ESP12E vs ESP12F Wi-Fi Modules
The ESP12E and ESP12F are two variants of the popular ESP8266 WiFi-enabled microcontroller. There have been several variants of the board manufactured by different companies, each with different features. In this article, we will take a look at the differences between ESP12E and ESP12F.
Specifications Of ESP12E and ESP12F
|Supply Voltage||3.0V to 3.6V||3.0V to 3.6V|
|Operating Current||80mA avg.||80mA avg.|
|WiFi Parameters||802.11 b/g/n2.4GHz to 2.5GHz||802.11 b/g/n2.4GHz to 2.5GHz|
|Output Power||72.2Mbps: 16.5dBm typical11b: 20.5dBm typical||72.2Mbps: 15dBm typical11b: 18.5dBm typical|
The ESP12F is a newer and more updated version of the ESP12E and features a better antenna design, hence the better output power.
Note: More technical details can be found in the ESP12E datasheet and ESP12F datasheet given at the end of this page.
Major Differences between ESP12E and ESP12F
|Relatively worse transmission power||Relatively better transmission power thanks to improved antenna design|
The ESP12E and ESP12F are essentially the same modules, but the ESP12F is an improved version of the ESP12E and has a better antenna design, which leads to better output power.