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How do I update the firmware of my SRT/SMC/XU/XP/SMX/SMT/SCL/SRC/CHS series Smart-UPS using the Firmware Upgrade Wizard?


There are two methods to update the firmware of the UPS:
  • Locally via a Serial or USB connection using the Firmware Upgrade Wizard application
  • Remotely via the Network Management Card
  • The Firmware Upgrade Wizard is the most reliable and preferred method of upgrading.

If you have a previous version of the Firmware Upgrade Wizard or Firmware Images, delete the old version and download the latest revision.
If you need to upgrade via the Network Management Card, refer to Kbase #FA164737

Links to download all necessary files can be found at the end of this document.

Product Line:
All Smart-UPS models with the SRT, SMC, XU, XP, SMX, SMT, SCL, SRC, and CHS prefix are supported via USB or Serial communication.

The Firmware Upgrade Wizard does not support the below Smart-UPS devices:

  • Legacy Devices: Models with the SU, SUA, SUM, SURT, SURTD, SURTA, and SRC prefix. For example, SUA3000XL, SU2200NET, SURTD3000RMXLT.
  • Next Generation Devices: SMX750, SMX1000, and SMX1500 with firmware UPS 02.x or lower.
These units are 120 V devices built prior to date code 1037. Date code is the first 4 numbers in your serial number. For example, serial number AS1036123456 would not be supported.
  • Devices not supported in v4.2.1: SMTL1500RM3UC, SMTL1000RM2UC, SMTL750RM2UC, SCL500RM1UC, SMTL1500RMI3UC, SMTL750RMIUC, SMTL1500RMI3U, SCL500RMI1UC, SCL500RMI1UNC, SMTL1000RMI2U, SMTL1000RMI2UC, SMTL750RMI2U, SCL500RMI1U, SMTL750RMI2UC, SRC10KUXI, and SRC5KUXI.

The system requirements for the Firmware Upgrade Wizard are as follows:

Operating systems: Microsoft Windows XP®, Windows Vista®, Windows 7®, Windows 8®, 8.1®, and Windows 10®.
To find your current UPS Firmware version via UPS LCD:
When you run the Firmware Upgrade Wizard, it will detect your current version.
Alternately, from the main menu of the UPS LCD screen, select "About" and scroll down to "UPS Firmware".

To find your current UPS Firmware version via Firmware Upgrade Wizard:
Run the Firmware Upgrade Wizard and it will identify the current firmware version before performing the update.

To find your current UPS ID:
Every Smart-UPS has a unique UPS ID. This can be found in the "About" menu on the UPS LCD screen, or via PowerChute.
  • You may find that the same models of UPS have different UPS IDs depending on when they were produced.
  • The final firmware version will be determined by the UPS ID and not the Model Number of the UPS.
  • If your UPS ID is not listed in the below table, it does not have an update available.
  • The Firmware Upgrade Wizard will select the correct version for the unit you are upgrading.

Firmware Revision Table
     UPS IDUPS PrefixLatest Firmware ReleasedAfter UpgradeFirmware Upgrade with Output On
1000SMCSMC1000UPS_10-0UPS 10.0No
1005SMCSMC1005UPS_12-0UPS 12.0No
1007SMCSMC1007UPS_11-0UPS 11.0No
1013SRTSRT1013UPS_05-1UPS 05.1No
1001SRTSRT1001UPS_02-9UPS 02.9No
1020SRTSRT1020UPS_10-1UPS 10.1No
1014SRTSRT1014UPS_05-2UPS 05.2No
1002SRTSRT1002UPS_05-2UPS 05.2No
1021SRTSRT1021UPS_12-0UPS 12.0No
1015SMT SmartConnect SMT1015UPS_04-1UPS 04.1Yes
1018SMC SmartConnectSMC1018UPS_04-1UPS 04.1Yes
1010SRTSRT1010UPS_08-3UPS 08.3Yes, from UPS 07.9 and later
1019SRTSRT1019UPS_08-2UPS 08.2Yes, from UPS 07.1 and later
1024SRTSRT1024UPS_00-8UPS 00.8Yes, from UPS 00.3 and later
1017XU1K3LLXXRCCXUL1017UPS_02-3UPS 02.3Yes, from UPS 01.4 and later
1033XU2K0LLXXRCCXUL1033UPS_00-3UPS 00.3Yes, from UPS 0.03 and later.
1025SRTSRT1025UPS_07-9UPS 07.9Yes, from UPS 07.3 and later
1016XP1K9NN42RCCPMU1016UPS_02-3UPS 02.3No
5008CSH2SRT5008UPS_02-5UPS 02.5Yes
1031SMXSMX1031UPS_02-0UPS 02.0Yes
1029SCL SmartConnectNMC1029UPS_02-5UPS 02.5Yes
1030SCL SmartConnectLCE1030UPS_02-5UPS 02.5Yes
1037SCL SmartConnectLCE1037UPS_02-5 - 01-10-19UPS 02.5No
20SMXSMT20UPS_10-2UPS 10.2No
23SMXSMX23UPS_07-0UPS 07.0No
18SMTSMT18UPS_09-6UPS 09.6No
11SMXSMX11UPS_03-8UPS 03.8No
17SMTSMT17UPS_07-1_LeUPS 07.1No
1003SMXSMX1003UPS_08-1UPS 08.1No
1004SRCYAMUNA_03-8UPS 03.8No
33EER32000bootloader+Copy of Palomar_CTC_App.encUPS  

NOTE: You must use the serial cable that is included with your UPS. If upgrading via USB, it is recommended that you use the included USB cable.

NOTE: If you are upgrading any UPS unit due to a "Needs Firmware Update" or "Battery Sys Error 0800" message, you MUST have your external battery packs connected when you perform the upgrade. If you connect more external packs at a later date and the issue returns, you will need to run the update again with all battery packs connected. Upgrading an SRT unit may take up to 20 minutes to complete.
The more external battery packs are connected, the longer the upgrade will take.

NOTE: SRT1500XLJ and SRT1000XLJ UPS models have a factory firmware of UPS 8.0. Do not downgrade to any lower version.

Customers wanting to upgrade their UPS firmware should download Firmware Upgrade Wizard v4.2.1 as well as the Firmware Upgrade Wizard User Guide

The Firmware Upgrade Wizard v4.2.1 file contains the self-extracting executable file, as well as all necessary UPS firmware images. Read the Firmware Upgrade Wizard User Guide before performing the upgrade.
The User Guide provides a complete step by step walk through of the process including all necessary screenshots. The complete process will take 5-20 minutes.

If you run into any issues during the process or have any additional questions, please contact APC Tech Support.

Links to Downloadable Files:
Firmware Upgrade Wizard v4.2.1
Firmware Upgrade Wizard User Guide

Note: Updated release notes that are not yet included in Firmware Upgrade Wizard 4.2.1 are available here

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