CompactDAQ USB Configuration Cable


Use this guide to select the correct USB configuration cable for your CompactDAQ Controller and Chassis. Whether you are creating a new configuration, replacing or expanding your current CompactDAQ System, or verifying that existing parts can be used in a different configuration, this guide can help.

Note: The USB configuration cable is included when you order your CompactDAQ Controller.

This page is part of the CompactDAQ System Accessory Compatibility Guide.

Tip Refer to the getting started guide on for basic configuration instructions and information about connecting to a host computer using the USB device port. NI recommends using the USB device port for configuration, debug, and maintenance.


Using this CompactDAQ System Accessory Guide

This guide is intended to cover USB configuration cables for use with your CompactDAQ Controller and CompactDAQ Chassis. It does not explicitly cover other NI product families such as CompactRIO System or C Series Module. It also does not cover legacy or End of Life (EOL) parts or products. 

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.

USB Cable Accessory Compatibility Tables 

Note: N/A = Not Applicable
Note: P/N = Part Number

ChassisUSB Configuration Cable
P/N: 198506-01 (1 m)
cDAQ-9172P/N: 192256-02 (2 m)



P/N: 157930A-01 (1 m)
P/N: 157930A-02 (2 m)

Ordering Information 

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