ANC-120e USB DH+Cable Alternative+Converter Cable

ANC-120e USB DH+ Cable alternative 1784-U2DHP to Allen-Bradley DH+ Converter / PLC Programming Cable.

$ 1,295 USD List.  Oct 1, 2023: Available for Overnight Shipping.

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Automation Networks ANC-120e, USB to Allen Bradley Data Highway Plus (DH+)PLC Programming Cable, Alternative to the 1784-U2DHP, 1784-PKTX, 1784-KTX, and 1784-PCMK $1,295 USD List.

The ANC-120e is a low cost, most efficient USB-to-Allen-Bradley Data Highway Plus Programming Cable providing connectivity to most major HMI, SCADA, PLC Programming packages to Devices on Allen-Bradley DH+. The ANC-120e is a superior alternative to AB’s 1784-U2DHP for communications to legacy PLC-5 and SLC 5/04 on DH+.

For convenience and simplicity of setup, the ANC-120e uses the RSLINX Controllogix Ethernet/IP driver, functioning at 12Mb USB speeds and DH+ communications up to 230.4Kb.

Dec 2016 ANC-120e Product Review from

ANC-100e, Ethernet/IP converter to Data Highway Plus “Pocket-sized” , Din Rail / Desktop option also available using the Controllogix Ethernet/IP Driver. $1,295 USD List

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The ANC-120e provides communications with all SCADA, HMI, PLC programming packages with direct Ethernet/IP access to the all DH+ nodes, including PLC-5 and SLC 5/04s.   AB Software packages using an Ethernet/IP driver include RSLinx Classic with RSLOGIX 5 / RSLogix 500 / RSView32; RSLINX Enterprise/FactoryTalk; Wonderware DASABCIP IO Server; Citect & Kepware.

Replacement Compatibility


With AB 1784-U2DHP, 1784-KTX, 1784-PKTX, 1784-PCMK, 1770-KF2.

The enhanced ANC-120e gateway converter is useful for PLC programming, accessing and monitoring DH+ network from a computer. It is a direct replacement to the 1784-U2DHP providing superior 12Mg USB speed communications and cost efficiency.

Convenient DH+ Connections

The ANC-120e USB DH+ Cable alternative 1784-U2DHP lets you connect a USB port on your computer to a DH+ network by either wiring directly to the AB blue hose or to the 8-Pin Din connector on any SLC 5/04 or PLC-5 processor.

ANC-120e Highlights:

          • Performs well with all PLC Programming/HMI/SCADA packages: Including all older versions of RSLINX Classic, latest RSLINX Enterprise with RSLOGIX 5/500, Wonderware DAS & TCP/IO Server, Citect Ethernet/IP, and Kepware Controllogix Ethernet/IP Drivers.
          • Easy setup:  Simple select the  Controllogix Ethernet Driver in your RSLINX driver options.
          • Affordable:  $1,295 USD List is major price savings to  the 1784-U2DHP.
          • 12Mb USB Full Speed: No RS232 USB conversion bottleneck.
          • 1784-xxxx Compatibility:  Replacement to the 1784-U2DHP, and legacy 1784-PKTx, 1784-KTx, 1784-PCMK cards.
          • DH+ Speeds: 57.6, 115.2 and 230.4 kBaud on communication cable lengths exceeding standard requirements.
          • Auto Detect: Default Auto Baud Rate and Auto Polarity detection – no need for setup, simplifies cabling.
          • Size: USB stick with no requirement for a external power supply.
          • Easy DH+ connection:  2-pin Phoenix Blue Hose connector option or direct 8-pin mini din cable connection to PLC port.
          • 30 day free trial and lifetime replacement warranty if defective.

Engineering Updates

ANC DH+ Converters are compatible with Windows 7 Operating System and higher. Please refer to the User Manual.  Below is the Windows 10 USB Driver:

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ZIP Icon - ANC-120e Automation NetworksANC-120e Windows 10 USB driver

ZIP Icon - ANC-120e Automation Networks ANC-120e Windows XP SP3 USB driver

ANC-120e: USB Ethernet/IP to DH+, Programming Cable Initial Setup  Tutorial

ANC-120e USB Ethernet/IP to DH+ Alternative 1784-U2DHP RSLINX Tutorial

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Technical Specifications

PortsUSB Type A port.
1 two-pin DH+ network connector. (No clear shield connection required)
1 power connector.
Ethernet Communication SpeedsFull speed Controllogix Ethernet Driver
DH+ Communication Speeds57.6Kb, 115.2 Kb, 230.4Kb
Enclosure ratingMeets IP30 standard
External power supply5.00 to 6 VDC / 1A.
Maximum average current consumption175 mA
Isolation voltage 400V (continuous), tested at 2000V for 60 s
Typical Power Consumption0.5Wt
Maximum Power Consumption 0.85 Wt
Operating Temperature 0 to +85⁰ C
Storage Temperature-20 to +100⁰ C
Humidity 0 to 98%
Dimensions70mm x 19mm x 12.7mm