May 26, 2010, 8:16am
can one order chip antenna’s for the xbee?
i have a few xbee’s with wired antennas and i would like to use the chip antenna due to space issues for a current project but i didn’t want to have to purchase complete xbee’s for this, or is that the only way?
Not sure if the postage would be too expensive to make it worthwhile, but I have (2) XB24 with chip antenna.
I was going to try to remove the chip and replace it with a wire. This may destroy the chip antenna, however.
Want to explore a trade of complete units?
I have successfully swapped XBee antenna types with no problems at all. I use a hot-air SM soldering tool – one of the best investments I’ve ever made!
July 2, 2010, 9:44am
looks like i’ve been asleep and missed the replies.
Volkemon, what i was hoping was just to be able to order a few of the chip antenna’s and solder them on.
though i haven’t been able to find such individual chip antenna’s to order.
using something like the hot-air soldering tool soundscu mentioned.
@archendekta- OK! That hot air soldering tool looks like a needed one for me also…
I am looking at removing the chip antenna(s) and puttng on the small wire whip, or better yet the fitting that attaches to the adapter cable.
If I can get the chips off without harming them, I will contact you and mail them.
July 3, 2010, 2:48am
@volkemon: great, thx & good luck …