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Old 08-31-2017, 07:58 PM
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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.
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Old 03-08-2018, 02:49 PM
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First on the list for 2018?

I would be up for the portable programming vs mailing the timers in???
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Old 03-08-2018, 09:18 PM
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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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Old 03-08-2018, 10:18 PM
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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
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Old 03-10-2018, 02:12 AM
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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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Old 05-17-2018, 08:26 PM
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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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Old 05-31-2018, 02:39 AM
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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.
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:43 AM
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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.


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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Old 07-02-2018, 12:38 AM
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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

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Old 07-02-2018, 01:21 PM
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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.
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