ESP32-POE-ISO passed RED,EMC, Helth and Safety tests necessary for issue of CE marking

ESP32-POE-ISO-2

We are proud to announce that ESP32-PoE-ISO board has passed successfully all necessary tests to bear CE marking:

  • EN 62311:2008 RED Health
  • EN 62479:2010 RED Health
  • EN 301 489-1 V2.2.1 (2019-03) RED EMC
  • EN 301 489-17 V3.2.0 (2017-03) RED EMC
  • ETSI EN 300 328 V2.1.1 (2016-11) WIFI-2.4GHz band radio test
  • EN 300 328 V2.1.1 (2016-11) BLE radio test
  • IEC 62368-1:2014 Safety

ESP32-EVB, ESP32-GATEWAY, ESP32-DevKit-Lipo, ESP32-POE are also going to be tested.

 

Open Source Hardware ESP32-POE-ISO is now in stock and we are very proud with the result

ESP32-POE-ISO-2

We are very proud of our new ESP32-POE-ISO and delighted to announce it’s already in stock ready for order!

What we did with this improved version of the low cost ESP32-POE power over ethernet solution for IoT?

  1. As many requested we add 3000VDC galvanic insulation. Now you can program / debug while connected to PoE switch or router;
  2. Many asked for more GPIOs so we set SD-card in 1 bit mode and this way released 3 GPIO pins for other use;
  3. We got hints that new Espressif SDK allow ultra deep sleep modes for ESP32 and we re-designed the power supply part that now the ESP32-POE-ISO has consumption down to 200 uA (130uA of which are taken from ESP32-WROOM-32D module). The rest board without the module consumes just 70uA;
  4. As per your request now battery level has option to be monitored with the ESP32 ADC;
  5. There is External power detection option, so your software will be aware when run sole on battery and when have plenty of power.
  6. The Isolated DCDC we use is 2W and provides 400mA @5V, 100mA are reserved for the battery charge (available if no battery is connected) and 100mA are provided for ESP32, which leaves up to 200mA @5V for your additional circuit.

We love to listen to our customers and we did our the best to complete most of the requests we got with this new version.

Open Source Hardware ESP32-POE board now has new version with 3000VDC galvanic insulation

ESP32-POE-ISO

ESP32-POE is one of our best selling boards, it’s low cost less than EUR 18 in single quantity and allow you to make IoT sensor network with existing Ethernet POE infrastructure.

The end node can provide up to 4W combined on +5V and +3.3V output to external components and circuits which is more than enough for most applications.

To simplify the design and lower the cost ESP32-POE has no galvanic insulation.

Some customers asked can we add such insulation – sure it’s possible, meet the new ESP32-POE-ISO. So here above on the picture you see first samples of the insulated POE board.

We wanted to keep is as similar to existing POE as possible, as you can see the new board is just 15 mm longer and keep same pinout on the connectors, allowing ESP32-POE to be directly replaced with ESP32-POE-ISO.

What are the benefits? Now you can safely debug your ESP32-POE-ISO while connected both to computer with USB cable and Ethernet POE cable.

For the insulation we use 2W DCDC converter with 3000VAC insulation. The available 400mA are split between ESP32 and external circuit and in most application will be sufficient.

The price of ESP32-POE-ISO is EUR 23.95 (only EUR 6 more than non-isolated ESP32-POE) in single quantity.

If 2W are not enough, we can produce same board with 3W DCDC which allow 600mA current, but the price will rise with another 3 EUR to EUR 26.95 in single quantity.

MOD-RS485-ISO – ISOLATED RS485/RS422 CONVERTER IN STOCK

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MOD-RS485-ISO is 3000V isolated RS232 to RS485/RS422 full duplex converter based on ISO35T integrated circuit from Texas Instrument. This module is perfect for industrial applications and transmission of data in highly noisy industrial environments.

Works with all our boards with UEXT connector.

MOD-RS485-ISO COMPLETED

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We just complete MOD-RS485-ISO galvanically isolated RS485 to UEXT module which allow all our development boards with UEXT connector to interface RS485 products, our old MOD-RS485 module was without galvanic insulation but as RS485 is used a lot in industrial and noisy environment we decided to release isolated version too.

The preliminary schematic of MOD-RD485-ISO is here:

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note that after the prototyping this schematic may have changes, we add PIC16F1503 microcontroller to handle the UEXT communication and addressing by I2C.

Just learned today that Ken Segler is working on RS485 project with DuinoMite and implements MODBUS protocol by DuinoMite and MOD-RS485, for this purpose he implements 9 bit UART configuration.

For those who have not spoted yet PIC16F1503 is cool small new microcontroller from Microchip which cost USD 0.80 in small quatities!

It have 2K Flash and 12 GPIOs, 4 PWMs, ADC, DAC (5bit) and configurable logic for the ports!

We decided to put this PIC to all our new UEXT boards just to handle the I2C addressing and to allow many different modules to connect to UEXT bus without interferences.

PIC-H1503 is small header board we designed to may play with PIC16F1503 and USB-PWR is small module which powers BreadBoard bus through USB with selectable 3.3V-5V

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both USB-PWR and PIC-H1503 board will be ready for sale in March.

USB-PWR will cost EUR 1.95

PIC-H1503 will cost EUR 1.95