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I am happy of this product that I can put easily on my breadboard. I am able to activate each individual segment and the dot (the one at the right). The luminous intensity of each LED is good. The datasheet is very useful and contains correct information about this 7-segment display. I just found a typo to fix: "Forward curret" -> "Forward current". You can connect the pin 3 or 8 to +5V but don't forget the resistor between each pin LED and the GND. You can use a 150 ohms resistor (R = (U - Uled) / I = (5 - 2) / 0.020 = 3 / 0.020 = 150 ohms).