CHRONIX


Unique retro style nixie tubes clock

with blue LED backlight and alarm

BLACK MAT CASE



Nixie tubes once very popular were superseded by modern LCD and LED display and are no longer produced.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 bring attention and interest.

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Direct price including international standard shipping is $225

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ITEM DESCRIPTION:

 

Nixie tube clock displays time in HH:MM:SS format on 6 IN-12 nixie displays.

Connection of nixie displays with cutting edge electronics constitutes this original and intriguing timepiece. 

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 with transparent acrylic enclosure.



CLOCK FEATURES:

  • Hours, Minutes and Seconds display
  • Uses precise quartz oscillator as a time base (ensures high accuracy)
  • Software time correction enables adjusting clock's accuracy (±9,9s/day with 0,1s resolution)
  • Built-in accumulator ensures current time backup during power interrupts (lasts up to 24h)
  • Settings are stored in nonvolatile EEPROM memory
  • 24 or 12 hours time displaying format
  • Selectable 2 modes of left tube's dot (glowing dot indicates PM time or alarm set)
  • Simple time, alarm and menu setting using only three buttons
  • Alarm
  • Optional leading zero blanking
  • Auto increase of adjusted value after holding button for 2s (enables quick 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
  • Optional blinking of neon colons at 1 Hz (blinking can be switched on/off)
  • Selectable 4 level tubes brightness
  • Selectable blue LED backlight following tubes brightness
  • One button for switching LED backlight on/off
  • Programmable timed tubes dimming or blanking mode
    (tubes may be dimmed or blanked during night for extending their life expectancy)
  • Programmable tubes exercising routines
    (tubes exercising prevents
    cathode poisoning and extends nixie tubes life expectancy)
    3 exercising routines to choose (cycling, cycling with scrolling or slot machine)

    activated every 0, 1, 10, 60min or 24h



    TECHNICAL SPECIFICATION:

Clock condition: new

Clock dimensions:  240x80x80mm (9.5x3.15x3.15in)

            Tubes type:  IN-12, tubes are new, never used (so called NOS)

            Nixie tubes life expectancy: averages up to 200 000h (22 years) and more

Digits height:  18mm / 0.7in (owing high contrast digits are easily readable even from far distance)

Case color: black mat


Clock requires 9V DC power supply

Power consumption averages 3W 


Power adapter with EU plug (and US/UK plug adapter depending on buyer location) is included.

Clock is not dependent on mains voltage or frequency which means it will work in any country.

Power consumption averages 3W 


Power supply requirements:

- 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)





PAYMENT AND SHIPPING:

Payment: PayPal payment accepted only.

Shipping address: Due to paypal's seller protection policy we send only to the address provided during checkout.

Shipping time: This item will be sent by registered priority airmail with tracking
within 5 business days since receiving cleared payment.

Tracking number: Tracking number will be updated to your paypal order within one business day after shipping. ___________________________________________________________________________

You can track your package here (copy tracking number from your paypal order)

www.trackitonline.org
www.17track.net
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You can download user manual for the clock here:

user manual

Estimated delivery time: usually 5-10 days since shipment to Europe and 1-2 weeks since shipment to USA, Canada, Australia and other countries.

Please keep in mind that delivery sometimes may take up to 4 weeks since shipment
due to post delays or customs clearance.  

Any import tax or customs charges should be paid by the buyer.