USBDevice: clearHalt() method

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The clearHalt() method of the USBDevice interface returns a promise that resolves when a halt condition is cleared. A halt condition is when a data transfer to or from the device has a status of 'stall', which requires the web page (the host system, in USB terminology) to clear that condition. See the for details.


clearHalt(direction, endpointNumber)



Indicates whether the devices input or output should be cleared. Valid values are 'in' or 'out'.


Indicates the number of the endpoint to clear. The promise will reject if an invalid endpoint is supplied.

Return value


The following example shows how to test for and clear a 'stall' condition in the result of a data transfer.

Note: What data can be passed to a USB device and how it is passed is particular and unique to each device.

while (true) {
  let result = await data.transferIn(1, 6);

  if ( && === 6) {
    console.log(`Channel 1: ${}`);
    console.log(`Channel 2: ${}`);
    console.log(`Channel 5: ${}`);

  if (result.status === "stall") {
    console.warn("Endpoint stalled. Clearing.");
    await device.clearHalt("in", 1);


# ref-for-dom-usbdevice-clearhalt①

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