IN-18 Nixie Tubes Clock [RGB, USB, Musical] [with Sockets] [Tubes, Columns, Power Supply] [Temp. sensor] [4, 6, 8 TUBES]

Units Sold: 22

 

Project “Divergence Meter”
Nixie Tubes Clock with Columns
Designed for 6/8 IN-18 xUSSR Nixie Tubes with Sockets
IN-18 Tubes are one of the biggest mass-produced Nixie Tubes
Nixie Clocks are one of the most beautiful and popular Vintage Clocks
Clock features Startup Tune, RGB backlight, USB port for updates
Nixie features Sockets and options include Tubes, Columns, Power Supply
Plugable Accessories include compact external Temperature sensor
Nixie Clock is fully compatible with Arduino platform program codes
It allows you to write your own uniqe programs for the Arduino platform
All the latest Source codes are always available on our GitHub channel
PCB, Design, Schematics, Case and Software made by GRA & AFCH

 

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IN-18 Nixie Tubes Clock with Columns and Sockets [4, 6, 8 TUBES]

 

Project “Divergence Meter”
Nixie Tubes Clock with Columns
Designed for 6/8 IN-18 xUSSR Nixie Tubes with Sockets
IN-18 Tubes are one of the biggest mass-produced Nixie Tubes
Nixie Clocks are one of the most beautiful and popular Vintage Clocks
Clock features Startup Tune, RGB backlight, USB port for updates
Nixie features Sockets and options include Tubes, Columns, Power Supply
Plugable Accessories include compact external Temperature sensor
Nixie Clock is fully compatible with Arduino platform program codes
It allows you to write your own uniqe programs for the Arduino platform
All the latest Source codes are always available on our GitHub channel
PCB, Design, Schematics, Case and Software made by GRA & AFCH

 

 

 

 

 

Listing includes:

 

  • Nixie Tubes Clock with Sockets (NCT318+NCM109 Boards)
  • IN-18 Nixie Tubes – 6 pcs Set (optional, choose in selector)
  • Columns with Dots – 2 pcs (optional, choose in selector)
  • Temperature sensor (DS18B20) (optional, external with jack 3.5 mm)
  • Power Supply (12V, 1A) (US, EU, UK, AU) (optional AC plug, choose in selector)
  • User Manual on Vintage style paper

 

Nixie Board features Socket pins for Nixie Tubes

Columns with separating Dots are optional for the Clock

Temperature sensor with jack 3.5 mm is optional for the Clock

Power Supply is optional for the Clock

 

 

 

We offer optional Accessories for Nixie Clocks:

 

 

Dear customers!
If you have ANY questions, PLEASE ASK us.

 

 

Our Benefits:

 

  • All our Nixie Tubes Clocks are using HV513WG chips,
    it provides higher brightness in multiplexing mode in comparison with HV5812 chip and greater reliability compared to legacy K155ID1
  • We offer flexible Tubes Boards platform, that support many Nixie Tubes
    (out Tubes Boards designed for IN-4, IN-8, IN-8-2, IN-12, IN-14, IN-16, IN-17, IN-18 and Z573, Z5660M, ZM1042, Z568M Nixie Tubes)
  • It is easy to build a beautiful Nixie Tubes Clock with our Boards, we also offer Acrylic, Wooden and Stone Cases for our Clocks
  • Fast uploading pf the Firmware via USB to the Control Board
  • All the latest version of the Firmwares to all our Nixie Clocks are always available on our GitHub channel
  • No need for additional drivers, we are using only genuine USB-to-serial converters (FTDI),
    drivers for them are pre-installed in all popular OSes: Windows, MacOS, Linux
  • It is easy to modify the Nixie Clock’s Firmware functions for your tasks due to the open Arduino platform
  • We use High Quality PCBs and Components, also we use Japanese aluminum capacitors only for our Boards (Nichicon, Panasonic)
  • Tubes Board is easy to modify by cutting if you want to build 4 Tubes Clock [HH:MM] from 6 Tubes Clock
  • Our Nixie Boards use Power On Self-Test (POST): LED backlight flashing,Tubes flashing and Start up Tune. Our Boards use,
    Firmware version can be seen at the end of the POST test
  • Our Tubes Boards use Unique detailed Tube test – our soft test checks each Tubes segment on every Tube so it distinguishable to see segments failures
  • We provide competent technical support for all our products

 

 

Software Features:

 

  • Support for many kinds of Nixie Tubes (4 tubes [HH:MM]; 6 tubes [HH:MM:SS] and 8 tubes [HH:MM:SS:UU/Temp]).
  • Date format: 4 tubes [DD:MM]; 6 tubes [DD:MM:YY]; 8 tubes [DD:MM:YYYY]; 12/24 hour mode.
  • Slot Machine (Anti poisoning – tubes saving function. Increases the service life).
  • Unique RGB LED backlight with 16,7 million colors. Your can choose any constant color of backlight LED and memorize it. Or you have option for a cyclic full spectrum color change!
  • Switching on/off LED backlight in the matter of seconds.
  • As alarm sound clock uses standard RTTTL (Nokia format) melodies, so you can easily change it (included songs: Mission Impossible, We Wish You…).
  • Easy updating firmware via USB using Arduino IDE.
  • Software based on Arduino Sketch, so MCU has Arduino bootloader within.
  • Power On Self-Test (POST): LED backlight, tubes and sound. You can check firmware version at the end. Unique detailed tube test – our soft check each segment on every lamp. Distinguishable to see segment failure.

