Exclusive lamp clocks on the largest Soviet gas-discharge indicators IN-18. These lamps have not been produced for more than 30 years and are already considered rare. The height of the numbers is 40 mm, for comparison, in IN-14 - 18 mm. Gas discharge indicators IN-18 is the only watch part that was manufactured back in the Soviet Union in the 70-80s. As for the rest of the electronics, it is fully implemented on a modern element base and meets all quality standards.
The accuracy of the stroke in the tube clock is met by the DS3231 real-time clock chip, which ensures accuracy no worse than +/- 1 s / month. The case is made of a solid bar of exotic bubing wood. To manifest the hidden texture of the tree, Tung Oil is impregnated. Another feature of the IN-18 Tube Clock is its multi-colored LED backlight, which can work both in static mode and in dynamic mode (overflow mode of colors throughout the palette), in this mode you can independently select your favorite backlight color. In static mode, the following colors are predefined: red, green, blue, orange, white, blue, lilac.
The backlight of the watch is divided into the illumination of the lamps themselves and the illumination of the space under the clock, which creates an additional lighting effect that will decorate your interior. It is also possible to select the brightness of the backlight (8 glow modes), or turn it off completely. Type of lamps - IN-18. Supply voltage - 12 V. Power consumption - 0.6 A.Power consumption - 7 W. Accuracy of the course - +/- 1 s / month. Dimensions (WxHxD) - 275 mm x 95 mm x 70 mm. Time display in 12/24 format. Ability to disable date display. Adjust the brightness of the backlight.
Several modes to extend the lamp life. The ability to "burn" a separate lamp. Saving the progress of the clock when the power is turned off for up to 2 weeks.
The name Nixie comes from the abbreviation NIX 1 - Numerical Indicator eXperimental 1 (experimental digital indicator, development 1). The name was assigned to the entire line of such indicators and became a household name. In particular, the Soviet indicators IN-14 in foreign catalogs are recorded as IN-14 Nixie. From the early 1950s to the 1970s, indicators built on the gas discharge principle were dominant in technology. Later they were replaced by vacuum-luminescent, liquid crystal displays and LED indicators and have become quite rare today.
Currently, most gas discharge indicators are no longer being produced. Some researchers believe that about 10 years before the invention of the Nixie tube type indicator, a similar design device called the Inditron was developed. The authors of this invention made a mistake by not using a separate anode at all. In order to illuminate one or another cathode digit in such an indicator, it was required, as in a conventional gas-discharge indicator, to supply a negative potential.
But the positive potential was applied to the next figure - it became the anode for a while. It is clear that it is quite difficult to control such an indicator, and the absence of a mesh anode that does not allow metal particles sprayed from the cathodes to the front wall of the balloon led to its rapid turbidity. The Inditron was forgotten, and the gas discharge indicator soon had to be reinvented.Survived unusual devices quite a bit. If desired, not only a clock, but also a calendar can be performed on gas discharge indicators. In recent years, the popularity of discharge indicators has increased due to their unusual antique look. Unlike LCDs, they emit soft neon orange or purple light. To UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
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These watches were collected under a special order and presented in a piece. The item "Nixie Tube Clock Classic IN-18 rare gas lamps produced before 1970-1980" is in sale since Tuesday, August 6, 2019. This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Home Décor\Clocks\Desk, Mantel & Shelf Clocks". The seller is "anto-1687" and is located in Mytishchi. This item can be shipped worldwide.