NI 9265 Not Generating Current Output

Updated Dec 19, 2018

Reported In


  • NI-9265


  • NI-DAQmx

Issue Details

I am trying to generate a current output task with a NI 9265 module, but am not outputting anything. How can I fix this?


  1. Ensure that you have a supported version of NI-DAQmx installed.
  2. If tasks in LabVIEW, NI-MAX, or external code are not generating current output, self-test the device and use a test panel for an analog output.
  3. If the test panel does not generate any current output ensure that you have an external power supply connected (9-36V)
  4. Ensure that you have your DMM that is measuring the current output connected in series to the correct pins. Refer to the NI 9265 Getting Started Guide. On page 11, the pinout shows the necessary connections for your signal.

Additional Information

NI 9265 Datasheet