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Updated RFXmngr and Pro1, Pro2 and ProXL1 firmware version 1033

Sunday, December 2nd, 2018

New firmware released for the RFXtrx433E and RFXtrx433XL.
Please read chapter 2 of the RFXtrx User Guide.pdf to see which firmware type supports the protocols you need.
The RFXtrx433 can only use Type1 or Type2.
The RFXtrx433E can use Ext, Ext2, Pro1 or Pro2. Pro1 is the preferred firmware.

The RFXtrx433XL can only use ProXL firmware!!!!!!!

Type1 or Type2 firmware can be flashed in the RFXtrx433 and RFXtrx433E.

Firmware version 433_1033

  • Copy RFY device enabled

RFXmngr version 19.0.0.16

rfu1,2,3 added to enable RFY copy from one to another RFXtrx

See chapter 9.1 in the RFXtrx User Guide how to copy a RFY device

Updated Pro1, Pro2 and ProXL1 firmware version 1031

Saturday, October 20th, 2018

Firmware version 433_1031

  • ProXL1 – transmit corrected
  • Mertik corrected

RFXtrx433XL information

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Large memory size:
The RFXtrx433XL has got a double size memory so that it can have now all currently supported protocols in one firmware version.

Pro firmware:
The protocol detection in the receiver is totally redesigned which makes it now possible to enable multiple protocols.
In the older Ext and Ext2 firmware for the RFXtrx433E some protocols were not received or not reliable received if another protocol was enabled. The ProXL firmware does not have this limitation. This firmware design is also available for the RFXtrx433E as Pro1 and Pro2. Because of the memory limitation there are still 2 versions for the RFXtrx433E.

RF noise level:
The new Pro firmware (Pro1, Pro2, ProXL) detects the RF noise level during startup of the receiver and RF signals above this level are processed. It is required to install the RFXtrx433XL on a good location with a low level of RF noise so that a good receive quality is guaranteed. The Noise level is displayed in RFXmngr on the Main tab. A value of 92 with the standard antenna is acceptable but lower is better. A general rule is to place the RFXtrx433XL not close to a Raspberry PI, routers or other electronic equipment, power cables or metal pipes.

Important note: The RFXtrx433XL must only be programmed with ProXL firmware. If an Ext or Pro2 is flashed in the RFXtrx433XL it will stay in the bootloader and it needs a special procedure to get it operational again, the enclosure must be opened and a temporary connection (without soldering) must be made on the Printed Circuit Board. The recovery procedure is available in the RFXtrx User Guide chapter 19.

Changed USB interface:
The RFXtrx433XL has another USB FTDI interface chip. It uses the same USB drivers as used by the RFXtrx433 and RFXtrx433E and needs no action in the operating systems.

Serial interface connection:
There is a connection available for a serial interface to replace the USB connection. This connection can be used to connect a RS232 or LAN interface. See chapter 18 in the RFXtrx User Guide. Select an interface that does not produce RF noise. As an example RFXCOM has tested the USR-TCP232 LAN interface but this interface module produces too much RF noise at 433MHz and the RFXtrx receives only sensor at a very short distance.

Smart meter interface:
There is a special serial interface connection on the RFXtrx433XL PCB to connect the Dutch P1 smart meter or an interface for the French Teleinfo meters. See chapter 16 & 17 in the RFXtrx User Guide. Support for this P1 connection is expected soon in Domoticz and Homeseer.

Updated ProXL1 firmware version 1030

Sunday, October 14th, 2018

Firmware version 433_1030

  • solved – receive stopped after Somfy transmit

Updated RFXmngr and Pro1, Pro2 and ProXL1 firmware version 1029

Friday, October 12th, 2018

Firmware version 433_1029

  • SelectPlus updated
  • Mertik corrected
  • HomeConfort corrected
  • Rubicson updated
  • ProXL1 Async P1 – DSMR receive updated
  • ProXL1 Async Teleinfo receive added

RFXmngr 19.0.0.13

  • Async P1 DSMR and Teleinfo added.

Updated Pro1, Pro2 and ProXL1 firmware version 1028

Wednesday, September 26th, 2018

Firmware version 433_1028

  • LightwaveRF receive corrected
  • Imagintronix/Opus corrected
  • AB400 added in Pro1
  • TFA 30.3133/3156/3160 added

Updated Pro1 and Pro2 firmware version 1027

Thursday, September 6th, 2018

Firmware version 433_1027

  • Ambient Weather WS-14 pool sensor added
  • BWR102 added
  • Impuls added
  • Cuveo added

During startup the receiver measures the RF noise level. The RFnoise level is displayed in RFXmngr and  should be aroung 90 (lower is better).
If the RF noise level is much higher position the RFXtrx antenna on a better location to find the lowest RF noise level.

New Pro1 firmware BETA version 1026 and RFXmngr 19.0.0.9

Saturday, August 18th, 2018

Firmware version 433_1026

  • Receive decoding changed and multiple protocols can be enabled with less reduction in sensitivity
  • Livolo appliance changed to Livolo 1 to 10 with more commands supported (needs an application change)
  • Oregon SL109 added
  • RAW receive and transmit added

During startup the receiver measures the RF noise level. The RFnoise level is displayed in RFXmngr and  should be aroung 90 (lower is better).
If the RF noise level is much higher position the RFXtrx antenna on a better location to find the lowest RF noise level.

Updated firmware version 1025

Thursday, August 9th, 2018

Firmware changes in version 433_1025

  • Byron SX improved
  • Visonic WTN201 detection added
  • BTHGN129 temperature corrected for 0 and -0.1 degrees Celsius
  • Kerui motion sensor correct reported as X10 motion sensor
  • Livolo update for Scene cmd
  • Mertik G6R-H4TB updated

Updated firmware version 1024

Wednesday, January 31st, 2018

Firmware changes in version 433_1024

  • Viking 02038 version 03/2017 improved
  • Telldus temp/hum sensors 313159 and 313160 are supported