2109 - 5" Touch Display w/Mini Driver - 800x480

This is our smallest HDMI-compatible displays, works great and is very small! We also have this display with a VGA/NTSC/PAL/HDMI driver (#2110).

This is the touchscreen version of the display! 

You can power it from a USB port, which is rather nice for portable setups!

Powering from USB

You *can* power this from the USB port of a Raspberry Pi Model B+ or A+ if you turn on high current USB capability

To let the Pi A+/B+ drive a display power over USB, first make sure you have a 2A power supply, with a good quality USB cable, a thin wire power cable is no good. Make sure its 24AWG or smaller, shorter USB cables are better too. Then add

max_usb_current=1

to /boot/config.txt

If you're getting wierd reboots, its likely the power supply and/or power USB cable is not good enough. A powered hub will also solve this problem

There are TWO USB plugs required for this display, one is for power (no data, for the HDMI decoder only) and one is for touch (power/data for touch controller)

Specifications:

Resolution: 800x480 Native
Screen Size (diagonal): 5"
Audio Support? (Y/N): N
IPS? (Y/N): N
Inputs: HDMI
Touchscreen? (Y/N): Y
Power: 5V @ 500mA

To get your display working with a Pi, here is our suggested config.txt:

# uncomment if you get no picture on HDMI for a default "safe" mode
#hdmi_safe=1

# uncomment this if your display has a black border of unused pixels visible
# and your display can output without overscan
#disable_overscan=1

# uncomment the following to adjust overscan. Use positive numbers if console
# goes off screen, and negative if there is too much border
#overscan_left=16
#overscan_right=16
#overscan_top=16
#overscan_bottom=16

# uncomment to force a console size. By default it will be display's size minus
# overscan.
#framebuffer_width=1280
#framebuffer_height=720

# uncomment if hdmi display is not detected and composite is being output
hdmi_force_hotplug=1

# uncomment to force a specific HDMI mode (here we are forcing 800x480!)
hdmi_group=2
hdmi_mode=1
hdmi_mode=87
hdmi_cvt 800 480 60 6 0 0 0

# uncomment to force a HDMI mode rather than DVI. This can make audio work in
# DMT (computer monitor) modes
#hdmi_drive=2

# uncomment to increase signal to HDMI, if you have interference, blanking, or
# no display
#config_hdmi_boost=4

# uncomment for composite PAL
#sdtv_mode=2

#uncomment to overclock the arm. 700 MHz is the default.
#arm_freq=800

# for more options see http://elinux.org/RPi_config.txt

max_usb_current=1
This guide was first published on Aug 27, 2014. It was last updated on Oct 21, 2018. This page (2109 - 5" Touch Display w/Mini Driver - 800x480) was last updated on May 04, 2015.