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« on: October 08, 2009, 05:22:11 AM »

Give or take, what kind of mA can the ArduiNIX provide?

I'm curious, what if I had eight tubes wired and set all the anodes to HIGH -- I know the nixies would be limited to displaying XYXYXYXY, but would they burn as brightly as if I'd only set one anode to HIGH.

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« Reply #1 on: October 08, 2009, 08:30:59 PM »

Give or take, what kind of mA can the ArduiNIX provide?

I'm curious, what if I had eight tubes wired and set all the anodes to HIGH -- I know the nixies would be limited to displaying XYXYXYXY, but would they burn as brightly as if I'd only set one anode to HIGH.

Thanks!

Since they are multiplexed, normally 8 would be just as bright as one.. but if you wanted to do a direct drive setup, I think the brightness would be limited only by the trim pot setting of the output voltage... Someone correct me if I am wrong...


If multiplexing, brightness is controlled by the output voltage coupled with the multiplexing refresh rate....
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