Hex EzCan Accessory Manager

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  1. attila_66

    attila_66 Been here awhile

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    Possibly bug with HexCan Gen I 3 wire.
    Last Friday I made a FW update with 2003.1 software. There is "engine brake" (stop light) addition.
    Today I made a small trip with bike and see that while making engine brake horn (connected to Hex) beeps like 2 times in a second.
    I already sent log file to EZ Hex Can. Wait for an information.
  2. thatHEXguy

    thatHEXguy Been here awhile

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    I'll check out the logs and respond on the support ticket.
  3. birdie_xx

    birdie_xx Long timer

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    I like how the aux lights flash with the hazard lights (if you choose to). Wish there was the same for the aux brake lights ...I have the Skene lights plugged to the Gen I
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  4. pchGS

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    Great Thread makes me glad I made the decision to purchase the Gen2 even though I bought it before I found this thread. Just stumbled on it when I was just reviewing everything for the installation on my RTLC. Whoops I mean GSLC :ricky
    Super easy-peasy set up.
    I do have a couple of questions though:
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    I currently don't have the horn directly hooked up to the unit but have the circuit activated to take advantage of the flash option, can I run another accessory off of this circuit and still take advantage of the flash option with the stock horn wiring?
    2) I may have seen this is this thread but I don't remember it, the greed led on the unit flashes even when the bike is off, is this normal and do I need to be worried about the power draw?
    Thanks!
  5. side-burn

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    (1) You can make that channel function however you want. I use all 4 and do not have a horn connected. I have brake light, left side light (left turn), right side light (right turn) and front rigid LED.
    (2) Yes, normal and it is a tiny LED that would probably take forever to drain your battery. For any extended period you should use a tender anyway, so it's irrelevant pretty much.
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  6. thatHEXguy

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    On the R1200LC ezCAN the horn is detected from the CAN bus data (the pre-LC R1200's require a horn detection wire). You can enable the strobe on horn function for the front lights and it will work regardless of what you have on the other circuits.

    It draws around 750uA (typical average sleep current). We don't expect that to have a significant impact on battery life, although as @side-burn said, a battery tender is a good idea if the bike is standing for a while.
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  7. thatHEXguy

    thatHEXguy Been here awhile

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    Thanks for reporting this and testing the fix!

    We have put up a new software release, v2003.2, which fixes this bug and a few other issues we picked up since the release. Please make sure you are using the latest software when configuring your ezCAN or CANSmart.
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  8. birdie_xx

    birdie_xx Long timer

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    Thank you :clap
  9. bigjohnsd

    bigjohnsd '14 BMW R1200 GS Adv Supporter

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    I tried to update my Gen 1 EZCan as well.

    Downloaded the new Firmware to my Laptop just fine.

    Connected EZCan to Laptop and initiated Update - Got an error message halfway through.

    Nothing worked. no green LED on EZCan, Red/White flashing LED instead.

    Advised HEX, sent Logs etc

    Hex sent an older edition of the Firmware to try.

    Downloaded and tried upload to EZCan - same result

    Sent Logs to HEX

    Awaiting further instructions.
  10. bigjohnsd

    bigjohnsd '14 BMW R1200 GS Adv Supporter

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    Received and Installed my warrantied Hex EZCan.

    Original was a Version one with two-wire connectors, second was a Version one with three-wire flat connectors requiring a change to the accessory leads. This, my third is a Version Two, and second warranty unit. The Version Two has a different triangular three-wire connector requiring another change to the accessory leads.
    Both of the first two units failed while trying to conduct a firmware update.

    Updated the Firmware, Installed, Changed the accessory leads, and tested. All good!
  11. bigjohnsd

    bigjohnsd '14 BMW R1200 GS Adv Supporter

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    One "problem noted" I have enabled the "tail light function" on my Gen 2 HexEzCAN. When the ignition is turned on the auxiliary LED tail light performs a steady flash, once the brake is actuated the first time the tail light stops flashing and emits a steady 10% light level as it is set on my laptop. Has anyone else experienced this?
  12. virkdoc

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    Yes it only happens cos the LED intensity is low....if you make it 100% it doesnt....which ofc we wont.
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  13. bigjohnsd

    bigjohnsd '14 BMW R1200 GS Adv Supporter

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    Thanks for the answer, I'll give it a try but if I make the "Tail Light" 100% then won't the brake light be un-noticeable?
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    @bigjohnsd Im actually forgetting.....maybe it doesnt do it at 50%......just give it a try
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  15. thatHEXguy

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    Which LED tail light are you using? (manufacturer and part number)
  16. bigjohnsd

    bigjohnsd '14 BMW R1200 GS Adv Supporter

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    Light has worked fine until the installation of this latest HEXezcan unit and the implementation of the "tail light" function.

    The Brake Light function still works fine and the tail light seems to work properly after the first brake application sequence.

    I tried adjusting the Running Light Intensity upwards as was suggested by virkdoc above, but even with running light set to 100% the light flashes until the brake is actuated once. At 100% the brake light is not visible through the running light, they use the same LEDs.

    Presently I have the running light disabled but I'd like to have that functionality if it is available,

    The LERD I'm using for a Brake/Running light works fine as a brake light only. The LED Flash sequence is adjustable by touching a yellow wire to the red wire until the flash or steady pattern desired is obtained. I did that using a stand alone battery and have the steady light pattern programmed into the light.

    I am assuming this running light flashing situation must result from some kind of a PWM dimmer used by the EZCAN to dim the light for running light use.
  17. thatHEXguy

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    We've seen some lights with internal flashing functions behave strangely with the ezCAN, but this seems a bit different. I'm assuming you have red/black going to the ezCAN and the yellow is for setting the flashing modes of the light?

    Are you running the latest ezCAN software, v2004.2?
  18. bigjohnsd

    bigjohnsd '14 BMW R1200 GS Adv Supporter

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    Last software update was on May 7, I can't remember the version but I'll reconnect the computer and check. It didn't prompt me to perform an update this morning.

    The EZCAN Screen shows 2003.2 in the lower left corner. How do I access update function?

    The Red & Black are connected to EZCAN, yellow is insulated from any contact with either Red/Black/Ground
  19. side-burn

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    Just go to the website and download and install the software. There is no “update” button, rather just download, install and launch the latest and it will then update your device.
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  20. bigjohnsd

    bigjohnsd '14 BMW R1200 GS Adv Supporter

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    ezCAN software, v2004.2 now shows on the HEX Accessory Manager Screen. No apparent update occurred after the software download and re-connection to the EZCAN. Having had two of these units fail during updates I'm "Gun Shy" I have forwarded the latest data log to HEX along with a copy of this post