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The Product description for the XBee Explorer states that it doesn't supply enough power for the XBee cellular modules. Does that include the XBee Pro 900HP? Does it supply enough power to use the X-CTU configuration software?
Does the XBee Shield provide enough power for the XBee Pro 900HP? It requires 229ma at full transmit power. The schematics for these devices both show the same regulator chip, the MIC5219 and the annotation on the Shield schematic says 500ma max, leading me to think it would work. The documentation and the terminology around the XBee modules is too non-specific to tell what is really going on. It would be nice to have a spec for the two sparkfun boards that identified the output current limits for the 3.3v supply.