SparkFun XBee Explorer Serial

The SparkFun XBee Explorer Serial is a simple to use, RS232 to serial base unit for the XBee line. This unit works with all XBee modules including the Series 1 and Series 2.5, standard and Pro version. Just plug the unit into the XBee Explorer, attach a RS232 cable, and you will have direct access to the serial and programming pins on the XBee unit. The board also supports DTR communication so you can reprogram and configure the XBee unit.

XBee modules, RS232 cable, and power supplies can be found in the Recommended Products section below.

Not sure which XBee module or accessory is right for you? Check out ourXBee Buying Guide!

SparkFun XBee Explorer Serial Product Help and Resources

Exploring XBees and XCTU

March 12, 2015

How to set up an XBee using your computer, the X-CTU software, and an XBee Explorer interface board.


Looking for answers to technical questions?

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  • Member #931009 / about 7 years ago / 1


  • Member #928347 / about 7 years ago / 1

    There is a compatibility problem with the xbee pro 3SB, when the device is turned on it starts sequentially counting numbers

Customer Reviews

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Great Product

Easy to use and works really well!

Good product worked great once I figured it out.

I wish there were actual jumpers on the board to change the dte/dce mode. Notes:

  1. The default mode(DCE) outputs signal on pin 2.

  2. Accord to my Salae logic analyizer the signal is inverted.

Nice interface

I will buy others.