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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.
mdl2416led.jpg

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
 

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.
 

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:
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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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