Ramsey 2013 Catalog - page 9

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PLUG-IN TUBES!
We're not new to Nixie tube clocks and devices. We also assume a lot of you aren't
either. Nixie tubes are solder-in components. There are no rigid pins like a
vacuum tube to plug in, there are 13 flexible wires to solder in! When
building your kit, that part isn't overly difficult. However, when a tube
needs to be replaced, it can be quite the challenge. After all, the solder-in
tube is indeed… soldered in!
Even with the best desoldering tools and skill, you still have to take the clock apart, and risk damaging
the PC board during the removal procedure or breaking a tube during the replacement procedure. We
made it easy with the Quick Change Tube sockets. Your IN-14 or IN-8-2 tubes get soldered to small
daughter board and socket assembly that plug directly into your main clock board. Need to replace a
tube? Just pull it out, and plug in another one! Need to swap out your IN-14's with IN-8'2's? Just pull
them out, and plug them in! It's that easy.
THE CLOCKS
Both clocks perfectly mesh today's technology with the Nixie era technology of the 60's. The brain of
the clock is the MicroChip PIC16F19XX PIC series micro-controller which controls all functions of the
clock. The Nixie tube display is driven with a Supertex HV5812 high voltage driver. From there, either
your quick change IN-14 or IN-8-2 Nixies are used. But it only starts there.
Of course, features you’d expect with a typical clock are all supported with the Nixie clock... and a
whole lot more! Time wise, the clocks are designed around a quartz crystal timebase, therefore are not
AC power frequency dependent like a lot of clocks. This means they can be used in any country regard-
less of power frequency, with the included 12VDC regulated power supply. The clocks are also pro-
grammable for 12 or 24 hour mode, various AM/PM indications, programmable leading zero blanking,
and include a programmable alarm with snooze. Unlike most Nixie clocks, the clocks also display the
date in DD.MM.YY, MM.DD.YY, or YY.MM.DD format, which can be programmed to display for a few sec-
onds at the end of each minute either as a static display, or by a neat scrolling in/out from alternating
sides of the display.
Display wise, the clocks feature a programmable night mode with dim or blank display, a programma-
ble master blank tube saver, hard or soft fade digit change, and even have a built-in “Slot Machine”
cathode poisoning prevention routine. All of these features are the same whether you choose IN-14 or
IN-8-2 Nixie Tube models.
Programming and setting the
clock is a breeze with simple 2-
button entries on the rear panel.
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LED ILLUMINATION
We have jumped the technological time line by adding the latest multi-
colored LEDs to the base of the Nixie tubes to provide up to 729 illu-
mination colors to highlight the glass tubes! The LED lighting can be
programmed to any color and brightness combination of the colors
red, green, or blue to suite your mood or environment.
You can then program the LED lighting colors and intensities to be continuously on, off, change with
each hour or range of hours, auto color cycling, and other combinations! The lighting provides a distinc-
tive subtle highlight with the teak/maple base, a reflective ambiance with the polished aluminum base,
and an all-out blazing color display with the see-through acrylic case!
GPS EXTERNAL TIME BASE REFERENCE
Yes, you read that correctly... a vintage Nixie clock with GPS time base syn-
chronization! The clock is already around a quartz crystal controlled time-
base for high accuracy and zero dependency on incoming power line fre-
quency. This time we leaped over the technological time line by integrating an optional GPS time base reference for the ultimate in clock
accuracy!
By plugging in the optional GPS receiver module, the clock will receive GPS time using NMEA-0183 protocol. The small GPS receiver module is factory assembled
and tested, and plugs directly into the back of the clock with its attached 10’ cable. Needless to say, the receiver module needs to “see” the GPS satellites and
therefore needs to be located near an outside window or outside.
SEE IT IN ACTION!
If you want to see these clocks in action, visit
. You will see that warm golden glow of digital numbers changing before your eyes!
THE ULTIMATE CONVERSATION PIECE!
Show your nostalgic fondness for yesterday's technology with a Nixie tube clock. It is rather ironic that in their heyday the use of Nixies was considered too expensive for consumer
products like clocks, and here we are today! The unmistakable soft orange glow and the remarkable display features in your choice of custom bases! Then there's the discussion of
Russian tubes made during the cold war, with an upside down "2" as a "5", GPS timebase reference in a vintage clock, and programmable color LED lighting... it just doesn't get any
better than that! Get on the retro bandwagon with your very own Nixie classic clock!
(All my family members went nuts, and had to have one! On my dime, of course!)
