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new firmware for WS80: v1.2.4
« on: January 20, 2023, 02:52:23 AM »
Hi!

There is a new firmware for the WS80: v1.2.4. In the meantime, you can also find it on the sensor page under "MANUAL & SOFTWARE".

Changelog:
- Optimize low/no wind speed detection algorithm.

Here, too, instructions for the update and the necessary software are missing this time. However, you can download the previous version here. After installation, the file WS80_V1.2.4.dfu from the newer package should be selected within the update programme.

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Re: new firmware for WS80: v1.2.4
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2023, 08:31:52 AM »
thanks for the heads up.

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Re: new firmware for WS80: v1.2.4
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2023, 02:53:49 PM »
Did the firmware update to my Pantech console ( All good updated version 1.8.7 )
I was a little worried as I didn't want to brick the console - but the update went as expected
I next need to update firmware in the WS80 ( fingers crossed )
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Re: new firmware for WS80: v1.2.4
« Reply #3 on: February 03, 2023, 03:00:11 AM »
Hi!

In the meantime, a revised firmware update package v1.2.4 is also available for the WS80 with the software required for the update as well as instructions.
Download page: click.
Direct download link: available here.

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Re: new firmware for WS80: v1.2.4
« Reply #4 on: February 03, 2023, 03:01:51 PM »
What the different between the last version of 1.2.4 ?
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Re: new firmware for WS80: v1.2.4
« Reply #5 on: February 03, 2023, 06:03:46 PM »
Hi!

No difference regarding firmware - it is the same firmware.
However, both a manual and the software required for the update are included in this package.
So it is again a complete update package. The previously published package contained only the firmware itself.

At least that's what I would expect.
However, it shows a different file size as well as a different file date of WS80_V1.2.4.dfu.
So maybe a re-release after all?

I have now asked Ecowitt about this again.

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Re: new firmware for WS80: v1.2.4
« Reply #6 on: February 03, 2023, 06:49:11 PM »
Olicat- You had previously told me that the WS-80 update might also work with the Ambient WS5000 sensor array.  But when I look at the compatibility file in the update package you just posted, I see no mentioned of WS5000.  I guess I should just wait to see if Ambient ever posts or notifies me of this array update.  On their update page, I see no mentions of array updates... just screen units, and WiFi updates. 

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Re: new firmware for WS80: v1.2.4
« Reply #7 on: February 03, 2023, 07:27:07 PM »

At least that's what I would expect.
However, it shows a different file size as well as a different file date of WS80_V1.2.4.dfu.
So maybe a re-release after all?



That's the reason I asked ( was going to do my update today if the weather hold's out )
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Re: new firmware for WS80: v1.2.4
« Reply #8 on: February 04, 2023, 03:06:04 AM »
Hi!

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You had previously told me that the WS-80 update might also work with the Ambient WS5000 sensor array.
Did I really write that? Sorry, that was probably a misunderstanding.
In fact, I assume that the firmware of the WS80 is independent of the branding of the console. However, there is some uncertainty about Ambient Weather and, as far as I know, no confirmation so far, which is why I would NOT recommend an update when operating with an Ambient Weather console.
But yes, it might also work with a console from Ambient Weather. But I haven't tested it yet and can't give any guarantee.

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Re: new firmware for WS80: v1.2.4
« Reply #9 on: February 04, 2023, 09:22:49 AM »
Ahhh!  My bad!  It wasnít you olicat.  I just looked againÖ it was Rover1822.  Sorry for that!  And Iím thinking that youíre right.  What May work for one brand, may not for another.  I do know there are design differences on the Ambient side for US frequencies.  Iíll just leave it alone till Ambient posts something.

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Re: new firmware for WS80: v1.2.4
« Reply #10 on: February 04, 2023, 09:54:00 AM »
Ahhh!  My bad!  It wasnít you olicat.  I just looked againÖ it was Rover1822.  Sorry for that!  And Iím thinking that youíre right.  What May work for one brand, may not for another.  I do know there are design differences on the Ambient side for US frequencies.  Iíll just leave it alone till Ambient posts something.

And I said essentially the same thing
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It uses the WS80, not the WS90
So update accordingly, you do not have a WS90
And as you have an AmbientWeather unit , I would wait until they post a firmware upgrade

This is just a caution as the AmbientWeather sensor units provide some extra data that allows them to be used by an Ambient Weather console. Using a firmware update on the WS80 from Ecowitt (although the units are the same) , may disrupt the usability of your sensor with your AmbientWeather console.

Others. may know more... as I don't have a WS5000

Ambient:
  WS-2000
  PM 2.5(2)
  WH31B(2)
  WH40E
  WH31P
EcoWitt:
  GW1100
  GW1000(4)
  WH31(2)
  WH57
  WH51(12),
  WH40
  WH5360B
  WN34S
  WittBoy WS90 + GW2000
  WS90 (other one) + GW1100
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Re: new firmware for WS80: v1.2.4
« Reply #11 on: February 04, 2023, 10:04:15 AM »
Yes you DID warn me.  Thank you Rover 1822.  Iím getting a little over zealous on this firmware update stuff!

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Re: new firmware for WS80: v1.2.4
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2023, 02:25:40 AM »
Hi!

I have received a reply from Ecowitt regarding the different file sizes of the firmware file:

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Yes, you are right that the two files are not same in size, due to the debug printing code has been added with the previous released version.
So the current version has the debug code removed, and funcitonwise they are exactly same.

So the current version of the firmware file is functionally the same as the previously released version. There is nothing to stop you using the version in the package.

Ecowitt apologises for the slight chaos and promises improvement in the future.

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Re: new firmware for WS80: v1.2.4
« Reply #13 on: February 22, 2023, 11:42:58 AM »
Hi!

Ecowitt has today published the release notes as well as instructions for the update of the WS80 download page.

Oliver