Unique vintage, retro style nixie clock. With alarm, blue LED backlight and remote control. CNC MACHINED FROSTED ACRYLIC CASE.Nixie clock shows time in HH:MM format on 4 Z560M vintage nixie tubes. These are beautiful, highest quality, made in Germany nixie tubes with nicely shaped numerals and proper "5" digit. Tubes come from new old stock, which guarantees their long operation. Clock case is made from CNC machined acrylic. Each clock is carefully assembled by hand from high quality parts.
What distinguishes this nixie clock. There are many cheaper, mass produced clocks. But most of them lack of distinctiveness.Connection of vintage nixie displays with modern electronics constitutes this original and unique time piece which brings back the memories of old neon signs and Cold War era. Nixie tubes are no longer produced which makes this vintage clock unique and rare item. Unlike modern LED or LCD displays, nixie tubes have this unique, mysterious orange glow. It's pretty mesmerizing to watch digits changing from one to another. As the time goes by.
Besides timekeeping function, nixie clock could be. That will bring nice warm, vintage look to any interior. This unique nixie clock can also be a great gift for any steampunk or retro enthusiast. Nixie tubes are Cold War era vintage displays that were produced in former Soviet Union. Nixie tubes were the very first fully electrical numeric displays developed in mid 50's.
Nixie displays utilize phenomenon of glow discharge of neon gas surrounding numerical like shaped cathodes. During Cold War era nixie tubes were commonly used in first computers and measuring devices. In late 80's nixie tubes were supplanted by more modern LED, VFD and LCD displays.
In post Soviet Union states nixie tubes were still being produced till late 90's. New old stock nixie tubes (NOS) can be still found in old military surplus warehouses. Nowadays nixie tubes are once again revived in unique retro style clocks which bring memories of Cold War era.
Because of this nixie clocks are becoming increasingly popular among steampunk, retro, vintage items enthusiasts. 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 1s (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: 6.3x2.95x3.15in (160x75x80mm). Tubes type: Z560M, tubes are new, never used (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: 0.7in / 18mm (owing high contrast digits are easily readable even from far distance). Clock style: vintage, retro, steampunk. Case color: transparent acrylic (plexiglass). LED back light color: blue. 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). Clock is not dependent on mains voltage or frequency which means it will work all over the world. Please visit our other listings with nixie clocks.