet Gap Spacing:
To ensure consistent power readings
across all bikes, the optimal distance
between the magnets is 10.5mm – 11mm,
which should be verified upon installation of
the power sensor.
This gap can be measured using the red
zeropoint calibration tool. Ensure the tool
fits snugly between the brake magnets. If
the gap exceeds 11mm, power readings
may be inaccurate.
Adjust the magnet gap with soft-jawed
channel locks until appropriate gap is met
as necessary.
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Zeropoint Calibration Procedure
1. Turn on console.
2. Enter the service menu by holding
down the STAGE and AVG MAX
buttons together for about 4-6 seconds.
3. Once in the service menu, use the
AVG MAX button to scroll to the
CALBRATE menu. Press and release
the LIGHT button to enter the menu.
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4. Scroll to CALIBRATE ZEROPOINT
option and press the LIGHT button.
5. Follow the on-screen instructions;
place the calibration tool on the
flywheel, rotate back until the tool fits
between the magnets of the brake
assembly, and then press the LIGHT
button.
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6. Turn the brake knob clockwise until the
brake mechanism makes contact with
the calibration tool and press the
LIGHT button.
Do not over tighten.
7. The console will display that the
Zeropoint is now set. Press the LIGHT
button to exit CALIBRATE
ZEROPOINT.
8. Once the calibration passes, go to
CALIBRATE CURRENT ANGLE and
verify the angle is 0.0 (+/- 0.1 degrees).
Occasionally, the calibration process
does not correctly set the angle on the
first try. If the angle reads anything
other than 0.0 (+/- 0.1 degrees),
perform the calibration again until the
CURRENT ANGLE reads 0.0 (+/- 0.1
degrees).
Note: The sensor measures in degrees, so
0.0 – 0.1 = 359.9.
9. At this point calibration is done. Exit the service menu and remove the tool from the
flywheel (keep for future use).
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How to Use Power Adjust to Adjust Watts Values
The PWR ADJUST option in the CALIBRATE menu is designed to allow the user to adjust the
power (watts) values of a bike up or down between the range of -99% to +99%. Many riders will
perceive that the watts output—even after properly calibrating the sensor—will be “too low”
despite being more accurate.
PWR ADJUST allows the power (watts) output to be adjusted up or down until a desired level is
reached. It is also intended to be used in the event that users feel the power (watts) values are
lower or higher than desired, or to be used when a particular bike or bikes vary from other bikes
even after performing the calibration.
Given normal manufacturing tolerances, there may be rare cases where some bikes still vary
noticeably from other bikes. Before adjusting the watts output of any bike, first perform the
calibration steps above. Use the PWR ADJUST to adjust a bike’s Power output. A positive (+)
angle offset will increase the power (watts) output for a given level of resistance (making the
bike feel “easier”). A negative (-) angle offset will decrease the power (watts) output for a given
level of resistance (making the bike feel “harder”).
To set the angle OFFSET:
1. Enter the service menu.
2. Enter the CALIBRATE menu.
3. Scroll to the PWR ADJUST menu and press the LIGHT button to enter the menu.
4. Use the AVG MAX button to increase the watts output (+ offset), or use the STAGE
button to decrease the watts output (- offset). Once the desired offset is reached, press
the LIGHT button to save the value.
5. Exit the menu and go back to ride mode.
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Assembly & Setup
Schwinn Bike & Echelon2 Console Checklist
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Use the checklist below to ensure proper installation of Schwinn© Indoor Cycling bikes:
All parts and hardware in the package(s) are accounted for.
Ensure front and back leg support braces are secured to frame and blue loctite is used on all fasteners.
Bottom bracket is properly tightened at 48 – 50 lbs*ft.
Verify crank arms are secured tightly to the bottom bracket at 35 – 40 lbs*ft.
Verify pedals are tightly secured to crank arms at 25 – 30 lbs*ft.
Adjustment knob for seat & handlebars need to be installed correctly with locking nut tightened into sliders.
Ensure that the knobs turn freely and do not “lock up”.
All chains have been adjusted and set to a proper tension and lubricated, if needed. If a belt is present, adjust
for proper tension and DO NOT lubricate.
