Breakout for Arduino MEGA2560

RDBKMEG1

RDBKMEG1
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RDBKMEG1 (Application rendering)
  • Provides access to Arduino MEGA2560 signals while still allowing the user to install a shield
  • Arduino MEGA2560 can be easily plugged into pin headers on bottom side
  • Socket headers on the top side allow the user to add a shield if needed
  • Signals are accessible at terminal blocks as well as thru-hole pads
  • Optional snap-fit nylon supports (included) may be used to lock the MEGA2560 in place
  • Design allows user to easily add their own DC-DC converter for operation at higher supply voltages
  • Includes prototype area
  • Threaded standoffs (#6-32) are installed, with center-to-center spacing 3.5" x 3.5"
  • Standoff locations are aligned with pre-drilled holes on DIN plate DINP01-4040B
  • Arduino MEGA2560, DC-DC converter, DIN plate, and DIN rail not included
See Also: DIN Rail Mounting Plate with Mounting Holes,   DIN Rail


General Description

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.

Connection Details

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.)


A breakout board is sometimes referred to as a "transition module", "terminal board", "terminal block", "breakout box", "breakout adapter", "terminator", or "interface module".

Product Documents

DescriptionData SheetApp Note
RDBKMEG1 DetailsPDF
Using a MEGA2560 with higher supply voltagePDF
Using locking PCB supportsPDF
RDBKMEG1

RDBKMEG1 Details

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RDBKMEG1 App1

Using a MEGA2560 with higher supply voltage

PDF
RDBKMEG1 App2

Using locking PCB supports

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Product Details

  • Provides access to Arduino MEGA2560 signals while still allowing the user to install a shield
  • Arduino MEGA2560 can be easily plugged into pin headers on bottom side
  • Socket headers on the top side allow the user to add a shield if needed
  • Signals are accessible at terminal blocks as well as thru-hole pads
  • Design ensures no signals can short to USB connector on Arduino MEGA2560
  • Extra positions are provided for 3.3V, 5V, and GND
  • Four extra terminal block positions are included and are terminated at thru-hole pads
  • High-quality rising cage clamp terminal blocks provide consistent performance over time
  • Screw terminals accept 16-26 AWG wire
  • Optional snap-fit nylon supports (included) may be used to lock the MEGA2560 in place
  • Design allows user to easily add their own DC-DC converter for operation at higher supply voltages
  • Includes prototype area
  • Prototype area includes pads tied to 3.3V, 5V, and GND
  • MEGA2560 pin functions are clearly shown on the PCB
  • Approximate dimensions: 5.0" x 5.0"
  • Threaded standoffs (#6-32) are installed, with center-to-center spacing 3.5" x 3.5"
  • Standoff locations are aligned with pre-drilled holes on DIN plate DINP01-4040B

Pricing and Ordering

Product # Description 1+ 10+ RoHS Buy Now
RDBKMEG1 Breakout for Arduino MEGA2560 -- 3.5mm term blocks, thru-hole signal access points, small proto area, standoffs for mounting $43.00 $41.00  Yes

RDBKMEG1
RoHS   Yes
Breakout for Arduino MEGA2560 -- 3.5mm term blocks, thru-hole signal access points, small proto area, standoffs for mounting
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1+$43.00
10+$41.00

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