Ever wished your Turnigy 9X transimitter had a backlit LCD? Wish no more! the Turnigy 9X LCD backlight kit is here! Other solutions require soldering or use a noisy inverter, voiding CE and warranty. However the Turnigy LCD Backlight Kit is LED driven and is a snap to install!
No soldering is required, you can do this simple upgrade yourself. If you can use a screw driver you can install this backlight!
Specs: Input Voltage: 8v - 13v Current Draw: 60~90mA Color: White
Just installed this in my new Turnigy 9x the other day, worked for about 1 second when I first powered it up...and never again. No backlight. Gonna take the heatshrink off and check the soldering and whatnot...anyone else have this problem?
Found out what happened... There was actually a tiny strand of solder SHORTING THE CURRENT-LIMITING RESISTOR. So, good job on that one, whoever. And now I can't return it because the only way I could find that out was by taking it apart... Sadly I don't have any white LEDs this size, so I'll have to go with red for the time being.
Hello guys, I changed the backlight of my 9x and I can say that is not difficult.
BUT ... Unfortunately the backlight is "always on" even when the transmitter is off, just plug the battery light comes on.
Please can someone help me?
Ow! Thanks this video is very helpful, but i checked more than five times the installation and continues with the same problem, the backlight turns on when the battery is plugged in I think it's a connection problem, that is not appearing.
If you go to a store that sells scholar material, you may try to find a transparent plastic (autoadesive), a friend of mine put 1 layer of blue and another layer of pink plastic, then you may get a clear blue light, which looks like the FrSky's screen's blue light.
NOTE: the plastic goes between the backlight and the 9x's screen...
I don't think so as it is a manufacturers recommended upgrade and there is no soldering to do.if you ever need to send the Tx for repair you could always remove it if you wish but do not think it will be a problem.
Do what I have already purchased the section details all the difference in control may exist, but I think that would only back a little ghosting sökmesende is no need to unplugged, but still can you give me credit :)
I removed the opaque foil behind the screen and we can see better. The light is more strong. It is necessary to pay attention not to put hard solvant on the frontal part of the screen. Just behind. It is long job but the result is better. Even in sunlight.
I have a white kit and my friend a blue one and the choice is up to you, they both do the work. You can compare them on youtube videos, for example watch?v=XA5iOussSXg for white and watch?v=W8O2x8NyBu0 for blue.
There is a change for those who like electronics and has skills in weld and furthermore has facility with computers. You can set the time that the light stays on, very interesting. Search Google for - er9X Turnigy 9x - will find where this free information is deposited.
I got this for my 9X since i'm really loving the radio I thought i'd treat it to some functional bling. those who are using the turnigy 9X with the factory firmware, are you noticing shortened battery life with this installed?
No shortened battery life at all. The current draw is minimal. You may want to install a toggle switch to turn the backlight on and off, it's fairly simple and eliviates any concerns of a shortened battery life. (and in the future, if you do decide to upgrade the firmware, you could assign a switch on the tx to do the same)
Yes, The battery life shortens if you have the AA pencil cell installed but if you have the lipo installed you should not face any issues, Also the HK forum shows how to install a switch for the backlight so you can switch it on only when you need it.
Current draw is vary small, unnoticeable, just get a LiPO or LiFePO4 TX battery from HK as they have practically no self-discharge. PS! White backlight really sucks, I have used blue on 3 9Xs and blue looks great.
No, with original firmware it's always on* if you want this feature you have to change firmware (I'm using er9x) and you need a mosfet, it's all explained if you search "er9x" in google. Changing firmware require soldering skills but it's very cheap and than you have a beautiful software in your radio.
Thank you for providing the photo installation instructions! The only difficult part was removing the original foam pad to replace with the new thinner foam pad; The adheasive on the pad was very strong. All I can recommend is peal it back carefully without putting too much pressure on the board. The LED panel fit in place perfectly. Make sure the connector wire bunches are gently pushed back out of the way as the board is reinstalled. The white light is a big improvement for viewing the display screen. I'm pleased!
havent installeddd it yet but i bet it works great
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A cheap and easy solution. If you understand the simple pictures that are posted above here on the website and can follow them, then you can install this back light.
A WORD OF CAUTION: Use extreme caution when removing the screws from the Turnigy transmitter. I have a few screws that will not tighten back up because they were installed very tight at the factory. I will have to put a dab of JB weld or some thread locking compound inside of the holes to ensure the threads are tight.
Overall a good product for an even better price. I think it's time for some night flying!