DeviceNet Detective 2 Handheld Diagnostic Tool


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Manufacturer: Grid Connect Inc.

Stock Status: In stock

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Product Description

Simplify factory floor management of any DeviceNet network with the Grid Connect DeviceNet Detective 2 Handheld Diagnostic Tool. This portable easy to use DeviceNet/CAN configuration and diagnostic tool is designed for simplicity of operation with a 320 x 240 OLED display and controlled by a rotary push dial. The device is protected by an IP20 enclosure. Power is provided by either 24V DeviceNet power or battery power.

The DeviceNet Detective 2 can be used on-site to

  • quickly identify and fix DeviceNet network problems, and
  • eliminate the training, expense, and complexity of notebook computer tools.


 The DeviceNet Detective 2 provides

  • an extensive set of DeviceNet/CAN configuration and diagnostic capabilities,
  • a complete listing of all devices on the network,  and
  • provides easy to understand information about all nodes such as address, baud rate, error conditions and messaging attributes.


A bus diagnostics feature provides a wealth of information about the dynamics of the network, and helps users focus on solving network node problems. Other functionality includes detection of the CAN bit rate, bus load measurement, and termination measurement. As well as receiving CAN messages, the DeviceNet Detective 2 can transmit either individual messages or entire sequences. In addition, an internal memory card allows tracing of the CAN/DeviceNet message traffic.

An integrated two-channel oscilloscope enables visualization of the CAN signals. Single CAN IDs and various events can be used as triggers. CAN frames are decoded from the recorded signal, allowing for detection of errors in a frame.

Included in DeviceNet Detective 2 Kit Carrying Case

  • Handheld DeviceNet Detective 2 Diagnostic Tool
  • DeviceNet Detective 2 Cable with DB9 to Mini Connector
  • DeviceNet Detective 2 Cable with DB9 to Micro Connector
  • DeviceNet Detective 2 Cable with DB9 to Open Pluggable (Phoenix) Connector
  • 4 AA Rechargeable Battery, UL Listed
  • AA Battery Case

The knowledgeable and experienced engineers at Grid Connect provide complete technical support for the DeviceNet Detective 2. We offer phone support and on-line chat support during regular business hours.


  • Handheld DeviceNet/CAN Diagnostic and Configuration Tool
  • Simple Rotary Push Dial Operation
  • Easy to Read 320 x 240 OLED Graphic Display
  • High-speed CAN ISO 11898-2
  • DeviceNet or Battery Power (4 x AA 1.2 V Rechargeable Batteries Included)
  • Integrated Two Channel Oscilloscope
  • Internal Memory Card for Data Storage and Logging
  • USB Connection to PC
  • Three D-Sub 9-pin DeviceNet Cables with Power Connector Included (Open, Sealed Mini and Sealed Micro)
  • On-Device Help and Detailed User Guide (PDF)
  • PEAK-Converter for Windows Software Included
  • Rugged Carrying Case
  • 2 Year Limited Warranty
  • Extensive Diagnostic Feature Set

DeviceNet Detective Functions

  • Offline utilities to change network node configuration.
  • Detect baud rates and node addresses (MAC ID’s)
  • Display high, low and present 24VDC network supply voltage.
  • Display range of high & low CAN bus voltages
  • Reference “Help” for Detective menus, plus DeviceNet wiring pinouts & LED function screens
  • Report CAN errors per second and total CAN errors detected
  • Log CAN errors from each node
  • Error “Logbook” function
  • Detect % traffic load on the network
  • Detect all node objects on the network and report results
  • Monitor and identify group 1, 2, 3 and 4 traffic
  • Offline control of I/O

CAN Functions

  • Recording of incoming CAN messages to the internal memory card
  • Conversion of trace data to various output formats using a Windows program
  • Transmission of CAN messages or message lists
  • Decimal, hexadecimal, or binary entering of CAN data; data change of a single transmission message during runtime
  • Measurement of CAN bus load, displayed by means of a time diagram
  • A bus load time diagram can be saved as bitmap
  • Measurement of CAN termination for High-speed CAN bus, even while the system is running
  • Switchable CAN termination for the connected bus
  • Voltage measurement for all pins of the CAN connector (D-Sub)

Oscilloscope Functions

  • Two independent channels having a maximum sampling frequency of 20 MHz each
  • Memory depth can be set to up to 64 kSamples
  • Display of the CAN-High and the CAN-Low signal as well as the difference of both signals
  • Time measurement with a resolution of up to 50 ns
  • Inspection of external signals (with frequencies up to 1 MHz) with a probe via the BNC connection
  • Configuration of trigger to frame start, frame end, CAN errors, CAN ID, or signal edges.
  • External measurement devices can be triggered using the BNC connector
  • Depiction of raw CAN frames
  • Decoding of CAN frames from the recorded signal course
  • Current view can be saved as bitmap screenshot
  • Saving the recorded sample data as CSV file

Documents and Drivers


DeviceNet Detective 2 Datasheet

DeviceNet Detective 2 User Guide



RoHS, CE, EN 61326-1:2006-10, EC directive 2004/108/EG, EN 55011


D-Sub 9-pin with Barrel Connector for Power; USB (to PC)

Data Rate

Standard 125k, 250k, 500k


10.3 x 5.8 x 21.2 cm


15% to 90% non-condensing RH


  • CAN: High-speed CAN ISO 11898-2 (PCA82C251)
  • Memory: Internal Memory Card (at least 1 GB)
  • Cables: (3) D-Sub 9-pin 5 ft. cables to each of: Open Terminal Block; Sealed Mini; Sealed Micro



Power Supply

  • 24 VDC, 100 mA (Supplied by DeviceNet)
  • 4 x AA 1.2 V Rechargeable Batteries (included)
  • Note: Batteries are NOT Charged in Device

Product Weight

400 g (14.1 oz.) (without batteries)


PEAK-Converter for Windows

Temperature Range

  • Operation: -0ºC to 50ºC (+32ºF to 122ºF)
  • Storage: -40ºC to 80ºC (-40º to 176ºF)

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