Serial Pi Zero

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SKU: CE07499 Brand: AB Electronics
The Serial Pi Plus is a communication board supporting the RS232 serial protocol.
$19.43 AUD, inc GST
$17.66 AUD, exc GST

In stock, ships same business day if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Tue, 5th of Mar

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3 from local stock, 1 supplier stock; your order will dispatch between Dec 1 to Dec 10. And yes, stock levels and lead times are accurate!

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  • $6+ Standard (5+ days*, tracked)
  • $10+ Express (2+ days*, tracked)
  • FREE Pickup (Newcastle only - must order online*)

Shipping costs may increase for heavy products or large orders.

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*Conditions apply, see shipping tab below.

The Serial Pi Zero is a communication board supporting the RS232 serial protocol.

The RS232 port is connected to the UART port on the Raspberry Pi using a MAX3232 interface. The MAX3232 IC converts the 3.3V UART port to RS232 voltages allowing communication with RS232 compatible devices over a DB9 serial cable or with the use of a null-modem cable the board allows terminal access with linux on the Raspberry Pi using a terminal application. The RS232 port can be accessed through the DB9 port or the solder points on the PCB.

An array of 2.54mm pitch holes with 3.3V and 5V connections are also provided on the PCB allowing you to build additional circuits on the board.

Please note that you can only use one Serial Pi board on a Raspberry Pi. if stacking with other boards we recommend putting the Serial pi at the top of the stack due to the height of the DB9 connector.

*You need to use the Raspbian Jessie release or later and disable the built in Bluetooth to use the Serial Pi Zero on the Raspberry Pi 3 or Raspberry Pi Zero W, see our KB page for the config changes needed.

Features

  • RS232 Master Port.
  • Control the Raspberry Pi over RS232 or connect to external serial accessories.
  • Stackable with other Raspberry Pi accessory boards.

Specifications

  • Supply Voltage: 3.3V to 5.5V
  • Logic Voltage at UART Port: 3.3V
  • Maximum Data Rate: 250 kbits/s
  • RS232 Input voltage range: -25V to +25V
  • RS232 Output voltage range: -13.2V to +13.2V

Assembly

The Serial Pi Zero is supplied with the 40 pin GPIO connector and the DB9 connector unsoldered.

Before using the Serial Pi Zero you will need to solder both connectors onto the PCB. We suggest soldering the 40 pin GPIO connector first and then the DB9 connector.

To make assembly easier we have designed a PCB header assembly jig which you can download and print.

Watch the assembly video for the Serial Pi Plus which uses the same assembly steps as the Serial Pi Zero.

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Product Comments

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Products that weigh more than 0.5 KG may cost more than what's shown (for example, test equipment, machines, >500mL liquids, etc).

We deliver Australia-wide with these options (depends on the final destination - you can get a quote on the view cart page):

  • $3+ for Stamped Mail (typically 10+ business days, not tracked, only available on selected small items)
  • $6+ for Standard Post (typically 6+ business days, tracked)
  • $10+ for Express Post (typically 2+ business days, tracked)
  • Pickup - Free! Only available to customers who live in the Newcastle region (must order online and only pickup after we email to notify you the order is ready). Orders placed after 2PM may not be ready until the following business day.

Non-metro addresses in WA, NT, SA & TAS can take 2+ days in addition to the above information.

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  • $11+ for Pack and Track (3+ days, tracked)
  • $16+ for Express International (2-5 days, tracked)

If you order lots of gear, the postage amount will increase based on the weight of your order.

Our physical address (here's a PDF which includes other key business details):

Unit 18, 132 Garden Grove Parade
Adamstown
NSW, 2289
Australia

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