Knitting Machine USB Cables

 

USB FAQ  

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Each cable comes with the drivers and Test Program: To test the cable before using it in DAK.  This has a couple of advantages:
a. You don't have to guess the com port anymore
b. You eliminated a factor (the cable) if connectivity between DAK and the knitting machine doesn't work.

 

DesignaKnit communicates with your knitting machine via a cable between your computer and the knitting machine. Soft Byte developed during the development of DesignaKnit also a set of cables to connect your computer to your knitting machine. These cables use a serial port of your computer.

The Silverlink 4 provides both serial and USB connectivity.
All other cables are only available in the serial variant. In order to attach a serial cable to a USB port, you currently need a qualified USB to serial converter.

A set of cables have been developed that interfaces directly to a USB port without the need of an additional USB to serial converter. The cables have the same functionality as the Brotherlink cables with the same number. The difference (apart from a complete new design) is that you no longer need a serial port on your PC. You now hook up your knitting machine to your PC via USB.
 

VIEW A SLIDE SHOW ON HOW TO USE THE FB100 UTILITY SOFTWARE

Brotherlink USB

 

DesignaKnit Versions
DesignaKnit 6 (6.11 and above) DesignaKnit 7 (7.14 and above)

16/32 bit Operating Systems
Windows 98 Windows ME Windows 2000 Windows 2003 Windows XP Windows Vista Windows 2008
64 bit Operating Systems (*)
Windows 2003 x64 Windows XP x64 Windows Vista x64 Windows 2008 x64
* DesignaKnit doesn't run (yet) on 64 bit operating systems.

PC Connectivity Power
Series A USB connector Derived from USB

Diagnostics
LED Green PC sends data to the knitting machine
LED Red Knitting machine or IK option sends data to the PC

Documentation
Brother English
Passap/Pfaff English

Available Cable                                   

Product Description Knitting Machines Sugg.Retail Our  Price

If you find these cables for less, we will do our best to meet/beat all prices, please inquire

BL7USB Brotherlink 7 USB FB100 229.00 134.95
Cartridge USB stitch pattern cartridge KH900, KH965, HK970, KH270, CK35 500.00 319.95
Cartridge + IK option    USB stitch pattern cartridge KH900, KH965, HK970, KH270, CK35 557.00 329.95
IK extension only extension KH900, KH965, HK970, KH270, CK35   74.00 49.95
IK extension consists of sensor cable + magnet ( knitlink arm)
BL1USB Brotherlink 1 USB KH940, KH950i, PPD(KH900,CK35) 193.00 147.95
BL3USB Brotherlink 3 USB PPD (other than BL1USB) 193.00 147.95
BL5USB Brotherlink 5 USB KH970, KH965i, KH930 229.00 165.95
BL6USB Brotherlink 6 USB BL3USB+IK 229.00 165.95
EL1USB E6000Link 1 USB Passap/Pfaff E6000 193.00 149.95
EL3USB E6000Link 3 USB EL1USB+IK 229.00 165.95
Silver Knit   NEW! SALE SAVE 15% off price

Silverknit with USB cable

SK550 SK560 SK580 SK830 SK840 SK860 SK890 LC580 AG50 SA-3E 782.95 439.95
SLUSB Screenlink USB punch card & non-electronic machines 203.00 155.95
Silverlink 3 USB Silverlink 3 USB PE1 207.00 155.95
Silverlink 6 USB Silverlink 6 USB SL3USB+IK 238.00 175.95
Pat Explorer View Pat Files All Machines & DAK 39.95 39.95
         
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No refunds.  Cable will be replaced if found defective.

Below you find a table that provides cable options per knitting machine.
Please consult the table to work out which USB cable is appropriate for your knitting machine.

Machines and USB cable options

Brother USB Cable Upload Download Interactive Knitting Serial Cable KnitKing
KH900 Cartridge CartUtil CartUtil Yes, IK option required  CompuKnit ST
 SLUSB NoNo YesSL 
KH910 SLUSB NoNo YesSL CompuKnit II
KH930 BL5USB YesYes YesBL5 CompuKnit III
KH930M BL5USB Yes?Yes? YesBL5 
KH940 BL1USB YesYes YesBL1 CompuKnit IV
KH950 SLUSB NoNo YesSL 
KH950i BL1USB YesYes YesBL1 
KH965 Cartridge CartUtil CartUtil Yes, IK option required BL4CompuKnit V
 SLUSB NoNo YesSL 
KH965i BL5USB YesYes YesBL2 or BL5 CompuKnit V cx
 Cartridge CartUtil CartUtil Yes, IK option required BL4 
KH970 BL5USB YesYes YesBL5 CompuKnit V Star
 Cartridge CartUtil CartUtil Yes, IK option required  
KH270 Cartridge CartUtil CartUtil Yes, IK option required BL4 
CK35 Cartridge CartUtil CartUtil Yes, IK option required  
FB100 BL7USB Special Not YetNo  
E6000 EL1USB NoYes NoEL1 
 EL3USB NoYes YesEL1+SL 
Other SLUSB NoNo YesSL 

Users, who have a knitting machine and want to use the PPD too, have on top of the table above, also the options in the table below.
Please consult the table below to work out which USB cable is appropriate for your knitting machine + PPD.

Machines + PPD and USB Cable options
Brother USB Cable Upload Download Interactive Knitting Serial Cable KnitKing
KH900 BL5USB YesYes YesBL1+SL CompuKnit ST
 BL1USB YesYes NoBL1 
KH910 NA     CompuKnit II
KH930 BL3USB YesYes NoBL3 CompuKnit III
 BL6USB YesYes YesBL3+SL 
KH930M BL3USB YesYes NoBL3 
 BL6USB YesYes Yes  
KH940 BL3USB YesYes NoBL3 CompuKnit IV
 BL6USB YesYes YesBL3+BL1 
KH950 NA     
KH950i BL3USB YesYes NoBL3 
 BL6USB YesYes YesBL3+BL1 
KH965 BL3USB YesYes NoBL3 CompuKnit V
 BL6USB YesYes YesBL3+SL 
KH965i BL3USB YesYes NoBL3 CompuKnit V cx
 BL6USB YesYes YesBL3+SL 
KH970 (*) BL3USB YesYes NoBL3 CompuKnit V Star
 BL6USB YesYes YesBL3+SL 
KH270 BL3USB YesYes NoBL3 
 BL6USB YesYes YesBL3+SL 
CK35 BL5USB YesYes YesBL1+SL 
 BL1USB YesYes NoBL1 
* In KH940 mode

Terminology:
Upload: transfer patterns from the knitting machine to your PC
Download: transfer patterns from your PC to the knitting machine
IK: DesignaKnit Interactive Knitting
CartUtil: driver program for Cartridge