Why does the NI-9860 Need Transceiver Cables?

Updated Nov 30, 2023

Reported In


  • NI-9860
  • Transceiver Cable

Issue Details

Why do I have to buy transceiver cables for the NI-9860?


The NI-9860 is a multi-protocol module, and needs a CAN specific or a LIN specific transceiver cable depending on the protocol you wish to use.

Additional Information

Other single protocol modules such as the 9862  have internal transceivers for their specific protocol (in this case the 9862 uses CAN).