EasyPower 10.2 Update Release Notes
EasyPower LLC is excited to announce our release of EasyPower 10.2! This release includes new features and improvements to your EasyPower software, focusing mainly on reflecting updates to the IEEE 1584-2018 standard.
The following are New & Enhanced Features in EasyPower 10.2:
To view a detailed list of changes and fixes, go to the 10.2 details page.
Details regarding EasyPower 10.2.1 - Service Pack 1 can be found here.
IEEE 1584-2018 Support
This release includes updates to the program calculations and options to support recent changes related to the IEEE 1584-2018 standard. The changes include:
- A new IEEE 1584-2018 standard calculation method for arc flash hazards in the Short Circuit Options.
- Revisions to the Advanced Arc Flash Hazard Options to support the new IEEE 1584-2018 standard.
- New electrode configurations for electrodes in enclosures and in open air.
- An updated Arc Flash Hazard tab in equipment items where you can choose to accept library defaults or enter user-specified data for the electrode gap, electrode configuration, and enclosure size.
- Updates to the EasyPower device library to support the new standard.
- Updates to the Arc Flash Hazard report and Arc Flash Hazard Scenario report to support the new standard.
- Updates to the Work Task Dialog to support electrode configurations.
Panel Row Changes
We have made changes to the way that panel rows work. You can now enter load values into the correct phases (A, B, and C) and we have modified what happens when you insert and delete rows.
There are various additional enhancements regarding grounding in motors (with new motor symbols), improved zoom behavior, and better distinction between the Transient Motor Starting and Dynamic Stability modules. The EasyPower session window now has a tabbed interface.
To view a detailed list of changes and fixes, go to the 10.2 details page.
Note: New release features often include changes to the database. This may affect what you see in the Database Browser and also what is included when you export data into CSV files. If your existing work processes rely on information from the database, be sure to review your processes after you update your software.
10.2 SP1 Release Notes
EasyPower 10.2 Service Pack 1 includes the following bug fixes.
- Improved performance in the speed of arc flash calculations.
- Added a check box in the Advanced Arc Flash Options dialog box to disable consideration of electrode configuration when calculating arc flash based on IEEE 1584-2002. Earlier versions of EasyPower included an option to apply multipliers to the correction factor based on electrode configurations not considered by IEEE 1584-2002, but based on published IEEE journal papers on the effect of configurations. This optioned is retained, but is disabled by default for use with IEEE 1584-2002.
- Improved the Worst Case view in the Scenario Comparison Report to display an asterisk where the arc flash boundary is not from the scenario identified in the worst case column. This provides improved visibility when analyzing scenarios where one scenario results in the highest incident energy, and another the highest arc flash boundary.
- Fixed an issue where EasyPower incorrectly calculated the reduced arcing current incident energy for alternate working distances using the average arcing current clearing time when using the IEEE 1584-2018 standard and Momentary method.
- Fixed an issue where incident energy was showing different amounts on a work permit before and after a bus was faulted.
- Fixed an issue when calculating arc flash with IEEE 1584-2018 where the Integrated method was reporting the arc flash boundary associated with the arcing current resulting in the highest incident energy, rather than with the arcing current resulting in the highest arc flash boundary.
- Fixed an issue where the working distances for conductors were not consistent with the Electrode Configuration when the IEEE 1584-2002 standard was used.
- Fixed an issue where, in situations when the specified breakers of a relay are not in the same branch as the relay, the Integrated method was not opening those breakers.
- Fixed an issue when calculating arc flash with IEEE 1584-2018 where equipment with more than one selected electrode configuration was reporting the arc flash boundary associated with the electrode configuration resulting in the highest incident energy, rather than the electrode configuration resulting in the highest arc flash boundary.
- Fixed an issue where EasyPower closed while attempting to plot a TCC.
- Fixed an issue where changing the fault type in a TCC plot would cause EasyPower to display an unhandled exception error.
- Fixed an issue where the TCC was unable to insert an arcing current tick mark for an ATS.
