2 Port ExpressCard Laptop 1394a Firewire Adapter Card

Add 2 Firewire 400 ports to any ExpressCard equipped laptop

Product ID: EC13942

  • Two 6-pin FireWire ports, each with transfer rates up to 400 Mbps
  • Compliant with IEEE 1394-1995, 1394a-2000 and OHCI 1.1 standards
  • Fits in 34mm and 54mm ExpressCard slots
  • Plug-and-Play and hot-swap compatible
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This 2 Port ExpressCard Laptop 1394a Firewire Adapter Card provides a stable platform for virtually any FireWire 400 device connection.

Ensuring seamless operation with peripherals connected through FireWire 400, the ExpressCard 1394a FireWire Adapter supports data transfer rates at up to 400Mbps - perfect for connecting FireWire-capable multimedia devices, editing multimedia content or simply transferring large volumes of data from a computer to FireWire-connected external storage.

The Advantage

  • Small form factor that fits in 34mm and 54mm ExpressCard slots for versatility and portability
  • Backed by a lifetime warranty and free lifetime technical support


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Technical Specifications

Warranty Information
Warranty Lifetime
Bus Type ExpressCard
Card Type 34mm ExpressCard
Chipset ID Texas Instruments - XIO2200A
Interface FireWire 400 (1394a)
Ports 2
Maximum Data Transfer Rate 400 Mbps
Connector Type(s) 1 - ExpressCard (34mm)
External Ports 2 - FireWire 400 (6 pin, IEEE 1394a) Female
OS Compatibility Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only
Special Notes / Requirements
System and Cable Requirements One available ExpressCard Slot
Center Tip Polarity Positive
Output Current 1A+
Output Voltage 12 DC
Plug Type H
Power Source Not Included (not required for standard applications)
Physical Characteristics
Product Height 2.6 in [66 mm]
Product Length 9.6 in [245 mm]
Product Weight 3.5 oz [100 g]
Product Width 5.9 in [150 mm]
Packaging Information
Shipping (Package) Weight 0.4 lb [0.2 kg]
What's in the Box
Included in Package 1 - FireWire ExpressCard
1 - 4-6 Pin FireWire Cable
1 - Instruction Manual


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Windows® 2000, XP, Vista, 7, 8
Windows Server® 2003, 2008 R2, 2012, 2016
Linux 3.5.x to 4.4.x LTS Versions only


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Product Support

Frequently Asked Questions


This card is natively supported in all operating systems listed on the product page, under the Technical Specifications tab. This means that the card should install automatically after physically connecting it.

If there are any issues with the functionality of the card after installation in Windows, refer to the following FAQ:

How to

To confirm that Windows detects your expansion card, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key+R, type devmgmt.msc, and press Enter.
  2. In Device Manager, under the appropriate heading, confirm that your expansion card is listed and that there isn't an exclamation mark next to it.  For example, a USB controller card would be under Universal Serial Bus controllers.

Your expansion card is listed according to the name of the chipset. To determine the name of the chipset of your expansion card, navigate to and look on the Technical Specifications tab for your product.


When you troubleshoot issues with a FireWire controller card, there are some quick tests that you can complete to rule out potential problems. You can test to make sure that the following components are working correctly and are not the source of the issue:

  • FireWire cables
  • FireWire devices
  • FireWire controller card

To test your setup components, try the following:

  • Use the FireWire cables, devices, and controller card in another setup to see if the problem is with the components or the setup.
  • Use a different FireWire cable, device, and controller card in your setup to see if the problem persists. Ideally, you should test a component that you know works in another setup.

When you test the FireWire device and controller card, it is recommended that you do the following:

If the FireWire card doesn't function after it has been physically installed in the computer, install the legacy FireWire driver. To install the legacy driver, complete the following:

  1. Press the Windows key + R.
  2. Enter devmgmt.msc.
  3. Click OK.
  4. In Device Manager, expand IEEE 1394 Bus host controllers.
  5. Right-click on 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller.
  6. Click Update Driver Software.
  7. Click Browse my computer for driver software.
  8. Click Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer.
  9. Click 1394 OHCI Compliant Host Controller (Legacy).
  10. Click Next.
  11. When Windows has finished installing the driver, click Close.
2 Port ExpressCard Laptop 1394a Firewire Adapter Card

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