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Backlight control on 128x64 LCD module


#1

I just purchased two 128x64 LCD modules from GHI. It appear that the LCD backlight LED is connected to 5V on the module via jumper JP3. I assume that a limiting resistor must be on the LCD glass itself. I think it should be possible to connect JP3 to a PNP transistor to allow switching the backlight on/off.

Has anyone ever tried this?

Regards,
Synapsys


#2

Yes you can add a transistor to control the backlight.


#3

Thanks Gus :slight_smile:

Regards,
Synapsys