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Xbees not communicating with each other

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Hi, I'm building a project where two xbees hooked up to different arduinos communicate with each other using RX/TX. When I wire the TX/RX pins directly, the receiver side can read the sender side's analog data, but the moment I hook the arduinos to the Xbee, they no longer connect. I am aware that you need to level shift the RX/TX signals before connecting them to the xbee. However, the modules used to work without level shifting only a few hours ago, so I'm not sure what is happening.
Please Help!!
asked Aug 8 in RF Solutions and XBee by Tak New to the Community (1 point)

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3 Answers

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You may have damaged the modules. The XBee is generally not 5V tolerant. Connecting it to 5V will damage it.
answered Aug 8 by mvut Veteran of the Digi Community (15,515 points)
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On the Xbee module it says 5V?
answered Sep 2 by FD22 New to the Community (1 point)
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What models are your XBees?
Are they configured to act as "wireless serial"?
answered Sep 6 by plater Community Contributor (64 points)