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  1. jchiocca

    jchiocca

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    Hello all!

    I am looking for a rather uncommon LED display made by Seimens around the 1980s. It is the MDL2416, a rugged variant of the DL2416.
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    Here is an article about on Industrial Alchemy:

    https://www.industrialalchemy.org/articleview.php?item=1145

    I have been searching for it on eBay for about 2 years and so far have found nothing!

    If any of you have this display I am looking to purchase!

    Thank you,
    JC
     
  2. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    Imho Ebay is not exactly a place to look for electronic components.

    Supposedly available here or here.
     
  3. jchiocca

    jchiocca

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    Hi Harald,

    I have come to the same conclusion, eBay isn't the best. Thank you for the links, I have written to Online Chips and have not received a response yet.

    The first link from Oxygen Electronics is actually of the MDL2416C, despite saying MDL2416.

    I reached out to several of these online quote type websites and most of them have replied that the display is no longer available except one, they quoted me for $1500.00 for one unit! I expected it to be expensive but that is a large sum by any means.
     
  4. Harald Kapp

    Harald Kapp Moderator Moderator

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    This is hefty!
    Does i have to be the ruggedized variant? Maybe the standard model is easier and cheaper to come by.
     
  5. jchiocca

    jchiocca

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    The main reason for the ruggedized variant is atheistic. I actually have a few of the mundane variant, they are fairly common.

    This Hackaday article shows a tester for the MDL2416: https://hackaday.io/project/167137-alphanumeric-led-display-tester

    There are also several YouTube videos featuring the display (ie: )

    It seems there are a few of them floating around out there that hobbyists have obtained, I just have to find the source they have obtained them from.
     
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