Unique retro style nixie tube clock. With blue LED backlight , alarm. CNC machined case painted to black mat color. Nixie tubes once very popular were superseded by modern LCD and LED display and are no longer produced.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 1950's and 1970's. One major advantage of the nixie tube is that it's cathodes are typographically designed, shaped for legibility.
Unlike modern displays, nixie's 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:SS format on 6 Z566M big nixie tubes. Tubes have large digits (30mm / 1.2in height).
Z566M nixie tubes have beautifully shaped numerals with proper "2" and "5". Connection of nixie displays with modern electronics constitutes this original and intriguing timepiece.
Offered clock is assembled with new, high quality parts and tested. GPS time receiver can be connected to socket located on the back of clock's case for time synchronization with atomic clock.Clocks case is made from CNC machined wood, painted with black mat paint and black acrylic top plate. Glossy surface of acrylic top plate beautifully reflects tubes discreet glow and accents their beauty. Hours, Minutes and Seconds display. Selectable date display at 30 second of each minute. Uses a Crystal Oscillator as a timebase (ensures good time accuracy). Optional GPS time synchronization by connecting external GPS receiver. GPS receiver is included and can be connected to socket located at the back side of clock's case. Clock is fully functional without it, just set the time manually.
Built-in accumulator ensuring time backup during power interruptions up to 48H. Settings are stored in nonvolatile memory. 24 or 12 hours time displaying format.
Simple setting using only three buttons. Auto increase of adjusting value for quick time 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.
Neon colon indicators blinking at 1 Hz (blinking can be switched on/off). Selectable 4 level tubes and LED brightness. Timed dimming or blanking mode (tubes could be dimmed or blanked during night for longer life expectancy).
Programmable cycling routines: digits scroll, digits scroll & shift, slot machine (prevents cathode poisoning and extends tubes life expectancy). Movie demonstrating clock's operation.Nixie Clock with 6x Z566M tubes. Video will open in a new window. Clock dimensions: 240x90x90mm (9.45x3.5x3.5in). Tubes type: Z566M matched NOS tubes with red filter removed (Z5660M equivalent) These are high quality, long life nixie tubes produced by RFT in East Germany.
Nixie tubes life expectancy averages up to 200 000h (22 years) and more. Tubes are inserted in sockets and may be easily removed if needed.
Digits height: 30mm / 1.2in (due to nixie's high contrast digits are easily readable even from far distance). Case color: wooden case black mat painted with black acrylic top. Clock requires 12V DC power supply. High quality US power adapter and GPS receiver are included. Clock requires 12V DC power supply, with 1000mA min current output, 5.5/2.1mm end plug Power consumption averages 3W.
The item "Nixie Clock with 6x Z566M tubes & black case & blue led & alarm & GPS sync IN-18" is in sale since Monday, December 21, 2020. 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.