Error -225130 in NI-DCPower

Updated Sep 28, 2023

Reported In


  • Power Supply
  • PXI Programmable Power Supply


  • LabVIEW


  • NI-DCPower

Issue Details

I get error -225130 at niDCPower Initiate VI with the following information when I:

  • Run my NI-DCPower example in LabVIEW
  • Trying to control my SMU in Instrument Studio
  • Try to Self- Calibrate my SMU in NI MAX

Error -225130 occurred at niDCPower Initiate VI

Possible reason(s): 
Internal Software Error occurred in Power_Supply software. Please contact National Instruments Support. 

Device: <device_name>

Component Name: nipsdk 
File Name: PowerSupply\psd\trunk\17.1\source\nipsd\primitives\dma\input\tChinchInputTransferEnginePrimitive.cpp
Line Number: 292 

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Status Code: -225130 


Take the following steps to resolve this issue:
  1. Make sure NI-DCPower driver  is installed. 
  2. Restart the controller or chassis.
  3. Move SMU/Power Supply to a different slot in the chassis.
  4. If connected through MXI, move the PCI/PCIe card to a 75W slot on the PC's motherboard.
  5. Reinstall NI-DCPower driver to fix a possible corrupt installation. 
  6. Update thunderbolt drivers if using a thunderbolt controller.
  7. Update PXI chassis firmware.
  8. Update controller BIOS.
  9. Update PC motherboard BIOS.
  10.  If the above steps are all performed and yet does not work, your mainboard bios is probably incompatible with the SMU you are using. To restore functionality please install the MXI-Express Bios compatibility tool by referring to the steps in the readme provided on the Release Notes page.
If none of the above methods work, please contact your local National Instruments support.