View Full Version : 2012 piggy back ballast timers programming

06-10-2013, 08:10 AM
As most of you 2012 owners know, changing of the ballast timers for piggy backing was not possible until now.
After about eight weeks working with MC, programming last week and a affirmative lake test last weekend I can tell you it's working now. I have two 1100lbs bags in rear and two 400lbs bags piggy backed in front(center) in my2012 X-15 and filling and emptying them with the original ballast pumps works just great.
The process basically consists of installing the needed software, connecting to the Master lenco module, updating it's firmware and changing it's ballast pump values afterwards.

So to use the MC marketing speak "Go down to your dealer and get some"!
Please keep in mind the needed Hardware (MC part# 500766 and 500767) are in somewhat of a short supply I guess...
I was thinking of doing a write up of the whole process, but unless you're willing to spend $500+ on the programming hardware yourself for basicly just one programming it's no use, your dealer should be able to get everything needed from MC.

06-10-2013, 09:45 PM
What were the pulse values you used?

Thanks again Stefan!

06-11-2013, 01:38 AM
These were the original pulse counts, 130.000 on starbord/port and 65.000 on center.


As of now I'm using 290.000 on starboard/port (1100lbs that fit but dont fully expand) and 200.000 on center (for 2x400lbs that fit but don't fully expand). If you have a BIG and a thumbdrive you can edit your ballast to the single percent afterwards (95% in my case).

01-26-2014, 02:17 PM
Hi Stefan, I don't have the touchscreen but do have everything else on my X2 (attitude plate, surf tabs). I'll call MC tomorrow and try to get my dealer too, but they're at our local boat show this week. I wonder if this would work for an X2. I don't think it would be that difficult to figure out how much to reduce the fill pulses as opposed to using the touch screen to reduce the total fill by % amounts. If this can work without the touchscreen and my dealer will do it then I'll be pretty happy.