Nt200 as extender

Is the Nt200 useful for extending the linear distance of a single CAN network in repeater mode?

In testing, so far, both halves of my network are stable until I connect the Nt200. Even connecting just one port of the Nt200 causes a red CAN light and frequent timeouts at other nodes on that network.

This is a 2 wire CAN on shielded cable with no GND/PWR reference, should the CAN GND be left open on both CAN ports?


We had spoken on the phone earlier. We discussed checking the device on a more simple CAN network. Thanks!