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 Nixie tubes once very popular were superseded by modern LCD and LED display and are no longer produced.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 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 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.Clock's case is made from white painted wood with transparent acrylic enclosure. Clock is shining with warm orange glow which brings to mind former advertisement's neon signs. As a decoration nixie clock brings warm, charming mood and will give classy vintage look to your room. Hours, Minutes and Seconds display. Selectable 24 or 12 hours time format. Uses quartz oscillator as a time base (ensures high accuracy). Software time correction enables adjusting clock's accuracy. ±9,9s/day with 0,1s resolution. Simple time, alarm and menu setting using only three buttons. Optional date displaying every 1 min.
Optional crossfade effect (digits morph from old to new). Alarm with programmable snooze mode. Auto increase of adjusted value after holding button for 2s (enables quick setting).
Maintains time during setup (useful when changing between Standard Time and Daylight Savings Time). Seconds can be reset to zero to precisely set the time. 4 brightness levels of tubes & backlight. Optional tubes LED backlight (can be turned On/Off).
One button for switching LED backlight On/Off. Programmable timed LED backlight blanking mode.(backlight can be turned off to reduce glare during night). Programmable timed tubes dimming or blanking mode. (tubes can 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. Built-in accumulator ensures current time backup during power interrupts (lasts up to 24h). Settings are stored in nonvolatile EEPROM memory (clock keeps settings after power outages). Movie demonstrating clock's operation.
Clock demonstrated on below movie may have different case color. But it's operation is exactly the same as the clock offered on this listing. Clock dimensions: 240x80x80mm (9.5x3.15x3.15in). 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).18mm / 0.7in (owing 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. Please visit our other listings with nixie clocks.
This item is in the category "Home & Garden\Home Décor\Clocks\Alarm Clocks & Clock Radios". The seller is "numitronix" and is located in this country: PL. This item can be shipped worldwide.