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- Order number: NCD-PR19-20
- Manufacturer product ID: PR19-20
Our Brightest, Most Dangerous, RGB LED I2C Mini Module. This device allows you to control 256 levels of brightness for three high-power RGB LEDs integrated into a single LED package. This device include two tiny regulators, three tiny P-Channel FETs, a PCA9633, and a super-bright CREE RGB LED. Extreme caution is required with this one: It can blind you and it can burn you, badly, as it’s normal operating temperature is 185F at full brightness! Be SURE to mount this module safely BEFORE power-up. NEVER hold this Mini Module in your hand! Never look at the RGB LED directly!
Components are mounted on both sides of this I2C Mini Module. Up to 16 can share a single I2C bus in theory, but the power consumption of this module is excessive (we will be measuring soon and updating this description). Since this device requires so much power, it should NOT be used at full brightness with any computing platform except for the BRIDGEX5. We are working on power solutions that will allow this thing to shine, until we have power worked out, keep the brighness to a reasonable level. We will post updates to help guide you on this. This I2C Mini Module includes a small heatsink and adhesive pads that should be mounted directly behind the RGB LED. Please be careful with this one!
What is the NCD I2C Interface?
NCD is the creator of plug and play modular hardware using the NCD I2C Interface connector standard. NCD I2C devices allow you to chain together several devices on the I2C bus, and communicate to each device individually at high speed (subject to the limitations of I2C). The NCD I2C Interface uses a standard 4-Pin I2C Input and I2C Output connector. NCD I2C devices communicate 5V I2C data and provides 5V DC power through this connector. NCD I2C devices use standard I2C communications for all data transport, which is supported by nearly every microcontroller in production today. The NCD I2C Interface is strictly a 5V standard, which is ideal for transport across longer cables. NCD I2C devices always include a 6″ (152mm) 4-conductor I2C cable. NCD I2C Mini Modules always include a 3″ (76mm) 4-conductor I2C cable. Cables and connectors are available separately for designers who would like to include their own NCD I2C Interface into their designs.
Plug and Play Connectivity
NCD I2C devices will plug in to any available NCD I2C Output. This includes just about everything we make in the NCD IoT Category, including all NCD IoT devices. We also manufacture a wide range of I2C adapters that make it easy to plug NCD I2C Devices directly into most computing platforms. The NCD I2C Interface adapters are available for Arduino, Banana Pi, BeagleBone, Bluz, C.H.I.P., ESP8266, Onion Omega, Particle Photon and Electron, PyCom, Raspberry Pi, 2, 3, and Zero, and Windows. We are always working to add new platform support for NCD I2C devices. NCD I2C Interface devices are compatible with just about everything in the microcontroller industry.
Unlimited I2C Expansion
Based on our plug-and-play I2C interface standard, all NCD I2C devices are equipped with a I2C output port, making it easy to expand to a wide variety of sensors, current monitors, relay controllers, PWM controllers, and much more! We are always designing new expansions for our modular plug-and-play I2C framework. We are dedicated to building a product line of interconnected devices to simplify all forms of automation. Re-use or upgrade your hardware in seconds by selecting the modules that best fit your needs, and chaining them together using the included I2C expansion cables!
Powering NCD I2C Interface Devices
Some NCD I2C devices require a external power supply, others may be powered through the 4-Pin I2C bus connector at 5VDC, and other devices are jumper selectable between external and I2C bus power. All I2C mini modules are powered through the 5V I2C bus connector, greatly simplifying connectivity.
- Super-Bright Spotlight I2C Mini Module
- 256 Levels of Red, Green, Blue Brightness Control
- Extremely Bright CREE RGB LED
- Includes Heatsink with Adhesive Pads
- Designed to Operate at High-Temperature
- Low-Profile I2C Mini Module Design