powering Nixie tubes (was Re: Fw: Electroluminescent panel power controller.)
Peter L. Peres email (remove spam text)
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.
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