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BCS Not Connecting Issue

Post by mjap52 » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:48 am

Hi All,

Today was supposed to be my first brew day on my new EBrewsupply BCS 482 Unit. This morning, I was making some tweaks to the processes/stages, and then realized I had lost connection to the BCS. This happened when I was upstairs making adjustments (nothing to the IP/connection settings) on my computer and not near the BCS unit in the basement.

Hoping for some suggestions in how to regain access. So far my troubleshooting steps have been:

1. Power cycle unit - no response after 5 min.
2. Power cycle router & unit.
3. Check BCS Finder to see if it was assigned a new IP.
4. Check router settings (my BCS address on the router says inactive).
5. Try to ping the unit with the router - 100% packet loss.

Some things to note: the ethernet indicator light on the BCS unit is flashing yellow, which I believe is good.
The lights on the other side of the BCS unit are red. Not sure what that means - I can't really see what the lights refer to due to the layout of the panel.

Any ideas or troubleshooting tips?


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Re: BCS Not Connecting Issue

Post by JonW » Wed Aug 29, 2018 10:27 am

You'll need to push and hold the reset button for more than 10 seconds, then power cycle. After that, you'll need to restore from backup as it will be cleared.

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Re: BCS Not Connecting Issue

Post by oakbarn » Wed Aug 29, 2018 5:42 pm

This is typical of a 482 being restored with a 462 backup. I can repeat this and it is an issue. :twisted: The only solution I have found is to build from scratch in a 482.

I tried this many times and when I "tweaked" a Process: Lost Connection and all Red Lights on.

Reset to defaults: Hold Reset Button down 15 seconds (I know 10 is good but 9.99 is not). You may have to do it more than once.

Program the BCS manually without a backup. :ugeek:

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