All moving parts should move freely and smoothly.
Check the seat to make sure it is leveled, tight and does not rotate or tilt. Tighten and adjust as
needed.
Bottle cage tightly secured where appropriate.
Ensure that adjustment knobs (seat height, seat fore & aft, and handlebar) are properly secured and do
not interfere with range of motion.
Test the handlebar and seat post to make sure they move freely and are able to lock at different
positions and are free from any oily substances. (if there is grease apparent in the threads, clean with
isopropyl alcohol before tightening)
Adjust the leveling feet to ensure the unit is stable and leveled.
Assembly & Setup
Use the checklist below to ensure proper installation Echelon2 consoles:
Ensure all wiring is routed properly and does not interfere with any moving parts.
Verify the RPM sensor is 2mm – 3mm away from flywheel.
Before mounting the Echelon2 power sensor to the magnetic brake, ensure the rubber magnet cap is installed
over the nut of the brake assembly.
For Echelon2 with power sensor: Check all magnetic resistance mechanisms and adjust as needed. Check for
proper alignment on flywheel and magnet gap on brake mechanism using the red calibration tool. If necessary,
use rubber tipped channel locks to adjust brake mechanism so that the gap between the magnets 10.5mm 11mm for consistent power readings. Ref. Zeropoint Calibration document (Doc. # 637-4250B).
For Echelon2 with power sensor: Use the console to run a Zeropoint Calibration and verify Current Angle is set
to and holding at 0.0 (+/- 0.1 degrees). Once the Zeropoint has been set, make sure the console is providing the
proper feedback for Power and RPM measurements. Ref. Zeropoint Calibration document (Doc. # 637-4250B).
NOTE: Please leave the red Zeropoint calibration tool with the club for future calibration.
If group riding software is present, ensure the console is not displaying a duplicate ID. Ref. Duplicate Console ID
document (Doc. # 637-4246B)
Firmware has been updated to latest version. Ref. Updating Firmware document (Doc. # 637-4247C)
Overall visual & cosmetic inspection:
All equipment is to be wiped down and checked for defects prior to leaving the facility. Installer is to
contact an authorized Core Health & Fitness representative while on site, if there are any issues that
have not been resolved.
Customer Service Bulletin
HOW TO CHECK SOFTWARE VERSION
Echelon 2 Console
This document explains how to check the software version on an Echelon 2 Console.
1. Press the (ON/OFF) button at the top of the display as shown (Fig. 1
Fig. 1
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2. Hold down the (STAGE) and (AVG MAX) buttons at the same time until the “Carbon Blue” appears on the
display. (Fig 2)
Fig. 2
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3. Press the (AVG MAX) button to toggle through the menu until you see (SYSTEM) Fig. 3, then press the (LIGHT)
button to view the software version.
Fig. 4
Fig. 3
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Customer Service Bulletin
Updating Firmware
MPower™ Echelon2
This document explains how to update the firmware on an Echelon 2 console.
Tools Needed:
 16gb or less USB Drive with V1.1(or newer).
Firmware can be found on the website https://support.schwinnequipment.com/Software
Note: The files will be downloaded in a zip format and must be extracted (unzipped) onto the root directory. It is
recommended that you use a newer USB drive that does not contain any other files or folder on it.
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Customer Service Bulletin
Upload New Firmware
1. Turn on the console by pressing ON/OFF button, then press and hold AVE/MAX & STAGE buttons (Fig. 1)
simultaneously for 5 seconds. This will get you into the Service Mode.
2. Press STAGE button until SYSTEM appears on the screen. Then press the LIGHT (Fig. 2) to enter the SYSTEM
menu.
3. Press STAGE button until LOAD FW (Fig. 3) command appears, then press the LIGHT button.
4. INSERT USB command will appear, insert the USB into port at the top of the console.
5. Press the LIGHT button again and this will activate the loading process. This should take no more than 45
seconds to complete. If it does not finish after one minute, there may be an issue with the files (location on drive)
or the USB.
6. Once loading is complete. The system will notify it has completed.
7. Press STAGE button to exit.
8. After updating the Echelon 2 firmware, please be sure to perform the zero point calibration procedure detailed in
CSB 637-4250X “Echelon2 Zero Point Calibration.”
