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KD8CEC - Nextion Display - IAN questions

Gary Shriver
 

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. 

73-Gary

KC6SWL

Arvo W0VRA
 

On Mon, Jun 18, 2018 at 01:05 pm, Gary Shriver wrote:
I purchased a 2.8”display on ebay and it arrived today. 
Hi, Gary.

Can you share the link for the item you purchased?

Thanks!

Mike Woods
 

Gary

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.

Mike ZL1AXG uBITx.net

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. 

73-Gary

KC6SWL

Gary Shriver
 

Not the cheapest but it got here in three days!!

https://www.ebay.com/itm/262641839765

Gary Shriver
 

any word on when 1.09 is going to be ready to download??  

Joe
 

Gary,

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..
..Joe
VE1BWV

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

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.

Mike ZL1AXG uBITx.net

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. 

73-Gary

KC6SWL

Ian Lee
 

Gary
I'm sorry I could not answer your inquiry quickly.
I was pretty busy for a few days work.

Fortunately, Mike and Joe answered.
In fact, Mike or Joe will be better at Nextion LCD than me.

For reference, I use a basic LCD (without Enhanced). Because the price is cheap.
And recently I found a really cheap LCD and bought it. (Less than $ 12) , But it was TJC, not Nextion LCD :)

The firmware will be released as soon as the test is over

Ian KD8CEC



2018-06-19 7:02 GMT+09:00 Gary Shriver <gshriver@...>:

any word on when 1.09 is going to be ready to download??  



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Joe
 

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


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

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..
..Joe
VE1BWV

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

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.

Mike ZL1AXG uBITx.net

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. 

73-Gary

KC6SWL

Paul Galburt - K2AYZ
 

Ian,

Will the support for the 3.2E that Allen developed be included with the next version of your software? That size seems the "sweet spot" to me in terms of price vs area.

Thanks again!

73,

Paul

Ian Lee
 

Paul
Thank you for your interesting
Now the protocol is stable and compatible. It is expected to be compatible even if it is upgraded in the future.

Ian


2018-06-19 21:12 GMT+09:00 Paul Galburt - K2AYZ <galburt@...>:

Ian,

Will the support for the 3.2E that Allen developed be included with the next version of your software? That size seems the "sweet spot" to me in terms of price vs area.

Thanks again!

73,

Paul



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Gary Shriver
 

OK.  so I'm sure I'm sounding really impatient here but,  well...  I'm really excited about getting the Nextion display going on my ubitx.  

Ian, I was wondering if you have an idea of when the test will be finished and we can download 1.09?  I'm getting tired of refreshing my screen on your website every 30 seconds..  ;-)

73-Gary

Ian Lee
 

Gary

Thank you for your interest. 
I'm writing a post to make it public. you can download it soon.
30 seconds is too short. Please click in an hour :)
Thank you again for your interest.

Ian KD8CEC




2018-06-20 7:09 GMT+09:00 Gary Shriver <gshriver@...>:

OK.  so I'm sure I'm sounding really impatient here but,  well...  I'm really excited about getting the Nextion display going on my ubitx.  

Ian, I was wondering if you have an idea of when the test will be finished and we can download 1.09?  I'm getting tired of refreshing my screen on your website every 30 seconds..  ;-)

73-Gary



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Michael Shreeve
 

Hi Ian, I've go a 3.2 Nextion with your name on it lol. Was told about the Beta.

On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 5:55 PM, Ian Lee <kd8cec@...> wrote:
Gary

Thank you for your interest. 
I'm writing a post to make it public. you can download it soon.
30 seconds is too short. Please click in an hour :)
Thank you again for your interest.

Ian KD8CEC




2018-06-20 7:09 GMT+09:00 Gary Shriver <gshriver@...>:
OK.  so I'm sure I'm sounding really impatient here but,  well...  I'm really excited about getting the Nextion display going on my ubitx.  

Ian, I was wondering if you have an idea of when the test will be finished and we can download 1.09?  I'm getting tired of refreshing my screen on your website every 30 seconds..  ;-)

73-Gary



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Ian Lee
 

Michael

Unfortunately, I do not yet officially support 3.2. I only support 2.4 and 2.8.
Soon the GUI firmware will have been changed by other users.
I have converted 2.8 "for users with 3.2 and 3.5 in this beta.
Only 2.8 sizes are displayed.
It is just for testing.

Ian KD8CEC

2018-06-20 10:44 GMT+09:00 Michael Shreeve <shreevester@...>:

Hi Ian, I've go a 3.2 Nextion with your name on it lol. Was told about the Beta.

On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 5:55 PM, Ian Lee <kd8cec@...> wrote:
Gary

Thank you for your interest. 
I'm writing a post to make it public. you can download it soon.
30 seconds is too short. Please click in an hour :)
Thank you again for your interest.

Ian KD8CEC




2018-06-20 7:09 GMT+09:00 Gary Shriver <gshriver@...>:
OK.  so I'm sure I'm sounding really impatient here but,  well...  I'm really excited about getting the Nextion display going on my ubitx.  

