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'powering Nixie tubes (was Re: Fw: Electroluminesce'
1998\11\29@015317 by Eric Smith

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I asked:
> Could one of these be (ab)used into driving the anodes of a small number
> of Nixie tubes?

Reginald Neale <spam_OUTnealeTakeThisOuTspamSERVTECH.COM> wrote:
> EL panels use AC voltage. Nixies use DC

That's easily solved by a diode and a capacitor.

> and - all else being equal - more watts.

So what is the power dissipation of your typical Nixie?

I've been trying to figure out what to use to power them for use in
a PIC-based digital clock.

Eric

1998\11\29@125222 by Peter L. Peres

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On Sun, 29 Nov 1998, Eric Smith wrote:

> So what is the power dissipation of your typical Nixie?
>
> I've been trying to figure out what to use to power them for use in
> a PIC-based digital clock.

About 80V @ 1mA for each lit segment, but you need 180V or so to be sure
they fire and a drop R (but maybe less - I live in a 220V country so we
have that anyway). Thus 80mW per segment.

Moderately HV transistors or drivers will be enough, and a
reverse-operated filament transformer for power.

Peter

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