2X16 Character LCD | STN- Blue Display with White Side Backlight

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2 Rows | 16 Characters
Backlight Color:
Display Type/Mode:
STN (-) Blue, Transmissive
  • LCD 2x16 Character STN Blue - White backlight display front ON
  • LCD 2x16 Character STN Blue - White backlight display front OFF
  • LCD 2x16 Character STN Blue - White backlight display PCB back
  • Drawing Specification for NHD-0216K1Z-NSW-BBW-L

NHD-0216K1Z-NSW-BBW-L | 16x2 LCD Character Display | Transmissive LCD | Side White Backlight | STN (-) Negative Blue Display

Newhaven 16x2 LCD display shows up to 32 characters as two rows each with sixteen characters of white pixels on a blue background when powered on. This transmissive STN negative Liquid Crystal Display requires a backlight for visibility while offering an optimal 6:00 view. This NHD-0216K1Z-NSW-BBW-L display has a wide operating temperature range from -20 to 70 degrees Celsius, a ST7066U controller, operates at 5V supply voltage, and is compatible with various microcontroller boards, including Arduino. All the features of this 16 character with 2 rows LCD make it a versatile choice for hobbyists and professionals looking to incorporate LCD functionality into their electronics projects.

Product Overview

LCD Product Specifications

Number of Characters: 32
Number of Rows: 2
Display Format: 16x2
Display Type: STN (-) Blue
Display Mode: Transmissive
Outline L x W x H: 80.0mm x 36.0mm x 13.5mm
Viewing Area L x W: 66.0mm x 16.0mm
Active Area L x W: 56.2mm x 11.5mm
Supply Voltage: 5.0V
Backlight: Side White
Interface: Parallel
Compatibility: Arduino and similar development boards
Controller Type: ST7066U
Connection Type: 1x16 Thru Hole with 2.54mm pitch
Operating Temperature: -20°C ~ 70°C
Storage Temperature: -30°C ~ 80°C

LCD Custom Solutions

Cable Customization

Adjust the length, position, and pinout of your cables or add additional connectors. Get a cable solution that’s precisely designed to make your connections streamlined and secure.

Connector Customization

Easily modify any connectors on your display to meet your application’s requirements. Our engineers are able to perform soldering for pin headers, boxed headers, right angle headers, and any other connectors your display may require.

Interface Customization

Choose from a wide selection of interface options or talk to our experts to select the best one for your project. We can incorporate HDMI, USB, SPI, VGA and more into your display to achieve your design goals.

PCB Modifications

Choose from a wide selection of changes including shape, size, pinout, and component layout of your PCB to make it a perfect fit for your application.

Quality Standards

At Newhaven Display we strive every day to provide our customers with the highest quality products. This means Quality, Engineering, and Manufacturing teams are aligned to exceed your expectations.

Our customers should expect their products to meet or exceed the following standards:

All Products

Reliability Testing Customers can expect all production parts to meet or exceed operational requirements over temperature, humidity, and vibration.
Glass Cleanliness Customers can expect glass to be protected by liners and presented mindful of cleanliness standards. This means glass will be clean of contaminants, fingerprints, and other foreign material.
Bezel Appearance Bezels will be uniformly painted free of foreign materials and distracting cosmetic blemishes. Our standards maintain a clean scratch-free surface.
PCB Appearance PCB’s are delivered with long-term reliability in mind. Finishes are free of bubbles, foreign contaminants, and meet all UL fire requirements. PCB materials will always be delivered within industry norms. PCB edges will be cleanly cut and void of burrs.
Soldering Soldering of all leaded and SMT components is consistent in providing the mechanical security and electrical connectivity.
Consistency Our manufacturing and inspection processes ensure product consistency from lot to lot. This means orders processed over the years will continually meet your expectations. We do this by exacting manufacturing specifications, with attention to detail in our processes, and by comparing to the golden units.
Product Integrity Quality in product manufacturing ensures integrity in construction. Customers can expect tight assembly without worry of loose parts or missing material. Our products will meet all environmental expectations including temp, humidity, & vibration conditions.
Glass Color While normal variations of glass color may occur (due to manufacturing tolerances), Newhaven Display maintains color compliance per internal approved color charts. These charts are maintained to ensure any minor glass deviations are identified and corrected as needed.
ESD Protection & Safety All devices are designed and handled in consideration of ESD protection. This includes ESD-SAFE packaging within anti-static bags, wraps, and trays. Customers are reminded to always follow ESD safety to best protect the devices.

Our Distributors

Newhaven Display partners with distributors worldwide to bring you the best products and design services, no matter where you are working from.



  • 5
    very nice

    Posted by John R on Mar 17th 2023

    Very nice for the eyes and very readable... love this display and the next one will be a 4x20 just for fun!!

  • 5
    Exactly what I needed! :)

    Posted by NerdAlex on Dec 3rd 2022

    Just what I need for one of my projects.

  • 5
    4bit works perfect

    Posted by Richard Arkley on Oct 26th 2022

    Very good display used in 4 bit. Brightness is good. Documentation is clear and precise. Highly recommended.

  • 5
    Used to built computer 6502

    Posted by ComputerGuy on Aug 20th 2022

    This display works perfect and the documentation is great. I used it to build a 6502 computer with buttons, and a couple games.

  • 5
    Great for a personal project

    Posted by Emilio on Aug 13th 2022

    Price is very good for the quality, the data sheet has plenty of information. Similar to other people, I used this display for a project on Instructables for a radio tuner. I needed to make some adjustments so make sure you read the datasheet or use their support center as they provide amazing customer support.

  • 5
    Easy to set up

    Posted by Ninja Tech on Jul 21st 2022

    I followed a Github repository where the author used this display for a LCD - AVR project. The quality is good, easy to set up, good datasheet and most importantly amazing engineering support from this company.

  • 5
    Good quality and brightness

    Posted by Lesli H on May 19th 2022

    Bough a couple displays and the quality is very good. The backlight is bright and the display was easy to set up. Recommended.