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Question about Parallel Lcd's

Ferrari355

New member
the CFAH1602B-YMC-JP model if it is...... by the way those sites that tell you how to hook up a parellel display are they not useing the serial backpack? Or are they hooking it up to the printer port?
 

CF Tech

Administrator
Ferrari355:

All of the CFAH* series are "HD44780 compatible" units.

It is possible to connect them to a PC's parallel port, this thread gives a popular schematic:

https://forum.crystalfontz.com/showthread.php?threadid=19

With use of a serial backpack, the CFAH* series displays can be connected to a serial port. Here are some backpack suppliers:

http://www.wirz.com/products/0128/index.html
http://www.seetron.com/bpk000_1.htm
http://www.hvwtech.com/econo-lcd.htm
http://www.phanderson.com/PIC/ser_lcd_kit.html
 

CF Tech

Administrator
Serial refers to the electrical signal levels and the timing. It is common to put serial interfaces on a "DB-9" connector, so people often equate the "DB-9" with serial. In the case you are referring to, it is a serial interface, but does not have a "DB-9" connector on it.
 

Ferrari355

New member
In that post were you used your Sony digital camera to show pictures of that Rambow wire. That black conector thing. Thats what I will need?
 

CF Tech

Administrator
You just need to make the connections as detailed by the backpack manufacturer. You can use an IDC connector on a ribbon cable with a 2x5 0.1" center header. Solder the wires directly to the backpack, whatever you would like.
 
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