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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.
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.
2.0mm pitch JST connector for Battery and Charger.
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.
Grove - XBee Carrier Eagle Files
Grove - XBee Carrier PDF schematics file
Wiki of Grove - XBee Carrier
Makes programming and powering the WiFi Bee really simple.
Thanks for reply!Just in case someone find similar problem: It turned out the USB cable itself was defect. All working once changing to a new one.
Some Li-Ion cells have built in overcharge/over-discharge circuitry and some don't -- which ones work with the charging circuitry on the XBee carrier?
Hi there,if you view the WIKI there is a part Battery Charger for Seeeduino Film to show you how to charge the battery.And it is clear steps in it.
Is this carrier compatible with Xbee Pro?
Yes, the part number. I need it to connect the solar panel.
Hi there, It is JST 2.0.
What is the part number for the battery and charger JST Connectors?
It is JST 2.0 you mean that number?
Is there one or two free analog entry ?Just found D5,D6 and I2C.Thank you
Dear customer, you can view the schematic or Eagle file to know.
Would using an external voltage regulator that inputs 4.4-6V to the board work then? If so, would using a 10W solar panel no beneficial than using a 5W?thanks
If input is 4.4V to 6V that should be work.No mater 10W or 5W, just on 4.4V to 6V that can work.
I want to use 10W, 12V Solar panel to be able to charge the batteries faster. Is the solar panel too large? I know there is a charge controller, but does it have a voltage regulator on board to handle this?
If you view the WIKI you can see that input power supply is 4.4V to 6V. So your solar panel will burn the carrier.http://www.c
I was trying to use this with the grove temperature module by connecting the temperature output to the XBee ADC pins. However, it seems that the VREF pin of the XBee (pin 14, marked on this board as AREF) is floating, and so the XBee's ADC doesn't work
Hi there, Please attach your question to our form, by the way, give us more information for your board, what board you connect with? Any Bee on it? And can you shoot photo to us?Best regards
Can I use this carrier along with an XBee, a battery and a grove thumb joystick module to act as a simple, standalone, remote for another device powered by an Xbee-equipped microcontroller?
for the problem. you can send the request and provide some photo to firstname.lastname@example.org . we will process it soon.
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
Hi,Toom. of course you can,just try!we hope that you can share your works when you finish it.with a happy day~
Can / how the standalone bee know the battery charge level ?
... may I know how - from arduino ? :-)
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
Jacket Chueng : can you give me some more spesific tutorial in this thread please? I really need it, thankshttp://www.seeedstudio.com/for...
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
Hi,yes u can.And you can use a RF Bee as global transmitter, and the others can use as receivers.
Can this sensor be used with the xbee carrier ?(Grove - Temperature&Humidity Sensor Pro )
Yes,you can put sensor plug into a Digital port,and XBee carrier has a Digital port.
How do I connect this to an standard arduino?
Hi,you can connect your carrier to arduino through twig connector(I2C or D5???D6??
Hello. With this... I will not need to a solar charger circuit?. Just plug and play with and standar arduino?
yes,it is.You can use arduino for charging.And there are many ways for charging.
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.
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
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
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.
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.
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
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
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.<
Just to confirm. The input voltage for the board is 3.0 - 3.6v/
Hi,Randy.Yes,you can work with 3.0~3.6v ,As a FT232RL based 3.3v USB-UART.with a happy day~