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Customer Service Bulletin
Duplicate Console IDs
MPower™ Echelon2
When syncing MPower™ Echelon2 consoles with external leaderboard systems (e.g. Performance IQ), there have been
some instances of consoles with duplicate IDs. In order for all consoles to pair with the leaderboard, each must have an
unique ID.
When consoles have duplicate IDs, they will show on the leaderboard as the same bike. For example when Bike A’s
console is synced to the leaderboard, it shows as Bike A. When Bike B’s console is then synced to the leaderboard, it will
also shows as Bike A on the leaderboard.
The chipsets used in this communication should have a unique ID but an investigation into this issue found some
consoles with duplicate IDs.
NOTE: This issue only exists
with consoles that have V1.0
firmware and that shows
duplicate ID’s
Solution: Upload console firmware V1.1, and then use SYSTEM>SERIALNUM function in the Service Mode to generate
a new, unique consoles ID.
Firmware can be found on the website https://support.schwinnequipment.com/Software
Tools Needed:
 USB Drive with V1.1 software in the root directory.
NOTE: All consoles in a given studio should always have the new version of firmware loaded into the consoles
when this issue arises. However, only one of two given consoles displaying duplicate IDs needs to have a new
ID number generated. When updating the firmware in all consoles, each console will need to be repaired with the
leaderboard system.
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Customer Service Bulletin
Upload New Firmware
1. Turn on the console by pressing ON/OFF button, then press and hold AVE/MAX & STAGE buttons (Fig. 1).
simultaneously for 5 seconds. This will get you into the Service Mode.
2. Press STAGE button until SYSTEM appears on the screen. Then press the LIGHT (Fig. 2) to enter the SYSTEM
menu.
3. Press STAGE button until LOAD FW (Fig. 3) command appears, then press the LIGHT button.
4. INSERT USB command will appear, insert the USB into port at the top of the console.
5. Press the LIGHT button again and this will activate the loading process.
6. Once loading is complete. The system will notify it has completed.
7. Press STAGE button to exit.
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NOTE: Once the near firmware is loaded a new unique ID number will be generated. If however duplicate ID’s still exist
follow the steps below to reset the ID.
Assign a New ID Number
1. Enter Service Mode again by pressing and holding the STAGE and AVG/MAX together.
2. Scroll to the SYSTEM menu by pressing the AVG/MAX button. Then press the LIGHT button to enter the
SYSTEM menu.
3. Press the AVG/MAX button to scroll to the SYSTEM then scroll to SERIALNUM.
4. Press and hold the STAGE and AVG/MAX buttons until a new ID number is generated. (Fig. 3).
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5. Press the AVG/MAX button to the EXIT screen, and press the LIGHT to exit the SYSTEM menu. Then press the
AVG/MAX button again to the EXIT screen and press the LIGHT button to exit the Service Mode.
6. With the new ID generated, proceed to syncing the console to the leaderboard system.
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General Information
Battery Percentage Displaying Low
Schwinn Echelon 2 Console
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The Schwinn Echelon 2 console may display the remaining battery percentage 15-20% lower than it actually is.
Please note that this will not affect the operation of the console or bike in any way and will be corrected in
a future firmware release.
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For example in Fig. 1 below, a brand new pair of batteries were installed into the console but when checked
through the service menu, the console displays that the batteries have only 83% power remaining.
Fig. 1
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Schwinn MPower™ Echelon2 Frequently Asked Questions
ECHELON2 FEATURES AND FUNCTIONALITY
How is the new Schwinn Echelon2 console and power upgrade different from the
Echelon?
The new Echelon2 is an evolution of the Echelon. We’ve kept the basic look of the console the
same but changed the outer case to black to distinguish it from the Echelon. Below is a list of
new or changed features:
• The power sensor has been replaced with a new sensor that is more stable and more
accurate than the previous power sensor, and consumes less energy. The new power
sensor uses an all new algorithm that provides more accurate and consistent power
readings
• The new power sensor has been simplified by removing the power sensor firmware.
