# Firmware Lifecycle

# Requirements


Before OTA make sure to go through the list below:

  • It is recommended to update the device in the IDLE mode without receiving and executing any commands from Modbus, Enapter Cloud, Enapter Mobile App, EL 2.1 Web GUI or others.
  • In case firmware is updated from 1.5.0 directly to 1.10.1, produced H2 metric will be lost and FP_02 will be raised. It is recommended to follow the upgrade path: 1.5.0 -> 1.6.0 -> 1.7.X -> 1.8.X -> 1.9.X. -> 1.10.X
  • Make sure you have physical access to the device before starting the update process.
  • Do not power off the device during the firmware update.
  • Remove Dryer Control Network before updating the firmware.
  • If Site has Enapter Gateway it needs to be updated to version 1.8.9 or higher.
  • Dryer connected to DCN/IDCN should be version 3.6.0 or higher, otherwise it won't be possible to connect Electrolysers to IDCN, monitor and control Dryer from Electrolyser Web GUI or Modbus TCP interface.

# Change Log

# New Features

  • Improved Dryer automatic control in DCN/IDCN.
  • Improved electrolyte pump management in IDLE mode.

# Bug Fixes

  • Force fatal error if electrolyser runs out of water.
  • Allow to break Ramp-Up and switch to Ramp-Down if no enough water.
  • Stabilized IDCN creation process.

# Compatibility Matrix

Please carefully check the compatibility matrix for the 1.10.1 firmware version with the previous version.


  • C - fully compatible;
  • NC - not compatible;
  • PC - party compatible, check additional notes.
OTA Upgradable C
Modbus Communication Backward Compatibility C
Configuration C
Rollback C

# Functional Depreciation Statements

  • Warning WS_20 is deprecated. Instead of using it for checking that Electrolyser reached Max Pressure it is recommended to use input register #1200 (4 = Stand-By (Max Pressure)).

  • In case firmware is updated from 1.5.0 directly to 1.9.0 produced H2 will be lost and FP_02 will be raised.

# Modbus Compatibility

  • Holding register #6018 is used for Start and Stop the Dryer starting from firmware 1.6.0.

  • Input registers #14 (Cabinet (Chassis) Serial Number) and #1000 (Stack Serial Number) are deprecated. Instead use holding registers #4026 (Enapter Chassis Serial Number) and #4376 (Enapter Stack Serial Number).

# Known Bugs List

The list below contains the most important problems in the firmware and their solutions.

  • There is an issue (opens new window) using WiFi and Windows to access the .local hostname.

    Solution: Use a local ethernet connection to the electrolyser or IP address as a hostname.

  • DCN may assign an IP address to devices (computers, mobiles) connected to Wi-Fi AP associated with DCN enabled Enapter devices.


    • Delete the DCN from the Enapter Mobile App and create it one more time.
    • If it is possible try to separate the DCN from your main network environment by connecting the DCN to another WiFi AP. There is no need to separate one DCN from another.