G3USBHC0 – Red Lion Controls


USB Host Option Card for G306A Operator Interface

Part #: G3USBHC0

SKU: G3USBHC0 Category:


G3USBHC0 Product Manual

The G3USBHC0 is a USB Host Option Card for G306A operator interface.

24VDC ± 20%; 0.25A max; 0.25A typical (independent from the host G3 power connection). Must use NEC Class 2 or Limited Power Source (LPS) rated power supply.

Operating Temperature Range: 0 to 50 °C
Storage Temperature Range: -20 to 80 °C
Operating and Storage Humidity: 80% maximum relative humidity (noncondensing) from 0 to 50 °C.
Altitude: Up to 2000 meters.

Complies with universal serial bus specification Rev 2.0. Support data transfers at full-speed. Hardware over-current protected (0.5 A max).

IEC 61010-1, EN 61010-1: Safety requirements for electrical equipment for measurement, control and laboratory use, Part 1

CONSTRUCTION: Installation Category I, Pollution Degree 2.

INSTALLATION REQUIREMENTS: Card must be installed inside the rear cover of a G3 operator interface with the hardware provided. See “Installing the G3USB Option Card” for more details.

WEIGHT: 1.6 oz (45.36 g)


The G3 proprietary expansion slot provides a high speed parallel architecture that extends the functionality and flexibility of the G3 series HMI. This approach allows the G3 series to evolve concurrently with the latest advances in communications and standards without sacrificing performance. This high bandwidth channel has significantly greater throughput when compared to the traditional (external) serial gateway approach.

The G3USBHC0 option card is easily installed by removing the rear cover of your G3 operator interface, attaching the card using the supplied screws and connecting a single cable. Installing this card adds a USB host port to the G306A HMI that is not available on standard units.

Having an on-board USB host port will allow such functionality as file transfer from CompactFlash to USB memory stick or attachment of peripherals such as a keyboard or bar code reader.

  • USB host option card for G3 operator interface terminals
  • Configured using Crimson® 3 (or later) Software
  • Installs inside a G306A Operator Interface Terminal
  • Installation and Connection Hardware Included with Card

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs


G3USB Product Manual