PCAN-USB Adapter (isolated)


This adapter makes it possible to connect any laptop computer or PC with a USB connector to a CAN bus. Galvanic isolation of up to 500V between the CAN signals and the host-PC is achieved with the help of an integrated DC/DC converter. The CAN is connected via a 9-pin SUB-D plug according to CiA standard recommendation DS 102-1. The LED integrated in the housing shows the operating state of the PCAN-USB. Also available as standard version under part# IPEH-002021.

The PCAN-USB package includes device drivers for Windows® 10 /8/ 7 (32/64-bit), the PCAN-Basic API, and the PCAN-View CAN monitor software. Linux drivers are also available. For customers needing more sophisticated CAN Analyzing software we have the PCAN-Explorer V6

  • Interface in compact plastic casing
  • Transfer rates up to 1 Mbit/s
  • Compliant with CAN specifications 2.0A (11-bit ID) and 2.0B (29-bit ID)
  • CAN bus connection via D-Sub, 9-pin (to CiA® 102)
  • NXP SJA1000 CAN controller, 16 MHz clock frequenc
  • 82C251 CAN transceiver
  • Hardware can be reset via software
  • 5-Volts supply to the CAN connection can be connected through a solder jumper, e.g. for external transceiver
  • Voltage supply through USB bus
  • USB connection (USB 1.1, compatible with USB 2.0 and USB 3.0)
  • Galvanic isolation on the CAN connection up to 500 V

Power Consumption

1 Channel max. 200mA

Baud Rate

CAN: max. 1 MBit/s


C.I.A. DS-102 (CAN_H = 7, CAN_L = 2, CAN_GND = 3)


CAN: NXP / Philips PCA82C251


87 x 43 x 22 mm,


83 g,


Driver: Windows® 10, 8.1, 7 and Linux (32/64-bit)
Tools: PCAN-View for Windows®


CAN: NXP / Phillips SJA1000


PC: USB plug type A, USB Full-speed mode, compatible to USB 1.1, 2.0 and USB 3.0
CAN: ISO 11898-2, complies with CiA-recommendation DS 102


automatically assigned via "plug n play"


CAN: 2.0A (Standard format) and 2.0B (extended format)

Operating temperature -40°C to +85°C

Storage Temperature

-40°C to +100°C

Relative humidity 15% to 90% (non-condensing)


IP20, Plastic Enclosure

EMC Directive

EN 55024:2003-10
EN 55022:2007-04
EC directive 2004/108/EG