Which hardware can be connected to the USB port on HMI operator panels?
You can connect the devices listed below to the USB port of HMI operator panels. Which panels have a USB port is shown in Entry ID: 21847868.
The operating system of the operator panels does not support German umlaut characters.
Basic Panels 2nd Generation do not have Windows CE.
|USB keyboard with trackball or touchpad||The following operator panels were tested by way of example with both keyboards.
|See Entry ID: Which external storage media can you use with the current SIMATIC panels and which memory card interfaces do they have?.|
|See Entry ID: Printers for SIMATIC HMI Panels.|
Basic Panels 2nd Generation do not support printers.
|Recommended hand-held barcode readers
Please note that you can only use hand-held barcode readers which convert the barcode internally into an ASCII keyboard code.
A detailed description of the devices is available in the relevant manuals in the following entry IDs.
|The Industrial USB Hub 4 primarily serves as USB hub for the connection of peripheral devices to Panels, Multi Panels and Panel PCs with integrated USB port. The simultaneous connection of up to four peripheral devices - such as USB stick, printer, keyboard, mouse, hand-held barcode reader - to one panel is possible with the Industrial USB Hub 4.|
- The above recommendations do not reflect any official endorsement of equipment - except for the Industrial USB Hub 4. They simply represent a recommendation which is based on previous experience. In other words, responsibility for the use of these devices rests with you.
- The current carrying capacity of the USB port differs depending on the type of operator panel. Refer to the relevant device manual in each case for precise specifications. It might therefore be necessary to provide an extra power supply for the device connected, for example, via the Industrial USB Hub 4.
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USB devices, Trackball, Barcode scanner, Data Matrix Code, DMC