C Series with Mini-TC Front Connection: I/O Cable & Accessory Guide


Use this guide to match your C Series Modules with Mini-TC front connection with a compatible cable and accessory to meet the needs of your application, whether you are creating a new configuration, replacing or expanding your current configuration, or verifying that existing parts can be used in a different configuration.

This page is part of the C Series I/O Cable and Accessory Compatibility Guide.


Using this C Series I/O Cable and Accessory Guide

This guide is intended to cover connectors and cables for use with C Series Modules. It does not explicitly cover other NI product families such as DAQ Multifunction I/O, Digital Waveform Instruments (formerly HSDIO), or R Series. It also does not cover legacy or End of Life (EOL) parts or products. Additionally, these products are supported in cRIO and/or cDAQ chassis, but this guide does not cover chassis accessories.

Note: Using the page search functionality in your browser to locate your model may speed up this process. This is typically CTRL+F on Windows or ⌘+F on MacOS.


Finding Your C Series Module

This page is arranged by first having you identify the connector type on your C Series Module, locating the information for your specific model, and then choosing the accessory or cable combination that best fits your needs.

How to identify the model number of your C Series Module:

The model number of the C Series Module is printed on the faceplate of the module and also in the Getting Started that ships with the module.


Cable and Accessory Compatibility Tables 

Figure 1: C Series with Mini-TC Front Connection

Note: N/A= Not Applicable

Cable & Accessories for C Series Module with Mini-TC connection
Modules Number of Mini-TC Mini-TC Front Mount Terminal Block Strain Relief & Operation Protection DIN Rail Mount Terminal Block Power Connector
NI-9210 4 N/A N/A N/A NI 9976 2pos.

P/N: 196739-01

NI-9212 8 TB-9212

P/N: 784486-01



Ordering Information

For more information on any of the listed NI orderable parts, please visit http://www.ni.com/contact-us/ to contact an NI representative. Most NI orderable parts listed in this guide without a product page can still be purchased by contacting NI.

Glossary of Terms Used

  • Backshell - A component that provides Strain Relief and Operator Protection. These terms are synonymous. Click here for an example.
  • EMI Suppression Ferrite - Passive electrical component clamped around a cable to reduce Electromagnetic Interference (EMI) on the line. Click here for an example.
  • Strain Relief and Operator Protection - Surrounds the male or female cable connector to protect the cable connections and to provide cable strain relief. Click here for an example.
  • DIN Rail Mount Terminal Block - A type of connector block that allows you to mount the block to a DIN rail. Click here for an example.
  • Front Mount Terminal Block – A type of connector block that connects to the front of the module. Click here for an example.


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