Unique retro style nixie clock. With single large Z566M tube and blue. Nixie tubes once very popular were superseded by modern LCD and LED display and are no longer produced.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 1950s and 1970s.One major advantage of the nixie tube is that its cathodes are typographically designed, shaped for legibility. Unlike modern displays, nixies 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 clock displays time in HH:MM format on single large Z566M nixie tube. Time is displayed one digit after the other i. Time 12:34 is showed by displaying digits 1, 2, 3, 4. Tens and unities of hours and minutes are pointed by orange indicators. Connection of vintage nixie display with modern electronics constitutes this original and intriguing timepiece.
Tube is new and comes from old stock (so called NOS). Red coating has been removed for better LED backlight visibility. Offered clock is assembled with the use of new, high quality parts and tested. Clocks case is made from wood.
Stained to alder color painted with transparent lacquer for semi glossy finish and laser cut and engraved black acrylic top plate. Case can be stained to other colors shown below. Clock is shining with warm orange glow which brings to mind former advertisements neon signs. As a decoration nixie clock brings warm, charming mood and will give classy vintage look to your room.
Selectable 24 or 12 hours time format. Alarm (automatically turns off after 1min). Uses accurate DS3231 Real Time Clock module with battery backup. Simple time, alarm and menu setting using only two buttons.Optional automatic brightness adjust (by ambient light sensor). Optional timed blanking of tubes, backlight and indicators (from 00 to 06). Optional crossfade effect (digits morph from old to new). Auto increase of adjusted value after holding button for 1s (for quick setting). Seconds can be reset to zero to precisely set the time. 6 brightness levels of tube, backlight and indicators (0-display is off, 1-5).
Optional tubes LED backlight (can be turned On/Off). One button for switching LED backlight On/Off.
Settings are stored in nonvolatile EEPROM memory. Movie demonstrating clock's operation.Nixie Clock with single large Z566M tube CHRONIX. Video will open in a new window. Clock dimensions: 80x80x90mm (3.15x3.15x3.55in).
Tube type: Z566M with red coating removed, tubes is new. Nixie tube life expectancy: averages up to 200 000h (22 years) and more (tube is installed in socket and can be easily replaced if needed). Digits height: 30mm / 1.18in (due to nixie's high contrast digits are easily readable even from far distance).
Clock is not dependent on mains voltage or frequency which means it will work in any country. Output voltage: 9V DC (regulated/precise output voltage) - input voltage: 110-230V AC (depending on your location) - minimal output current: 500mA to 1000mA - power plug: US, EU, UK, AU (depending on your location) - end plug: barrel plug 5.5mm/2.1mm (+ inside, - outside). Please visit our other listings with nixie clocks. The item "Nixie Clock with large Z566M tube & alder case & alarm & blue led IN-18 ZM1040" is in sale since Monday, August 2, 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.