XL50 Surface Translator Assembly

The XL50TM Surface Translator Assembly allows users to connect MWD tools to a PC for programming, configuration and access to log files.

The XL50 Translator provides an easy way to connect qBus/qMix compatible tools to a PC for programming, configuration and downloading log files, using USB.


  • Rugged and durable for use in the field
  • Power from tool bus (BattBus) or external power supply
  • Plug and play compatibility with industry standard telemetry
  • Simple and easy to use; monitoring and communications interface to the tool’s qBus/xxBus
  • Low power consumption (approximately 200mW)
  • Use XXT’s xxTerminal application for simplified and optimized interface to the tool


  • Both USB and RS-232 options for interfacing to your PC
  • Non-volatile diagnostic event recorder
  • Compatible with XXT and GE/Tensor systems


Dimensions6.3”(w) x 3.0”(d) x 3.0”(h)
Operating Voltage24 – 36Vdc
Power ConsumptionApprox 200mW
Temp Rating85˚C (surface environment)
Tool Bus Connector10-Pin LEMO or 6-Pin KPT
PC InterfacesSerial COM Port or USB
Power SourceTool power (BattBus) or external wall adapter (24 – 36Vdc)
PC SoftwareXXT recommends using xxTerminal as the Terminal Emulation software for communicating with your XL50