Shifter Kit v1.1 – Powered Shift Register
The Shifter Kit uses an 8-bit monolithic, high-voltage, medium-current power 8-bit shift register that is designed for use in systems that require relatively high load power. The TPIC6B595 contains a built-in voltage clamp on the outputs for inductive transient protection.
The kit contains a filter capacitor, Shift Register, Break Away Headers, and PCB.
Each channel can sink 150mA continuous, 500mA peak, and no matter how many you cascade, you’ll only require 3 i/o pins.
This board is perfect for driving our 7-Segment Red 6.5″ Displays. Please note that the datasheet below shows 1K load resistors, we have found that using 1M resistors stops any non-lit segments from showing a slight glow from the segment.
Shifter kit v1.1 Documents:
Shifter kit v1.1 Video Introduction:
This video below shows an example of cascading 2 devices. As an example, we are driving 2 large 6.5″ seven segment displays using only 3 i/o pins on an Arduino.