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Digi XBee-Pro® Zigbee Adapters

Zigbee Adapters for Serial and USB Devices

  • Supports the Zigbee PRO feature set
  • Zigbee® wireless connectivity for RS-485 and USB devices
  • Compatible with XBee gateways and modules
  • Outdoor RF line-of-sight range up to 1 mile with XBee-PRO®
How to Buy

XBee-PRO Zigbee adapters deliver wireless connectivity to electronic devices through advanced mesh networks. These adapters utilize the Zigbee PRO Feature Set, for robust self-healing, self-configuring networks. They are ideal for wirelessly enabling sensors, controllers and other devices in legacy wired applications, or where a common hardware interface is preferable.

XBee-PRO Zigbee adapters can be battery or mains powered. They are available in a wide range of physical interfaces, including RS-485 and USB (power harvesting). Built upon XBee-PRO modules, these adapters can be purchased in a broad range of configurations and customized to meet your application needs.

XBee adapters are compatible with ConnectPort® X gateways, XBee® modules and XBee accessories. This family of hardware, software and management tools provides users with unparalleled flexibility and end-to-end communication between devices.


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Specifications XBee-PRO ZB
RF Data Rate 250 kbps
Indoor/Urban Range* Up to 300 ft (90 m) / 200 ft (60 m) Int’l variant
Outdoor/RF Line-of-Sight Range* Up to 2 miles (3200 m) / 5000 ft (1500 m) Int’l variant
Transmit Power 63 mW (+18 dBm) Int’l version
Receiver Sensitivity (1% PER) -102 dBm
Antenna Type USB models: internal wire antenna; RS-485 models: external RPSMA antenna
Frequency Band 2.4 GHz
Serial Data Interface RS-485 (6-position wire terminal block) switch selectable between RS-422 half-duplex,
RS-422 full duplex and RS-485
USB Data Interface USB 2.0 Full Speed (with ESD protection); connects to host via captive 1-meter cable
Networking & Security
Network Topologies Point-to-point, Point-to-multipoint, Mesh
Number of Channels 14
Spread Spectrum Type Direct Sequence Spread Spectrum
Filtration Options PAN ID, 64-bit MAC, channel
Addressing 65,000 available addresses for each channel
LEDs Power: Glows green when external power is supplied (not active when battery powered to limit power drain)
Associate: Blinks when unit is connected and associated on an RF network
Controls Device reset (internal push button); Identification (internal push button) – relays ID to gateway
Dimensions (L x W x H) & Weight RS-485 models: 3.60 in x 1.90 in x 1.20 in (9.14 cm x 4.82 cm x 3.04 cm) 2.29 oz (64.92 g)
USB models: 2.87 in x 1.80 in x 0.83 in (7.29 cm x 4.57 cm x 2.10 cm) 1.60 oz (45.36 g)
Operating Temperature -40° C to +70° C
Power Requirements
Input Voltage RS-485 models: 3.7-6VDC and 9-30 VDC
USB models: Bus powered (+5V)
Power Consumption USB: 70 mA Rx and 250 mA Tx (normal operation) / 200 uA (suspend mode)
Regulatory Approvals
Emissions FCC Part 15.247, IC, ETSI/CE, Telec, EN55022 (Class B)
Safety CAN/CSA C22.2 No.60950
RoHS Yes

*Range figure estimates are based on free-air terrain with limited sources of interference. Actual range will vary based on transmitting power, orientation of transmitter and receiver, height of transmitting antenna, height of receiving antenna, weather conditions, interference sources in the area, and terrain between receiver and transmitter, including indoor and outdoor structures such as walls, trees, buildings, hills, and mountains.





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