Now only the console contains the firmware that drives the whole system, and firmware
updates for the entire system can easily be done through the USB drive
• There is now a dedicated ON/OFF button at the top
• The END button has been replaced by the AVG/MAX button
• The term WATTS has been changed to POWER, though the units of power are still
measured in watts
• The speed display has been removed, and the heart rate, calories, and optional gear
display have been moved up to the third line
• There are now AVG and MAX power displays in the STAGE and TOTAL ride timers so
that riders can see their total ride average power at all times, and they can now see their
stage average power
• The function of the STAGE button has changed so that one press starts a stage, a
second press ends the stage and freezes the data, and a third press clears the stage
and begins a new stage
• When a rider stops pedaling and the console enters Pause mode, the timers now will
continue running for as long as the console is in Pause mode; however, the console will
not continue counting average power until the rider begins pedaling again
• The console connector has been redesigned and now has a protective cap that prevents
the connector from accidentally being unplugged
• The data file that can be uploaded to a USB drive displays summary data for the entire
ride and for each stage, as well as total ride data
• Improved battery life
The Echelon2 console seems to report higher or lower power (watts) than the Echelon.
Is the Echelon2 less accurate than the Echelon?
The Echelon2 has been designed, tested, and validated to be more accurate than the Echelon.
In some cases, the Echelon2 may report lower power (watts) than the Echelon due to improved
accuracy. If riders are used to higher numbers and want to see higher numbers, then the PWR
ADJUST feature in the service menu can be used to adjust the power display to be higher (or
lower if desired). The PWR ADJUST feature allows you to adjust the power up or down
between -99% and +99% to change the level of power that is displayed for a given level of
resistance.. Refer to the Installation Guide included on the CD that came with your console kit
on how to adjust power level.
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How does the Echelon2 measure power and how does that method of measurement
differ from how other group cycling bikes measure power?
The Echelon2 uses a simple and robust position sensor to measure the angle of the resistance
mechanism. The console then uses an algorithm to calculate the power based on the angle of
the resistance mechanism. The algorithm was developed using a laboratory dynamometer to
validate the accuracy of the power algorithm, achieving a level of accuracy that is comparable to
other group cycling power meters.
Some other brands of group cycling bikes use strain gauges to measure torque or load. Strain
gauges do not directly measure power either; they measure the strain of a particular
component. They then provide electrical signals that must then be run through an algorithm, as
is done with the Echelon2, to calculate power. All power meters, regardless of how they provide
data, must be validated for accuracy. The Echelon2 power upgrade kit is the only power
measurement device that can be bolted on by the user and does not require factory installation.
In addition the sensor used in the Echelon2 is far less costly than strain gauge sensors, yet
provides comparable accuracy.
The amount of calories that the console shows for my ride are lower than the amount of
calories that my heart rate monitor says I burned. How are calories calculated on the
Echelon2 and why are they lower than what my heart rate monitor says?
Calories on the Echelon2 are calculated directly from the power, and are a true measure of the
amount of energy expended by turning the pedals. The Echelon2 calories do not take into
account any biological factors such as age, weight, and gender. The Echelon2 calories also do
not take into account calories burned due to a person’s normal metabolic rate. Heart rate
monitors use heart rate, age, gender, and weight to estimate how many calories a person burns.
The heart rate monitor not only accounts for work done on the bike, but also resting metabolic
rate while doing the work. So the heart rate monitor calories will likely always be higher than the
calories calculated by the Echelon2. The amount of difference between the two will depend on
physical fitness level and biological factors of individual riders.
I see that the term “WATTS” was replaced by the term “POWER.” How does power differ
from watts?
Power is the correct term for the parameter while watts is the unit of measure of power. The
power is still measured in watts; however, we changed the term to power since it is more
meaningful to most people.
Is the Echelon2 power display limited to 999 watts like the Echelon?
No. Echelon2 is now capable of displaying four digits for power, and so riders can now exceed
1000 watts.
Why is speed no longer displayed on the Echelon2 console?
