Bringing Evinrude E-TEC owners together.

Register New Posts
 
 
 


Reply
 
Author Comment
 
ardie

Avatar / Picture

Registered: 02/04/10
Posts: 65
Reply with quote  #1 
My I Command 3.5" gauge is running software 1.3, I have been told by the dealer and BRP that the gauge would have to be sent to BRP to be upgraded. I do have a Lowrance head unit on the network with a SD slot. 

Is it possible to do this without removing and shipping the gauge?


__________________
E115DSLSC 05240101
SSP 13 1/2x15 5750 WOT
Chris

Silver Level Member 3-2010
Registered: 04/19/08
Posts: 493
Reply with quote  #2 
Yes,

PM me you email address.

__________________
Osprey Vipermax 7.0
E250 DPX
Serial# TBC
nic110

Registered: 03/10/09
Posts: 2
Reply with quote  #3 
Hello, I too have this problem, where you can find the update?
Thanks
Nicola
jimh

Registered: 06/28/08
Posts: 2,736
Reply with quote  #4 
The firmware update for Evinrude I-Command instruments is available to authorized dealers. The firmware for an I-Command gauge can be updated easily while the gauge is still in place on a customer's boat. The method is to connect a Lowrance chart plotter device to the NMEA-2000 network. The firmware update is loaded onto a memory card, placed in the Lowrance chart plotter, and selected in a firmware update process.  If your boat already has a Lowrance chart plotter on the NMEA-2000 network, you can typically use that chart plotter and just load the firmware on memory card from it.

I suspect that the willingness of dealers to provide the firmware to their customers, or for dealers to install the update for their customers at no charge will vary with the dealer, the customer, and the relationship between the two.
torew

Gold Level Member 3-2010
Registered: 06/02/08
Posts: 2,132
Reply with quote  #5 

Tony, just a tip: When you do the update, unhook all gauges except for one: I did not, and all updates failed the first 4-5 times. A bit scary with nothing starting up, it took several attempts to get the updates succeed after I removed the three other units from the bus, and only had one connected at the time.

TonyFox

Avatar / Picture

Registered: 04/28/08
Posts: 81
Reply with quote  #6 

Thank you for the tip torew!


__________________
07 115HP DSLUC
SN/05172230
jimh

Registered: 06/28/08
Posts: 2,736
Reply with quote  #7 
The advice to perform the firmware update on one I-Command instrument at a time is a very good point. 
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Disclaimer: Activities and modifications described or displayed on this message board and it's pages may be potentially dangerous. E-TEC Owners Group along with Barnacle Bills Marine does not endorse or make any claims to their safety or performance. Be sure a trained E-TEC service technician performs all your service work.
Powered by Website Toolbox - Create a Website Forum Hosting, Guestbook Hosting, or Website Chat Room for your website.