For uniform light scattering, frosted plexiglass is installed under the watch. It is possible to select the brightness of the backlight (8 light modes), or turn it off completely.
To extend the lamp life in the watch, there are 2 modes that allow you to do this. The first mode is activated twice a day at 9.00 and 21.00. At this time, within 1-2 minutes, each cathode (digit) is updated with an increased current. You can observe this in the form of a bright glow of each digit on each lamp.
The second mode provides a quick search of all the digits on all lamps, this mode is turned on every 30 minutes. Thanks to these modes, the life of the indicators is significantly increased.
Supply voltage - 12 V; Consumed current - 0.3 A; Power consumption - 4 W; Dimensions (WxHxD) - 135 mm x 70 mm x 60 mm Weight - 400 g. Dimensions may vary slightly, depending on the type of housing Weight may vary slightly depending on the case material. 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. Asia and Europe and Oceania. We do not mark merchandise values below value or mark items as "gifts" - US and International government regulations prohibit such behavior. We are a trading company providing excellent service and quality.
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