Your question: How do you set a nixie tube clock?

Why are Nixie tube clocks so expensive?

Clocks and watches are so expensive not only because of the tubes but also because of the high voltage supply. Nixie clocks require extremely efficient components, and you have to pay for them, as well.

How much voltage does a Nixie tube need?

Nixie tubes require high voltages (>170 volts) to illuminate. A single anode is connected to a high voltage source via a dropping resistor and cathodes shaped like numbers are grounded to make them illuminate. Drivers, then, must be capable of withstanding the driving voltage.

Are Nixie tubes AC or DC?

The overall circuit is powered through an off-the-shelf low-voltage AC-to-DC adapter. This version will use the IN-12A Nixie Tube design.

Do Nixie tube clocks use a lot of electricity?

Although the voltage is high, the amount of current flowing is very small, so the clocks do not use much power. They only consume about 3 to 4 Watts of power, and consequently generate almost no heat. The tubes are not hot or even warm to the touch.

Are Nixie tube clocks safe?

Yes, it is safe to power nixie tubes all the time, the power consumption is below 1W per tube, they stay at room temperature. Our clocks are powered from power adaptor which is able to deliver only 24W, in case of short-circuit of any kind in the clock/tube, the power adaptor cuts off the power.

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What does Nixie stand for?

noun. a letter or parcel that is undeliverable by the post office because of a faulty or illegible address.