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Old 09-04-2019, 16:19   #1
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Updating charts and firmware on B&G Zeus 2

Haven't updated my charts for 4 years, Navionics had a big sale last month so I got the new charts. I also need to run an update on my firmware on the Zues and other instruments.

The Zues needs to get an update from the root directory of the microSD card. I am thinking I should just do this on a separate card first, then install the new Navionics card in the slot? Should I make a separate card that I copy all the navionics charts to and add in the firmware.

I am pretty sure that once I do the update I don't need to have a card with the Zeus SW on it, I think it copies it to the internal flash memory of the chartplotter. I am a bit unclear on this, especially since the chartplotter came with it's own charts (not very good) and I have the option set to use what is on the card.

Hoping someone can clarify this, B&G hold time is like 2 hours. Thank you.
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Re: Updating charts and firmware on B&G Zeus 2

You are correct that the microSD doesn't need to remain once the update to software is done, as it gets copied into the Zues. However, last time I checked, maybe a week or so ago, B&G had temporarily put it's most recent software update on hold because of some bugs (which are discussed in some other recent threads here), so do check on whether your update is not the problematic one before installing.
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Re: Updating charts and firmware on B&G Zeus 2

Make sure you backup all of your routes, waypoints, settings, etc. on to a card first before you update, just in case.
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