 

 

Hardware Features:

 

  • Special schematic that prevent “blue spot” effect inside IN-18 tubes.
  • Full static displaying mode.
  • No flickering.
  • High brightness and contrast.
  • Integrated High Voltage Power supply 150 – 220V.
  • 3 PWM channels for RGB LEDs 8 bit per channel = 24bit = 16,7 million colors. It can be disabled in the menu (please check the manual).
  • High quality PCB and components. We use Japanese aluminum capacitors only (Nichicon, Panasonic).
  • Test points for testing, adjust and control low and high voltage circuits.
  • Pads for internal buttons and terminals for external buttons.
  • Pads for internal USB connector and terminals for external USB.
  • Terminals for internal and external power connector.
  • 2 dots Column (digits separator) with independent controls for upper and lower dots.
  • Power consumption: 12V, 1000mA (Recommended: 12 VDC, not less than 1A ).
  • NCM109  MCU board size: 100 x 50mm  (world’s smallest dimension).
  • NCT318 Tubes board  size: 264 x 50mm
  • NCT818 Tubes board size: 94 x 50mm

 

 

 

*The MCU board support a variety of tubes, such: ZM1042, Z522M, Z566M, Z5220M, ZM1040, Z5660M, B566M, LC-631; xUSSR’s types: IN-14, IN-18, IN-12, IN-8, IN-7, IN-1, IN-2, IN-4, IN-8, IN-15, IN-16, IN-17. To use these Tubes, you need appropriate PCB for tubes.

Content description (depending of selector)

6xTubes PCBA on IN-18 listing includes:

  • Assembled NCT318 Tubes Board (without tubes) – 1pc. This board support 6pcs of IN-18 tubes and comes with 2 neon lamps IN-3 or 2x glass columns with NE-2H lamps inside.
  • Assembled NCM109 MCU board – 1pc. This is main board with flashed MCU Atmega328 and other electronics parts. It is a multipurpose board that support any Tubes Boards 3xx and 4xx series made by GRA & AFCH.

 

8xTubes PCBA on IN-18 listing includes:

  • Assembled tubes board NCT318 (without tubes) – 1pc. This board support 6pcs of IN-18 tubes and comes with 2 neon lamps IN-3 or 2x glass columns with NE-2H lamps inside.
  • Assembled tubes board NCT818 (without tubes) – 1pc. This board support 2pcs of IN-18 tubes and comes with 2 neon lamps IN-3 or 2x glass columns with NE-2H lamps inside. This board can’t be used as standalone tubes board and can be connected only to NCT318 board.
  • Assembled MCU board NCM109 – 1pc. This is main board, with flashed MCU Atmega328 and other electronic parts. It is a multipurpose board that support any tubes boards 3xx and 4xx series made by GRA & AFCH.

 

All variations include:

  • Set of hex spacers and bolts – 1pc.
  • User Manual on vintage-style paper – 1pc.
  • Printed electrical schematic – 1pc.

 

Nixie Tubes and Power Supply are NOT included on any variations!

See our video presentation of Large Nixie Clock IN-18 by GRA & AFCH

Actual photos of tubes PCBs:

Boards Dimensions in 2D and 3D

Example of using this boards:

IN-18 Nixie Tubes Clock with Columns and Sockets by GRA & AFCH

On IN-18 tubes

 

User Manual

 

 

 

Dear customers!
If you have ANY questions, PLEASE ASK us.

 

 

 

Shipping and Return information

 

All Items are shipped from Ukraine
Via International registered Airmail
Shipments are made within 1 business day
After the payments are received and verified
It takes about 4-7 days via UPS Express delivery
It takes about 10-18 days via Standerd shipping
It takes about 35-45 days via Economy shipping
We combine multiple Items to save on shipping

 

 

 

UPS Express Shipping time (recommended):

Europe: 3-5 days
Germany: 3-5 days
USA, Canada: 4-7 days
Asia, South America: 5-7 days
Australia, New Zeland: 5-7 days
Africa, Central America: 5-7 days

 

 

Standard Shipping time:

Europe: 10-12 days
Germany: 10-12 days
USA, Canada: 10-15 days
Asia, South America: 10-18 days
Australia, New Zeland: 12-18 days
Africa, Central America: 12-18 days

 

 

Economy Shipping time:

Europe: 25-30 days
Germany: 25-30 days
USA, Canada: 30-35 days
Asia, South America: 35-45 days
Australia, New Zeland: 45-55 days
Africa, Central America: 45-55 days

 

 

 

Return Policy

All Returns are accepted

  • For Return you should contact Us within 14 Days after receiving the Item
  • Refunds are made as Money back or Replacements (buyer’s choice)
  • Return Shipments are paid by the buyer
  • No restocking fees are charged

 

 

Downloads

Firmware MCU Board NCM109 (Universal Control Board for NIXIE CLOCKS)

Drivers USB for PC Drivers 

Schemes NCM109 MCU Board NCM109 v1.1 For NCT3XX (Universal Control Board for NIXIE CLOCKS)

Schemes NCT318 Tubes Board NCT318 (For Tubes IN-18)

Schemes NCT818 Tubes Board NCT818 (For Tubes IN-18)

Manual Universal Manual for NIXIE Tubes Clocks 

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