For most users, upgrading to the IBTS will be “Plug and Roast”. But before you place your order, you’ll need to take a look at your Bullet R1’s Control PCB. Some users may need to solder a new connector, or to purchase a new Control PCB if they are unable to solder.
What to look for on your Bullet’s Control PCB: Extra Inputs
Our new IBTS system requires an additional input on the Control PCB for its fan. Most Control PCBs will already have an extra unused input on the right side of the PCB, but some will not.
Below are two images of the “Plug and Roast” Control PCBs that most of our users have:
Again, if you have a Control PCB with an additional connector on the right side, as shown in the photos above, the IBTS upgrade is Plug and Roast.
Below is an example of a Control PCB without any connector for the IBTS fan:
Because these Control PCBs lack an extra connector, you have two choices:
1. You can solder the connector on yourself (or else find a friend to do it for you!) This is both the fastest and cheapest way to upgrade your Bullet R1. The upgrade kit already includes the extra connector, just in case you need it. But of course we understand that some customers may not want to do this themselves, particularly if they don’t have any soldering experience. Please understand that choosing to solder the connector does come with some risk — if you damage the Control PCB you will need to order a new one from us, and therefore may be without a working Bullet for a period of time. In this case it’s a good idea to make sure you know what you are doing, or else find someone who does.
You can view our video guide to soldering the connectors here.
2. You can also purchase a complete V2 upgrade kit that includes a new Control PCB and new V2 induction board.
Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see whether upgrades are available at this time.
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If you have any questions or concerns about your IBTS upgrade, please don’t hesitate to contact us: email@example.com
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