Some newbie IoT questions (Particle Photon, RFID, RS232 Shield)

Hi there, these are 3 unrelated questions but I figured it might be better than 3 individual posts, hope that’s OK:

  1. Can the EM18 RFID reader read NTAG213 NFC tags?

  2. For this Screw Terminal Breakout Board for Particle Photon, do the 4 screw holes on the bottom match some kind of industry standard? Does NCD sell any kind of standard enclosure that this can screw into (ideally with the option for a DB9 cutout as well) or does anyone know where I can get one?

  3. Related to (2), are there plans to create an RS232 / DB9 shield for Particle Photon / Feather devices?



  1. I am not sure about the compatibility with NFC tags but I would assume not since RFID and NFC are different “protocols”.

  2. No, they are not any type of industry standard layout. I would recommend a generic electronics enclosure such as those available from

  3. No we do not plan on expanding this line of products at this time or in the near future.

Thank you @TravisE_NCD_Technica for the quick response.