95% of 16x2 and 20x4 character displays have a standard controller (HD44780) with a standard pinout. They are available in many colors. This module lets you add these displays to a mainboard. Soldering is needed to add a display. Please note that the contrast pin is fixed to GND through a 0ohm resistor. 90% of displays we tested work fine at max contrast. If contrast is too high, the resistors can be physically changed. Please see schematics under downloads.
|Required Socket TypeGadgeteering socket type that is required on the host device||Y|
|5V TolerantThis module can tolerate a 5V signal from the Host device.|
|Power ConsumptionConsumption during Active / Idle / Sleep states.||0 @ 3.3 V, 30 @ 5 V mA|
|DimensionsMeasurements in millimeters.||42 x 18.3 x 7.25 mm|