ESP8266 Esp-05 Pinout

Created on: 7 December 2016

Pinout for the ESP8266 Esp-05 5 pin serial WiFi transceiver module. Operating voltage and current consumption information of the module is included below.

ESP8266 Esp-05 pinout

ESP8266 Esp-05 Pinout – Top View of Module

The 5 pin version of the ESP8266 Esp-05 WiFi module has the following connections on the 5 pin header:

  • Reset – active low reset (apply low voltage level to reset), EXT_RSTB pin 32 on ESP8266 chip
  • GND – GND or 0V of power supply
  • Rx – UART receive pin (3.3V logic level)
  • Tx – UART transmit pin (3.3V logic level)
  • Vcc – 3.3V power supply Vcc connection

There is an aerial or antennae connector at the top left of the board for an external aerial / antennae.

An additional GND connection can be found at the top right of the board.

Operating Voltage

The ESP8266 chip and ESP-05 module operate at a voltage of 3.3V (working range is 3.0V to 3.6V). I/O pins including the UART pins operate with 3.3V logic.

The chip and module I/O and UART pins are NOT 5V tolerant.

Current Consumption

A operating current average value of 80mA is given for the EXP8266 chip in the datasheet.

The ESP8266 SDK getting started guide gives the following note for their evaluation board modules:
The ESP8266 Wi-Fi module needs 3.3V power supply and may draw current in the order of 500mA.

Note that this current value is for the Espressif modules and not the ESP-05, but it does give some idea of the current that some modules can draw. The following current consumption values are for the EXP8266 chip when transmitting and receiving. These are the highest typical values from the datasheet.

Transmit Current

The datasheet for the ESP8266 shows a highest typical current consumption of 170mA under the following conditions: Tx802.11b, CCK 11Mbps, P OUT=+17dBm

Receive Current

The datasheet for the ESP8266 shows a highest typical current consumption of 56mA under the following conditions: Rx 802.11g, 1024 bytes packet length, -70dBm

Espressif ESP8266 Chip Information

Further information on the ESP8266EX chip used on the ESP-05 module can be found on the Espressif ESP8266EX resource page.