The RDBKMEG1 breakout provides a convenient method to connect to and mount an Arduino MEGA2560. When paired with a DIN Rail Mounting Plate such as DINP01-4040B (not included), an Arduino MEGA2560 can easily be mounted on a DIN rail.
After plugging an Arduino MEGA2560 into the pin headers on the bottom side, signals may be conveniently accessed at terminal blocks and/or thru-hole pads. If a shield is needed, it can be plugged into the socket headers on the top side.
A number of convenient design features, such as a prototype area and pads that accommodate a DC-DC converter* for operation from higher supply voltages, facilitate the inclusion of an Arduino MEGA2560 in a variety of projects.
*See app note section for more information. DC-DC converter is not included with RDBKMEG1.
In general, signal connections are self-explanatory. Each signal on the Arduino MEGA2560 headers is brought out to a terminal block position and a plated-thru hole. In addition, the signals are present at socket headers (receptacles) that allow a shield to be installed.
In the case of a few signals (Ground, 5V, and 3.3V), the signals are available at multiple thru-hole locations and terminal block positions.
For the ICSP (2x3) header, the 6 signals connect directly between the 2x3 socket header on the bottom and the 2x3 pin header on the top, providing SPI bus access for shields as well as stand-alone programmers. These 6 signals do not connect anywhere else on the RDBKMEG1 board itself. However, once a MEGA2560 board is installed, these various signals will connect to the expected breakout board access points thru the MEGA2560 board. (Example: Pin 5 on the 2x3 ICSP header is RESET. Once a MEGA2560 is installed, this signal will be connected (thru the MEGA2560) to the RESET signal access points at the terminal block, plated hole, and socket header.)
This can be used as an Arduino DUE breakout board, but some pin numbers and functions are different.
A breakout board is sometimes referred to as a "transition module", "terminal board", "terminal block", "breakout box", "breakout adapter", "terminator", or "interface module".
|Description||Data Sheet||PDF Drawing||DWG Drawing||IGES Model||STEP Model||App Note|
|Using a MEGA2560 with higher supply voltage|
|Using locking PCB supports|
Pricing and Ordering
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|RDBKMEG1||Breakout for Arduino MEGA2560 -- 3.5mm term blocks, thru-hole signal access points, small proto area, standoffs for mounting||$45.15||$43.05||Yes|
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