Wrong ports Arduino Mega & hardware manual?

Feb 24, 2015 at 1:52 PM
Edited Feb 24, 2015 at 1:53 PM
Hi,

Wonderful project, I am going to try to connect my "slimme meter" to my Arduino Mega board. I am not really into electronics being a software developer, but the documentation seems to explain it all, so I am giving it a try.

There is however 1 thing I notices in the manual
When you are using an Arduino MEGA, you can use one of the four available ports.
Port 1 is on digital pin 0
Port 2 is on pin 53
Port 3 is on pin 8 and
Port 4 is on pin 6.
however on the arduino site it says
Serial0 on pins 0 (RX) and 1 (TX)
Serial1 on pins 19 (RX) and 18 (TX)
Serial2 on pins 17 (RX) and 16 (TX)
Serial3 on pins 15 (RX) and 14 (TX)
Source: http://arduino.cc/en/reference/serial
Am I missing something, or is the manual not correct on the other serial ports?
Feb 24, 2015 at 5:04 PM
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Feb 24, 2015 at 7:59 PM
Ido,

You are correct. The list is incorrect.
I updated the manual two years ago but for some reason never published it.
Shortly, hardware manual V11 will be available.
Thanks for the suggestion.
Feb 24, 2015 at 9:18 PM
phew, glad to hear it wasn't me :)
looking forward to the updated version.

Nice to see the good documentation for this project