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7" LCD Display with Composite input for Raspberry PiMCM Part #: 83-14402  |  Adafruit Industries Part #: 947

7" LCD Display with Composite input for Raspberry Pi 3.5 stars from 3 reviews.
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Yes, this is an adorable miniature monitor! The visible display measures only 7" diagonal, the TFT comes with a NTSC/PAL driver board.

Product Description

The display is very easy to use - simply connect 4.5-15VDC to the red and black wires, then connect a composite video source to the yellow and black wire. Voila, a television display! There's a little button to adjust the LED backlight brightness (5 levels) - there is no other adjustment available but we found that the color and contrast look great right out of the box.

To demonstrate it, photos were taken with the display connected to a Raspberry Pi, but it will also work connected to any analog composite-video output such as a YBox or Propeller w/Video out. It will not work with a device that only outputs VGA, HDMI or any other digital video signal.

A 12V power adapter is included, even though the display specifies 12VDC it works from 5V to 12V DC without problems.

Please note, these miniature displays are very delicate and require care to avoid ripping the delicate flex connector. These are best used by electronics geeks who have experience and are comfortable working with delicate electronic components. WE CANNOT REPLACE DAMAGED DISPLAYS if you are not careful and rip the flex connector!


  • Power with 9-12VDC only
  • 320mA power draw at 12V, 450mA at 9VDC
  • Visible display dimensions: 154.5mm x 86.8mm
  • Selectable 16:9 or 4:3 ratio via menu
  • Resolution: 480 x RGB x 234
  • Brightness: 250cd/m2
  • Contrast: 400:1
  • Display plastic case dimensions: 172mm x 114.28mm
  • Weight (excluding power cable): 383.2g

Product Reviews

  • "Can you plug a playstation 2 into this and have it work?" by BaconPie on 5/25/2014
    Overall: 5 out of 5

    Can you plug a playstation 2 into this and have it work?

  • "7" LCD Display with Composite Input for Raspberry Pi" by terryephillips on 6/14/2013
    Overall: 1 out of 5

    I was quite disappointed with the visual quality of the display. It was quite difficult to read as the alpha-numerics were very blurred. I guess it's possible that maybe just this unit was defective and not representative of the product, but I'm not willing to purchase another to find out. Also, this unit was meant to be used with a Raspberry Pi, however, the video input to the display was a female RCA connector and the output of the PI was also a female RCA. I had to find a male-male cable to connect the two. Not a big deal, but you'd think that if the display was being sold as being compatible with the Pi, the adapter would have been included, or at least the need for one would have been mentioned.

  • "7" LCD Display Used on RPi DVAP Gateway" by txniteowl on 2/12/2013
    Overall: 4.5 out of 5

    It is ok for online monitor or minor configuration changes, but not for programming code. Too small and needs to be 720x480 or 1024x720 resolution. I use it for monitoring realtime display of DVAP transmissions. I believe it is a good deal for the money.

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Package Specifications & Dimensions
Weight:1.38 lbs.
RoHS Comp:No
Warranty:30 days
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Length:10.25 in.
Width:8.12 in.
Height:2 in.
Shipping Information
Extra Shipping Charge:No
Drop Ship:No
Catalog Pages

MCM Cat 57, Page 701

MCM Cat 56, Page 609

Mfr. Info

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Mfr. Name:Adafruit Industries
Mfr. Part Number:947
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