OT sockets for Nixies
dkelvey at hotmail.com
Sat Dec 22 12:30:52 CST 2007
> From: tpeters at mixcom.com
> Please send schematic, thanks. Who makes the MC34063? Something I could get
> at DigiKey or Mouser?
> I did some reading last year and I read something about driving Nixies with
> DC, is that what's usually done, rather than AC?
Yes, they use DC, not AC. You could use just rectifying 120 AC. That
will give you just about 170Volts DC after filtering. I suspect that the voltage
could be the same tolerance as the AC lines.
I'd recommend using an isolation transformer. Some come with taps to
raise or lower the voltage about 10% as well.
It just has to be enough to fire. I doubt it needs to be to exact.
Don't get caught with egg on your face. Play Chicktionary!
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