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PC Linkage Device (SM-PCE1)

The Shimano PC Linkage Device SM-PCE1 can be used to update firmware and customize your Di2 settings. It can also help troubleshoot problems and restore a non-responsive Di2 system.

The device has one green LED, one USB port and one E-tube port. It is about twice the price of the Shimano SM-BCR2 battery charger, which also doubles as a PC-interface. The SM-PCE1 is therefore mainly found at bike shops.

What it adds on top of the functionality offered by the regular charger is the ability to connect a single component to it, instead of your entire bike. It also lets you recover crashed components and restore their firmware. Note that the SM-PCE1 should be connected directly to a PC - Shimano recommend you do not use a USB hub.

In order to use the SM-PCE1 with a PC you have to install the Shimano e-Tube project software.

SM-PCE1 linkage device

Details & specifications

Shimano model codeSM-PCE1
Shimano model namePC Linkage Device
Weight20 g
SeriesUltegra 6770, Ultegra 6780, Ultegra R8000, DURA-ACE 9070, DURA-ACE R9150
Downloads PC Linkage Device manual
e-Tube single unit connection manual
e-Tube project manual
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SM-PCE1 vs SM-PCE02 - what is the difference?

The SM-PCE02 and SM-PCE1 are very similar. Shimano's newer SM-PCE02 is a lot smaller, operates more efficiently (faster) and adds the battery-check functionality. This can be used to check whether there is anything wrong with the battery consumption of the connected bike/unit/component.

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