Hardware Setup

NI-Industrial Communications for EtherCAT® 17.6 Help

Edition Date: November 2017

Part Number: 372626P-01

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Two Ethernet adapters are dedicated to EtherCAT. Follow these steps to setup the hardware:

  1. Plug two Ethernet adapters on a real-time target.
  2. Configure both adapters for EtherCAT use in MAX.
  3. Connect the IN port of the first slave in the chain to one adapter.
  4. Connect the OUT port of the last slave in the chain to the other adapter.

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