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Essential LE5 Drug Tester Firmware Upgrades – January 2019

All Druglizer LE5 Drug Testers now require essential firmware upgrades both the Sample Module and Main Module. This page guides you through the steps in order to upgrade them.

Before you begin, ensure you have:

1. The most recent version of Alcolizer’s AlcoCONNECT™ Toolbox PC software, version V1.7.0 – download here.
2. Download the firmware update files by clicking the two links below:
Sample Module B-1.6.0.
Main Module RN-1.7.0.
3. Ensure your LE5 Drug Tester instrument is charged, fully functional and is turned on.
4. The USB connection cord supplied with your LE5 Drug Tester instrument.
5. Please allow for 10-15 minutes to upgrade the firmware and follow the steps below.

Step 1

Open the AlcoCONNECT™ Toolbox desktop app on your PC:

AlcoCONNECT™ Toolbox welcome screen

AlcoCONNECT™ Toolbox welcome screen

Step 2

Plug the USB cable from the LE5 Drug Tester (via the USB connection port located on the left side of the instrument) to your desktop PC.
Ensure the LE5 Drug Tester is turned on.
Successful connection is indicated by a green highlighted segment of text on the bottom left corner of the window. It will display the name of the connected Alcolizer instrument:

AlcoCONNECT™ Toolbox - successful connection with PC.

Step 3

At the top of the window, click the ‘Tools’ menu item and then scroll to and click on ‘Firmware Updates’:
AlcoCONNECT Toolbox v1.7.0 Firmware Updates enlargement

Step 4

A ‘Firmware Updater’ window will appear.
It is preferred that you update the Sample Module firmware first. This firmware will take 5 minutes to install and a successful installation will be confirmed via a beep from the instrument.
Click either the small rectangular button on the top right of the window as or drag and drop the firmware file in the input area as shown below:

Firmware Updater screen – select via weird button or drag drop

Step 5

Your computer will display a window for you to locate the first firmware – FIRST – SAMPLE MODULE – B-1.6.0.dfu.
Select the file and click the ‘Open’ button:
Firmware – locate firmware on desktop PC

Step 6

The new firmware file version will be displayed next to the existing firmware.
If AlcoCONNECT™ Toolbox recognises newer firmware it will allow an update and so in that instance, click the ‘Update Device Firmware’ button:
Firmware Updater screen – selected sample module firmware and click Update Device Firmware
Installation will take about 5 minutes.
A bar at the bottom of the window will display progress.
The instrument will emit a beep to confirm install completion.
If required, remove and reinsert the Sample Module to help reset the instrument.

Step 7

To install the second (Main) module, repeat steps 4 to 6 but select the SECOND – MAIN MODULE – RN-1.7.0.dfu.
The Main Module install will take a few seconds to install.

Close AlcoCONNECT™ Toolbox and disconnect the USB cord from the instrument.
Open the About screen on your instrument to check the firmware (Software) Versions.
If both your software versions reflect those of the two images below then the firmware upgrade is complete.

sample module is updated Druglizer LE5 Drug Tester Main Module version displaying version 1.7.0


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