NHD-0240CW-AR3 runs very hot with 5V supply
I have a new NHD-0240CW-AR3. I soldered header pins in place, and using my breadboard I grounded pin 1 and applied 5V to pin 3. I wanted to see what kind of current draw the display has, and since I'll be using SPI mode, I grounded pins 4-6, 10-14, and 17-19. All remaining pins were left unconnected for the experiment. Within 10 or 15 seconds I noticed that the right end of the display (with the flex-circuit cable) was hot to the touch.
I checked the current draw and it measured 180mA (with no other activity). This seemed high to me, so I left pin 1 grounded, disconnected pin 3, and applied 2.8V to pin 2. This time, I measured < 10mA (smaller than the measurement capability of the power supply).
I haven't yet tried actually interfacing to the display; I want to make sure it isn't damaged or defective before proceeding.
Thanks for any ideas on this!
We have tested the display and have confirmed the issue. When a voltage is applied to pin 3 the display increases in temperature around the area of the flex cable. We also conducted a multitude of tests with either 5V or 2.8V on pin 2 and ran the board for hours without any issues. We also tried both 5V and 3.3V logic and neither remedied the problem. We will look into this further and update the specifications accordingly.0
Thank you very much for the information. I will go ahead with the project and see how things run. If the extra heat is a problem, I will try adding level shifters for the serial lines and run the display from 2.8V.
It tooks me several days to find a error in the NHD-0216CW datasheet! When the display is connected according datasheet (Pin1 = Ground; Pin2 = no connection; Pin3 = 5V) my display runs hot as many of you described too. I impelemented the interface very accurate to meet all the specs of timing and pin configuration. No way to bring something onto the display, neither in Parallel 8-bit 6800 nor in SPI-mode.
After switching to the 2.8V configuration according datasheet, both configutations worked well. (Pin1 = Ground; Pin2 = 3.3V; Pin3 = GND) But I need a 5V display in my project an therefore I tried someting which is forbidden expelcitly by the datasheet: (Pin1 = Ground; Pin2 = 5V; Pin3 = 5V) and now everytheing works fine! I still have a strange feeling to go into serial with this finding. Please confirm that this configuration is safe to use.
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We have verified the correct configuration for 5V operation, please see the table attached. The updated spec will be available later today, I apologize for the inconvenience.
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Thanks a lot! Please change it also in the datasheet. (it may be of interest for others too.)
No problem, I am updating the datasheet as we speak.
Have a good one!0
Thanks for updating most of the datasheets.
In two of them, unfortunatly the error remains:
NHD‐0216CW‐AB3 and NHD‐0216CW‐AR3
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NHD‐0216CW‐AB3 and NHD‐0216CW‐AR3 will be updated shortly :)0
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