XBee Explorer Dongle v2 (WRL-11697)

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XBee Explorer Dongle v2 - SparkFun WRL-11697

This is the XBee Explorer Dongle unit for the Digi XBee module line. With the XBee Explorer Dongle, you can plug the unit directly into your USB port and have it act as a gateway between your computer and the XBee. No cables needed! This unit works with all XBee modules including the Series 1 and Series 2.5, standard, and Pro versions. The onboard voltage regulator is good up to 500mA.
The highlight of this board is an FT231X USB-to-Serial converter. That's what translates data between your computer and the XBee. There's also a reset button, and a voltage regulator to supply the XBee with plenty of power. In addition, there are four LEDs that'll help if you ever need to debug your XBee: RX, TX, RSSI (signal-strength indicator), and power indicator.
This board also breaks out each of the XBee‰Ûªs I/O pins to a pair of breadboard-compatible headers. So if you want to make use of the XBee's extended functionality, you can solder some header pins into those, or even just solder some wire.



  • There is no XBee included with this Explorer Dongle. Check the Recommended Products section below for different options.
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    Title of review 1136

    Posted by Mark Lamb on 2nd Aug 2016

    The only possible downside is the width. It makes it difficult to attach anything next to it (eg. another USB).

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