Software

Version Identification by Software Method

FConFiler

FConFiler version software by Kashima An alternative way to determine the version of the HKS F-CON V Pro hardware is using FConFiler.zip (MD5: e0d8dd0ee8cdfaa415f351e56d5eb5fa) by Kashima. If there is password protection enabled, the Read button will prompt for the password.

FConFiler will not work with: f-con v gold v3.3, or f-conv v silver v2.x, or f-con iS.

To read the maps, press the "Read" button, then save the file. It will show the extension in the file dialog box. Also, Write button is used for sending the complete tune to the HKS hardware unit, whereas Read button is to receive tune from HKS hardware unit.

Version compatibility

PowerWriter 3.24 will work with firmware 3.22 and v3.23, but extra features (eg: navigator control) is not available.
PowerWriter 3.24 apparently does not have the ability to password reset 3.22 and 3.23 firmware. Use PW 3.2 or 3.23 for that.
PowerWriter 3.1 will work with firmware 3.0, but extra features (eg: 4 optional voltage output) is not available.

File Formats

Data Files: Read and Write: V Pro series

FZ3 FR5 FF5 FP5 F55 FCP
R W R W R W R W R W R W
PowerWriter F-CON V Pro 3.3 - - - - - - -
PowerWriter F-CON V Pro 3.24 - - - - - - - -
PowerWriter F-CON V Pro 3.2 - - - - - - - - -
PowerWriter F-CON V Pro 3.1 - - - - - - - -
PowerWriter F-CON V Pro 3.0 - - - - - - - - -
PowerWriter F-CON V Pro 2.1 - - - - - - - - - -

Data Files: Read and Write: non-V Pro series

FIS FSZ FCS FCV
R W R W R W R W
PowerWriter F-CON iS - - - -
PowerWriter F-CON SZ - - - -
PowerWriter F-CON S - - - - -
PowerWriter F-CON V 2.0 - - - - - -

Software Errors

• Communication Error 32 - caused by poorly made RJ11/RJ12 serial cable.
  Alternatively, can be caused by having default COM buffers size set to 16, instead of absolute minimum.
  This problem can also be caused by using incorrect COM port or incorrect baud rate setting.

• "I/O Error 103" - Internal Delphi error, caused by Powerwriter's inability to write/close INI file. DO NOT RUN Powerwriter from DVD/CD.