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HOW TO Connect CAN Module with Level Shifter

Tue Feb 20, 2018 8:34 am


I have read through various posts with regards to using a cheap can Module like the NiRen MCP2515 boards that are available for cheap on ebay .
Now obviously these are made for 5V and not 3.3V so i would use a 8 channel Level shifter .
I made a quick schematic and wanted to know if this is the correct way to do it before i order parts ?

Is my understanding correct that i need to connect it the following way
CAN. on PI.jpg
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Thanks in advance


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Re: HOW TO Connect CAN Module with Level Shifter

Wed May 16, 2018 4:23 pm

I got success on that. So, short answer is YES, it should work.
I connected it with Arduino pro mini 5v. Be careful: Pi does not work on speeds higher than 250kB/s

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