USB Downloader LN-101

Part Photo


Product Usage

USB Downloader is used to connect the USB port of PC and the 4-pin port of the controller through serial communication.


[The picture showing the connection of  LN-101 and CM-100]


[The picture showing the connection of LN-101 and CM-700]



[ Usage of Serial Communication ]


[ Available Controller ]

Difference in voltage may cause unstable LN-101 connections.

Ensure that both connecting equipment and PC are properly grounded.


How to Check the Driver Installation

How to check whether the USB downloader(LN-101) driver is installed correctly is as follows.

  1. Connect USB Downloader (LN-101) to the USB Port of PC.

  2. Select Manage in the popped-up menu shown by right-clicking My Computer.
  3. Check USB Serial Converter in Universal Serial Bus Controllers of Device Manager.

  4. Check USB Serial Port(COMx) in the list of Ports (COM & LPT).
    (COM Port number may vary depending on each system.)


Installing the Driver Manually

If you install the RoboPlus,  FTDI Driver (USB2Dynamixel, USB Downloader (LN-101) driver) is installed together automatically.
If you didn't install the RoboPlus yet, or if the driver is not installed appropriately, please install it manually according to following procedures.  


  1. Connect a device to PC. If the driver is not installed yet, Found New Hardware Wizard will be popped up.
    Install from a list or specific location (Advanced)(S) -> Next(N)
  2. Decide the location of Driver.
    If RoboPlus S/W has been installed automatically, the driver is in LN101 folder of RoboPlus Installation folder.  
    Or if you want to install the newest version, download the newest version VCP driver from FTDI Driver Download page.
    Download Windows 32bit Driver
    Download Windows 64bit Driver

  3. Click the Next(N) button to start the installation. Installation of USB Serial Converter driver is completed.

  4. Install the USB Serial Port driver in the same way.



Video on setting up the port