The display is very easy to use - simply connect a 5-12VDC adapter to the 2.1mm center-positive DC jack, then connect a digital video source to one of the ports. Voila, a display!
There's a little wired PCB with little buttons that let you enter a menu system for adjusting brightness, color and contrast. It tried to auto-detect which input you have and switches to that one or you can 'select' from the menu which to display.
For use with a Raspberry Pi we suggest editing config.txt to set the HDMI to 1280x800 in case it doesn't detect the resolution properly. You can see our suggested config.txt in the Technical details tab. The easiest way to edit the config.txt is to put the Pi SD card into an every day computer and edit config.txt with any text editor and save.
For use with a BeagleBone Black, we found it works when plugged in, no configuration required.
Power draw from combined display+HDMI driver when backlight is on
- PowerRequirements: 5-12VDC Adapter with 2.1MM Barrel plug
- 16:10 display ratio
- Resolution: 1200 x 800
- Visible area: 217mm x 135mm 16:10
- Brightness: 350cd/m2
- Contrast: 800:1
- Display dimensions: 230mm x 150 x 5.2 mm
- Not HDCP compatible - it cannot be used with 'secured' HDMI sources
Raspberry Pi Configutation Text
- 5V: 980mA
- 6V: 780mA
- 7V: 660mA
- 8V: 575mA
- 9V: 515mA
- 10V: 450mA
- 11V: 415mA
- 12V: 380mA
- To get the best view from this display on a raspberry Pi, use this config.txt: # uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default "safe" mode
- # uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible
- # and your display can output without overscan
- # uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console
- # goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border
- # uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus
- # overscan.
- # uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output
- # uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode Group 2 and Mode 28 is 1280x800 @ 60hz
- # uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in DMT (computer monitor) modes
- # uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or
- # no display
- # uncomment for composite PAL
- #uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default.
- # for more options see http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt