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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
  • Supports SocketCAN (slcan driver) since kernel 2.6.38+


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 Supported OS: Windows,Linux
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
Linux 2.6+
Linux OS Supports SocketCAN (slcan driver) since kernel 2.6.38+
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