8 digits Nixie Clock/Counter. Your Nixie display or WEB counter!

Key features:

  • Unique 8 digits Nixie Clock/Counter on the market !
  • Fully assembled and tested Nixie Clock
  • Eight 18mm high digits (IN-12 Russian Nixie Tubes)
  • Displays Time, 2 Alarm clock sets, Date and 8 digits Data
  • Accepts digits and several commands ASCII codes
  • Accurate & calibrated time clock source from internal crystal
  • Integrated 2 Alarm Clocks
  • Easy control with only 2 buttons or via serial interface
  • Uses standard 9V wall plug Power Supply
  • Internal backup battery for power failure protection
  • Will generate alarm buzz even main power is off !!!
  • Precision Seconds setup
  • Internal buzzer for Alarm1 and Alarm2
  • Separate Alarm1 and Alarm2 trigger outputs
  • High efficiency integrated on board DC-DC converter
  • RS232 connection to display data from PC or other device with serial interface
Functions:

2 Main Modes: Display Mode and Setup mode

Display mode:
In the display Mode Clock indicates the following information:

Time in format HH MM SS ,
where HH are Hours (00-12 or 00-23),
MM is Minutes (00-59), SS is for Seconds (00-59)
Alarm1 in format HHMM 1, 1 indicates Alarm1 ,
where HH is Hours (00-12 or 00-23), MM is Minutes (00-59)
Alarm2 in format HHMM 2, 2 indicates Alarm2 ,
where HH is for Hours (00-12 or 00-23),
MM is for Minutes (00-59), SS is for Seconds (00-59)
Date in format : DDMMYY
where DD is for Day (1-31),
MM is for Month(1-12), YY is for Year (00-99)
Data in format : NNNNNNNN
where N is Decimal Digit (0-9)

Setup Mode
:
Setup mode is for changing configurable parameters, allowing:

Set current Time
Set Alarm1 time, switch it on/off
Set Alarm2 time, switch it on/off
Set Date
Set 12 or 24 Time Display mode

Time Mode: Hours, Minutes and Seconds

Alarm1 Mode. Hours and Minutes

Alarm2 Mode. Hours and Minutes

Date Mode

Newly designed IN-12 Nixie Tube Clock/Counter for your attention !

  • Newly designed EIGHT digits Nixie tube Clock/Counter - just arrived on the market !
  • Based on IN-12 stylish and reliable Nixie tube, made in USSR.
  • Optimal compact, thin design allows to use this clock as wall clock, as well as desktop clock at home or small office environment
  • Reliable, simple to connect and easy to use Clock/Counter!
  • High efficiency and low power consumption for energy saving
  • Use it as a Clock on your table or as WEB Counter for your WEB server. Connect it to PC to display an extra info like CPU/HDD usage and etc.
  • Convenient Time and Date display reading
  • External alarm outputs give you chance to control a wide range external devices ( power control circuit is required)
  • RS232 connection allows to display your data from PC or other device, which has serial interface connection. Proper Serial interface or standard TTL levels could be used for interconnection.
  • Easy control with only 2 buttons ( no remote control is required)
  • Over current and mixed polarity protection.
  • Leap Year automatic date calculation
  • Even tube reliability is high, it's very easy to replace it (no soldering is required)
  • Backup battery is replaceable too.
Specification & recommendation

  • It's fully assembled working 8 digits IN-12 Russian Nixie tube Clock/Counter, giving you chance to concentrate your efforts on the case design!
    Please send me your complete Clock picture, as I am going to create picture gallery on my WEB page.
  • Clock/Counter works from 8 to 14V DC, but 9V DC supply is highly recommended.
  • Power consumption:
    2.16W (240mA@9V) from wall plug power supply (all digits to display)
    2.3mW (0.75mA@3V) from backup battery ( 3V CR2032).
  • To keep power consumption at low level, do not connect load <100KOhm to the external alarm contact.
  • Internal buzzer generates simple one tone and pause sound in Alarm1 or Alarm2 events. It will last for 1 minute, but could be shut off by pressing the button.
  • External alarm contacts set logical "1" in the alarm event and gives you extra feature allowing to connect quality sound melody generator or any external modules via appropriate converter or power control circuit (not included in this sale)
  • Frequency Test Mode can be activated to easily check and adjust clock frequency. In this mode Clock does not display or keep time and date, for 3 seconds it displays 200000, which means 200KHz, than display switches off and frequency check signal is activated on the dedicated output pin. Use it to check it, if you have calibrated precision frequency meter or use this signal for your calibration purposes.
  • 1 year full warranty.
Dimensions

  • Digit height - 18mm
  • PCB board size - 40x175mm
  • IN-12 Nixie clock/counter, including IN-12 tubes and button tips - 175x40x60mm
Latest Documentation
Communication

  • Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding this Clock. I'll do my best to respond to you within 12 hours.
  • Your design or new function suggestions, improvement are very welcome and will be considered ASAP.
Notice & warning

  • This clock is designed for inside use only. Do not use this Clock outdoor under any circumstances.
  • Some internal components are under High Voltage, before handling or maintenance work, be sure that it's switched off.
  • I do not accept any liability may cause during improper or careless use of this Clock.
  • Due to high voltage on the board, do not use this clock in bathroom, under rain or in the wet and/or dusty conditions.
  • Due to constant improvement, your clock could be slightly different from the described above or shown on the pictures, but technical parameters and functionality will be the same or better than stated above.
For your information

  • Please look at my other items, which I developed for you!
  • Please add my WEB site to your favourites list, as more items will come soon.
  • Next product in my Clock line is ...
  • Digital electronics design is my speciality. Please feel free to contact me if you have an idea you want to discuss or
    if you need to develop electronic device.
When you buy it, following items are included/excluded from this sale:

  • Fully assembled working IN-12 EIGHT Digits Nixie Clock.
    To make Clock functional, extra item is Power Adapter only needed.
    No power supply is included in this sale.

    Power Supply is available at extra £5-00 GBP for UK, Europe or USA Customers only.
  • PC or RS232 serial connection cable shown on the pictures below are NOT included in this sale.
  • Internal synch clock will be calibrated to get the best time accuracy.
  • User Manual with detail description how to control your Nixie Clock
  • 1 Year full warranty.
P&P

  • First Class Signed For Royal Mail delivery. Just small extra delivery charge to post it to Europe or to the USA, Canada.
  • Your Clock will be fully tested, calibrated and well packed before I dispatched to you.
  • I'll dispatch your Clock on the next working day after I receive your payment.
Picture gallery

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23 hours 58 minutes and 39 sec Alarm 1 set to 06 hours 31 min. Alarm 2 set to 08 hours 00 min. Date 7th Of April 2008
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