IV-18 VFD clock

IV-18 VFD clock

Availability: In stock

Very unique, compact and well designed, it displays: Time, two Alarm Sets, Date. An optimally slim design allows to you to use this clock as wall clock, as well as desktop clock at home and/or small office environment. It has a simple control panel with only 2 buttons. Like any of our clocks, the internal buzzer will generate the alarm even if the main power is off.  Hurry while they last, buy it now!



Key features:  
  • Unique and new VFD Clock on the market !
  • Fully assembled and tested VFD Clock
  • Eight 9mm high digits (IV-18 VFD Tubes)
  • Displays Time , Date and 2 Alarm clock sets
  • New feature - Scrolling Date and Time Mode
  • Accurate & calibrated time clock source from internal crystal
  • Integrated 2 Alarm Clocks
  • Easy control with only 2 buttons
  • Uses standard 9V or 12V wall plug Power Supply
  • Precision Seconds setup
  • Internal buzzer for Alarm1 and Alarm2
  • Separate Alarm1 and Alarm2 trigger outputs
  • High efficiency integrated on board DC-DC converter

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 HH MM, 1 indicates Alarm1 , where HH is Hours (00-12 or 00-23), MM is Minutes (00-59)
Alarm2 in format HH MM, 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 : DD.MM.YY
where DD is for Day (1-31), MM is for Month(1-12), YY is for Year (00-99)

Setup Mode: Setup mode is for changing configurable parameters, allowing to:
set current time,
set Alarm1 and 2  times, switch them on/off;  
set  Date,
choose  12 or 24 Time Display mode.

Easy control with only 2 buttons

Newly designed IV-18 VFD Tube Clock for your attention !
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  • Optimal compact design to use in your PC, at home or small office environment
  • Reliable, simple to connect and easy to use Clock!
  • High efficiency and low power consumption for energy saving
  • Use it as a Clock on you table or wall or as Alarm Clock to wake you up
  • Convenient Time and Date display reading
  • External alarm outputs give you chance to control a wide range external devices ( power control circuit is required)
  • Easy control with only 2 buttons ( no remote control is required)
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  • IV-18 VFD Clock, Big, middle and tiny Nixie Clocks, Nixie Power Supply Module, Nixie Tubes, other items & components are for sale
Specification & recommendation
  • It's fully assembled working VFD Clock, 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.ge.
  • Clock works from 7.5 to 15V DC, but 9v or 12V supply is recommended choice
  • Power consumption: 1.1W (125mA@9V) from wall plug power supply (all digits to display)
  • 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.
  • Digit height - 10 mm.
  • PCB board size - 20x120mm
  • IV18 VFD clock, including IV-18 display tube and button tips - 38(28)x24x120mm
Latest SW and Documentation
  • The latest User Manual is available to download. Please click here.
  • Please download Connection and Layout Diagram here
  • Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding this VFD 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 IN-18 Big Nixie Clock. It will be 6 digits clock on IN-18 Russian Nixie Tubes.
  • 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, You will get
  • Fully assembled working VFD Clock. No power supply is included. Power Supply is available at extra £4-95 GBP for UK Customers only.
  • 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.
  • 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.

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