On a stationary indoor cycling bike speed is a largely estimated number that provides little value
given that the bike is not moving. Speed on an indoor bike is synonymous with power. Our
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education and development team feel that power is a more important training parameter with an
indoor bike, so we added average and maximum power displays to the Stage and Total timers
and eliminated speed in order to simplify the display and not have excess data points.
Why is distance still used on the Echelon2 when speed is not and how is distance
calculated?
Our education team feels that distance is a parameter that many of their riders like to see
compared to speed, and that keeping distance is very important as it gives riders a benchmark
to reach, especially when doing stages. Distance is calculated using an algorithm that is based
upon power and simulates the distance one would travel on flat ground. With the Echelon2,
riders can set distance goals for themselves for the ride or for stages, and use average power
as a guide to help them be sure they will meet their goals.
How are gears calculated on Echelon2?
Gears are an indicator of the level of resistance and are calculated from the angle of the
resistance mechanism. On the Echelon2 we tightened up the range of gears so that there
would not be large changes of resistance between gears. The Echelon console has 19 gears.
The Echelon2 has 36 gears.
Why am I not able turn on the Echelon2 console by pressing any button like I was able to
on the Echelon?
On the Echelon2, we created a dedicated ON/OFF button at the top of the console. The
console can be powered on or off using this button only.
How does the Stage timer on Echelon2 work?
On the Echelon2, we changed the function of the Stage timer so that when stopping a stage, the
data is frozen on the screen for the rider to see before starting another stage. To clear the data
and begin a new stage, the rider simply needs to tap the STAGE button a second time.
TROUBLESHOOTING
Why am I getting erratic RPM and power numbers?
In most cases, erratic RPM numbers are caused the RPM sensor not being properly positioned
relative to the magnet on the flywheel. Erratic RPM readings will cause erratic power readings
because power is calculated from RPMs. The first step in diagnosing erratic RPM readings is to
check the RPM sensor position. Refer to the Echelon2 Installation Guide for details on how to
properly position the RPM sensor. Other things to check are cables to make sure there is not
damage, and connectors to make sure they are secure and not damaged. If none of these
measures correct the issue, contact Schwinn customer support.
Why am I getting abnormally low power readings even at high resistance?
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In rare cases, the Echelon2 power sensor may lose its zero set point calibration. Follow the
instructions in the Installation Guide to check current angle and do a zero point calibration of the
sensor.
Why are certain bikes giving higher or lower power than other bikes?
Bikes that give higher or lower power readings (i.e. feel easier or harder) than other bikes may
not have been properly calibrated. Follow the instructions in the Installation Guide on how to do
a zero set point calibration. The Installation Guide is included with the CD that comes with the
console kit, or can be downloaded from the Schwinn Equipment website at
www.schwinnequipment.com. In most cases, when all bikes are properly calibrated, the
variance from bike-to-bike should be less than 5%. In rare cases where a particular bike or
bikes appear to be more than 5% different from other bikes, the PWR ADJUST feature in the
service menu can be used to increase or decrease the power value to make all bikes consistent.
What heart rate monitors and fitness watches are compatible with the Echelon2?
The Echelon2 is compatible with the same heart rate monitors and watches as the Echelon. For
heart rate monitors, the Echelon2 will connect with 5.3 Khz analog heart rate straps, and
compatible 2.4 Ghz ANT+ devices. For a list of compatible devices, check the ANT+ website
product directory at http://www.thisisant.com/directory/. Note that not all ANT+ enabled devices
are compatible with the Echelon2.
Why won’t my heart rate strap to pair with the Echelon2?
You must be wearing a 5.3 Khz analog or compatible 2.4 Ghz ANT+ heart rate strap. When you
first power on the console, the heart rate icon on the left side of the top half of the screen will
flash for 30 seconds while it searches for a signal from the strap. You must be within 31inches
in order for the strap to establish a connection with the console. If after 30 seconds the strap
does not pair with the console, you may reinitiate the pairing process by tapping the ON/OFF
button. Once the strap and console pair, the heart rate will display on the console. If you are
unable to establish a connection using a compatible heart rate strap, then the battery may be
dead. Change the battery and attempt to pair again.
How do I get my ANT+ fitness watch to pair with the Echelon2?
