Grove - XBee Carrier

Grove - XBee Carrier

SKU 113020004
15.95
10 Available
$15.95/ 1pcs+
$14.36/ 10pcs+

Description

XBee Carrier is a Wireless Sensor Network (WSN) base board designed for Bee series and groves. It is primarily suitable for standalone Bee Nodes like RFBee, Wifi Bee which have ATMega328 onboard. It is compatible with RFBee, Wifi Bee , XBee and Bluetooth Bee. Besides a Bee receptacle, there are also two Grove connectors. The board cab be powered by a lithium battery or through USB cable. You can use a Wireless charger, Solar Panel or the USB cable to charge the battery. The FT232RL chip onboard helps in downloading the program to Bee Module directly.

Bees which do not have ATMega328 like Bluetooth Bee can only be configured by using on-board FT232RL(USB to UART). Theses Bees are not suitable for standalone applications.

The on-board FT232RL can be used like any other 3.3V USB to UART interface when not connected to any Bee Modules. This is useful for programming a 3.3V MCU through Serial Port.


Features

  • Bees compatible receptacle

  • Two grove connector - one for I2C and other for D6,D5

  • Two grove place holders

  • On-Board Charge Controller CN3063

  • On-Board 3.3V LDO Lownoise Micropower Regulator - RT9167A_33PB

  • On-board FT232RL UBS-UART IC

  • LEDs for PWR, charge indication and UART transmission.

  • Power switch

  • Reset button

  • 2.0mm pitch JST connector for Battery and Charger.


Application Ideas

  • Wireless Sensor Network with Standalone Bee Node like Wifi Bee.

  • As a configuration aid for Bees using FT232RL.

  • Charger for Lithium Ion Cells using on-board charge controller.

  • As a FT232RL based 3.3v USB-UART.


For all Grove users (especially beginners), we provide you guidance PDF documents. Please download and read through Preface - Getting Started and Introduction to Grove before your using of the product.



Technical Details

Dimensions130mm x 90mm x 10.50mm
WeightG.W 20g    
BatteryExclude

Part List

Grove - XBee Carrier1

ECCN/HTS

ECCNEAR99
HSCODE8517709000

Certification

RoHSCompliant

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Many XBee modules include a PCB antenna at the tapered end of the module. To maximize range, if you ever redesign this hardware, you should ensure that there aren't any components below that area, including traces and ground planes.
on Sep 21,2017
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Hi,Tom~We appreciate your comment.Could you please tell us more.Your suggestion is out of your experience or some Microwave Technology and Antenna theory.We really thank you,but we need to know more.Thanks agian.
on Sep 21,2017 10:45 AM
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Maybe you can refer to the wiki of XBee carrier first (http://www.seeedstudio.com/wik... and get more information about it, almost all of it have been posted there.
on Oct 19,2016
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I dont understand your answer, you say "view our WIKI to know more" where can i view it? and what is it included. thank you
on Oct 20,2016 10:41 AM
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Hi, sorry my question but, this device can send data to other XBEE without Arduino? (or other). Grove - Xbee Carrier can be programmed as Arduino? or I need a Arduino to send data from sensors to other xbee. if the response is yes, here sale the connec
on Oct 19,2016
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Hi, suggest you attach what you need in the forum would be better, lot of people was done and you can ask them for some experience.
on Oct 20,2016 10:41 AM
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Maybe you can refer to the wiki of XBee carrier first (http://www.seeedstudio.com/wik... and get more information about it, almost all of it have been posted there. Good luck.
on Oct 20,2016 10:48 AM
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Hey! This looks like a great solution. I apologize if this has been answered already, but can this be powered by anything besides the USB connector? Specifically, I was wondering if there was a way that this can be used solely via the Grove connectors.
on Oct 19,2016
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1)The connector of charger can be powered by solar panel, and if you have something other power, you can plug it onto the connector of BAT, normally, a 3.7v battery. 2) Also, the XBee carrier can only be powered by Grove connectors, but the input volta
on Oct 20,2016 10:48 AM
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1)The connector of charger can be powered by solar panel, and if you have something other power, you can plug it onto the connector of BAT, normally, a 3.7v battery. 2) Also, the XBee carrier can only be powered by Grove connectors, but the input volta
on Oct 20,2016 10:48 AM
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Carrier lights are on all the time - When i switch on power - pwr, rx & tx are all lit. After inserting an XBee Pro 900 Digimesh (DMSIT) module the lights stay on but the XBee which transmits analog data every 5 seconds when power by a different board
on Oct 19,2016
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It is in stock for now. The next batch would be ready at the beginning of Jan. 2012.
on Oct 20,2016 10:41 AM
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It doesn't matter, this phenomenon happens sometimes while Carrier is not connecting to PC via USB port. It's a usual phenomenon when the VCC of FTDI chip is not powered. This phenomenon would disappear after providing a power to Carrier via USB port.
on Oct 20,2016 10:48 AM
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Just to confirm. The input voltage for the board is 3.0 - 3.6v/Thanks
on Oct 19,2016
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hi,actully, this shield can be controlled just with a serial port. that is, you can control it with every controller that has a serail port. as the example, it is the same with seeedduino and netduino, you just need to use the serial port on netduino,
on Oct 20,2016 10:41 AM
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Hi,Randy.Yes,you can work with 3.0~3.6v ,As a FT232RL based 3.3v USB-UART.with a happy day~
on Oct 20,2016 10:47 AM
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Hi!Is it possible to simultaneously connect an Grove - Infrared Emitter and a Grove - Temperature&Humidity Sensor Pro? The idea is to have a carrier board (with XBee module) that is capable of forwarding commands to an IR controllable device and
on Oct 19,2016
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Hi,Toom. of course you can,just try!we hope that you can share your works when you finish it.with a happy day~
on Oct 20,2016 10:47 AM
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Hi,Can / how the standalone bee know the battery charge level ?ThanksBernard
on Oct 19,2016
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... may I know how - from arduino ? :-)
on Oct 20,2016 10:46 AM
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I connect the Temp & Humid Sensor to this Xbee Carrier along with Wifi Bee, but when I tried to use an example sketch to get Temp & Humid value it returns timeout or no value received, the tutorial says to use pin 2 (note : it is for DHT11 that has 4 p
on Oct 19,2016
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Jacket Chueng : can you give me some more spesific tutorial in this thread please? I really need it, thankshttp://www.seeedstudio.com/for...
on Oct 20,2016 10:45 AM
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I want to know if this unit could be used as an Xbee Explorer Board and used to globally broadcast to other Xbee receivers. I am converting all of my Christmas Light Display Boards to Wireless and I need an explorer board to use as a transmitter from t
on Oct 19,2016
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Hi,yes u can.And you can use a RF Bee as global transmitter, and the others can use as receivers.
on Oct 20,2016 10:44 AM
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