- Fixed an issue where on the TCC tab of the Motor Data dialog, changes to the Motor Starter Type were only being saved if the Full Voltage option was selected.
- Fixed an issue where the arcing current tick mark in a TCC while using the Integrated method incorrectly displayed "100% Arcing Current" text instead of "Reduced Arcing Current" text.
- Fixed an issue in the TCC Coordination report where the Maintenance Mode setting was being reported in the opposite state.
- Fixed an issue with the template used for the DXF export that prevented the exported file from being opened in multiple types of DXF file viewers.
- Fixed an issue where fault types other than 3-phase were not displaying short circuit results in the base case and in some scenarios.
- Fixed an issue where fault contribution of a UPS was incorrectly being passed through an open switch.
- Fixed an issue where the secondary side of transformers have an incorrect short circuit result due to the transformer data not being refreshed upon opening the file.
- Fixed an issue where opening the Short Circuit Options dialog box would cause the display options for unbalanced faults on the one-line to change.
- Fixed issues where the short circuit results for 3-winding transformers were not displaying correct results.
- Fixed an issue where the Equipment Duty Scenario Report could not be exported to Excel due to a long .DEZ file name.
Additional Release Information
Updating from Within EasyPower
If you have a stand-alone license (and not a network license), you can update your software from within EasyPower by selecting Tools > Update. If you are using a network license, you should use the manual update outlined below - download and then activate the software.
Activating Your New Software
Your authorization code has been sent to the registered user at your company. This code will be needed when downloading the update outside of the EasyPower software.
As mentioned above, you will need a serial number to download the update, and the authorization code to install the new version of the EasyPower software. Both of these were sent to the registered (primary) user at your company.
EasyPower updates are accessible to all EasyPower users with a current maintenance contract.
Please note the following comments associated with this release:
- The EasyPower 10.2 program can be installed side-by-side with your existing version of EasyPower software. Service packs are different in that it will overwrite the existing version (10.2 SP1 will overwrite 10.2).
- It is advisable, as you transition to the new version, to always make a backup of your existing files prior to modification in the new version, or save your files with new file names after modification in the new version.
- The EasyPower 10.2 program now uses an updated version of the device library which cannot be used by older EasyPower versions. The new library and other data files will be installed in a new location and new folder (My)Documents\EasyPower 10.0\. You can configure the new file locations in Tools > Options > File Locations.
- Our software engineers are constantly working to provide you with up-to-the-minute technology. You can also go to Tools > Update and check for updates.
Files will be installed to the following locations:
- Program: C:\Program Files (x86)\EasyPower 10.2
- Application data: ...(My)Documents\EasyPower 10.2
- Registry: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\EasyPower\EasyPower
Important: If you are installing on a network, you must perform the server installation and activation BEFORE you install and activate EasyPower on your client computers.
Please call us at +1(503) 655-5059 option 2, or email email@example.com, if you need any assistance or have technical questions. To give us feedback on the EasyPower 10.2 release, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The EasyPower knowledge base has additional solutions to help you use EasyPower to solve your electrical problems.
Technical Help - Finding your serial number
You will need your serial number to log into the updates page. If you are not aware of your serial number, there are three ways to find it:
- Look in your software - Go to File > About EasyPower.
- Hardware key - look on the sticker attached to your USB hardware key.
- Primary user - talk to the main EasyPower contact at your company. You will also need to talk to them to get your new authorization code.
Historical Release Notes
Here is a list of historical release notes as well as update details, for more recent versions.
- v10.0 Release Notes (web page)
- v10.0 Update Details (web page)
- v9.8 Release Notes (web page)
- v9.8 Update Details (web page)
- v9.7 Release Notes (web page)
- v9.7 Update Details (web page)
- v9.6 Release Notes (web page)
- v9.6 Update Details (web page)
- v9.5 Release Notes (web page)
- v9.5 Update Details (web page)
- v188.8.131.528 Release Notes (PDF)
- v9.0.4 Release Notes (PDF)
- v9.0.3 Release Notes (PDF)
- v9.0 Release Notes (PDF)