Wiring and mounting a LCD display to my project box?

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by spinnaker, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. spinnaker

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    I purchased one of these. As part of my first project in a very long time.

    It will be part of the digital voltmeter for a bench power supply.

    The datasheet says that it is to be mounted to a PCB. I assume a perf prototype board is a reasonable substitute?

    I assume I mount the panel to the board? Do I glue it or double side tape it down? Or just use the various solder contacts to keep it down?


    How do I then mount the whole thing to my project box? Do I mount it to the outside then get some kind of bezel and lens? Or do I mount it on the inside and cut a hole? How would I then mount it on the inside? I assume some kind of standoff but finding the right height could he tough.


    The datasheet outlines the wiring but I see no where it shows the physical pin layout. The only markings on the LCD are A1, C1, A2 and C2.
    How do I know what the physical pin layout is?

    There are 20 pins in the datasheet and 20 pins along the top of the LCD. Can I assume these are my 20 pins? Which is pin one?



    I remember Sarge's advice about running extra supply lines and having grounds between each control line. :)
     
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  3. spinnaker

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    Thanks that is a link to the datasheet to which I was referring

    And rats after reading the order description again, I think you are right it is just the back light. Classic noob mistake! :eek:



    I guess it is back to mouser again! :)


    I think I am going for this one . And return the back light :rolleyes:. I don't think I need one for now. Electronic Assembly displays are pretty expensive.



    My question still stand then. How do I mount one the thing?
     
  4. SgtWookie

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    There are holes in the four corners.

    You could use machine screws, rivets, plastic fasteners, epoxy, standoffs, basically whatever you wanted to that would fit.
     
  5. spinnaker

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    Thanks. So where does it go? On the outside? Cut small whole for cable. If on the outside then can I buy a bezel that fits around the whole thing? Or do I need to build one?

    Or on inside? Cut large square hole for panel? I'm assuming inside but that makes the length of the standoffs more critical?
     
  6. SgtWookie

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    If you're going to use ribbon cable, then I'd mount it on the inside of the case and use a bezel of some sort. It doesn't have to be fancy; just functional, and protect the face of the display while holding it rigidly in place.

    Planning for easy removal is a good idea in case repair/replacement becomes necessary.
     
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