AST-CAN485 Hookup Guide

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Hardware Hookup

The CAN485 does not come with headers soldered on. We’ve left it up to you to solder on the headers or wires to the board for your project. Options include stackable headers, bent headers, or soldering wires directly to the pin pads.

Photon Stackable Header - 12 Pin

Photon Stackable Header - 12 Pin

PRT-14322
$0.50
Break Away Headers - Straight

Break Away Headers - Straight

PRT-00116
$1.50
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Break Away Male Headers - Right Angle

Break Away Male Headers - Right Angle

PRT-00553
$1.95
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If you are new to soldering, check out the tutorial on through hole soldering. You will need a soldering iron, solder, and general soldering accessories.

Solder Lead Free - 100-gram Spool

Solder Lead Free - 100-gram Spool

TOL-09325
$8.95
7

Hakko FX888D Soldering Station

TOL-11704
53 Retired

A standard configuration for prototyping is to have the pins on the side facing down to allow for easy breadboarding while having the FTDI facing out and communications pins facing up for access via jumper cables.

AST_CAN485 Header Pins Soldered