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Member Since: September 16, 2013

Country: United States

  • One of the best parts of SparkFun’s designs is that there is usually a path to migrate from modules to an integrated system.

    The bummer about the MAX17043 is that it’s non-stock from pretty much all the usual suspects: Digikey, Mauser, etc.

    Anyone know what’s up with that? Is it end of life, is it that popular, or something else?


  • Arg, this is NOT common cathode, it is common anode. As in, I hook up pin 6 (one of the common pins) to +5V VCC and hook up pin 1 to GND via a resistor (one of the segment pins) and the segment lights up. Inverting that wiring and the segment does not light up. When hooking this up to a MAX7219CNG chip, all the segments are lit regardless of display test mode, etc (a common problem when hooking up a MAX7219CNG to a common anode display).

No public wish lists :(