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Re: [TenTec] delta II backlight - what is it called?

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Subject: Re: [TenTec] delta II backlight - what is it called?
From: Steve Berg <wa9jml@tbc.net>
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Date: Fri, 02 Jul 2010 22:27:10 -0500
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Hi John,

Check out this website: 

You want to buy one without the power supply.  I have used these, and 
they fit perfectly.  They are also a pleasure to do business with.

Steve WA9JML

On 7/2/2010 9:29 PM, john ferro wrote:
> Hi, Thanks to everyone who tried to help me with my display problem on the 
> delta II. All very good information.
> i spoke with ten tec today and they think the problem is either the LCD 
> display or the display driver on the display boardboard, which the LCD 
> display is soldered to.
> they have tons of LCD displays, but no display boards. my plan is to replace 
> the display driver chip on the board, and see if that is the problem. Taking 
> the LCD display off of the display board is a real bitch and it looks like 
> someone already tried and butchered it pretty bad. since the LCD display is 
> actually working and showing segments etc., but giving crazy readings - i'll 
> take my chances on a bad driver chip.
> In the meantime i'm looking for a new backlight and All Electronics seems out 
> of the ones recommended here. Can anyone tell me what the actual name of the 
> light is used in the delta II? I know it's cold cathode technology, but there 
> seems to be different types - the one that ten tec uses is as flat as a piece 
> of paper - does this have a specific name? some are round and look like 
> flourescent lamps - obviously these can't be used - also the ten tec voltage 
> on that lamp is about 200 VAC as measured on the two pins.
> 73, john
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