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USB-CAN - 1-Port USB to CAN Bus Adapter with 12V DC Power Supply for External Devices


  • Adds a CAN bus port on your computer by connecting to a USB port
  • Provides DC +5V and DC +12V power for external devices
  • Powered by USB port, no external power adapter required
  • LEDs indicate initialization and CAN bus status
  • Installs as a standard Windows COM port
  • Supported CAN modes: Standard, Listen, Echo
  • Can be controlled over serial port using ASCII commands
  • Easy to use API provided along with sample source codes and GUI sample programs
  • Easy plug and play installation and CAN bus device connection
  • CAN bus speed up to 1Mbps
  • 512 bytes transmit/receive FIFO buffer for high speed data throughput
  • Supports CAN 2.0A and CAN 2.0B protocols
  • Designed by ARM Cortex-M0 32-bit microcontroller and the USB to UART chip
  • Drivers provided for Windows and Linux OS


USB Bus Supports USB 1.1, 2.0 and 3.0
CAN Bus Supports CAN 2.0A and CAN 2.0B
Chipset ARM Cortex-M0 32-bit microcontroller
Plug & Play Supported
IRQ & I/O Address Assigned by system
CAN Bus Controller Bosch C_CAN module
Number of Ports 1
Connector DB9 male
CAN Bus Speed 5kbps to 1Mbps for transmit & receive
CAN Bus Mode Standard mode: normal operation on CAN bus
Listen mode: passive receiving of CAN Frames
Echo mode: transmitter also receives sent frames (for testing purposes)
LED CAN bus data activity, CAN bus error
Protection +/- 16kV ESD protection for all signals
Software Features
API Library Supports C/C++, C#, VB.NET, VB6, Python and LabVIEW
Utility On-board firmware update utility
OS Driver Support Windows XP to 10
Windows Server 2003 to Server 2016
Monitoring Tools Supported by CANHacker, Titan CAN Test
Power Input Power supplied via USB (5V) connector
No external power needed
Power Output 5V 100mA/12V 50mA through pin 1 & 9 of DB9 and pin 4 of terminal block
Power Consumption Max. 100mA@5VDC (no external devices)
Max. 480mA@5VDC (when providing DC power for external devices)
Operating Temperature 0°C to 60°C (32°F to 140°F)
Storage Temperature -20°C to 75°C (-4°F to 167°F)
Operating Humidity 5% to 95% RH
Safety Approvals CE, FCC
Casing Plastic, ABS
Dimensions 77mm × 41mm × 24mm (L × W × H)
Weight 100g