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    #31
    Hmmm, yeah maybe the 13-segment characters for the German one have provisions for the umlaut and such, which would not be found in the US one.

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      #32
      There's no special "German" LCD, lol. All the OBCs have both German and English. When my battery is unplugged, mine goes back to German. There's a switch you can press to change it to English (UK), English (US), and German. I just leave it since I'm lazy and I don't really care (and I can read it either way).

      I don't think the screen even shows umlauts, dopple-S, etc, so it doesn't need special characters.
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        #33
        Originally posted by nando View Post
        There's no special "German" LCD, lol. All the OBCs have both German and English. When my battery is unplugged, mine goes back to German. There's a switch you can press to change it to English (UK), English (US), and German. I just leave it since I'm lazy and I don't really care (and I can read it either way).

        I don't think the screen even shows umlauts, dopple-S, etc, so it doesn't need special characters.
        DO you think that LCD will work in all OBC?
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          #34
          I don't see why not.

          Do german OBCs have a different part #? it would be easy to check.
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            #35
            Originally posted by nando View Post
            I don't see why not.

            Do german OBCs have a different part #? it would be easy to check.
            They do. Euro english (UK I presume) OBC have a different part number than the US spec OBC. There is also another english OBC part number for Australia and Canada.

            Input unit on-board computer (ENGLISH) USA 65811386867
            Input unit on-board computer (ENGLISH) CAN/AUS 65811386868
            Input unit on-board computer (ENGLISH) Euro 65811386395
            Input unit on-board computer (FRENCH) Euro 65811386397
            Input unit on-board computer (SPANISH) Euro 65811386398
            Input unit on-board computer (ITALIAN) Euro 65811386399
            Input unit on-board computer (GERMAN) Euro 65811386866
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              #36
              I wonder if they're all the same, with a different dip switch or jumper inside to set the default language. Now I that I think about it, I wonder if my OBC is the German version - since the default language is always German. But it also can be set to UK imperial or US imperial.
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                #37
                Originally posted by nando View Post
                I wonder if they're all the same, with a different dip switch or jumper inside to set the default language. Now I that I think about it, I wonder if my OBC is the German version - since the default language is always German. But it also can be set to UK imperial or US imperial.

                I think they all default to German. Which makes it even weirder that there are separate US versions. I always thought the difference would be the language printed on the buttons but everything else was the same. I have no idea what would need to be different. People have swapped in OBC with German language buttons, did everything work alright?

                I emailed the place selling the LCD and asked if it worked with the US version and they said it would not but did not give an explanation.
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                  #38
                  yeah, I don't see why it wouldn't work. Makes sense the buttons could be printed differently, but like I said in 'German' mode it works just fine with the American LCD, so I don't see why it wouldn't go the other way.

                  That said I have an extra 13 button OBC and harness I don't want or need.. not sure if the backlight works but I think the LCD was ok.
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                    #39
                    I've been searching forever to find a solution to the OBC screen bleed and thought I had found the answer with this thread. Only to find another dead end. lol

                    I wrote and asked them why it wouldn't work. The reply was "the BC1 is world wide the same but the BC2 has 2 versions. We have the version for black housings bu the US models have most often a white hosing."
                    They said they MAY have a US version coming out sometime 2020.

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                      #40
                      Originally posted by pstagman View Post
                      I've been searching forever to find a solution to the OBC screen bleed and thought I had found the answer with this thread. Only to find another dead end. lol

                      I wrote and asked them why it wouldn't work. The reply was "the BC1 is world wide the same but the BC2 has 2 versions. We have the version for black housings bu the US models have most often a white hosing."
                      They said they MAY have a US version coming out sometime 2020.
                      There was a guy a few months ago selling displays on the r3v facebook group that claimed worked with US OBC units. They werent very expensive so may be worth a try, cheaper than a new 13-button. Good luck dealing with anyone on the facebook group though....
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