Verify functionality of Philips Foot Control in Windows

What follows, is a simple and easy way to check if a Philips Foot Control is correctly configured for use in a Microsoft Windows Operating System in Windows ‘Devices and Printers’.

The example shown is for a Philips 4 button/pedal Foot Control model ACC2330. The Foot Control must be connected to a USB port on the PC.

Philips Foot Control ACC2330

For Microsoft Windows 7, 8.1, 10

  • Launch the Windows [Control Panel]

  • Open [Devices and Printers]


  • Locate and right-click on the icon for [Footcontrol USB]

If you do not see the above icon then the Foot Control has not been successfully installed by Windows and you need to contact support.

  • Select [Game controller settings]

You should be presented with the [Footcontrol USB] with a status of [OK]

  • Click the [Properties] button

You are presented with the [Test] panel and 4 red circles representing the Foot Pedal pedal status-condition

  • Individually ‘press and hold’ each of the Foot Control pedals. A numbered circle will ‘light’, indicating which pedal was pressed

The ability to control each circle individually indicates a correctly recognized Foot Control in Windows


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One comment

  • Super helpful.

    Thank you.

    Makes me feel better that my computer is recognizing it, even though express scribe is still not recognizing it

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