Check the ANT+ website product directory at http://www.thisisant.com/directory/ to make sure
your watch or device is compatible with the Echelon2. Then check the instructions for the watch
to make sure it is in pairing mode. Then, while trying to pair, hold the watch right above the
ANT+ logo on the console until a connection is established.
Can the Echelon2 pair with my smartphone and be used with fitness apps?
The Echelon2 is only ANT+ capable and is not Bluetooth capable. The Echelon2 can be paired
with certain smartphones and apps via separate hardware plug in devices (e.g. Wahoo ANT+
key for iPhones, and Garmin ANT+ stick with USB OTG cable for Android phones) that are
capable of picking up the signal from the Echelon2. In order for apps to be able to read the
signal from the Echelon2 console, they must be configured to read the signal. You must contact
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specific app developers to determine if their apps are compatible or to request that compatibility
be added to the app. Schwinn does not currently develop apps that can connect to the console.
How do I get my consoles to connect to my leaderboard system, such as Performance
IQ?
There is a setting in the service menu that must be turned on in order to connect with an
external leaderboard system. Enter the service menu and scroll to the OPEN ANT CHANNEL
menu. Turn the setting to ON. The setting is set to OFF by default to conserve battery life in
consoles that are not connected to an external leaderboard system. Refer to the Installation
Guide on how to enter and navigate the service menu.
The console display has frozen and the buttons will not function. How do I get to
unfreeze?
In the rare case of a console display freezing, simply remove and reinstall the batteries. Refer
to the Echelon2 installation guide for instructions on removing batteries. If the problem persists,
contact Schwinn customer support.
Why does the console display start flashing when I stop pedaling?
The console has three modes of operation, Ride mode, Pause mode, and Summary mode.
When you power on the console and start riding, you immediately go into ride mode.
When you stop pedaling for about 10 seconds, the console will enter Pause mode. While in
Pause mode, the display will flash; however, the Stage and Total timers will continue counting.
This allows an instructor to get off the bike during class without their time getting out of sync
with their riders. Even though the timers continue running, the average power stops tallying so
that the rider does not hurt their average power for the ride. The console will remain in pause
mode for 5 minutes unless the rider begins pedaling again.
After 5 minutes, the console will go into Summary mode, where it will flash the Average and
Maximum values of power, RPM, and heart rate. If there is a USB stick inserted into the USB
drive before entering Summary mode, then the console will upload the ride data to the USB
stick. While the upload is in process, the USB symbol will flash next to the RPM display. Once
the USB symbol stops flashing, then the USB stick may be removed. A rider can enter
Summary mode from Pause mode at any time by pressing and holding the AVG/MAX button for
5 seconds.
Help!!! I read all the frequently asked questions but I still have questions or issues. How
can I get additional help or answers?
Go to www.schwinnequipment.com where we have all of our contact information, and customer
resources for all of our products, including Owner’s Manuals and Installation Guides, Service
bulletins, and firmware updates.
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Schwinn Console Reference
MPower Console
RPM Sensor
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sensor(s).
Batteries in the console
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readout
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Internal Support Document
Wireless communication
with sensor(s)
Batteries in the console
and sensors
Up to 3 battery readouts,
depending on which
sensor(s) are present.
Sport, or Performance
mode, depending on
which sensor(s) present.
Console PN#: 020-0025
RPM Sensor PN#: 0032341
Power Sensor PN#:
020-0002
Last Updated 9/14/15
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Batteries in console only.
Friction connection in
back of console
Console PN#: 020-0036
RPM Sensor PN#: 0200037
Power Sensor PN#:
020-0003
Internal Wiring Kit PN#:
020-0070
External Wiring Kit
PN#: 100281
Flywheel Calibration
Tool PN#: 740-8607
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Wired communication
between console and
sensor(s).
Batteries in console only.
RJ-45 connector in back
of console.
Console PN#: 740-8925
RPM Sensor PN#: 7408926
Power Sensor PN#:
740-8934
Internal Wiring Kit PN#:
020-0070
External Wiring Kit
PN#: 100281
Zeropoint Calibration
Tool PN#: 740-8607
Magnet Sensor Cap
PN#: 740-8933
Last Updated 9/14/15
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