This small Nixie Tube PSU combines all power-related features into one neat module!Designed by WiZeus Store in Germany
What is it? This small Nixie Tube PSU combines all power-related features into one neat module! Not only does it generate the high voltage for the tubes, it also supplies 5V and 3.3V for the microc...Read More…
This small Nixie Tube PSU combines all power-related features into one neat module! Not only does it generate the high voltage for the tubes, it also supplies 5V and 3.3V for the microcontroller. In addition to that, you can freely dim the high voltage output from 85V up to 170V! This is ideal for dimming tubes up or down dynamically, for example at night. The high voltage can be stitched off completely, while the 5V and 3.3V rail remain active.
To avoid excessive heating of the module, please don't load the 3.3V rail constantly with the maximum rated current. A safe level for constant operation in <300mA.
Actually it's very simple!
Hardware: The module supplies your microcontroller (and 5V LEDs etc.) with power (5V and 3.3V). On the same 6-pin connector there are three additional control signals:
I²C is used to set the output voltage. SHDN turns off the HV when pulled HIGH, when it's LOW, the HV is being generated.
READ THIS, BEFORE CONNECTING ANYTHING!
There is a jumper that has to be set correctly to avoid damaging components on this board. Set the jumper to the corresponding IO voltage of the microcontroller you are using.
A separate connector supplies the high voltage to whatever you want to connect.
Finally there are two other connectors:
Take a look at the pinout:
Software: Use a microcontroller (preferably any Arduino-flavored device) and use my library. If you don't use the Arduino IDE, you are probably experienced enough to simply port the small library to your platform :)
Around Christmas 2019 I started to design my own Nixie Tube Clock. After many revisions and much trouble with the high voltage generation I finally had my very own 6-Tube Nixie Clock. Right after this was finished I spun off the design of the HV PSU into its own project - this one right here. I incorporated all knowledge I had gained from the previous design revisions and added other useful stuff like 3.3V and 5V on the same board. With the help of this module I made a smaller, 4-Tube Nixie Clock. In this clock there are two PCBs, mounted in two layers. If I had tried to fit both the electronics for the tubes etc. and the HV PSU onto one common PCB, the 4-Tube Clock would have been much larger.
This module truly is a all-in-one solution in regards to Nixie Tube (Clock) Projects. It has all power supply related necessities built in!
This module is capable of creating high voltages these can obviously be very dangerous! Mishandling of theses voltages can lead to major injuries. This is not a beginner-level module.
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