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  • PiCAN2 Duo CAN-Bus Board for Raspberry Pi 2 with SMPS
  • PiCAN2 Duo CAN-Bus Board for Raspberry Pi 2 with SMPS

PiCAN2 Duo CAN-Bus Board for Raspberry Pi With SMPS

Discontinued. See replacement board info below.

Product Description

This product has been replaced!

The PICAN2 DUO Board with SMPS is now available with a new SMPS version (3 Amp instead of 1 Amp) to also support the Raspberry Pi 4 (still works with Raspberry Pi 3).

This PiCAN2 DUO board provides two independent CAN-Bus interfaces for the Raspberry Pi 2/3. It uses the Microchip MCP2515 CAN controller with MCP2551 CAN transceiver. Connections are made via a 4-way screw terminal. This board also comes with a 5 VDC 1A SMPS that powers the Raspberry Pi as well via the screw terminal.
Easy to install SocketCAN driver. Programming can be done in C or Python.
The Switch mode power supply (SMPS) allows connecting an input voltage range of 6 VDC to 20 VDC suitable for industrial and automotive applications and environments.

Raspberry Pi 4 Compatibility

The SMPS version of the PiCAN board is currently not suitable for the new Raspberry Pi 4 Model B. The RPi 4 requires a 5VDC@3Amp power supply, while the SMPS supplies only 1 Amp.


  • CAN v2.0B at 1 Mb/s
  • High speed SPI Interface (10 MHz)
  • Standard and extended data and remote frames
  • CAN connection screw terminal
  • 120Ω terminator ready
  • Serial LCD ready
  • LED indicator
  • Four fixing holes, comply with Pi Hat standard
  • SocketCAN driver, appears as can0 and can1 to application
  • Interrupt RX on GPIO25 and GPIO24
  • 5VDC 1A SMPS to power Raspberry Pi and accessories from screw terminal
    • Reverse polarity protection
    • High efficiency switch mode design 
    • 6 VDC to 20 VDC input range

Installing CAN and Python Tools

Linux CAN Driver Patch



Programming the Raspberry Pi - Getting Started with Python

Learn to create inventive programs and fun games on your powerful Raspberry Pi―with no programming experience required. This practical book has been revised to fully cover the new Raspberry Pi 2, including upgrades to the Raspbian operating system. Discover how to configure hardware and software, write Python scripts, create user-friendly GUIs, and control external electronics. DIY projects include a hangman game, RGB LED controller, digital clock, and RasPiRobot complete with an ultrasonic rangefinder.
  • Updated for Raspberry Pi 2
  • Set up your Raspberry Pi and explore its features 
  • Navigate files, folders, and menus 
  • Write Python programs using the IDLE editor 
  • Use strings, lists, functions, and dictionaries 
  • Work with modules, classes, and methods 
  • Create user-friendly games using Pygame 
  • Build intuitive user interfaces with Tkinter 
  • Attach external electronics through the GPIO port 
  • Add powerful Web features to your projects

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