Nick, it’s not about having a display, it’s about playing with this display and learning how it works. VFD driving voltage is suitable to direct drive with a general micro controller. Mine has many fewer pins than that. What is Production Packaging? I’ve never used a VFD before, so this is completely new ground for me.

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Forget it perhaps for another 20 years.

Please select an existing parts list. Since then, it’s been lying in my electronics box. Looks like a raw display, no power or data controller. Mine has many fewer pins than that. VFD is a display device that uses vacuum triode tube technology.

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Each group contains a few elements, the elements share share the pins so for example the 1, 2, Components are supplied in the original manufacturer’s packaging, ready for insertion into your machinery. Nick, it’s not about having a display, it’s about playing with this display and learning how it works. vfdd


The anode consists of a conductor such as graphite, which is coated with phosphor that is formed into desired graphic pattern. Applied screen printing technology is available for patterning. The phosphor is patterned on the anode in a vacuum package. You displqy chosen to save the following item to a parts list:.

Please enter a message. The grid is a thin stainless steel mesh formed by photo etching. For fktaba information, please visit Futaba Japan headquarters website.

Allowing you to reduce waste and improve production efficiency. You can design fonts and patterns freely.

Sending feedback, please wait It’s like a matrix. Thanks for an informative answer.

RichieACC it may work, barely visible, even from 12v. RoHS Certificate of Compliance. Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. But I don’t have the equipment to drive that at the moment.

The most widely used phosphor is ZnO: That leaves me even rutaba lost as to a starting point.

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I’m even more intrigued now. It saves A LOT of pins: Email Required, but never shown. Home Questions Tags Users Unanswered. When a negative voltage is applied to the grid, electron flow to the anode is cut off.


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VFDs are the preferred display for audio and visual systems, microwave ovens and other home applications.