RN-42 Bluetooth Module

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$79.95 ea

7 Days Lead Time

  • Jameco Part no.: 2193740
  • Manufacturer: Parallax
  • Manufacturer no.: 30086
  • NCNR (Non-Cancelable, Non Returnable)
  • HTS code: 8527904000
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RN-42 Bluetooth Module

The RN-42 Bluetooth Module provides a reliable method for creating a wireless serial communication interface between two devices such as a microcontroller, PC, cell phone, or another module. This module can pair up with devices supporting Bluetooth SPP (Serial Port Profile) to establish a serial interface. The RN-42 Bluetooth Module is breadboard-friendly and is compatible with all 5 V and 3.3 V microcontroller platforms.


  • Fully qualified Bluetooth 2.1/2.0/1.2/1.1 module provides compatibility with many devices
  • Low power consumption for long-lasting battery-powered projects
  • Auto-connect/discovery/pairing modes make connecting to other modules easy
  • LED indicators provide visual status of connection/mode
  • Voltage jumper selects for use with 5 V and 3.3 V microcontrollers


  • Remote control a robot via PC, cell phone, or another microcontroller
  • Measurement and monitoring systems
  • Industrial sensors and controls
  • Cable replacement (wireless serial interface)


  • This device supports Bluetooth Serial Port Profile (SPP). When connecting to another device please be sure your device supports SPP as well.
  • *Operating throughput and range may vary depending on environmental circumstances and RF interference.
  • Please note that this product is not backwards compatible with the retired Easy Bluetooth module.


  • 2 x 7 dual row male header with 0.1" spacing
  • Jumper selectable default baud rates: 9.6 or 115.2 Kbps
  • Command-configurable baud rate from 1.2 to 921 Kbps
  • Range: approx. 35 - 50 feet line of sight indoors*
  • Voltage requirements: 5.0 VDC or 3.3 VDC
  • Current requirements (approx.): 5 mA sleep; 15 mA idle; 20 mA transmit; 50 mA max
  • Communication: 5 V/3.3 V asynchronous serial interface with RTS/CTS flow control from 1.2 - 921 Kbps
  • Dimensions: 2.33" x 1.16" x 0.45" in (59.18 x 29.46 x 11.43 mm)
  • Operating temp range: -40 to +185 °F (-40 to +85 °C)

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