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NI 9860 Specifications

    Last Modified: February 27, 2017

    The following specifications are typical for the range -40 °C to 70 °C unless otherwise noted.

    NI-XNET Host Port

    Connector type

    NI-XNET hardware selectable interface port

    Port supported transceiver cable types

    NI-XNET transceiver cables (CAN/LIN)


    For more information about transceiver cables, refer to the transceiver cable operating instructions.

    Power Requirements

    Power consumption from chassis

    Active mode

    1 W max

    Sleep mode

    5 mW max

    External Power Supply[1] (VSUP)

    Voltage input range

    9 to 30 VDC (measured at the NI 9860 power connector)

    Power consumption

    1.5 W max (active mode)


    Do not connect VSUP to a DC mains supply or to any supply requiring a connecting cable longer than 3 m (10 ft). A DC mains supply is a local DC electricity supply network in the infrastructure of a site or building.

    Total thermal dissipation on module

    1.2 W max (active mode)

    Physical Characteristics

    To clean the module, wipe it with a dry towel.


    Approx. 144 g (5.0 oz)

    Safety Voltages

    Connect only voltages that are within the following limits:

    VSUP to COM

    30 VDC max, Measurement Category I

    Chassis ground to COM

    30 VDC max, Measurement Category I

    Measurement Category I is for measurements performed on circuits not directly connected to the electrical distribution system referred to as MAINS voltage. MAINS is a hazardous live electrical supply system that powers equipment. This category is for measurements of voltages from specially protected secondary circuits. Such voltage measurements include signal levels, special equipment, limited-energy parts of equipment, circuits powered by regulated low-voltage sources, and electronics.


    Do not connect the system to signals or use for measurements within Measurement Categories II, III, or IV.


    Measurement Categories CAT I and CAT O are equivalent. These test and measurement circuits are for other circuits not intended for direct connection to the MAINS building installations of Measurement Categories CAT II, CAT III, or CAT IV.

    Safety and Hazardous Locations Standards

    This product is designed to meet the requirements of the following electrical equipment safety standards for measurement, control, and laboratory use:

    • IEC 61010-1, EN 61010-1
    • UL 61010-1, CSA 61010-1
    • EN 60079-0:2012, EN 60079-15:2010
    • IEC 60079-0: Ed 6, IEC 60079-15; Ed 4
    • UL 60079-0; Ed 6, UL 60079-15; Ed 4
    • CSA 60079-0:2011, CSA 60079-15:2012

    For UL and other safety certifications, refer to the product label or the Online Product Certification section.

    Hazardous Locations

    U.S. (UL)

    Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, D, T4; Class I, Zone 2, AEx nA IIC T4

    Canada (C-UL)

    Class I, Division 2, Groups A, B, C, D, T4; Class I, Zone 2, Ex nA IIC T4

    Europe (DEMKO)

    Ex nA IIC T4 Gc


    Refer to the installation instructions for the chassis you are using for more information about meeting these specifications.

    Operating temperature (IEC 60068-2-1, IEC 60068-2-2)

    -40 °C to 70 °C

    Storage temperature (IEC 60068-2-1, IEC 60068-2-2)

    -40 °C to 85 °C

    Ingress protection

    NI 9860

    IP 30

    NI 9860 with power and transceiver cables attached

    IP 40

    Operating humidity (IEC 60068-2-56)

    10% RH to 90% RH, noncondensing

    Storage humidity (IEC 60068-2-56)

    5% RH to 95% RH, noncondensing

    Pollution degree (IEC 60664)


    Maximum altitude

    5,000 m

    Indoor use only.

    Shock and Vibration

    To meet these specifications, you must panel mount the system.

    Operating vibration

    Random (IEC 60068-2-64)

    5 grms, 10 Hz to 500 Hz

    Sinusoidal (IEC 60068-2-6)

    5 g, 10 Hz to 500 Hz

    Operating shock (IEC 60068-2-27)

    30 g, 11 ms half sine; 50 g, 3 ms half sine; 18 shocks at 6 orientations

    Electromagnetic Compatibility

    This product meets the requirements of the following EMC standards for electrical equipment for measurement, control, and laboratory use:

    • EN 61326 (IEC 61326): Class A emissions; Basic immunity
    • EN 55011 (CISPR 11): Group 1, Class A emissions
    • AS/NZS CISPR 11: Group 1, Class A emissions
    • FCC 47 CFR Part 15B: Class A emissions
    • ICES-001: Class A emissions

    For the standards applied to assess the EMC of this product, refer to the Online Product Certification section.


    For EMC compliance, operate this product according to the documentation.

    CE Compliance

    This product meets the essential requirements of applicable European Directives, as follows:

    • 2014/35/EU; Low-Voltage Directive (safety)
    • 2014/30/EU; Electromagnetic Compatibility Directive (EMC)
    • 2014/34/EU; Potentially Explosive Atmospheres (ATEX)

    Online Product Certification

    Refer to the product Declaration of Conformity (DoC) for additional regulatory compliance information. To obtain product certifications and the DoC for this product, visit, search by model number or product line, and click the appropriate link in the Certification column.

    Environmental Management

    NI is committed to designing and manufacturing products in an environmentally responsible manner. NI recognizes that eliminating certain hazardous substances from our products is beneficial to the environment and to NI customers.

    For additional environmental information, refer to the Minimize Our Environmental Impact web page at This page contains the environmental regulations and directives with which NI complies, as well as other environmental information not included in this document.

    Waste Electrical and Electronic Equipment (WEEE)

    EU Customers  

    At the end of the product life cycle, all NI products must be disposed of according to local laws and regulations. For more information about how to recycle NI products in your region, visit



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    • 1 Required to power NI-XNET Transceiver Cables.

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