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  • Originally posted by tr6coug View Post
    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.
    Thank you

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    • First on the list for 2018?

      I would be up for the portable programming vs mailing the timers in???
      2007 X2 current
      2001 Malibu Sunsetter (sold)
      1996 Moomba Boomerang (sold)

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      • Wow, what you've done is outstanding. I would love to reprogram mine as well. 2007 X Star

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        • Originally posted by mattison View Post
          Wow, what you've done is outstanding. I would love to reprogram mine as well. 2007 X Star
          Here is his website...

          http://www.wakeblaster.com/products/...-reprogramming
          2007 X2 current
          2001 Malibu Sunsetter (sold)
          1996 Moomba Boomerang (sold)

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          • Originally posted by mattison View Post
            Wow, what you've done is outstanding. I would love to reprogram mine as well. 2007 X Star
            Thanks!

            Just PM me and I can help you out.

            -Tr6Coug
            '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
            http://www.wakeblaster.com/
            Ballast Timer Reprogramming Info
            Timer Reprogramming Thread

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            • Originally posted by Hoffroad View Post
              Here is a pic of ballast timer setup on my 10
              I have the same timer box in my 2011 X15. I ripped out the hard tanks and put in 1100 sacs, and have been having nothing but problems with the pumps shutting off even though the bags are not empty. I think it is sensing changes in current draw and shuts the pump off. Then I have to turn the switch off/on a hundred times in order to drain the bag. I can increase the timer on the BIG up to 20 minutes, but I that does nothing.

              I'm shocked at how complicated Mastercraft has made this ballast system. On my old Maristar I plumbed in my own ballast and had zero issues. It was a simple 3 way switch from wakemakers. I ran power to the switch and then power from the switch to the pumps. Wondering if I can do something similar in the new X15 and completely bypass the dumb timer module. I thought I read somewhere that relays would need to be used. Why would that be? The switches in the X15 must not be able to handle the current that the pump draws?

              I need to get this fixed asap. My wife is ready to kill me because the new boat we spent a fortune on doesn't work the way it should.

              Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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              • The 2011 X15 has a different timer that I cannot reprogram. I would suggest that you build or buy a relay box and run the pumps from individual switches. If you look on ebay, you can find new old-stock MC ballast control boxes that are wired with relays.
                '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
                http://www.wakeblaster.com/
                Ballast Timer Reprogramming Info
                Timer Reprogramming Thread

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                • Originally posted by tr6coug View Post
                  The 2011 X15 has a different timer that I cannot reprogram. I would suggest that you build or buy a relay box and run the pumps from individual switches. If you look on ebay, you can find new old-stock MC ballast control boxes that are wired with relays.


                  I ended up completely rewiring my ballast pumps. Replaced the stock switches (5 prong) with new DPDT switches(8 prong). Ran power wires to the switch and wires to the pump. Works perfect now. When I turn the pumps on they stay on till I turn them off. In my book simple is always better!


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                  • Thanks tr6coug!!

                    I bought my 2007 X2 last winter, and did not have the chance to fill the ballast before purchase. I discovered the timer issue this spring, and was told by the Mastercraft dealership that my only option was to flip the switch every 30 seconds, or buy 3 new pumps! $$$$ I found this thread and was ready to have the programmers shipped to Boise when tr6coug told me he was coming to Boise on business. He brought the programmer and came out to my house and programmed it for me!! What a great guy, with a wealth of Mastercraft knowledge! Thanks again!!

                    ps. Been to the lake several times, and the timers work flawlessly
                    Last edited by pabstmike; 07-01-2018, 11:40 PM. Reason: forgot to put the status of the repair in original post

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                    • Originally posted by pabstmike View Post
                      I bought my 2007 X2 last winter, and did not have the chance to fill the ballast before purchase. I discovered the timer issue this spring, and was told by the Mastercraft dealership that my only option was to flip the switch every 30 seconds, or buy 3 new pumps! $$$$ I found this thread and was ready to have the programmers shipped to Boise when tr6coug told me he was coming to Boise on business. He brought the programmer and came out to my house and programmed it for me!! What a great guy, with a wealth of Mastercraft knowledge! Thanks again!!

                      ps. Been to the lake several times, and the timers work flawlessly
                      Great to meet you guys! Happy to hear that they are working well now.
                      '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
                      http://www.wakeblaster.com/
                      Ballast Timer Reprogramming Info
                      Timer Reprogramming Thread

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                      • @tr6coug (and others)


                        Here's my situation - 2007 x45. I had bakes marine in Seattle put in 2 extra sacs a year ago and they upgraded the controllers to the newer jabsco 18500 0520. I think they did this b/c these can be programmed for longer than the factory? Not sure exactly why in hindsight. I still have the factory original controllers as well.

                        I now have a situation where my starboard pump will fill but not empty. It's not the pump / impeller - I can plug it into the middle controller and it will empty fine. I also changed the wiring to another switch and that didn't help. I called Jabsco and they are pretty sure it's the controller.

                        So my situation, I think, is I can replace the newer controller (Jabsco will replace for free) or just have tr6coug reprogram the factor original controller.

                        Does this sound right? Any other tips for this situation?

                        Thanks!

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                        • If I reprogram the original one you can set it for any amount of time you need. Sounds like the new timer may be bad and if Jabsco will replace it then I would have them do that.
                          '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
                          http://www.wakeblaster.com/
                          Ballast Timer Reprogramming Info
                          Timer Reprogramming Thread

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                          • Yes. Jabsco timer was bad. They replaced and all fixed. Thanks!!!


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                            • I would very much like to reprogram my ballast timers. MY 2009 X15 has the wires crimped on. The portable programmer would be perfect. Is it available?

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                              • Yes. Please PM me and we can arrange it.
                                '07 Navy Blue X2 MCX
                                http://www.wakeblaster.com/
                                Ballast Timer Reprogramming Info
                                Timer Reprogramming Thread

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