V-3000 Firmware Update

The CHEMetrics V-3000 Multi-Analyte Photometer contains internal calibration software for use with instrumental test kits in the CHEMetrics range. As existing calibrations are updated or new instrumental test kits become available, a new Method Revision is released by CHEMetrics and is posted on this page.

A simple upload procedure allows analysts to automatically upgrade their V-3000 from their PC to the latest version. This procedure is described below and also in Section 6.4 (p.15) of the V-3000 Operator’s Manual. Galgo are also offering a free upgrade service, performing this update for you and returning your unit within 3-5 working days after receipt. All newly purchased V-3000s come as standard with the latest Method Revision.

To determine which firmware version is currently present on your V-3000 instrument, turn the instrument on, press the Menu key, then select the Info option on the display. The Info screen displays Software version and Program version (as well as Serial number and main PC board identification). If Software Version 2.07 and Program Version 2.06C is displayed, then you already have the latest firmware and no action is required.

What's New In 2.07/2.06C?

The latest V-3000 Firmware version is Software Version 2.07 and Program Version 2.06C, released on 12 May 2017, and impacts the following test kit calibrations. The new method revision does not overwrite any user-generated custom methods you may have created nor will it remove any programs designated as discontinued. However, new V-3000s supplied with Firmware version 2.07/2.06C will not include the discontinued calibration programs.

Analyte Test Kit Range (ppm) Program Code Calibration Change
Aluminium K-0603 0 - 0.25 9 Calibration Update
Ammonia K-1413 0 - 3.00 12 Program Added (New)
Ammonia K-1413 0 - 60.0 13 Program Added (New)
Ammonia K-1403 0 - 3.00 14 Program Removed (Discontinued)
Chloride K-2103 0 - 40.0 26 Calibration Update
Copper K-3503 0 - 12.00 55 Calibration Update
Cyanide K-3803 0 - 0.400 60 Calibration Update
Hydrogen Peroxide K-5543 0 - 6.00 95 Calibration Update
Ozone K-7433 0 - 0.75 134 Program Removed (Discontinued)
Oxygen K-7503 0 - 2.00 140 Calibration Update
Oxygen K-7513 0 - 15.0 141 Calibration Update
Phenols K-8023 0 - 20.0 153 Calibration Update
Silica K-9003 0 - 10.00 168 Calibration Update
Sulphide K-9503 0 - 3.00 179 Calibration Update

Hardware Requirements

If your computer does not have a serial port, you will need to purchase a separate USB adapter A-0307 that will allow you to connect the V-3000 serial cable to the USB port on your computer. The A-0307 adapter includes a driver installation CD which will allow your USB port to recognise the cable - install this prior to beginning the V-3000 upgrade procedure. Whichever port you are using to plug the V-3000 cable into, we suggest you check which COM Port it is assigned under Control Panel.

Procedure For Method Revision Update

  1. Download the V-3000 Method Revision 18.0 Update File (57KB) from the link below.

    V-3000 Firmware 2.07/2.06C Update File
  2. With the V-3000 power off, connect the V-3000 to a computer using the supplied serial cable (and USB adapter A-0307 if required - see above).
  3. Press the Power key to turn the V-3000 on.
  4. Double click on the V-3000 Update file (or otherwise) to open it.
  5. Click ‘OK’ to initiate the V-3000 firmware update. The V-3000 screen will display a sequence of programming tasks and when complete will display ‘Firmware update successfully completed!’ as well as meter and revision information including the new Software and Program Version numbers.
  6. Note: The entire update process will take approximately 10 minutes and requires no user intervention. Do not click ‘Cancel’ on the PC program, disconnect the serial cable, switch the V-3000 off or otherwise interrupt the firmware update. If the update fails, follow the prompts on the PC screen to re-initiate the process. When prompted, carefully enter the V-3000 serial number.

  7. Disconnect the serial cable from the V-3000 and PC and store it back in the V-3000 box. Your V-3000 is now ready for use.
  8. V-3000 Operator's Manual (1/2018)

Update History

Historical firmware updates releases and their associated calibration/program updates, are listed in the table below. This shows the calibration enhancements and/or additions between versions.

Method Rev. No. Date Changes
2.07/2.06C 12/05/2017 Programs Added: 12 (Ammonia), 13 (Ammonia)
Calibrations Updated: 9 (Aluminium), 26 (Chloride), 55 (Copper), 60 (Cyanide), 95 (Hydrogen Peroxide), 140 (Oxygen), 141 (Oxygen), 153 (Phenols), 168 (Silica), 179 (Sulphide)
Programs Removed: 14 (Ammonia), 134 (Ozone)
2.06/2.05C 17/11/2015 Original Version

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