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NIXIE Clocks

Nixie tubes once very popular weresuperseded 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’seach 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 bring attention and interest.

CLOCK FEATURES:·

Hours, Minutes and Seconds display

Uses a Crystal Oscillator as a timebase (ensures good time accuracy)

Software time correction for adjusting time accuracy (±9,9s/day with 0,1s resolution)

Built-in accumulator ensuring time backup during power interruptions (lasts up to 24h)

Settings stored in nonvolatile memory

24 or 12 hours time displaying format

selectable 2 modes of left tube's dot (glowing indicates PM time or alarm set)

Simple time, alarm and menu setting using only three buttons

Programmable alarm

Programmable leading zero blanking

Auto increase of adjusting value for quick time setting

Maintains time during setup mode (useful when changing between Standard Time and Daylight Savings Time)

Seconds can be reset to zero to precisely set the time

Neon colon indicators blinking at 1 Hz (blinking can be switched on/off)

Selectable 4 level tubes brightness

Programmable blue LED backlight following tubes brightness

Timed dimming or blanking mode (tubes could be dimmed or blanked during night for longer life expectancy)

One button LED backlight on/off

3 tubes cycling routines to choose (cycling, cycling with scrolling or slot machine) every 0, 1, 10, 60min or midnight (extends tube life by preventing cathode poisoning)