Powering a transiver without external antenna?



  • Hi quick question. Is it dangerous to power a transiver like the one in the picture with external antenna when the antenna is removed?

    I have solderd the transiver to the arduino and need to program the arduino but I dont have the antenne here.

    I belive that in some cases you can fry the transiver. What do you think?

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  • Mod

    @popunonkok just powering it will not brake it, but I wouldn't try transmitting with it. If you flash a mysensors sketch in it and start it, it will start transmitting immediately, so be careful!



  • But dosent it start the sketch directly after I flash it?


  • Mod

    @popunonkok said:

    But dosent it start the sketch directly after I flash it?

    Depends on how you flash it, I guess.
    Your original question was: "Is it dangerous to power a transiver like the one in the picture with external antenna when the antenna is removed?" so I tried to answer that.



  • Yes I understand. I'm not criticising your answer. But I guess that means that I cant program it at the moment. Because that would mean the transiver would start transmitting directly.

    Hmmm... Unless I start with a 5-10 sec delay. =)
    It is a temperatur sensor sketch. I could probably code a 10 sec delay in the void setup() section. It would be an ugly solution but probably would work. =)


  • Hardware Contributor

    @popunonkok - unless you connect a normal radio to test.


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