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7-Segment Red 6.5" Display

7-Segment Red 6.5'' Display
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SKU:  PPCOM-08530
Bar Code:  5055421005603
Part Number:  COM-08530
Brand:  SparkFun


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  (4 Reviews)

No really - it’s 6 inches (153mm) tall! This very large 7-segment display can be seen from a hundred feet away. So many projects to try, so little time…


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Example arduino-based sports clock project
Tuesday, 7 May 2013  |  Phil

Hi, here is a project I am working on, I am driving the display directly with TPIC6B595 high-powered shift registers and 47ohm series resistors from a 13.8V supply. Average current drawn by the whole display is just over 0.5A. The brightness of the displa

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Pull Ups
Wednesday, 22 August 2012  |  Richard

Ah, now i understand you. These are pull up resistors, so that the cathodes are pulled up to 12V to switch off, then driven low by the shift resistor.
If you need constant brightness across each segment you could be individual limiting resistors in betwee


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ALWAYS use a resistor
Monday, 13 August 2012  |  Richard

The current limiting resistor is there to protect the LED segment from blowing.
Without the Resistor the LED is free to take any current the supply can give it, the resistor is there to stop this from happening.
You need 20mA for a nice brightness.
We use


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Voltage drop across LED segments
Monday, 6 August 2012  |  Roy

The voltage drop across each LED segment is just under 12V


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