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7 years 3 months ago - 7 years 3 months ago #5155 by Jeff

Pacman223 wrote: For fear of getting way off topic,
Jeff - that clock looks really nice. But I noticed it doesn't seem to do a slot machine effect. Does it not need it because of the correct drive??


Some of the earlier IN-18's (pre 1988) have serious issues with oxide contaminants sputtering to the unused cathodes. Although I never used the junk early dated IN-18 tubes, some who have purchased the kit didn't know better. A means to counter the effect is to cycle the digits at regular interval. One feature that many entrepreneurs have added is the "slot machine".



The display of the NixiSat/NixiChron/GPSII scrolls, and so the slot machine was/is unnecessary.
Some owners have enabled added features in the scroll, Date, Temp, Lat/Lon coordinates on a user assigned interval. The regular scroll cycles unused cathodes.

Hope that answers it for you.

Jeff
Last edit: 7 years 3 months ago by Jeff.
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7 years 3 months ago #5160 by Pacman223
Nice. Thank you for that answer. I didn't know that about IN-18 tubes. If I ever buy them, that information will come in handy!

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7 years 3 months ago #5167 by corhen
Hey Jeff,

Thanks for that offer, if i can figure out how to message you, i will!

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