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  • posted bydev4tech on 03/05/2014

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros:Includes USB>>TTL adapter so just plug'n'play, has data direction pin (i'am using it for wireless RS-485), small power consumption, support point to multipoint . Very good coverage. Large data buffer helps send over wireless protocols like Modbus (tested with 4 diff... Read more

    Wireless RS-485 using APC220 for meters & etc.
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  • posted byNedwos on 05/19/2013

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week Pros:> Quick and easy serial communication between two devices > Good Range > In-built error correction > Comes with USB-to-Serial connector for even quicker set-up > Great value for money! Cons:> Had a few issues setting up at first, but all good. OtherThoug... Read more

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  • posted bysaxsim on 05/09/2013

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:Long range, adjustable frequency, encrypted link. Cons:Lack of documentation. I was able to edit the settings with PC via the included USB - TTL converter, but unable to recieve any data. Antennas could be better. Software also isn't perfect, it always gives you an erro... Read more

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  • posted bydeman13 on 03/29/2013

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:Good quality, has been shipped within 3 weeks. Can be used for it's purpose. Easy to connect and use. All info about how to use the dev. can be found on the internet. Cons:Can be cheaper. Didn't hold the claimed distance of 1000m if one of the transmitters is in a build... Read more

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  • posted byFollowman on 03/11/2013

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:Easy to use. Plugin into USB, install drivers and work! Tested on Windows7. Good construction quality. PCB is soldered fine. RF transmitting power is real. Cons:Antenna included could be stronger. This can increase the range of work. There might be a strange realization... Read more

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  • posted byccenteno on 02/20/2013

    Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:All parts included, 2 modules, usb adaptor and usb wire. To RF link PC --> Arduino, or Arduino --> Arduino, or Our development to any another device. Easy to use. Configuration Software in web (RF magic for APC22x V1.2A). To test APC device I use arduino Mega and... Read more

    2 modules on Arduino MEGA Robot Car KIT Linked to PC with APC220
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  • posted byFoomp on 01/16/2013

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:Includes everything you need: antennae, usb convertor for PC connection. Got it working in under 15 minutes. Which is faster than similar systems I have used (XbeeS2 and NRF chips) Nice Simple Uart Connection. No strange protocol required. Drivers found at: ht... Read more

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  • posted byitalorosse on 11/07/2012

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:Good modules and easy to use too. It comes with usb adapter for test/comissioning. It's possible to create a point-to-point network with your PC/laptop or between two microcontrollers. Good package. Cons:No cons at all. Just identify communication pins and pow... Read more

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  • posted byAZGFOREVER on 10/31/2012

    Involvement:Expert (understands the inner workings) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month Pros:This module is very promising. Its really long range makes it very useful for many applications and with the SMA connector, you can use a better antenna or even use a coaxial extension cable to put the antenna in a more accessible place if your module will be... Read more

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  • posted byfellipemagico on 10/05/2012

    Involvement:Novice  (still getting used to it) - Ownership:more than 1 month Pros:Small and easy to use. The default is RS232 communication. You can change the frequency of use and also use a passkey. The antenna 2dBi manages a range of 1000 meters, according to the specification. Efetuei tests and appears to be exactly the same. The set co... Read more

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