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How can I use XBEE mesh boards for telemetry?

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I am working on getting a pixhawk to transmit data wirelessly to my computer running qgroundcontrol or another similar program. My issue right now is that when I plug the telemetry cords into the pixhawk to the uart pins on the xbees, nothing happens. I know it isn't an issue with the pixhawk because I have CUAV p9 radios that work fine. I would like to use the XBEEs since they have mesh tech.

Thank you
asked Jan 28, 2021 in XBee3 DigiMesh by cujo612 New to the Community (0 points)

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The XBee is a 3V CMOS device. You probably need a level shifter to make the connection.
answered Jan 28, 2021 by mvut Veteran of the Digi Community (15,413 points)
That's a good catch. Do you think that the UART Pins on the digi board are the right place to connect it? Also, this is my first time working with these boards, do you think I need a micro python script to control the digi board or is it more of a plug and play device?
That I do not know. You will need to compare the products to determine that.