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Do I have to purchase a new style LCD screen (P/N 604-019 S) or I modify an old version LCD screen (P/N 604-013 S) to be compatible with Peak's updated viewer software?


 

No, you must purchase a new style LCD screen for instruments equipped with version software 4.xx and above. These screens are not interchangeable and if the wrong screen is installed you risk damaging both the lamp driver board and LCD screen beyond repair.

Below is a breakdown of why these boards cannot be modified to become interchangeable.

  • The 604-013 S display / touchpad is made by Apollo and/or Optrex and uses a special set of control characters that are only present in version software 1.xx, 2.xx and 3.xx. The 604-019 S display / touchpad is made by Newhaven and uses a very different set of control characters that are only present in version software 4.xx and above. Using the wrong display with the wrong software will result in garbled characters on the display

     

  • The lighting to make characters visible for the 604-013 S display / touchpad is a fluorescent tube built onto the lower edge of the board - this fluorescent tube requires the lamp driver (made by ERG) that is mounted on the version of the 604-003 LED backlight board. The old version of the 604-003 (with ERG lamp driver) will not work with a newer 604-019 S display, and if used together may damage both the boards beyond repair.
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  • The lighting to make the characters visible on the 604-019 S display / touchpad is by LED (just like a modern TV) therefore the ERG lamp driver is not needed. The new version of the 604-003 board does not have this part installed on it. The new version of the 604-003 S board will not with a 604-013 S display since there is no lamp driver to get the fluorescent lamp backlight illuminated.
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    Please contact Peak Laboratories here or contact a local sales representative for custom applications and further information on our standard applications.

     


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