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Add an LCD Display to Any Low-Tech Device to Make it Look High-Tech
Velleman K8045 8-Input Programmable LCD Display with Serial Interface Kit
Velleman K8045 8-Input Programmable LCD Display with Serial Interface Kit
Velleman K8045 8-Input Programmable LCD Display with Serial Interface Kit
Item# 76397
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  • Replace up to 9 indicators or lamps by one single backlit LCD
  • Recall messages simply by pressing a button
  • Inputs accept dry contacts, open collectors and logic levels
  • Store up to 9 sixteen-character messages in non-volatile EEPROM memory
  • No programming skills required

Essential Info

The Velleman K8045 8-Input Programmable LCD Display with Serial Interface Kit is a great way to integrate a 16 character supertwist backlit LCD display screen into one of your own projects. This product features 8 unique inputs that are compatible with dry contacts, open collectors or logic levels. A default message can be displayed to signal that no inputs are active, or you can store (via non-volatile EEPROM memory) up to 9 different character messages up to 16 characters in length. The board uses an RS-232 interface (based on 2400/N/8/1 with no handshaking) for programming; there is one on-board pushbutton available for your application as well. If you are looking to get some hands-on experience building an alpha-numeric display or simply want to have fun while learning how to do some alphanumeric programming, this kit is for you!


What's Included

  • 1x - 8-Input Programmable LCD Display with Serial Interface Kit
  • Specifications

    Manufacturer Product No.K8045
    Inputs8 inputs (24Vmax)
    Display16 character 1 line supertwist backlit LCD
    CommunicationRS232 serial 2400/N/8/1 no handshaking
    Power Supply9-12V DC / 150mA adapter or 2 x 9V AC / 150mA transformer
    Dimensions4.9" x 2.9" x 1.2"

    Important notes:
    Defective exchanges for identical item within 30 days of purchase. After 30 days, please contact the manufacturer.
    Manufacturer contact information: Velleman Inc, Tel: (817) 284-7785 Ext


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    PATRICK -- maple valley, WA   6/25/2012
    Very handy circuit. Takes all the leg work out of building custom displays for discrete event triggers.
    PATRICK -- maple valley, WA   5/20/2012
    Another in a long line of great Velleman kits. Easy construction and works without any adjustments as most other kits need. I am using the automotive implimentation, replacing indicator lights with text messages.

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