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    Standard LCD 20x4 + extras - white on blue

    SKU: ADA198

    $30.50 AUD, inc GST

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    Standard LCD 20x4 + extras - white on blue
    30.5 AUD

    SKU: ADA198

    $30.50 AUD, inc GST
    2 reviews 0 5 5
    Ships today (delivered by Wed, 22nd of Feb)

    Standard HD44780 LCDs are useful for creating standalone projects.

    • 20 characters wide, 4 rows
    • White text on blue background
    • Connection port is 0.1" pitch, single row for easy breadboarding and wiring
    • Single LED backlight with a resistor included, you can power it directly from 5V. If it's too bright for you, it can be dimmed easily with a resistor or PWM and uses much less power than LCD with EL (electroluminescent) backlights
    • Can be fully controlled with only 6 digital lines!
    • Built in character set supports English/Japanese text, see the HD44780 datasheet for the full character set
    • Up to 8 extra characters can be created for custom glyphs or 'foreign' language support (like special accents)
    • Comes with necessary contrast potentiometer and strip of header

    For more information, check out Adafruit's detailed step-by-step Arduino+LCD tutorial

    Adafruit have a generic 20x4 datasheet that has dimensions and pin-locations (the exact model may vary but the pinout, size and protocol information is the same). We also have a HD44780 datasheet with the detailed commands for control

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    1. Review by Rod verified purchaser

      Easy to use with Adafruit Arduino libraries. Good for when 16x2 displays are not enough. (Posted on 2/02/2017)

    2. Review by Mike - Great Product verified purchaser

      I purchased this as a replacement to a slightly dodgy LCD that i purchased on another site. I used a LCD backpack driver board along with this display to connect to an Arduino on I2C. The original LCD had some odd issues with the back light and some areas of the LCD would not display characters correctly. The new panel is great and worked perfectly.
      (Posted on 24/10/2014)

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