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Phocos MXI-IR USB Programing Device

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Use Phocos MXI-IR USB programming device for communication between CIS series charge controllers and your computer. The USB interface allow the programming of the controller’s setting such as battery type, deep discharge thresholds, load timers, etc.

When used with the CIS-MPPT controllers the MXI-IR allows you to extract performing data from the controller’s integrated 2-year data memory. The Phocos MXI-IR programming device is compatible with CIS, CIS-N, CIS-LED and CIS-MPPT charge controllers.

To create to communication bridge between your PC and the controller simply connect the MXI-IR device to the USB port of your laptop computer. The communication with the CIS controller will happen via infrared connection within a 8 meter range. The programing device requires the Phocos CISCOM software for proper communication. The software is available for free download at Phocos website.

MXI-IR drivers downloaded from Phocos website are for Windows 7 and earlier.  For Windows 8 or 10 follow the following instructions:

MXI-IR drivers from the website download are for Windows 7 and earlier.  For Windows 8 or 10, your customers can use the attached instructions with link to download the drivers.

Part 1: Download and Install FTDI VCP Driver
– Download the FTDI VCP Driver on https://www.ftdichip.com/Drivers/CDM/CDM21224_Setup.zip
– Extract all files from compressed zip folder
– Run CDM21224_Setup Application
– Install FTDI VCP Driver

Part 2: Install USB-Serial Converter
– Plug in MXI to USB-port
– (step 1 – step 5) open the Device Manager in Windows Control Panel
– (step 6) Locate and Right click on Phocos MXI and select ‘Update Driver Software’ from the context menu
– (step 7) Select “Browse my computer for driver software”
– (step 8) Select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer” at the bottom of the window.
– (step 9) Select “USB-Controller”
– (step 10) Select “FTDI” and “USB Serial Converter”
– (step 11) Ignore the alert and select “yes” to continue the installation
– Second step completed – “USB-Serial Converter” is installed
– Close all windows (except for the device manager)

Part 3: Install USB-Serial Port
– (step 1 – step 5) open the Device Manager in Windows Control Panel (if not already open)
– (step 6_3) Locate and Right click on “USB-Serial Port” and select ‘Update Driver Software’ from the context menu.
– (step 7) Select “Browse my computer for driver software”
– (step 8) Select “Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer” at the bottom of the window
– (step9_3) Select “Port (COM & LPT)”
– (step 10_3) Select “FTDI” and “USB Serial Port”
– (step 11_3) Ignore the alert and select “yes” to continue the installation
– Third step completed – “USB-Serial Port” is installed
– Close all windows
– Now you can use the MXI device

Troubleshoot Tips
– If installation fails at any point, please make sure Windows updates have all been completed.
– If having issues installing, don’t hesitate to try a different USB port.

Brand

Phocos AG

Phocos was founded in Germany in the 1980’s. The original founders were engineers and researchers who studied renewable energy at the Ulm University of Applied Sciences. They mainly focused on off-grid applications, for use in remote areas with no connection to the electric grid. As the demand for renewable energy sources grew in remote areas, so did their range of innovations. Phocos maintains a priority to develop eco-friendly, simple to use, energy saving products that are also durable with high-end technology. Applications of their products range from rural, recreational, residential, to industrial. Phocos North America is located in Tucson, AZ. Phocos also has 12 other offices around the world.
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User guide for Phocos MXI-IR USB programing device