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Author Topic: Nixie tube longevity?  (Read 3059 times)
SeVeNeVeS
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« on: February 21, 2016, 10:16:14 am »

Does anyone know how long a Nixie clock tube will actually last before burnout? (Roughly)

Thanks in advance for any opinions, searches say anything from 10-20 years and much less.

I appear to have purchased a basic clock (Don't ask  Roll Eyes), just wondering how long it will work.

IN-14 tubes were used if that helps.
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elShoggotho
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« Reply #1 on: February 21, 2016, 01:06:47 pm »

Nixie tubes dying is a when, not an if. You should think about getting replacement tubes, just in case.

Here's a set of replacement tubes from Ukraine. There are other, more expensive vendors, always selling a set of six.
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/252134799884
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RJBowman
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« Reply #2 on: February 21, 2016, 03:33:02 pm »

You tend to get just one digit burned out first, so if the five burns out, you know that it's five o'clock when the tube goes blank.
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SeVeNeVeS
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« Reply #3 on: February 26, 2016, 07:25:41 am »

Hmmm... Just as I thought.

Cheers for the replies guys, will have to wait and see I suppose.

May buy a few tubes for the day and then try and find someone to replace them...........

Only time will tell  Roll Eyes
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