Nixie clock IN-14

Nixie clock with IN-14 tubes

About Nixie clock IN-14

In this clock, IN-14 nixie tubes are used to make a 6 digit display that displays time and date. The peculiarity of nixie tubes is its magic and very organic glow that cannot be replaced by any other types of modern displays. Nixie tube has 10 different electrodes (also called cathodes) inside the tube, each cathode represents a decimal  digit: 0, 1, 2 … 9. These are formed with thin wires. There is also 11th electrode (called anode) inside the tube. The tube is filled with a neon gas. Now, if around 150 volts are applied between anode and one of cathodes, the cathode starts to illuminate orange light. For example, if cathode has a shape of „5“ the orange light appears around „5“ wire.

The housing of the clock is made of a metal cover (available in 5 colors) and wooden plates. Wooden plates are stained with different stains and varnished afterwards. The customer can make the desirable combination when combining different colors of metal cover and wooden plates.

Every wooden case is a unique original and has it’s own number. That’s why the customer gets exactly the wooden case he/she choses from the photos.

How to order:

  • Chose your wooden case
  • Chose the color of metal case

Technical parameters

  • RTC (real time clock) time accuracy @ -40 to +85°C: ±6 ppm
  • Maximum voltage of the internal DC-DC converter for nixie anodes: 200 VDC
  • Power consumption (max.): typ. 210 mA @ 12 VDC = 2,5 W
  • Outer dimensions: 100 (height) x 67 (depth) x 217 (width)
  • Weight: approx. 480…520 g (depends on material of wooden plates)
  • Digit height: 18 mm

Functional features

  • Automatic date showing (default enabled – shows every minute last 3 seconds)
  • Programmable automatic display switch off. Up to 6 different intervals are available which can be assigned to individual days of week (default off)
  • Digits over count animation (default on)
  • 12h / 24h hours modes (default 24h)
  • Lead zero blanking (default off)
  • Broken nixie tube detection & immediate switch off of the internal DC-DC converter for nixie anodes. This makes the clock operation safe, even if the tubes‘ glass envelopes get broken

Manual (pdf file): manual_IN-14-clock

Price: 240€ (net price)


Ready assemblies:

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Cherry tree stain on beech wooden case & Lichtenberg’s figures No. 1. Assembly example. Available for sale

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Red wooden case No. 1. Assembly example. Available for sale


Wooden cases

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Oak wooden case No. 1, natural color. Available for sale

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Cherry tree stain on oak wooden case No. 3. Available for sale

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Mahagoni stain on oak wooden case No. 04. Available for sale

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Light cherry tree stain on oak wooden case No. 10. Top plate has a 3 mm deep milling. Suitable for making a mosaic (see wooden case No. 22 below). Available for sale

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Red stain on oak wooden case No. 11. Available for sale

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Oak wooden case No. 12, natural color. Top plate has a 3 mm deep milling. Suitable for making a mosaic (see wooden case No. 22 below). Available for sale

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Oak wooden case No. 13, natural color. Available for sale

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Light cherry tree stain on beech wooden case No. 19. Top plate has a 3 mm deep milling. Suitable for making a mosaic (see wooden case No. 22 below). Available for sale

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Cherry tree stain on beech wooden case No. 21. Top plate has a 3 mm deep millings that create a dog paw. Millings should be filled with an epoxy resin in any desirable color (see wooden case No. 30 below). Available for sale

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Beech wooden case No. 22. Top plate has a 3 mm deep milling in which white-brown mosaic stones are placed. The space between stones  should be filled with an epoxy resin in any desirable color. Available for sale

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Green stain on beech wooden case & Lichtenberg’s figures No. 29. Available for sale

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Mahagoni stain on beech wooden case No. 30. Top plate has a 3 mm deep millings that create a dog paw. Millings are filled with a black epoxy resin. Available for sale

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Beech wooden case No. 33, natural color. Top plate has a 3 mm deep millings that create a dog paw. Millings should be filled with an epoxy resin in any desirable color (see wooden case No. 30). Available for sale