Unique retro style nixie tube clock. Nixie tubes once very popular were superseded by modern LCD and LED display and are no longer produced. They were often used in calculators, measuring devices or first computers between 1950s and 1970s.One major advantage of the nixie tube is that its cathodes are typographically designed, shaped for legibility. Unlike modern displays, nixies each digit is individually shaped resembling handwriting numerals. Nowadays due to nixie tubes rarity and charming glow they are readily used to build unique clocks which. Nixie tube clock displays time in HH:MM format on 4 IN-12 nixie displays.
Connection of nixie displays with cutting edge electronics constitutes this original and intriguing timepiece. Tubes are brand new and comes from old stock (so called NOS).Offered clock is assembled with the use of new, high quality parts and tested. Clocks case is made from black painted wood with transparent acrylic enclosure. Clock is shining with warm orange glow which brings to mind former advertisements neon signs. As a decoration nixie clock brings warm, charming mood and will give classy vintage look to your room. Uses precise quartz oscillator as a time base (ensures high accuracy).
Software time correction enables adjusting clock's accuracy. ±9,9s/day with 0,1s resolution.Built-in accumulator ensures current time backup during power interrupts (lasts up to 24h). Settings are stored in nonvolatile EEPROM memory. 24 or 12 hours time displaying format. Simple time, alarm and menu setting using only three buttons. Auto increase of adjusted value after holding button for 2s (enables quick setting). Maintains time during setup mode (useful when changing between Standard Time and Daylight Savings Time). Seconds can be reset to zero to precisely set the time. Optional blinking of neon colons at 1 Hz (blinking can be switched on/off). Selectable 4 level tubes brightness.
Optional green LED backlight following tubes brightness. One button for switching LED backlight on/off.Programmable timed tubes dimming or blanking mode. (tubes may be dimmed or blanked during night for extending their life expectancy).
Cathode poisoning and extends nixie tubes life expectancy. To choose (cycling, cycling with scrolling or slot machine). Every 0, 1, 10, 60min or 24h. Movie demonstrating clock's operation. Clock on movie may have different case color or LED back light than the clock offered on this listing.But it's operation is exactly the same. 4xIN-12 nixie tubes clock with black mat case - slot machine effect - YouTube. Video will open in a new window. Movie demonstrating clock's features: nixie clock movie. Clock dimensions: 170x80x80mm (6.7x3.15x3.15in). Tubes type: IN-12, tubes are new, never used (so called NOS). Nixie tubes life expectancy: averages up to 200 000h (22 years) and more. (tubes are inserted in sockets so they could be easily replaced if needed). Digits height: 18mm / 0.7in (due to nixie's high contrast digits are easily readable even from far distance). Clock requires 9V DC power supply. Clock is not dependent on mains voltage or frequency hence it will work in any country.
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The item "4xIN-12 Nixie Tubes Clock led backlight and alarm steampunk vintage retro watch" is in sale since Tuesday, March 22, 2016. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Home Décor\Clocks\Alarm Clocks & Clock Radios".
The seller is "numitronix" and is located in Gliwice. This item can be shipped worldwide.