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I'm trying to get some of these HD44780 displays with pins on both top left and bottom left. Anyone know a cheap source? Thanks. I see newhaven sells at $10ish, too much for me.



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Have you looked on eBay?
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Have you looked on eBay?
Wow, I'm sure he never thought of that.

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Does it have to be a New Haven device or is it solely the pin configuration that is important?

Here are some that I have datasheets for.
  Xiamen ADM1602K-FS(RGB)-FBW
  Longtech LCM1602K.
  Microtips Technology MTC-16205D

Unfortunately I don't have any sources but if anyone can help you it would probably be forum participant Terry King (terryking228) who does business as yourduino.com.


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Just the pins have to be on the bottom left. I looked on ebay and once purchased 15 units. Now the seller is out of them and I can't find any others selling on ebay.

Thanks Don. I'll chase them down! The ones I was able to purchase have no markings of the manufacturer. Due to the enclosure I'm using and some bulky DIN-5 sockets, I can't use the ones with pins on top left. Soldering some ribbon cables is my back up plan in case I can't find the right displays.
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The Powertip PC1602D might also work for you.  It appears to be one of the few displays with pins only in the lower left and also with a standard pinout (pin 1 at the edge of the board).

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Yep. Here is a picture of my device. I'm not able to design bigger than 100*80mm in EAGLE lite license.
My thinking is that if I get the dual row one, I can sell them with this device or with other LCD devices I designed. But the one bottom row LCDs will only work with this device.


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