Basic 16x2 Character LCD - RGB Backlight 5V

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Basic 16x2 Character LCD - RGB Backlight 5V

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The Basic 16x2 Character LCD - RGB Backlight 5V is a high-quality display that boasts a unique feature. Unlike standard 16x2 character LCDs, this model's backlight is an RGB LED. This means the backlight can be adjusted to any color of the user's choosing by manipulating the three backlight levels. The display employs a widely used parallel interface, making code readily accessible. To connect to this LCD screen, approximately 11 general I/O pins are required, along with an extra 3 pins for the RGB backlight.

The Basic 16x2 Character LCD - RGB Backlight 5V is perfect for various applications. It can be used in DIY electronics projects, home automation systems, and even in commercial products. The ability to change the backlight color allows for customization to suit any project aesthetic or to indicate different statuses or alerts. With its common parallel interface, it's easy to integrate into most systems.

One of the unique benefits of the Basic 16x2 Character LCD - RGB Backlight 5V is its RGB LED backlight. This feature allows users to personalize their display according to their preferences or project requirements. This added flexibility makes it a versatile choice for a wide range of applications. Moreover, the LCD is designed to be easy to use, with readily available code due to its common parallel interface.

For the optimal use of the RGB LED backlight, it is advised to use a current limiting resistor. This is to prevent burning out the LEDs. A 1k Ohm resistor is recommended. The backlight is controlled by pins 18, 17, and 16.

For more information and guidance on how to use the Basic 16x2 Character LCD - RGB Backlight 5V, refer to the Hookup Guide, Datasheet, Arduino Tutorial, AVR Example, and Character Generator provided by Sparkfun.


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Brand Sparkfun
More infoBasic Character LCD Hookup Guide - SparkFun Learn
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Length93 mm
Width13 mm
Height42 mm
Weight76,8 g
€ 23,15€ 19,10 Excl. VAT (NL)
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