Unique retro style nixie tube clock. With blue LED backlight and alarm.
Wooden case stained to mahogany color. Black acrylic laser cut top plate. Nixie tubes once very popular were superseded by modern LCD and LED display and are no longer produced.They were often used in calculators, measuring devices or first computers between 1950's and 1970's.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 large 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. Clocks case is made from wood stained to mahogany color, painted with transparent lacquer and black acrylic laser cut top plate. Glossy surface of acrylic top plate beautifully reflects tubes 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).
Software timing error correction +/- 9.9s a day with 0.1s resolution. 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.Programmable alarm, alarm status indicated by rear red LED indicator. 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. CHRONIX Nixie Clock with six Z566M large tubes. Video will open in a new window.
Clock dimensions: 240x90x90mm (9.45x3.5x3.5in). Tubes type: Z566M matched 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 stained to mahogany color. Clock requires 12V DC power supply. Worldwide power adapter with interchangeable plugs is 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 & mahogany stained case & blue led & alarm IN-18" is in sale since Friday, August 20, 2021. 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.