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Retired Product

This product has been retired from our catalog and is no longer for sale. This page is made available for those looking for datasheets and the simply curious.

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Description: By popular demand we bring you the 3.3V Basic 8x2 Character LCD! This is a basic 8 character by 2 line display with black text on green background. The screen utilizes the extremely common HD44780 parallel interface chipset. Interface code is freely available. You will need ~11 general I/O pins to interface to this LCD screen. Includes LED backlight.

You can use the example sketch in the Arduino IDE to get up and running in no time.

Note: This will work with our serial backpack, but it will not connect directly due to the different pin layout.

Dimensions: 1.574" x 1.411"

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Customer Comments

  • You can interface an HD44780 display with only 6 pins (4 data, CE and RS)

  • I had nothing but problems with this display. Main problem is that the screen will not refresh, i found unplugging and then replugging in the negative side of the contrast resistor will refresh the screen. If I don’t do that the screen stays blank even after a reset. Disappointment ):

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Great for the job

Low power, small form factor. Pins are close, so tricky to get a trimmer on there, but this LCD is great! Had no issues plugging into my project.