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  • Originally posted by trunderw View Post
    I'll read the instructions if you want to send them...
    OK. PM me your email address and I'll send it to you. Thanks!
    '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
    http://www.wakeblaster.com/
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    • I'll take a look at the instructions if you'd like another set of eyes.
      ~Insert clever signature here~

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      • Originally posted by Hoffroad View Post
        just found this thread after searching how to change the timers. With my stock ballast and extra ballast I swear I have hit the switch 30 time to get the extra bags to fill or empty.

        I would definitely be in for this programmer. the timing is perfect as the boat is down for the next week while I swap the transmission. let mw know what is best.

        I have a 2010 mastercraft x2 with mcx.


        thanks
        Paul
        Make sure your timer box looks like this with 3 jabsco timer modules.



        At some point in 2010, MC switched to a different timer module that is much larger and I cannot reprogram those.
        '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
        http://www.wakeblaster.com/
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        • If that programmer ends up on the east coast add me to the list! I have an 07 X-45 that desperately needs re-programming!

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          • Second that ^^^

            I am on the east coast with a 09 and would be willing to provide feedback as well!

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            • Here is a pic of ballast timer setup on my 10
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              • Originally posted by Hoffroad View Post
                Here is a pic of ballast timer setup on my 10
                Yeah, I cannot fix that type of timer. Just the modules that have the 3 individual timers.
                '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
                http://www.wakeblaster.com/
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                • Originally posted by tr6coug View Post
                  So, I bought a new portable programmer that does not need to be connected to a PC to reprogram the timers. I have tested it and it seems to work well.

                  I wrote up a procedure for reprogramming your own timers and it makes sense to me, but I have also reprogrammed hundreds of timers, so if a couple people would be willing to review it for me and offer any feedback, I'd appreciate it. Let me know and I'll email it to you.
                  Awesome! I'd be up for it also. I PM'd you.

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                  • Originally posted by tr6coug View Post
                    Yeah, I cannot fix that type of timer. Just the modules that have the 3 individual timers.

                    Ok thanks for looking

                    Would something like this work?does it somehow override the factory ballast timer?

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                    • Originally posted by Hoffroad View Post
                      Ok thanks for looking

                      Would something like this work?does it somehow override the factory ballast timer?
                      That appears to be an inline timed relay that you would connect between the factory timer module and the pump. So, the factory timer module would still be controlling the time the pumps are running.
                      '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
                      http://www.wakeblaster.com/
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                      • So, the portable programmer is about ready to go. I'd like to get a list going of people that would like to use it. Please PM me and I'll start compiling the list then work through it FCFS.
                        '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
                        http://www.wakeblaster.com/
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                        • The portable ballast timer programmer has made several round trips around the US and everyone has had great success with it. Its more convenient and cheaper because you don't need to remove/disconnect the timer module and ship it to me.

                          Its available now if anyone needs it. Just PM me and let me know.
                          '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
                          http://www.wakeblaster.com/
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                          • I used the programmer ^^^ and it worked great! Super easy to use and I like the added feature of being able to reprogram the timers externally using the pump toggle switches. Highly recommend.

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                            • Reprogrammed timers are still working great. Thanks for the service.

                              Any idea of how the brain box would respond to replacing the jabsco pumps with Johnson's or private labeled ones from wakemakers? Do you know if it's finicky on current draw sensing?


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                              • Originally posted by osmonet View Post
                                Reprogrammed timers are still working great. Thanks for the service.

                                Any idea of how the brain box would respond to replacing the jabsco pumps with Johnson's or private labeled ones from wakemakers? Do you know if it's finicky on current draw sensing?
                                The reprogrammed firmware does not monitor pump current, so it will work with any pump motor. The timer box breaker switches would be your over current protection.
                                '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
                                http://www.wakeblaster.com/
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