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I have a old VFD from a VCR and the only way i got it to light up is whith a sparcer from a lighter but i want o light it up whith normal DC
 

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Someone Electro said:
I have a old VFD from a VCR and the only way i got it to light up is whith a sparcer from a lighter but i want o light it up whith normal DC

A VFD is basically a valve (tube), they work off high voltages and require a heater supply. Probably the best idea is to measure everything you can off the old VCR - some of them actually use a small inverter to provide both the high voltage and heater supply (often in a metal can - so it's easy to remove and use). You will also need high voltage drivers to feed it, bearing in mind most of them are multiplexed as well.
 
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