RS-485 Arduino Mega XBee Data Shield

RS485 sensors are common in industrial settings, but do not interface directly to the Arduino. This shield lets you connect two RS485 sensor networks to an Arduino Mega! The optional real time clocks allows for timestamping of the received data. Add an XBee radio and you can send data across the room, factory, or farm!

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Have a reading you want to take from your industrial hardened RS-485 sensor or network? Want to create a mesh network to wirelessly send your data? Want great time stamping of your data? Look no further! Our RS485 XBee data shield connects two RS485 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-485 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.