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4 Digit, Red Filtered, Z57xM Nixie Tube Clock Kit Z57xM4D - All Spectrum Electronics
4 Digit, Red Filtered, Z57xM Nixie Tube Clock Kit *NO LONGER AVAILABLE / DISCONTINUED*
Model # Z57xM4D
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This easy to build clock kit features the side view Z573M/Z574M Nixie tube. Digits are 13mm high, and the tubes are factory coated with a beautiful red contrast filter to enhance the sharpness of the display.
The tubes are directly driven using high voltage driver ICs. This ensures solid, flicker-free operation. The high voltage needed to run the tubes is generated on board, using an efficient DC to DC converter, there are no line voltages to handle.
The heart of the clock is a pre-programmed Micro-Controller, driven by a watch crystal and backed up by a high power capacitor, it can withstand power outages of 16 hours without losing time.
Features include a digit cycling option, which is used to cycle digits in various patterns. The cycling feature can be configured to run at midnight, every hour, or every minute. The cycling that runs every minute is much like a slot machine, and can be configured to cycle either random numbers or incrementally. The digits can also be setup to stop cycling in 4 different configurations: left to right, right to left, all at once or randomly. Not only does this option make for an interesting display, ecpecially because of the 3D nature of the tube, but it also helps to prevent cathode poisoning.
A seperate cathode poisoning prevention feature is also offered. This option will cycle the least used digits of the clock for a certain amount of time to help prevent poisoning.
In addition to being able to dim the tubes from 10 to 100%, the user also has the option of timed dimming. This feature can be used to dim or completly turn off tubes for a duration of time every day. This is useful in case the brightness of the display at night time is bothersom and also helps preserve tube life.
The kit includes everything required to assemble the clock. 4 Z573M/Z574M nixie tubes, high voltage driver ICs, microcontroller, DC adapter (110v), etc. User supplies their own custom case to complete the project. A detailed assembly and owners manual, complete with schematic and mounting dimensions, is included. Board size is 3.8" wide x 2.5" high.
- Z573M/Z574M, 13mm digit height Nixie tubes.
- Directly Driven, solid, flicker-free operation.
- Efficient DC-DC converter, no line voltages to handle.
- Pre-programmed micro-controller.
- User selectable 12/24 hour mode.
- Brightness controls in 10 steps, 10-100%.
- Timed dimming of tubes, can be used to dim or turn off tubes at night.
- Crystal controlled, with user adjustable software correction.
- Powered by a DC source, can be used worldwide (with appropriate DC adapter).
- High quality, double sided, silkscreened and soldermasked PCB with plated-through holes.
- Capacitor time backup of 16 hours, no backup batteries to replace.
- User selectable digit cycling with many different display modes, prevents cathode poisoning of unused digits.
- User selectable cathode poisoning prevention, used to preserve operation of unused digits.
Clock includes a 110v input, 9v DC output 500ma, AC adapter. This can be ommited if desired.
Note: Kit contains 6 surface mount components.
!!!! WARNING !!!!
This kit generates high voltage. High voltage can cause serious injury or death. Assembly should only be attempted by competent persons familiar with electronics and high voltage safety. Safe assembly and operation of this kit is the users responsibility. In no event shall Neonixie be held liable to you or any third parties for any special, punitive, incidental, indirect, consequential, or any other damages resulting from the assembly or use of this kit. The assembled unit should be properly encased to prevent contact with high voltages.
Neonixie warranties the components in this kit to be free from defects for a period of 90 days from the date of purchase. Defective components will be replaced at our cost. If you suspect a component to be defective, please contact us for troubleshooting assistance and/or return instructions. Please do not return the whole kit. Kit cannot be refunded once assembly has begun. Cathode poisoning of unused digits is not a defect in the tube and is not covered under warranty. Please utilize the cathode poisoning prevention feature if you wish to maintain proper operation of unsed digits.
Ron E.'s Clock Kit, mounted in a baseball card case!
Our kit with IN-12 Nixies and LED backlights! Built by John Lazzaro.
Current Reviews: 8
This product was added to our catalog on Thursday 03 March, 2005.
*NO LONGER AVAILABLE / DISCONTINUED*
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