Xbee in a metal project case?

Discussion in 'Wireless & RF Design' started by icydash, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. icydash

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  2. thatoneguy

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    If you run the antenna external to the box, there shouldn't be an issue.

    Otherwise, you'll have a lot of attenuation (range of maybe 1 foot)
     
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  3. icydash

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    Of course, if instead I use a plastic enclosure, there should be minimal attenuation right?
     
  4. thatoneguy

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    Correct. Antenna is still advised if it is not built into xbee circuit board for lower frequencies, 400 or 900Mhz.
     
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