I2C LCD Backpack for 1602 to 2004 LCDs

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SKU: 018-LCD1602-I2C Brand: Core Electronics
Almost every electronics enthusiast has run into pin issues with 1602 or the like LCDs. This module has a PCF8574T onboard which reduces the number of data pins needed to control the LCD down to 2! This excludes the power/ground pins which are also required.
$2.65 AUD, inc GST
$2.41 AUD, exc GST

In stock, ships same business day if ordered before 2PM
Delivered by Fri, 19th of Apr

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Any electronics enthusiast that has used 1602 or similar LCDs can attest that their huge pin requirements can really put a damper on your project! This LCD-to-I²C adapter reduces the connections required all the way down to 4! (VCC, GND, SDA, SCL)

Features and Specifications

  • Suits all standard 5V LCDs with 16 characters and 2 lines, or 20 characters and 4 lines
  • Uses the PCF8574T IO expander from NXP as the "bridge" between interfaces (Datasheet)
  • 4-Pin header for GND, VCC, SDA, and SCL
  • Features a potentiometer for contrast adjustment
  • Features a jumper to disable the backlight
  • Arduino-compatible, with usage notes below
  • Size: 40mm x 18mm

Usage

  1. Connect the VCC, GND, SDA, SCL to the 5V, GND, SDA, and SCL pins respectively on your Arduino, similar to the image below:
  2. Solder or wire this adapter to a 1602 or 2004 display (this one for instance)
  3. Download the Arduino library .zip
  4. Install the library from the .zip file as shown below:
  5. Flash one of the example sketches, and all going well you'll see text on your LCD!

If you need more of a hand getting this part working, head on over to our Tech Support Forum, and we'll do our best to get your project back on track!

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