What uses less power? A TFT or a character LCD?

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casper.helmer
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What uses less power? A TFT or a character LCD?

Post by casper.helmer » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:28 am

What uses less power? A TFT or a character LCD?

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Re: What uses less power? A TFT or a character LCD?

Post by tkoelpin » Sun Nov 29, 2020 9:33 am

Most of the time the character LCD will take less power. TFTs must have their backlights on to be readable. Character LCDs can be read without the backlight. If you need to read the character LCD at night, then turn on the backlight.



The backlight will draw 10X more power than the LCD itself.

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