XBee Pro Module - ZB Series 2 - 63mW with Wire Antenna [XBP24BZ7WIT-004]

$81.82

Part Number:  AF-967
Brand:  Adafruit Australia

DescriptionAdafruit now carry the Series 2 XBee "ZigBee" modules. This is the PRO Series 2 ZigBee protocol 63mW with wire antenna. Its good for point-to-point, multipoint and mesh networks. This module is a little more difficult to get going than the Series 1 - you must set up a "coordinator" module so they are not as plug-and-play. Adafruit suggest this module for those who are...
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Description

Adafruit now carry the Series 2 XBee "ZigBee" modules. This is the PRO Series 2 ZigBee protocol 63mW with wire antenna. Its good for point-to-point, multipoint and mesh networks. This module is a little more difficult to get going than the Series 1 - you must set up a "coordinator" module so they are not as plug-and-play. Adafruit suggest this module for those who are following the Building Wireless Sensor Network book as it focuses on Series 2.

Series 2 modules cannot talk to Series 1 modules so if you already have some S1 type XBees you may want to stick with them. The S2 modules are not necessarily 'better' than S1 for many projects. They're just different as they use the "ZigBee" wireless stack instead of the 802.15.4. This makes them better for low power usage and advanced users who want a mesh topology (many XBees in a spread-out configuration) - but they are more difficult to use for basic point-to-point setups.

The pins on an XBee are 2mm spacing, not 0.1" so they will not fit into a breadboard. For that reason, they work best in Adafruit's XBee adapter module kit (which has a 250mA 3.3V regulator) or with the USB XBee adapter.

This module comes with a wire antenna, its the same price as a chip antenna but 50% more range because of the improved antenna, awesome!

Technical Details

Details:

  • TX Peak Current: 205mA
  • RX Current: 47 mA (@3.3 V)
  • Power-down Current: < 3.5 μA
  • Indoor/Urban: up to 300 ft (90 m)
  • Outdoor line-of-sight: up to 2 miles (3200 m)
  • Transmit Power: 63mW (18dBm)
  • Receiver Sensitivity: -102 dBm
  • Dimensions: 24mm x 33mm x 9mm (0.94in x 1.3in x 0.3in)
  • 3.91g ( 0.14oz)

This handy chart from Digi shows the differences between all of the different XBees in the family
Mechanical Diagram for XBees
Datasheet/User guide for Series 2 XBees
Spec sheet about Series 2 XBees

For all technical issues, replacement and warranty assistance for Xbee products from Digi, visit the support center, email [email protected] or submit an online support request. You can also: U.S. & Canada: 877-912-3444 / Worldwide: +1 952-912-3456


Revision History:

As of May 20, 2016 they are selling the 2C version of this module. It is functionally the same but uses a different underlying radio chipset.


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