Re: KD8CEC - Nextion Display - IAN questions


Correction:on call sign -  Allen, KN4UD  has developed a support screen for 3.2 inch Nextion versions


On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 8:24 PM joe basque <joeman2116@...> wrote:

Here some info :

The 2.8 will work fine and so does the 2.8 E... We also have su
The battery is not required but if one is installed it keeps the settings of the RTC going even when power is disconnected.
The battery is cr1220

When running the editor or installing the ubtix_28_E.tft file you choose the one that describes your board.

Support for the 3.2 and 3.2E - Allen, KN4UND  has done some mods and up-scaled the screens to support 3.2   - looks great

Release should be soon --- but only Ian knows when..

On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 5:49 PM Mike Woods <mhwoods@...> wrote:

The battery is for the Real Time Clock - not required at this stage.

Yes E version of TFT file is for the enhanced version.  The functionality initially will be identical for both standard and enhanced versions of the Nextion.


On Tue, 19 Jun 2018 at 8:06 AM, Gary Shriver <gshriver@...> wrote:

Ian (and the group)  In great anticipation of running the Nextion display on my uBitx, I purchased a 2.8”display on ebay and it arrived today.  I ordered the “Enhanced” version and I found a lithium battery socket on the board.  Do I have to run a lithium battery for this board to work?  I figured it would be powered by the uBitx but was wondering if I had to have the battery installed for it to remember the settings I upload to it.  If the battery is required, does anyone know which battery it calls for?  Nothing on the board and no instructions came with the board so I’m in the dark on this one. 

Also Ian,  would I use the GUI firmware “ubtix_28_E.tft” file?  I was thinking that the “E” was for the enhanced version of the Nextion board. 

Also, do you have any idea when the 1.09 firmware version is going to be available for download?  Can you tell I am really excited about this mod??!!! 

Thanks for all you do Ian, U-Da-Man!  I haven’t had this much fun in years. 



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