RGB Backlight Positive 16x2 LCD

  • Brand: Adafruit
  • Product Code: AF398
  • Location: B28
  • Availability: In Stock
  • R230.00 (price excl. VAT)


RGB Backlight Positive 16x2 LCD

This is a fancy upgrade to standard 16x2 LCDs, instead of just having blue and white, or red and black, this LCD has black characters on a full color RGB-backlight background! That means you can change the background color to anything you want - red, green, blue, pink, white, purple yellow, teal, salmon, chartreuse, or just leave it off for a neutral background. This LCD is the most daylight readable character LCD we have and is very beautiful and easy to read no matter what color/brightness you have for the backlight.

Quick Specs

  • 16 characters wide, 2 rows
  • Black text on multi-color background
  • Connection port is 0.1" pitch, single row for easy breadboarding and wiring
  • Pins are documented on the back of the LCD to assist in wiring it up
  • Single RGB LED backlight included can be dimmed easily with a resistor or PWM and uses much less power than LCD with EL (electroluminescent) backlights
  • Each R, G, & B LED has a 200 ohm resistor in series so you can power the backlight from 3V or 5VDC. R forward voltage is ~2.2V, G & B are ~3.4V
  • Can be fully controlled with only 6 digital lines! (Any analog/digital pins can be used) and 3 PWM pins for the backlight
  • Built in character set supports English/Japanese text, see the HD44780 datasheet for the full character set
  • Up to 8 extra characters can be created for custom glyphs or 'foreign' language support
  • Comes with 10K necessary contrast potentiometer and strip of header
  • Screen Dimensions: 27mm x 71mm / 1.1" x 2.8"

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Shipping List

  • 1 x 10k Potentiometer
  • 1 x Header strip
  • 1 x RGB Backlight Positive 16x2 LCD

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