Unlike conventional 7 Segment solutions, MENTOR’s displays are not supplied with integrated LEDs, offering the advantage of being able to select the display colours individually. These single-digit displays can be joined in continuous rows for any sequence of numbers. The customer’s end-product assembly process consists of two actions: firstly mounting the SMD ChipLEDs onto the PCB, then assembling the 7 Segment display body over the LEDs. This results in considerable time savings during automated assembly, lowering production costs. Low-current LEDs can be used if needed for the application.
Traditional 7 Segment displays are tall and the difference in height between the display and other PCB components has to be overcome using mechanical methods. MENTOR has solved this problem: the height can be adjusted continuously for between 4.5mm and 23.5mm. This "custom height" feature is achieved using an innovative, patented two-part design: firstly an opaque housing incorporating 7 chambers leading to the 7 display segments at the top of the housing, and secondly, transparent optical fibres carrying light to the 7 individual display segments.
In addition to the custom height option above, MENTOR offers a standard range including 7 Segment displays for the three digit sizes 7.62mm, 10.16mm and 14.2mm, with heights of 9.7mm and 12.5mm.
- Free choice of LED colours for each display segment
- Single, dual and RGB LEDs can be used
- Low-current LEDs
- Individual replacement of faulty LEDs, whereas conventional displays must be replaced as a complete unit
- Customer-specified heights or a range of standard heights
- Faster and more economical assembly than THT
|General Technical Data|
|Material: - Housing ABS white | PC black | PC grey||Operating temperature: -40°C to +85°C|
|- Diffuser Disk: PMMA UL94 diffuse||Environment: GPF DIN 40040|
The 7-segment display is available as standard in these heights: 9.7mm and 12.5mm. The digit sizes are: 7.62mm, 10.16mm, and 14.2mm. The display colours can be arranged in any combination. Custom heights: between 4.5mm and 23.5mm max. Contact us!
|Housing Colour White|
|Housing Colour Black|
|Housing Colour Grey|
Recommended LEDs: R2–R3 & R11-R13 Link to the detail
|Part Nos in bold font are available ex-stock with a low MOQ – please hover over Part No to see details|
|3,000 pcs MOQ for custom lengths/heights|
|Customised solutions are available – some solutions can be realised with minimal or even zero tooling cost|