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fady
Posts: 3
Hello Mobiflight
I am building a MCP panel to use with PMDG 737 & i am using 3 Nor. 2*16 LCD
Later i found that the maximum supported LCD is 2 per each Ardduino
Is there any near plans to support more than 2 LCD? i am trying to limit the use of second device.
Thanks and appreciate and support your work.
2019-04-20 00:10
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fady
Posts: 3
Here is a link to my plan for the MCP, it is not accurate but it will do the work for me
https://drive.google.com/file/d/1QX6mG9P6dllh7Xuq4UUO-52UPBJ-2lik/view?usp=sharing
2019-04-20 00:15
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pizman82
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From: ETSI, Germany
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Hi.
There is no planing for that. In case most Displays are premounted and the IC adress is fixed ( Only by resolder and rework of Jumpers you can change) . So most Displays when you order multiple ones are all same adressed.... Using more like 1 Display per Board is a problem at all.

Then we think conservative .... For the MCP there is "normaly" no need for 3 Displays.
You can work with two....
D1 Line 1 = CRS Left ---- CRS Right
D1 Line 2 = HDG ---- SPD
D2 Line 1 = ALT
D2 Line 2 = VS
(Also you can use 4 line Displays, too if you need more Space)

Finaly most users here build "realistic" so they use 7 Segements instead a LCD like it showed in the real aircraft.

And last Note.... Working with multiple Megas is no problem. If you buy a 2-Slot USB Bridge you can use 2 Megas in your Box and have only One Cable (2 if you use external Power) for the Box.

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My Recommendation.
Rework it for TWO 4x16 Displays. OR Use TWO 2x16 with upper logic OR Simply use 2 Megas and build like you plan.
Good Luck !
2019-04-20 07:31
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fady
Posts: 3
Thanks Pizman82
I will work my way with 2 Megas
2019-04-20 08:22
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