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 Nixie tubes once very popular were superseded by modern LCD and LED display and are no longer produced.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 format on 4 Z560M nixie displays. These are beautiful, highest quality, produced in Germany nixie tubes with nicely shaped numerals and proper "5" digit. 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 green metallic 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.
Selectable 24 or 12 hours time format. Uses DS3231MZ precise RTC chip (timing error is less than +/-5s a month).
Software time correction enables further adjustment of clock's accuracy. Simple time, alarm and menu setting using only three buttons or remote control. Optional date displaying every 1 min or after pressing a button on remote.
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 1F supercap ensures current time backup during power interrupts. Settings are stored in nonvolatile EEPROM memory (clock keeps settings after power outages). Clock dimensions: 170x80x80mm (6.7x3.15x3.15in). Tubes type: Z560M, 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).Digits height: 15.5mm / 0.61in (due to nixie's 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.