The RockBLOCK 9603's header connector is a Molex PicoBlade 1.25mm pitch. The mating part is Molex part number 51021-1000.
|1||RXD||Iridium 9603N RX (output from RockBLOCK)|
|2||CTS||Iridium 9603N CTS (output from RockBLOCK)|
|3||RTS||Iridium 9603N RTS (input to RockBLOCK)|
|4||NetAv||Network Available signal|
|5||RI||Ring Indicator signal (active low)|
|6||TXD||Iridium 9603N TX (input to RockBLOCK)|
|7||OnOff||Sleep control (pull to ground to switch off)|
|8||5v In||5V power supply (450mA limit)|
|9||Li-Ion||3.7V power supply (450mA limit)|
The RockBLOCK does not have a charging circuit. You'll need to charge your batteries externally.
There are various FTDI USB cables, the precise model used with our products is the TTL-232R-3V3, and it's available to purchase from our shop or from various electronics outlets globally.
RockBLOCK 9602 has a 0.1" header, split into 2 sections. Pins 1-6 are designed to be compatible with the FTDI TTL-232R-3V3 cable for USB hosts. If you're not using this cable, you do not need to connect these pins.
|1||RTS||Iridium 9602 RTS|
|2||RXD||Iridium 9602 RX (output from RockBLOCK)|
|3||TXD||Iridium 9602 TX (input to RockBLOCK)|
|4||Vcc||5V Power supply (450mA limit)|
|5||CTS||Iridium 9602 CTS|
|8||5v In||5V Power supply (450mA limit)|
|9||5v Out||5V regulated output, for powering external Arduino host|
|11||NetAv||Network available signal|
|13||LiIon||3.7V Li-Ion power supply|
On the RockBLOCK 9602, it is possible to remove the supercapacitor. You would need to ensure that your 3.7V Li-Ion power supply could deliver a peak current of 2A for a short burst of approx 100ms.
You can't remove the supercapacitors on the 9603
RockBLOCK Plus is supplied with a moulded cable, which is stripped and tinned as follows:
|Blue||RS-232 TX (input to RockBLOCK+)|
|Yellow||RS-232 RX (output from RockBLOCK+)|
|Pink||Iridium 9602 on/off control|
|Green||Iridium Ring Alert signal|
|White||Iridium Network Availability signal|
Many customers find it helpful to connect a DE-9 connector for initial setup or debug purposes.
Updated about a year ago