Numiqueen IV-13 clock kit

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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #7089 by Mr.Nixie


Available at March 2016
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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #7090 by Pacman223
that is great...

very nice... are IV-13 tubes really expansive?
Can it work with dr2000 tubes? Or other cheaper tubes?
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1 year 11 months ago #7091 by Ty_Eeberfest
Jürgen - good looking clock!

PacMan - IV-13 pinouts are not the same as any of the RCA numitrons, so it's not as simple as swapping out tubes. Unless Jürgen included a special feature, i.e. change a few jumpers to change tube types...

Look into it later when the dust is clearing off the crater.

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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #7092 by Mr.Nixie
Oh dear, not even the socket layout (DR-2000 vs. IV-13) is different but also the viewing angle (viewing directon IV-13 is the "gap" between pin 9 and 1, on DR-2000 it is pin 3).
No, here you'll need a new board and some resisotor values changed as the DR-2000 has a lower current consuption for the segments (25 instead of 32 mA) as I am powering the tubes with constant current, however, the circuity is able to drive these Numitrons.
The "trick" with the constant current I have used, as the IV-13 have tolerances in their current consuption - and therefore also the brightnes - up to 20 % !!!
And this is visible. But with constant current they all light up with the same brightness.

NumiQueen schematics
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1 year 11 months ago #7093 by lcc
HI nice to see a clock for this type of tube well done
jurgen any idea on cost for the kit yet?

steve

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1 year 11 months ago - 1 year 11 months ago #7094 by Mr.Nixie
I think around 149 EUR (without VAT) for electronics, 7 VDC desktop power supply with EU or US or UK mains cord and case.
The tubes can be bought on Ebay. I hold a few sets here on stock, but due to the hight p&p from Russia, tax and warrenty I must give (German laws) I can't sell a set of tubes less than 229 EUR :-(
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1 year 11 months ago #7095 by Pacman223
Tubes purchased off ebay. (dang they were expensive) now just waiting for the kit.

I really think that the tubes will become more in demand once this kit is available.

Thank you for making such great Clock kits!!!

Thanks,
Jeff

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1 year 11 months ago #7096 by Mr.Nixie
Just checked my actual stock of IV-13 tubes: 31 sets
Will next week order the PCBs and enclosures, so I think the clock kit will available at the end of February.

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1 year 11 months ago #7097 by Mr.Nixie
OK guys, 100 PCBs are ordered right now...

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1 year 11 months ago #7098 by Pacman223
NICE

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