Nixie tubes once very popular were superseded by modern LCD and LED display and are no longer produced.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 tube clock displays time in HH:MM:SS format on 6 Z573M nixie displays. Connection of nixie displays with modern electronics constitutes this original and intriguing timepiece. Tubes are brand new and comes from old stock (so called NOS). Tubes have removed red filter for better backlight visibility.
Tubes are installed in individual PCB boards with sockets for easy removal. Offered clock is assembled with the use of new, high quality parts and tested.
Clocks case is made from laser cut black acrylic. 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. Hours, Minutes and Seconds display. R G B backlight with 99 colors available (can be turned on/off).
Automatic change of backlight color (can be turned on/off). Selectable 24 or 12 hours time format. DS3231 RTC module with battery backup ensures high accuracy.
Software time correction maximum time deviation without calibration is. Simple time, date and menu setting using only two buttons.
Optional date displaying every 1 min. Optional crossfade effect (digits morph from old to new). 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. 6 brightness levels of tubes & backlight. 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. Settings are stored in nonvolatile EEPROM memory (clock keeps settings during power outages). Movie demonstrating clock's operation.
Nixie clock with 6 Z573M tubes and black acrylic case CHRONIX. Video will open in a new window. Clock dimensions: 190x80x70mm (7.5x3.15x2.75in).
Tubes type: Z573M with red filter removed, tubes are new (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).
13mm / 0.51in (owing 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.You may download user manual for the clock here. The item "Nixie Clock with 6 Z573M tubes RGB backlight black acrylic case retro steampunk" is in sale since Sunday, January 31, 2021. This item is in the category "Consumer Electronics\Vintage Electronics\Vintage Audio & Video\Vintage Parts & Accessories\Vintage Tubes & Tube Sockets". The seller is "numitronix" and is located in Gliwice. This item can be shipped worldwide.