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Entry type: FAQ Entry ID: 19109408, Entry date: 01/20/2015

Which connector cables are available for connecting to SIMATIC Panels?

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  • Associated product(s)
This FAQ response gives you an overview of where you can find information about plug-in connecting cables of the various HMI operator panels for the configuration download, firmware updates and for resetting to factory settings, and about the process connection to CPUs.

TIA Selection Tool

The TIA Selection Tool helps you to easily compare different operator panels and the accessories supported depending on your technical requirements. (See FAQs about the TIA Selection Tool.)

Home page of the TIA Selection Tool

Siemens Industry Mall

The Siemens Industry Mall includes an online catalog of all the available components along with their technical data. Enter the article number of a specific panel or its type designation to obtain all the product information.

Home page of the Siemens Industry Mall

WinCC (TIA Portal) Manuals and ST 80 Catalog

Detailed technical information on the SIMATIC HMI operator panels is available in the documents below.

  • In the manuals for
  • In the manuals of the panels concerned.

"ST 80" catalog

More information on the topic of "Connector cables for connecting to SIMATIC Panels" is available in the "ST 80 Catalog" which you can download as PDF document:

Information and Download Center

On the website that is opened you enter "ST 80" under "Filter".
A table of the possible connections is given in chapter 2 in the section headed "SIMATIC HMI Accessories - Connector cables".

Siemens Industry Online Support (SIOS)

In the Siemens Industry Online Support, in the Find mask on the right, you enter the type designation or the article number of the device concerned and then select the desired model under "Product Links".
In the overview that opens you select the link "Technical Data".

Comparison of technical data
To compare the technical data of different products, in the SIOS you switch to the Product Support area and filter the products according to "Product tree: Automation Technology" and "Entry type: Technical data". (SIOS Product Support) If necessary, use more filters to limit the choice of devices to be compared.
Set up to five check marks in the column on the left to select the devices to be examined.
Then click the link "Compare technical data" to receive a corresponding overview.

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WinCC flexible and WinCC (TIA Portal) Online Help

More information about the functions of the SIMATIC HMI operator panels is available in the Online Help of WinCC flexible and WinCC (TIA Portal).

Information about specific connections and adapters

  • USB host-to-host cables
    Information on the topic of "USB host-to-host cables" is available in Entry ID: 19142034
  • PC Adapter USB (6ES7972-0CB20-0XA0, discontinued)
    The "USB PC adapter" provides an MPI/DP interface via the PC's USB interface.
    Information about the USB PC adapter is available in the manual in Entry ID: 16983464
  • USB PC adapter A2 (6GK1 571-0BA00-0AA0)
    The "USB PC adapter A2" provides an MPI/DP interface via the PC's USB interface.
    Information about the USB PC adapter A2 is available in the manual in Entry ID: 68849363
  • The "USB PC adapter" and "USB PC adapter A2" are released only for the devices below for project downloads and operating system updates. 
    • OP 73
    • OP 77 A
    • TP 177 A
    • KTP600 Basic Color DP
    • KTP1000 Basic Color DP
  • Using USB RS232 adapters and
    USB Ethernet adapters
    When using the RS232/PPI Multi-Master cable, zero modem cable or Ethernet connections, you can use only "real" interfaces for project transfer.
    "Real" interfaces are interfaces without prior implementation via USB. This means that you cannot use any "USB to serial" or "USB to Ethernet" adapters.
  • Use of external storage media
    Information about the interfaces of currently available operator panels is available in Entry ID: 21847868.

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Project transfer, Project download, WinCC Advanced, WinCC Comfort, WinCC Basic, WinCC flexible, Connection cables, Transfer cables, ProTool, RS 232, PC/PPI cables, PC PPI cables, RS 485, Com Text, Cables, USB adapters
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