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« on: November 30, 2011, 07:57:13 PM »

I just received nixies purchased on ebay. NOS IN-19 made in the cold-war era in the CCCP.

I am still planing out the arduinix...

I do have an antique (tube) radio, I also have some CCFL driver board somewhere, stolen from what used to be a scanner.

Can I tap into there and do an early test (before giving feedback) without destroying the tubes?


Any hints welcomed; I'd like to do early tests prior to giving ebay feedback...

Thanks!!
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« Reply #1 on: December 11, 2011, 06:03:43 PM »

I just received nixies purchased on ebay. NOS IN-19 made in the cold-war era in the CCCP.

I am still planing out the arduinix...

I do have an antique (tube) radio, I also have some CCFL driver board somewhere, stolen from what used to be a scanner.

Can I tap into there and do an early test (before giving feedback) without destroying the tubes?


Any hints welcomed; I'd like to do early tests prior to giving ebay feedback...

Thanks!!

As long as you have an approx. 180 volt power supply, you can test them by attaching 180 volts (or the recommended voltage for your tube) to anode, and ground out any of the cathodes.   You can also do this straight on the ArduiNIX Shield using the TEST point for positive and a wire running to GROUND.
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« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2012, 04:03:28 AM »

i have tested the Tubes, with such a thing

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