I’ve got a newhaven lcd display (https://www.onlinecomponents.com/datasheet/nhd0208azflybw.aspx?p=37682425) that I’m using the LiquidCrystal library with, and I’m wondering how concerned I should be about the display burning out or going bad for some reason after being on for a long time. The application I’m going to be using the display for would pretty much have it turned on 24/7 if I don’t put some measures in place to put it into a sleep mode or something until someone interacts with it.
Does having the backlight contrast tied to something slightly higher than 0V affect anything? (right now I’ve just got it tied to ground but could tie it to a potentiometer instead). Is there a way to turn the display completely off until I give it some sort of wake up command?
Here is my current pin configuration:
- LCD RS (4) pin to photon pin D0
- LCD EN (6) pin to photon pin A1
- LCD D4 (11) pin to photon pin D2
- LCD D5 (12) pin to photon pin D4
- LCD D6 (13) pin to photon pin A2
- LCD D7 (14) pin to photon pin A3
- LCD VO (3) to GND
- connect R/W (5) to ground
plus the VDD pins to 5V.
I’m programming this on a Photon, using the Vin pin as 5V power for the display and a usb from a wall to power the photon.
I’ve got the display working just fine, just wondering if anyone knows precautions that I should be taking to extend the lifetime of this display as long as possible, or if I just have nothing to worry about. Thanks!