SPECTRUM 1040 Nixie Clock Kit

  • £124.95
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TUBES NOT INCLUDED.

Compatible Tubes:
ZM1040
ZM1042
Z566M
Z5660M
Dolam LC-631

Download Kit Assembly Instructions Here

All these tubes are European with 30mm digit height. Although slightly smaller than the more well known IN-18 tubes, these are very beautiful and reliable tubes. Look on ebay for any of the above tube types. The Orange coated tubes are fine too - you can easily remove the coating by soaking the tubes in hot soapy water. The coating just peels off like a decal.

A worthy successor to our popular LTC-1040 kit, this new kit has many more features and functions. 

Temperature display in Celsius or Fahrenheit

Here is a brief overview of some of the features and functions:

  • Hours, Minutes and Seconds display on six ZM1040 or compatible Nixie Tubes
  • 30mm (1.2") digit height 
  • Direct drive to six medium size Nixie Tubes
  • Noiseless, Direct Drive giving optimum digit clarity
  • Uses a Quartz Crystal Oscillator as the timebase
  • 12 or 24 hour modes
  • Programmable leading zero blanking
  • Date display in either DD.MM.YY or  MM.DD.YY or YY.MM.DD format
  • Programmable date display each minute
  • Scrolling display of date or standard display
  • Alarm, with programmable snooze period
  • Optional GPS / WiFi /  XTERNA synchronisation with status indicator LED
  • Dedicated DST button to switch between DST and standard time
  • Supercapacitor backup. Keeps time during short power outages
  • PIR Motion Sensor input and accessory available. Configurable timeout period
  • Simple time setting using two buttons
  • Configurable for leading zero blanking
  • Double dot colon neon lamps with cover glasses
  • 11 colon neon modes including AM / PM indication (top / bottom or left / right), railroad (slow or fast) etc.
  • Seconds can be reset to zero to precisely the set time
  • Programmable night mode - blanked or dimmed display to save tubes or prevent sleep disturbance
  • Rear Indicator LEDs dim at night to prevent sleep disturbance
  • Weekday aware ‘Master Blank’ function to turn off HV/ tubes and LEDs on weekends or during working hours
  • Separate modes for colon neons during night mode
  • Standard, fading, or crossfading with scrollback display modes
  • ‘Slot Machine’ Cathode poisoning prevention routine
  • Programmable RGB tube lighting – select YOUR favourite colour palette
  • 729 colours possible. Have a different colour or your choosing every hour, or autochanging colours
  • Not AC frequency dependent – works in all countries
  • All user preferences stored to non-volatile memory
  • Additional wireless functions if XTERNA module and Adapter are used:
    - Display of outdoor temperature in Celsius or Fahrenheit each minute.
    - Min / Max temperature in last 24 hours
    - Wireless, Auto Sync of time from GPS with auxilliary TCXO
    - GPS Sync time, and time since last GPS Fix
    - Voltage of XTERNA module battery
    - Firmware version of XTERNA module 

Full kit of parts, including double dot neon colons with glass covers, 
SMD High Voltage Module, IC sockets, tube sockets, RGB LEDs and more.

Pre-assembled SMD High Voltage Module is included

Compatible with our XTERNA Time / Temperature Transmitter:
(XTERNA Adapter also required)


A 12V DC power adapter of minimum 1A is needed for the clock. We have a very high quality unit with a long 1.8m (6ft) cable in our store HERE

Download Kit Assembly Instructions Here


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