Update Firmware PLC Siemens S7-1200 – How to do it?. In this post, 365EVN shows you the steps to upgrade or downgrade the S7 1200 PLC Firmware using TIA Portal programming software.
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Preparing To Update Firmware PLC S7-1200
In this post, we working on TIA Portal V15.1 Upd6, S7-1200 CPU 1214 DC/DC/DC FW V4.3.1. If you are a newbie, please read the previous posts to get some basic information before we start.
To update S7 1200 firmware, we have 02 methods:
- Update PLC S7-1200 Firmware by using a SIMATIC S7 memory card.
- Update S7-1200 Firmware by using “Online & diagnostics” -> “Firmware update” on TIA Portal
In this post, we guide you to upgrade or downgrade the firmware of PLC S7-1200 using TIA Portal, it is simple, easy to do. To make a firmware update for S7-1200 PLC we need some things:
- Hardware: PLC S7-1200 Series (In this post, we work with the FW V4.0 or higher).
- Software: TIA Portal (In this post, we working with V15.1 or higher).
- Firmware file for the CPU. You can download it at the end of the post.
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Update Firmware PLC S7 1200 On TIA Portal
To make a firmware update for PLC S7-1200 on TIA Portal, follow the steps:
- Download the FW you want to upgrade (or downgrade) for your device. And then extract it if the firmware file is “*.exe”.
- Open “TIA Portal” and create a new project. We recommend using the “Unspecified CPU 1200” method and backup the current program (if have).
- On “Project tree” click “Online & diagnostics” -> “Online access”, select your PG/PC interface. Click “Go online”.
- Click “Functions” -> “Firmware update”. Now, you can see your device information as article number, name, current FW… on “Online data”.
- On “Firmware loader” click “Browse” and select the FW file you downloaded (Filename extension is “*.upd”). Tick on “Run firmware after update”, and then click “Run update”.
- Waiting for the update firmware of the PLC S7 1200 to complete.
Some Notes About Upgrade or Downgrade The FW PLC S7-1200
- An S7-1200 CPU FW V4.5.1 (latest version – until now) is a replacement compatible with an S7 1200 and FW V4.x. This enables the use of a real existing CPU with FW V4.5 with an engineered V4.x based on an existing TIA Portal older versions project. The new FW features cannot be used in that case.
- You can update an S7 1200 CPU Firmware V4.x (Article No. 6ES721x-1xx40-0XB0) to the latest version (until now is V4.5).
- To configure the SIMATIC S7-1200 CPUs V4.5 you need Step 7 (TIA Portal) with version V17.0 and higher, Basic or Professional.
- Step 7 (TIA Portal) with version V16.0 and higher, Basic or Professional is needed if you want to configure an S7-1200 CPU V4.4.
- To configure the SIMATIC S7-1200 CPUs V4.3 you need Step 7 (TIA Portal) with version V15.0 and higher, Basic or Professional.
- Step 7 (TIA Portal) with version V14.0 and higher, Basic or Professional is needed if you want to configure an S7-1200 CPU V4.2.
- Refer to the previous post to read more information.
Guide Video To Upgrade and Downgrade The Firmware PLC Siemens S7-1200 on TIA Portal
Free Download S7-1200 Firmware Version 4.5; 4.4; 4.3 For CPU 1214C DC/DC/DC
- S7-1200 CPU Firmware Version download V4.5.1: Link
- Link for S7-1200 CPU Firmware Version V4.4.1
- Download PLC S7 1200 FirmwareVersion V4.3.1: Link
You can download the Firmware for another S7-1200 CPU from Siemens or comment below 365EVN will check it for you.
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