Upgrade from Freelance version 7 to 2013
I will upgrade the freelance from version 7.2 to 2013 and
The cpu PM802 Hw 01.02 and FW : 06.24
and i want to be sure that there is no problem from upgrading. the cpu is compatable with the new SW.
and the upgrade will not affect the memory.
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A good source for compatibility information is the Release Note. It contains an appendix with Hardware/Firmware compatibilities.
Here is the entry regarding the PM 802F:
You see that the hardware version 01.02 is supported. The firmware is not so important for a CPU module, because it is part of the upgrade procedure to download the newest firmware to the CPU.
I propose you take a closer look at the I/O you use. The Release Note can be downloaded from the ABB Library / Solutions Bank.
During the tests for a release we test the upgrade of the user application from the previous Freelance version only. So you can be sure that an upgrade from V9.2SP2 works just fine. With your case, upgrade from 7.2, skipping the upgrades to 8.1, 8.2, 9.1, 9.2 we simply don't know. It would be too much effort to test a direct upgrade from every Freelance version to the current version.
But the chances are good that it works. Simply try it out. Download the software via ABB Library/SolutionsBank (a valid Sentinel contract is required) install the software on a different PC than your 7.2 and run it in Demo mode. Export the CSV file with CBF 7.2 and copy it to your Freelance 2013 PC. Import it there. You might see some Function Block upgrade messages during the import. Acknowledge them all and see if the project imports. Do a plausibility check. If everything goes green you are fine.
For the future I propose that you always download the new versions, even if you don't intend to do an upgrade, and keep them in an archive. Then when you decide to do an upgrade to the latest version, you can stepwise upgrade using all the intermediate versions until you reach the final version you want to upgrade to. That should give you the least problems.
Hope that helps.