Upgrading your meter using DLF3000

Use the DLF3000 upgrade utility, available from www.se.com , to upgrade your meter’s firmware files.

NOTE: Recommended baud rate for firmware download through communications link is 19200.

Before you begin, download the necessary files from www.se.com :
  • Download the latest version of DLF3000 then install it on your computer.

  • Download your meter’s firmware.

To see if there are firmware upgrades available for your meter, search for your meter at www.se.com
  1. Start DLF3000.
  2. Click Add/Update.
  3. Navigate to the folder where you saved your meter’s firmware then select the firmware file and click Open.
  4. Click Next.
  5. Select a system to upgrade, or click New to define a new system.
  6. Define the communications connection (click Add to create a new connection or Configure to update an existing connection).
    1. Type in the box to assign a communications connection name and select a communications driver from the dropdown list (Modbus/TCP Driver or Serial Driver).
    2. Click Continue.

      A dialog box appears where you need to provide the communications information for the meter.

      • If you are using Modbus over TCP to upgrade, type the meter’s IP address in the box.

      • If you are using a serial connection, enter the information on how your meter is connected (such as communications wiring, parity, port, address).

    3. Click OK.
  7. Define the devices to upgrade.
    1. Click Add.
    2. Type in a device name.
    3. Select the device type from the list.
    4. Select the connection name for the communications connection used with the device (the one you defined in the previous step).
    5. Click OK.
    6. Enter in the device address and protocol information then click OK.
  8. Click Next.
  9. Select the device name from the Download Candidate Devices pane, then click the right arrow button to move the selection to the Download Target Devices pane.
  10. Select the meter firmware in the Firmware to field.
  11. Click Next.
  12. Click Health Check to confirm the meter is communicating.

    The Health Status shows Passed to indicate successful communications.

  13. Click Next.

    The Firmware Update Group shows the connection name, the firmware version and status (should be “Queued”). The Group Device List shows the device or devices being upgraded.

  14. Click Download.
    NOTE: A warning message displays, “Warning: Relays on PowerLogic Metering Devices will be de-energized if selected for download and will remain in this mode until a successful download is completed. Press OK to start the download.”
  15. Click OK.
    • The Firmware Upgrade Group status changes to Active, then updates to show the current upgrade progress (in percent complete).

    • The Group Device List status shows “Entering Download Mode”, then changes to “Downloading” when the firmware is being downloaded to the meter. “Estimated Time Remaining” shows the firmware download progress.

    • You can also check the progress on meters equipped with a display panel. The meter display shows “Download in progress” and a shows a dynamically incrementing number for “Percent Complete” (up to 100%).

    When the firmware upgrade is complete, the Firmware Update Group status shows Complete (Passed). The Group Device List status shows Successful Download.
  16. Click Finished.

    To exit the download firmware program, click Yes when prompted to quit DLF.

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