Unique retro style nixie tube clock. With large Z566M tubes and. Nixie tubes once very popular were superseded by modern LCD and LED display and are no longer produced.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 clock displays time in HH:MM:SS format on 6 large Z566M tube displays. These are highest quality, with nicely shaped numerals (proper 2 and 5 digit), large nixie tubes made in Germany. They are similar in digit size to popular IN-18 soviet nixie tubes.
Connection of old school nixie displays with modern electronics constitutes this orig. 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 black mat painted wood and black acrylic top plate.Acrylic top glossy surface reflects nixie tube digits and highlight their beauty. 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 12 or 24 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). 240x90x90mm (9.45x3.5x3.5in).
Tubes type: Z566M with red filter removed, 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 and may be easily replaced if needed). Digits height: 30mm / 1.2in. Clock requires 12V DC power supply.User manual can be downloaded here. Clock is not dependent on mains voltage or frequency hence it will work in any country. Please visit our other listings with nixie clocks.