Kvaser Leaf Light R v2

Part No.: MPKV-Leaf-Light-R-v2
It connects a computer to a CAN bus network.


The Kvaser Leaf Light R v2 is the rugged version of Kvaser’s popular Leaf Light v2 interface. This is a single channel CAN bus interface with a lightweight yet highly durable, IP65-rated housing that assures reliable protection against water and dust ingress. Vibration, shock and drop proof, this interface belongs to Kvaser’s Rugged range and operates over a temperature range of -40 to +70°C.

With a standard USB2.0 connection and a high-speed CAN channel in a 9-pin D-SUB CAN connector, the Kvaser Leaf Light R v2 handles transmission and reception of standard and extended CAN messages, with a time stamp precision of 100 microseconds. Features include error frame detection and LED indicators for power and CAN channel status.


Major Features:

  • USB CAN interface.
  • IP65 rated lightweight aluminum housing, sealed with polyurethane coating.
  • Capable of sending up to 8000 messages per second, time-stamped with 100 microsecond accuracy.
  • Quick and easy plug-and-play installation.
  • Supports High Speed CAN (ISO 11898-2) up to 1Mbit/s.
  • Supports both 11-bit (CAN 2.0A) and 29-bit (CAN 2.0B active) identifiers.
  • Power is taken from the USB bus.
  • Detection of error frames.
  • LED lights alert user to device status.
  • 100% compatible with applications written for other Kvaser CAN hardware
  • with Kvaser CANlib.
  • Fully compatible with J1939, CANopen, NMEA 2000R and DeviceNet.
  • Operating temperature range from -40 to 70°C.


  • Documentation, software and drivers can be downloaded for free at www.kvaser.com/downloads.
  • Kvaser CANLIB SDK is a free resource that includes everything you need to develop software for the Kvaser CAN interfaces. Includes full documentation and many program samples, written in C, C++, C#, Delphi, Java, Python and Visual Basic.
  • All Kvaser CAN interface boards share a common software API. Programs written for one interface type will run without modifications on the other interface types!
  • J2534 Application Programming Interface available.
  • RP1210A Application Programming Interface available.
  • On-line documentation in Windows HTML-Help and Adobe Acrobat format.



Bitrate 50-1000 kbps
Categories Interfaces, PC Interfaces, CAN
Certificates CE, RoHS
Channels 1
Connectors DSUB 9
Current Consumption Typical 90mA
Error Counters Reading No
Error Counters Generation No
Galvanic Isolation Yes
Height 30 mm
Interfaces USB
Length 200 mm
Material Aluminium
Messages Per Second Receive 8000 mps
Messages Per Second Sending 8000 mps
OS Win 7, Win Vista, Win 10, Win 8
Silent Mode No
Sound No
Temperature Range -40 - 70 °C
Timestamp R (µ) 100 µs
Weight 148 g