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Posts from — February 2015

Ixxat USB to CAN Compact V2 Cable Problems

We’ve used the original Ixxat USB to CAN compact interfaces for years without any problems.  The Ixxat is inside the machine, with its USB cable (a type A male) attached to a L-Com panel mount USB adapter (type A female to type B female), which is then connected to the external computer using a standard A to B USB cable.

Since the original USB to CAN compact is no longer available, we have switched to its replacement, the Ixxat USB to CAN compact V2  — only to discover the V2 wouldn’t work!

After extensive trouble shooting, we found that the V2’s worked fine when directly plugged into a PC, but most of the time did not work when inside the machine.

There might be other solutions, but the one we found was to add an USB active extension cable inside the machine between the USB panel mount adapter and the V2.

The V2 is quite similar to the original, but supports USB 2.0 high speed communications.  It also requires a very recent device driver.

February 27, 2015   2 Comments