This guide is intended to cover connectors and backshells designed for use with NI Switch devices. It does not explicitly cover other NI product families such as DAQ, HSDIO, C Series, or reconfigurable I/O (formerly R Series), although some models may use similar or the same parts. It also does not cover legacy or End of Life (EOL) parts or products.
The table below contains a list of the connectors referenced that are found on the most popular NI Switch products. This is not intended to be a complete nor comprehensive list of all NI Switch products. Similar cables and connectors may be used with other NI products, and are not included here. Refer to the Glossary for any questions regarding connector terminology. .
See the table below or the product manual for your product for more information on what connector is featured on your device. Additionally, NI Dimensional Drawings contain drawings for many connectors and the devices, modules, cables and accessories they are used on.
Caution: You must install mating connectors according to local safety codes and standards and according to the specifications provided by the manufacturer. You are responsible for verifying the safety compliance of third-party connectors and their usage according to the relevant standard(s), including UL and CSA in North America and IEC and VDE in Europe.
|Switch Model||Part Description||NI Orderable Part Number||Manufacturer Part Number|
|2515, 2535, 2536||0.8 mm VHDCI Board-Mount Connectors|
|68-Position Right Angle Single Stack PCB-Mount VHDCI (Receptacle)||785633-01||Honda HDRA-EC68LFDT2+|
|68-Position Right Angle Dual Stack PCB-Mount VHDCI (Receptacle)||785634-01||Honda HDRA-E68W1LFDT1EA+|
|2515, 2535, 2536||0.8 mm VHDCI Cable Connectors|
|68-Position Offset IDC Cable Connector (Plug)||N/A||Molex 71425-3001|
|2501, 2503, 2533, 2534||68-Position 0.050 D-Type Board-Mount Connectors (SCSI)|
|68-Position Right Angle PCB-Mount Connector (Male)||777600-01||TE Connectivity 2-5174225-5|
|68-Position Vertical PCB-Mount Connector (Male)||777601-01||TE Connectivity 2-5174339-5|
|2501, 2503, 2533, 2534||68-Position 0.050 D-Type Cable Connectors|
|68-Position IDC-Type Connector (Female)||N/A||TE Connectivity 5749699-7|
|Backshell for 68-Position IDC-Type Connector (Female)||N/A||TE Connectivity 5749195-2|
|NI 68-Position Kit including Solder-Cup Connector (Female) and Backshell, no Jackscrews||776832-01||N/A. NI kit contains the Honda solder-cup connector and backshell, below.|
|68-Position Solder-Cup Connector (Female)||N/A||Honda PCS-E68FS+|
|Backshell for 68-Position Solder-Cup Connector (Female), and Jackscrews||N/A||Honda PCS-E68LKAU2N|
|2810, 2811, 2812, 2813, 2814, 2815, 2816, 2817||96-Position 0.050 D-Type Cable Connectors (SCSI)|
|96-Position Straight SCSI Connector (Receptacle)||782720-01||Custom|
|2529, 2527||100-Position HDI Board-Mount Connectors|
|100-Position HDI Mating Front Panel Connector, Right-Angle (Female)||779311-01||TE Connectivity 5532903-2|
|100-Position HDI Mating Front Panel Connector, Vertical (Female)||N/A||AMP 5533285-1|
|2576||160-Position LFH Board-Mount Connectors|
|160-Position LFH Right Angle Receptacle (Female)||N/A||Molex 0051241041|
|2530B||160-Position LFH Cable Connectors|
|160- Pin LFH Right Angle Plug (Male)||N/A||Molex 0051251040|
|2575, 2569, 2570, 2571, 2569||200-Position LFH Cable Connectors|
|Plug Connector Subassembly for 200-Position LFH Mating Connector||N/A||Molex 71719-3000|
|Pin Inserts for 200-Position LFH Mating Connector (4 required per module)||N/A||Molex 71715-4002|
|Backshell for 200-Position LFH Mating Connector||N/A||Jevons JDC200B-832|
|2737, 2738, 2739, 2524, 2525, 2526, 2833, 2834, 2520, 2521, 2522, 2523, 2510||160-Position DIN Board-Mount Connectors|
|Connector Kit for 160-Pin DIN NI SwitchBlock (Female)1||782720-02||ERNI 284314|
|2737, 2738, 2739, 2524, 2525, 2526, 2520, 2521, 2522, 2523, 2510||160-Position DIN Cable Connectors|
|160-Position DIN Right Angle Connector (Male)||N/A||ERNI 384299|
|2512, 2514||8-Position D-Sub Board-Mount Connectors|
