Breakout for Arduino MKR

RDBKMKR1-DIN

RDBKMKR1-DIN
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RDBKMKR1-DIN
RDBKMKR1-FT
RDBKMKR1-FT (Overhead View)
RDBKMKR1-DIN (Application)
  • Socket headers provide an effective, reliable connection to the pins on an Arduino MKR device
  • Socket header contacts accommodate the long, thin pins used on the MKR as well as standard square pins
  • Signals are accessible at terminal blocks as well as thru-hole pads
  • Snap-fit nylon supports (included) ensure the MKR remains in place
  • Design allows user to easily add their own DC-DC converter for operation at higher supply voltages
  • Includes prototype area
  • Mounting Options: Rubber Feet or DIN Rail
  • Arduino MKR and DIN rail not included


General Description

The RDBKMKR1 provides a convenient method to connect to an Arduino MKR. Because the Arduino MKR products use long pins and have a cantilever form factor with the USB connector end extending well past the header pins, this RDBKMKR1 breakout board comes with PCB supports to ensure that the Arduino remains secure and properly engages the header sockets. (An application note provides illustrations on an effective technique for inserting the long, thin pins of an Arduino MKR device into the socket headers of the RDBKMKR1 breakout board. See Product Documents section below.)

It is also important to note that the RDBKMKR1 uses socket headers (receptacles) with an improved contact design compared to many typical economical socket headers that use a tuning fork contact design. While tuning fork contacts are well-suited for interfacing with a square pin (25 mils x 25 mils cross section), a tuning fork contact is not designed to interface with thin pins such as those used on an Arduino MKR (25 mils x 10 mils cross section). The socket headers used on the RDBKMKR1 provide a reliable connection even for the Arduino MKR thin pins.

After plugging an Arduino MKR into the socket headers, signals may be conveniently accessed at terminal blocks and/or thru-hole pads. 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 MKR in a variety of projects.

*See app note section for more information. DC-DC converter is not included with RDBKMKR1.


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
RDBKMKR1 DetailsPDF
Using an MKR with higher supply voltagePDF
Assembling an MKR onto RDBKMKR1PDF
RDBKMKR1

RDBKMKR1 Details

PDF
RDBKMKR1 App1

Using an MKR with higher supply voltage

PDF
RDBKMKR1 App2

Assembling an MKR onto RDBKMKR1

PDF

Mounting Options

These products are available in two different mounting variants. Product numbers ending with -DIN come with DIN clips already installed and ready to snap onto 35mm or 32mm DIN rail. Product numbers ending with -FT have stick-on rubber feet installed on the bottom side, allowing for benchtop use or panel mounting. For panel mounting, we suggest 1/4" nylon standoffs under the mounting holes, and #6 screws.
RDBKMKR1-DIN
DIN Rail Mount
RDBKMKR1-DIN
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Rail not included
RDBKMKR1-FT
Rubber Feet
RDBKMKR1-FT
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Product Details

  • Socket headers provide an effective, reliable connection to the pins on an Arduino MKR device
  • Socket header contacts accommodate the long, thin pins used on the MKR as well as standard square pins
  • Signals are accessible at terminal blocks as well as thru-hole pads
  • Two 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
  • Snap-fit nylon supports (included) ensure the MKR remains 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 VCC (3.3V), 5V, and GND
  • Pin functions are clearly shown on the PCB
  • Approximate dimensions: 3.7" x 2.5"
  • Mounting Options: Rubber Feet or DIN Rail

Pricing and Ordering

Product # Description 1+ 10+ RoHS Buy Now
RDBKMKR1-DIN Breakout for Arduino MKR family -- 3.5mm term blocks, socket headers with cantilever contacts, thru-hole signal access points, small proto area, DIN mount $18.00 $17.00  Yes
RDBKMKR1-FT Breakout for Arduino MKR family -- 3.5mm term blocks, socket headers with cantilever contacts, thru-hole signal access points, small proto area, rubber feet $16.50 $15.50  Yes

RDBKMKR1-DIN
RoHS   Yes
Breakout for Arduino MKR family -- 3.5mm term blocks, socket headers with cantilever contacts, thru-hole signal access points, small proto area, DIN mount
QuantityPrice
1+$18.00
10+$17.00
RDBKMKR1-FT
RoHS   Yes
Breakout for Arduino MKR family -- 3.5mm term blocks, socket headers with cantilever contacts, thru-hole signal access points, small proto area, rubber feet
QuantityPrice
1+$16.50
10+$15.50

All of the above items are normally stocked. Please call us if you need to verify availability for a specific quantity, or for pricing at higher quantities. Please visit our ordering page for our ordering policies and a list of ordering methods.


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