FEATURES & SPECIFICATIONS
Tube Type:
-IN-14 or IN-8-2 with quick change socket
-Digit height: .7”
-Tube diameter: .75”
-Tube height: 2”
Display:
-Displays time in hours, minutes, seconds
-12 or 24 hour mode
Display Modes:
-3 display modes: hard, soft, soft with scrollback
Time Base:
-Quartz crystal controlled
-Plug-in optional GPS external time base reference
Programmable Features:
-Programmable 12 or 24 hour mode
-Programmable date DD.MM.YY, MM.DD.YY, or
YY.MM.DD
-Programmable date display each minute
-Programmable standard date display or scrolling
date display
-Programmable leading zero blanking
-Programmable night mode, blank or dim
-Programmable master blank tube saver
-Programmable neon colon indicators including
individual on/off, flashing AM/PM, steady AM/PM
-Dedicated DST switch
Alarm:
Alarm with programmable snooze
Nixie Tube Mood Lighting:
-RGB 729 color lighting at each Nixie tube base,
programmable on/off, by time, or auto color
changing
Second Reset:
-Seconds can be reset to 00 for precise setting
Memory:
-Supercapacitor backup to maintain time during
short power outages
Time/Date Setting:
-Simple two button setting
Tube Protection:
-Built-in “Slot Machine” cathode poisoning preven-
tion routine
Base Material:
-Solid Teak and Maple hardwood, handmade and
hand rubbed to a fine satin finish
-Solid milled alluminum, hand polished to a fine
mirror finish
-Clear acrylic plastic, completely see-through to
view all interior componts and illumination LEDs
Power:
-12VDC, 500mA, 2.1mm plug, center positive
(AC121 90-264VAC 12VDC 1A green level-V effi-
ciency regulated power supply included)
Dimensions:
-Teak Maple: 4” x 9.5” x 3.5”, 1.1 lbs
-Polished Aluminum: 3.1” x 8.5” x 3.25”, 1.4 lbs
-Clear Acrylic: 3.2” x 7.3” x 3”, 0.6 lbs
IN14TM2
Nixie Tube Clock, IN-14 Tubes, Teak Maple Hardwood Base, Kit
$299.95
IN14TM2WT
Nixie Tube Clock, IN-14 Tubes, Teak Maple Hardwood Base, Factory Assembled & Tested
$359.95
IN14AL2
Nixie Tube Clock, IN-14 Tubes, Polished Aluminum Base, Kit
$309.95
IN14AL2WT
Nixie Tube Clock, IN-14 Tubes, Polished Aluminum Base, Factory Assembled & Tested
$369.95
IN14PC2
Nixie Tube Clock, IN-14 Tubes, See-Through Acrylic Base, Kit
$279.95
IN14PC2WT
Nixie Tube Clock, IN-14 Tubes, See-Through Acrylic Base, Factory Assembled & Tested
$339.95
IN82TM2
Nixie Tube Clock, IN-8-2 Tubes, Teak Maple Hardwood Base, Kit
$329.95
IN82TM2WT
Nixie Tube Clock, IN-8-2 Tubes, Teak Maple Hardwood Base, Factory Assembled & Tested
$389.95
IN82AL2
Nixie Tube Clock, IN-8-2 Tubes, Polished Aluminum Base, Kit
$339.95
IN82AL2WT
Nixie Tube Clock, IN-8-2 Tubes, Polished Aluminum Base, Factory Assembled & Tested
$399.95
IN82PC2
Nixie Tube Clock, IN-8-2 Tubes, See-Through Acrylic Base, Kit
$299.95
IN82PC2WT
Nixie Tube Clock, IN-8-2 Tubes, See-Through Acrylic Base, Factory Assembled & Tested
$359.95
IN14QC
Spare/Replacement IN-14 Nixie Tube With Quick Change Socket Parts, Kit*
$29.95
IN14QCWT
Spare/Replacement IN-14 Nixie Tube With Quick Change Socket Parts, Assembled & Tested*
$39.95
IN82QC
Spare/Replacement IN-8-2 Nixie Tube With Quick Change Socket Parts, Kit*
$34.95
IN14QCWT
Spare/Replacement IN-8-2 Nixie Tube With Quick Change Socket Parts, Assembled & Tested*
$44.95
INGPS
Optional GPS Timebase Receiver Module, 10’ Cable, Factory Assembled & Tested
$49.95
* Spare Nixie tubes are reserved solely for our loyal clock customers to assure continued availability
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