Ian, I was wondering if you have an idea of when the test will be finished and we can download 1.09?  I'm getting tired of refreshing my screen on your website every 30 seconds..  ;-)

73-Gary



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William Cullison
 

I found my best/believable price at ITEAD.CC

73 Bill WA8VIH/4

On Tue, Jun 19, 2018, 21:53 Ian Lee <kd8cec@...> wrote:
Michael

Unfortunately, I do not yet officially support 3.2. I only support 2.4 and 2.8.
Soon the GUI firmware will have been changed by other users.
I have converted 2.8 "for users with 3.2 and 3.5 in this beta.
Only 2.8 sizes are displayed.
It is just for testing.

Ian KD8CEC

2018-06-20 10:44 GMT+09:00 Michael Shreeve <shreevester@...>:
Hi Ian, I've go a 3.2 Nextion with your name on it lol. Was told about the Beta.

On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 5:55 PM, Ian Lee <kd8cec@...> wrote:
Gary

Thank you for your interest. 
I'm writing a post to make it public. you can download it soon.
30 seconds is too short. Please click in an hour :)
Thank you again for your interest.

Ian KD8CEC




2018-06-20 7:09 GMT+09:00 Gary Shriver <gshriver@...>:
OK.  so I'm sure I'm sounding really impatient here but,  well...  I'm really excited about getting the Nextion display going on my ubitx.  

Ian, I was wondering if you have an idea of when the test will be finished and we can download 1.09?  I'm getting tired of refreshing my screen on your website every 30 seconds..  ;-)

73-Gary



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Michael Shreeve
 

Worth Waiting For. Thanks Ian.

On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 6:44 PM, Michael Shreeve <shreevester@...> wrote:
Hi Ian, I've go a 3.2 Nextion with your name on it lol. Was told about the Beta.

On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 5:55 PM, Ian Lee <kd8cec@...> wrote:
Gary

Thank you for your interest. 
I'm writing a post to make it public. you can download it soon.
30 seconds is too short. Please click in an hour :)
Thank you again for your interest.

Ian KD8CEC




2018-06-20 7:09 GMT+09:00 Gary Shriver <gshriver@...>:
OK.  so I'm sure I'm sounding really impatient here but,  well...  I'm really excited about getting the Nextion display going on my ubitx.  

Ian, I was wondering if you have an idea of when the test will be finished and we can download 1.09?  I'm getting tired of refreshing my screen on your website every 30 seconds..  ;-)

73-Gary



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kd8cec@...
www.hamskey.com (my blog)




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Ian Lee
 

Michael

Thank you for your patience.
I just posted it. I have to fix the wrong spelling but you will be able to download it.

Ian

2018-06-20 12:50 GMT+09:00 Michael Shreeve <shreevester@...>:

Worth Waiting For. Thanks Ian.

On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 6:44 PM, Michael Shreeve <shreevester@...> wrote:
Hi Ian, I've go a 3.2 Nextion with your name on it lol. Was told about the Beta.

On Tue, Jun 19, 2018 at 5:55 PM, Ian Lee <kd8cec@...> wrote:
Gary

Thank you for your interest. 
I'm writing a post to make it public. you can download it soon.
30 seconds is too short. Please click in an hour :)
Thank you again for your interest.

Ian KD8CEC




2018-06-20 7:09 GMT+09:00 Gary Shriver <gshriver@...>:
OK.  so I'm sure I'm sounding really impatient here but,  well...  I'm really excited about getting the Nextion display going on my ubitx.  

Ian, I was wondering if you have an idea of when the test will be finished and we can download 1.09?  I'm getting tired of refreshing my screen on your website every 30 seconds..  ;-)

73-Gary



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kd8cec@...
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Lowell Haney NE4EB
 

Ian,

First, thank you for the time and effort you have put into this radio and now, a truly nice display to go with it.  

I'm new to Arduino but your tutorials and instruction allowed me to upload .hex files to the Arduino and the Nextion display.  Everything works (V1.094) that I've tried so far. 

I started using Raspberry Pi's for all my radio interfacing and digital mode operation some time ago so I could learn that little Linux board.  They were also used for all the firmware upgrades for the uBITX and the Nextion display. When something didn't go exactly right the first time, I knew it was something I did. Because your software and procedures are top notch.

You sir are doing a great service to this user community and our hobby.

Lowell Haney
Rome,GA

Kevin Timm
 

Ian

I'm about to embark on the nextion journey and see that you support the 2.4 and 2.8 displays. Will the 3.2 work also, albeit with a smaller amount of screen real estate filled? 
73
K5KDT 
Kevin

Ian Lee
 

Lowell,
Thnk you for your work.

LCDs usually consume much current in the backlight.
Decreasing the backlight brightness will certainly reduce current consumption.
Adjusting the brightness of the backlight generates noise. 
I think this is probably a problem with LCDs that use most inverter type backlights.
I think that the way to reduce the brightness in hardware is coming soon.
Perhaps users who use uBITX as Portable will also be able to use Nextion LCD.

Ian KD8CEC

2018-06-22 8:05 GMT+09:00 Lowell <lowell.haney@...>:

Just got in a 2.4 and a 3.2 Nextion display.  I'd seen some comments on the current draw and the possible need for a heat sink on the existing 5V regulator or maybe even a separate supply. So I just measured both on the bench.

Supply voltage was 5.04 VDC.
2.4 display was 125 ma.  3.2 display was 110 ma.  Both at full brightness.

These are both above (~25 to 35 or so) what is listed on the manufacturers website.

I did not check with the display in sleep mode.



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