|8-position Right Angle Connector (Male)||N/A||ITT Cannon DCMMP8H8PJ-K87|
|2512, 2514||8-Position D-Sub Cable Connectors|
|8-Position Connector Housing (Female)2||N/A||ITT Cannon DCMM8W8SA197|
|8-Position D-Sub Connector Cable Crimp for 8 AWG Wire2||N/A||ITT Cannon DM130341|
|2564, 2720, 2722, 2725, 2727||37-Position D-Sub Cable Connectors|
|NI 37-Position Kit including Solder-Cup Connector (Female) and Backshell, no Jackscrews||779184-01||N/A|
|Backshell for 37-Position Solder-Cup Connector (Female). Is a 62-position backshell that also fits 37-position Solder-Cup connector.||N/A||TE Connectivity 5206478-4|
|37-Position Solder-Cup Connector (Male), 5 Amp||N/A||L-com SD37P|
|37-Position Solder-Cup Connector (Male), 3 Amp||N/A||Surplus Electronic Technology 010337-00002230|
|37-Position Right Angle Plug (Male)||N/A||KYCON K22X-C37P-N|
|2566, 2568||62-Position D-Sub Board-Mount Connectors|
|62 Position D-Sub Connector (male)||N/A|
|62-Position D-Sub Cable Connectors|
|2566||62-Position D-Sub Backshell and Connector Kit (PXI-2566)||778720-01||E-TEC SHF-57A-S101-95/T0|
|2568||62-Position D-Sub Receptacle (Female)||N/A||POSITRONIC DD62F0000X/AA|
|2567||78-Position D-Sub Board-Mount Connectors|
|78-Position D-Sub Right Angle Connector (Male)||N/A||E-TEC SHM-078-F900-55/LJ|
|2567||78-Position D-Sub Cable Connectors|
|78-Position D-Sub (Female)||N/A||E-TEC SHF-078-S101-95/T0|
|Combicon Board-Mount Connectors|
|2565||Mini-Combicon (Double Level) Connector||N/A||Phoenix Contact 1967870|
|2584||Combicon Connector and Backshell for PXI-2584||779168-02||N/A|
|2585, 2586||GMCT20 Cable Connectors|
|Connector and Backshell for PXI-258X Switches||779168-01||N/A. Contains Positronic Connector, Backshell and Mating Pins below.|
|GMCT20 Mating Pins||N/A||Positronic FS116N2|
|Connector and Backshell GMCT20 Custom Connector||N/A||Positronic GMCT20F0E100JC|
|2542, 2543, 2544, 2545, 2546, 2547, 2548, 2549, 2594, 2595, 2596, 2597, 2598, 2599, 2796, 2797, 2798, 2799||SMA Board-Mount Connectors|
|SMA Through Hole Jack Receptacle||N/A||Molex 733910060|
|2554, 2555, 2556, 2557, 2558, 2559||SMB Board-Mount Connectors|
|SMB Straight, Through Hole Jack||N/A||Amphenol 142210|
|2540, 2541, 2593, 2746, 2647, 2748||MCX Board-Mount Connectors|
|MCX Right Angle Jack||N/A||HUBER-SUHNER 23023859|
|Ribbon Cable Connectors|
|Row- 16 Conductor .05 pitch||N/A||Samtec FFSD-08-01-N|
|Column- 34 Conductor .05 pitch||N/A||Samtec FFSD-17-01-N|
1The Connector Kit for the 160-Pin DIN SwitchBlock includes a grounding bar to use when working with SwitchBlock modules. If using the Connector Kit with the 273x or 252x PXI modules the grounding bar does not need to be used.
2 To create a custom cable for the NI 2512 or 2514 both the Connector Housing and Cable Crimp must be used. If you are in need of a custom cable for the NI 2512 or 2514 NI recommends evaluating to see if the DB8F-Bare Wire cable meets your needs prior to building a new cable.
Use the table below to find the pin to channel mapping for your switch model. Some switch models have multiple topologies and will have different pinouts. For those models, select the link and find your corresponding topology to get to the correct pin diagram.
For more information on any of the listed NI orderable parts, please visit http://www.ni.com/contact-us/ to contact an NI representative. NI orderable parts listed in this guide without a product page can still be purchased by contacting NI.
For parts with a manufacturer part number, please contact the manufacturer or their vendors for further information about the product and purchasing. Manufacturer part numbers represent functionally equivalent replacements that are currently available from the specified manufacturer. This may differ from the part found on your device, module, cable or accessory as NI continuously revises and improves their products.
Some parts are custom made for NI or are common parts in industry, and do not have orderable part numbers. Please use the specifications provided to find an appropriate part.