December 2009 Entries

New Firmware, links to installation instructions

Exciting times!  A new firmware package has been released for the following controls: BSF7-D Control BSF8-Dx Control BS8-D Master BS7-P Printout BSM-7 Download.  I will document here how to install and use it over the next few days, in the meantime here are the links to the files: SI-Config V2.0.9 ...

BSF6 and single-cell lithium batteries

SPORTident now uses single-cell lithium batteries to replace BSF6 batteries instead of Alcaline triple cell packs as originally shipped.  The lithium batteries last much longer than the original packs, and the voltage stays within range until almost the end of the battery’s life. There are two aspects that need to be considered.  1) As stated elsewhere, there are three indications of battery well-being for lithium batteries.  One is the actual battery voltage which is somewhere between 3.3V and 3.7V.  A lithium battery maintains this voltage for most of the battery’s life, but then drops quickly off –...

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