Sold out as of 09-27-06
NixiChron GPS Satellite
Controlled Nixie Tube Clock
The NixiChron clock was my last GPS referenced chronometer
model, and is housed in an attractive anodized metal enclosure.
This model is offered in a choice of five different colors designed to
please everyone: Silver,Black, Red, Blue and Green
Digit height is an impressive 1 3/4 inches tall. The clock
dimensions are 4 inches high, 11 inches wide, and 3 inches deep.
NixiChron remains accurate to within a fraction of a second of
the GPS Satellite transmission. Far superior to local
oscillator and AC line referenced clocks.
Local Time, Date, Latitude / Longitude
coordinates, and the temperature can be configured to scroll
across the display at intervals of: 1, 15, 30, 60 minutes.
Time can be displayed in 12 or 24 hour format. For 12 hour
format: a PM indicator is located at the lower left of the
display. Date can be displayed in either
mm,dd,yy OR dd,mm,yy format. The temperature
can be displayed in degrees F or degrees C with quarter degree
precision. A pleasing soft chime tone
can be enabled to strike at selected intervals, and a choice of chime
styles are provided. The scrolling speed can be varied from slow
to -fast in a range of ten
individual steps. And, each of the features can be separately
disabled from the periodic scrolling cycle. The colon
indicators separating the paired digits can
vary their configuration to upper, lower, or independent. This
determines whether the Time, Date, Coordinates or Temperature are
currently being displayed.
NixiChron uses an integrated remote receiver/antenna to
receive the satellite transmissions. Some locations may deliver
adequate satellite reception inside of a
structure, whereas others will require external mounting. The
antenna is weatherproof, and includes a 25' extension cable for remote
NixiChron includes a unique method of operation in areas
with "spotty" reception due to limited antenna mounting
considerations; a secondary time source!
In the event of satellite signal loss after successful startup;
NixiChron will continue operation using the high precision 1pps signal
pulse from the GPS receiver.
The lower right colon lamp will extinguish to indicate the clock is
operating from the local precision, and then relight when the satellite
signal has been restored.
If power is ever lost, a lithium battery will maintain GPS receiver
ephemeris, and quickly resume operation when power is restored. No
typical cold start TTFF
(Time To First Fix) delay is incurred when NixiChron is re
powered. The initial startup acquire after
installation may take 2-5 minutes, location dependent.
NixiChron uses an integrated GPS receiver/antenna
module. Antenna extensions up to 50 feet can be used with no loss
NixiChron operates from a compact 12vdc wall power adapter,
accepting 90-260VAC from 47-63 Hz. North American style plug is
All European and Asian model plugs are supported as well, and will be
provided for customers outside of North America.
The GPS antenna and power connectors are shown at the rear.
The setup menu features are accessed via the two pushbuttons at the
Here to download the NixiChron Operation manual in .PDF format.
The assembled NixiChron clock has been
sold out. Sorry!
The assembled NixiChron Clock is guaranteed
for a period of one year against defects in materials and workmanship.
Shipping the assembled clock in the USA and it's territories
will be via USPS Priority mail shipping for $20.00.
International shipping is offered using
USPS Express Mail insured for $45.00
Payment can be made by Cashiers Check, Money Order, or Personal Check.
I accept Visa and Mastercard too. Don't hesitate!, order yours
Any questions?, please email.or
call. Thank you.
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