3rd Generation controls upgrade kit. RC3, DS3, DOCKING. 01-6008 to 01-6011
This is an upgrade kit to replace older G1 or G2 controllers.
The 01-6008 and 01-6009 kit include;
- RC3 Controller.
- 01-6008 includes the 01-5590 RC3 for downtube batteries
-01-6009 includes the 01-5810 RC3 for rear rack batteries.
- RC3 Brake switch 01-5940 (no foam and magnet included)
- DS3 Color Display 01-5564.
- DS3 Docking station assembly 01-5780
- 01-6010 is the 01-6008 kit plus a BIB USB Adapter.
- 01-6011 is the 01-6009 kit plus a BIB USB Adapter.
NO SUPPORT IS OFFERED WITH THIS KIT, SO IF YOU ARE PLANNING TO DO THE FIRMWARE UPGRADE, BEFORE MAKING ANY PURSHASE, IT IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED TO INSTALL THE BBI SOFTWARE AND THE USB DRIVERS UP TO THE POINT WHERE BBI AS YOU TO CONNECT THE BIB. WHEN THE BIB AND BIKE COMPONENTS WILL BE CONNECTED, BBI WILL UPGRADE ALL COMPONENTS ON A SINGLE MOUSE CLICK.
* This kit (the RC3 and DS3) is not compatible with Smart bikes, or Trek front motor bikes.
** RC3 and DS3 are only compatible with 48 volts batteries. (not 36v or less)
Technical note; Why RC3 & DS3 requires a specific motor & battery firmware version?
When BionX introduced third generation controller (RC3 & DS3), the CAN bus protocol has been rewritten to accommodate new architecture (having 2 distinctive devices that behaves as a controller + Bluetooth module, etc). This new protocol was called BCP3 (BionX CAN Protocol 3rd generation). The motor firmware was rewritten too and renamed to a 'drive'. BCP3 protocol is not compatible with the original motor firmware or the G2 controller, that are using BCP1. So there are two categories of CAN bus components, that are running different sets of firmwares.
Regarding the battery, firmware revision 112 and less are BCP1 only, compatible with G2 only, but battery firmware 115 is hybrid and can be used with any of G2/DS3/RC3 contollers and any motor firmwares.
So before switching your G2 controller to a RC3/DS3, plan for the need to reprogram your motor with the 'drive' firmware using BBI software.