Dual channel USB-to-CAN interface Kvaser USBcan Light 2xHS

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Model EAN: 73-30130-00714-7
Manufacturer Kvaser
Power supply Interface USB
Weight 150 g
Size 90 x 25 mm
Condition Stocking
Warranty 24 months

Dual channel USB-to-CAN interface Kvaser USBcan Light 2xHS (EAN: 73-30130-00714-7) is a reliable low cost product. With a time stamp precision of 100 microseconds it handles transmission and reception of standard and extended CAN messages on the bus. It is compatible with applications that use Kvaser’s CANlib.


I. Major features of Dual channel USB-to-CAN interface Kvaser USBcan Light 2xHS

  • USB CAN interface.
  • Quick and easy "plug-and-play" installation.
  • Supports both 11-bit (CAN 2.0A) and 29-bit (CAN 2.0B active) identifiers.
  • 100% compatible with applications written for other Kvaser CAN hardware with Kvaser CANlib.
  • High-speed CAN connection (compliant with ISO 11898-2), up to 1 Mbit/s.
  • Fully compatible with J1939, CANopen, NMEA 2000R and DeviceNet.
  • Simultaneous operation of multiple devices.

II. Additional software and documentation

  • The Kvaser CANlib SDK includes everything you need in order to develop software applications interacting with Kvaser CAN and LIN hardware. The SDK contains full documentation and many sample programs, written in C, C++, C#, Delphi, Python and Visual Basic. Kvaser CAN and LIN hardware is built around the same common software API. Applications developed using one device type will run without modification on other device types.
  • The latest versions of documentation, software and drivers can be downloaded for free at: www.kvaser.com/download.

III. Kvaser USBcan Light 2xHS hardware

Hardware installation:

  • For the Kvaser USBcan Light to communicate with the host computer, a compatible version of the Kvaser driver and firmware must be installed.
  • After the driver has been installed on the host computer, the firmware may then be downloaded and installed on the Kvaser USBcan Light.
  • The latest version of the driver and firmware can be downloaded from: www.kvaser.com/download.
  • The driver is installed by running the file: kvaser_drivers_setup.exe.
  • The Kvaser USBcan Light may be inserted in any free USB socket on the host computer. You do not need to switch the power off before inserting or removing the device.

USB connector:

  • The Kvaser USBcan Light has a standard USB type “A” connector.


CAN channels:

  • The Kvaser USBcan Light has two CAN Hi-Speed channels with 9-pin D-SUB CAN connectors.


Power supply:

  • The Kvaser USBcan Light is powered from the USB port.

LED indicators:

  • The Kvaser USBcan Light has three LEDs.





PWR (Green)


Steady light when unit is powered and working.

USB configuration

Blinking once every three seconds when something is wrong with the USB connection.


2 Hz flash if something is wrong with the firmware or con- figuration.

CAN 1 (Yellow)


Status for CAN channel 1.

CAN 2 (Yellow)


Status for CAN channel 2.

Technical data of Dual channel USB-to-CAN interface Kvaser USBcan Light 2xHS

CAN Channels


CAN Transceivers

TJA1051T (Compliant with ISO 11898-2)

CAN Controller

Built into the processor

Galvanic isolation


CAN Bit Rate

40 kbit/s to 1 Mbit/s

Time stamp resolution

100 μs

Max message rate

8000 msg/s per channel

Error Frame Detection


Error Frame Generation


Silent mode


Kvaser CANtegrity


Host interface

USB Hi-Speed

Host OS

Windows (7 or later), Linux.

Power consumption

Typical 132 mA

Hardware configuration

Done by software (Plug & Play).


50 x 170 x 20 mm for body incl. strain relief


165 g

Operating temperature

−20 ◦C to +70 ◦C

Storage temperature

−40 ◦C to +85 ◦C

Relative humidity

0 % to 85 % (non-condensing.)

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