RS-232 Arduino Mega XBee Data Shield

RS232 sensor are everywhere, but your Arduino doesn’t support them! This shield lets you connect two different RS232 devices to an Arduino Mega. The optional real time clock allows you to precision timestamp data so you know exactly when new data arrived. The XBee radio headers also allow you to transmit the data across the room or over miles to another XBee radio!

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Have a reading you want to take from your industrial hardened RS-232 sensor? Want to create a mesh network to wirelessly send your data? Want great time stamping of your data? Look no further! Our RS232 XBee data shield connects two RS232 ports to serial 1 and serial 2 of an Arduino Mega and an XBee radio of your choice to serial 3! Easily send your data across the room, across the building, or across acres of land with the wide variety of XBee radios from Digi.

The optional precision real time clock adds the ability to time stamp your data at the sensor with a +/-5ppm clock. The CR2032 backup battery keeps clock time even after power is shut off to the Arduino. Don’t need the clock? Save some money and buy more XBees! (XBee, Backup Battery, and Arduino Mega not included.)

  • Shield
  • Header
  • Dual RS-232 Level Shifters
  • Optional RTC
  • XBee socket with status LEDs
  • Power LED indicator
  • WARNING: CHOKING HAZARD – Product contains small parts. Not suitable for children under 3 years.
  • WARNING: This product contains chemicals known to the State of California to cause cancer and birth defects or other reproductive harm.