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10-22-2004 07:23 PM  13 years agoPost 1
frebou

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Hi,

I've been wanting to do this since the first day I've bought my charger...
I've finnaly found the time to search on the net for information and do it !

I did find only one page on the net about this modification and without that much details... So I've decided to post a little bit about my experience...

First you need a LCD with backlight capabilities. I've bought : part "67-1757-ND" from http://www.Digikey.com . it's a direct replacement. Take care of part thickness if you go with another part... this one was perfect but I've seen a couple of one that where too thick.

Next, you got to "simply" remove the old screen. After this, simply dump the new one in and solder each of the 14 pins. Next you have to pass the current to the backlight device. You can take the 5 volt and ground on pins 1 and 2 and pass it at the right of the new LCD. The positive pin is the one on the top.

Next you'll probably have to put a trimpot to adjust LCD Contrast as it is not the same as original LCD. The resistor already in the schulze is not the right one but don't mess with it. Simply add a trimpot between pin 2 and 3 (3 is the contrast pin). I've put a 2K one and I can go from "completely clear" to "completely dark".

Adjust it like you prefer and that's it. Close the whole thing and enjoy

If you have some question or want some details, PM me. It will be a pleasure to help!

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10-22-2004 10:51 PM  13 years agoPost 2
Saint728

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Very cool how you made it with a backlight. Question is, why do you need it to have a backlight? I usually charge my batteries with the house lights on or durring the day with my car battery so there isn't a need to have a backlight to see what the screen says.

Take Care,
Cheers, Patrick

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10-23-2004 06:57 PM  13 years agoPost 3
frebou

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Hi Saint728,

I must admint at least 75% of it was for the fun.

But I do often charge at night and cannot have a readout without turning the lights on. Now I can.


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10-24-2004 04:00 AM  13 years agoPost 4
hpilotrc

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Just buy an Orbit Microlader

It already has a backlit LCD Display! And you will not void the warranty by modifying it.

And it also seems much easier to use.
I have read Schulze Manuals and they seem to be very confusing to program.

The Microlader is very simple once you get the basic menus down.

Michael

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10-24-2004 04:14 AM  13 years agoPost 5
Saint728

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Yeah, but you only can charge one thing at a time and you only get 6 amps. I charge my battery at 8 amps so the Microlader won't do it for me.

Take Care,
Cheers, Patrick

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10-24-2004 06:19 AM  13 years agoPost 6
steph280

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Schulze's technology is years ahead of Orbit.

Difficult to use? have you even used one? The programming logic is different, but that doesn't mean it's more difficult to use.

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10-25-2004 05:01 AM  13 years agoPost 7
Parsifal

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I have the schulze as well... it is a fantastic charger but it IS tricky to use. It does not have a lot of simplification functions present on chargers going for half the price like battery memory and a two line LCD would be nice too and a few more buttons.

That said, once i got my mind around it, its pretty easy for me now. But i still miss the memory function.

Pars

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10-25-2004 11:20 AM  13 years agoPost 8
frebou

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Well, as stated in my first post, I did not intend to start a "My charger is better than mine" thread. It was only so if somebody ever wishs to do something like this, he will have at least one search results on this board! I would not have documented/pictured by chargers mod only to "show off".

I would like to buy a microloader eventually just to use both. I already own other chargers too and still use them for there uses. I'm sure there are both very good charger and probably the MicroLoader is more user-friendly. That being said, the schulze is really easy too. The basics are just different.

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10-25-2004 08:06 PM  13 years agoPost 9
Eco8gator

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Hello

Ive used both and both are good chargers. Personally I like my Schulze for the simple fact that It has never let me down. Packs are always full after charge. The only update that schulze needs is an idiot proof manual because thats the worst part of the whole deal. Granted, the current manual is easier to follow(keep in mind i know my Schulze extreamly well) but it sill needs improvemnt IMHO.

Carlo
PS: If it doesnt bother you too much bring a gel cell and the charger with you to the can. From there just play with the buttons till you figure it out

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