I'm trying to connect 16x2 LCD screen to clone Arduino UNO via PF8574T backpack. 4 cables are connected to +5V, GND, SDA and SDL pins.
When I tried this I2C scanner code from arduino.cc. It returned strange characters in serial monitor at first couple of tries. And now, when I try computer hangs.
When I use A4 A5 pins on the Arduino instead of SDA and SDL, i2c reported the device is on 0x27. It is ok. But if i keep LCD connected to Arduino, my iMac shutdowns after for a while. In error log i see there was a problem regarding USB serial device. I assume it as a power problem.
I'm on OS X Yosemite. Why this can be happening and how can I fix?
Note: Computer is hanging as soon as the Arduino usb cable connected.