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Parallax 4x20 Serial LCD (Backlit)

Product Code : RB-Plx-153

4 rows x 20 characters backlit
Turn backlighting on or off with a single command
Eight user-definable custom characters
RoHS Compliant

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Description

4 rows x 20 characters backlit
Turn backlighting on or off with a single command
Eight user-definable custom characters
RoHS Compliant

The Parallax 4x20 Serial LCD (Backlit) is very functional, low-cost LCDs that can be easily controlled by a BASIC Stamp® microcontroller. The LCD displays are either two rows by 16 characters or four rows by 16 characters, and provide basic text wrapping so that your text looks right on the display. In addition, the Serial LCDs also provide you with full control over all of their advanced LCD features, allowing you to move the cursor anywhere on the display with a single instruction and turn the display on and off in any configuration. They support the same visible characters as the BASIC Stamp Editor's Debug Terminal (ASCII Dec 32-127). In addition, you may define up to eight of your own custom characters to display anywhere on the LCD.

This device can be connected to a PC serial port using a MAX232 line driver. The circuit isn't supported by Parallax, but it's possible to make this connection with a few dollars of parts.

Features:
Clear 4x20 character display
Turn backlighting on or off with a single command
Directly supports ASCII DEC characters 32-127
Eight user-definable custom characters
Move the cursor anywhere on the display with a single command
Baud mode selector and adjustable contrast on the back of the display

Application Ideas:
Professional-looking text user interface on any microcontroller application
Easy serial debugging without a PC
Real-time sensor data output on autonomous robots

Note: The 14" LCD extension cable with 3-pin header makes for easy breadboard connections (#805-00012). Board and LCD size and style may vary.

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Specifications

• Power requirements: +5 VDC, 20 mA (light off), 80 mA (light on)
• Selectable asynchronous serial baud rates: 2400, 9600, 19200
• Dimensions: Approx. 2.4 x 3.9 in (60 x 100 mm)
• Operating temp range: -4 to +158 °F (-20 to +70°C) Back to top

Dimensions

Dimensions: Approx. 2.4 x 3.9 in (60 x 100 mm) Back to top

Supplier Product Code

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