Messenger IN-12 Nixie Tube Clock
What is it?
The Messenger IN-12 6-digit Nixie Tube Clock is a feature-rich Nixie Clock with automatic functions such as night light feature, night mode, motion sensor activation & timer on/off function and is the most affordable series of feature-rich clocks the market, created specially for owners who crave for a premium clock at a lower price.
We use brand new authentic vintage Russian IN-12 nixie tubes for our clock. Tubes come with limited warranty and are certified unused.
All tubes are 100% authentic brand-new 1990s USSR made IN-12 Nixie tubes and they come with pins for easy plug-and-play installation. Hence, should you require a replacement for your existing tubes, simply pull out and plug in a new set of tubes to continue hence, no soldering required.
Messenger IN-12 enclosure
Messenger IN-12 Nixie Clock is made from premium ash tree wood for a quality feel and sturdy construct. Smooth varnish finishing, sand down to preserve the natural grains and colors of the wood.
All clocks are made from a single piece of ash tree wood with no joints, handcrafted to perfection – a premium clock deserves an even higher quality finish.
Messenger IN-12 Tube Replacement
Our special design includes pins to attached the tubes onto the boards, this enables you to replace your tubes or use any spare tubes you have at home on the Nixie clock. Simply plug in the Nixie tubes and you’re good to go.
The image below is for illustration purposes only and does not reflect the real pin layout for the Messenger IN-12 Nixie Clock.
Messenger IN-12 Operation
The Messenger IN-12 Nixie Clock operates differently from your traditional button-adjusted nixie clocks, our clock utilizes capacitive buttons which are touch sensitive for settings and we have provided a secondary simplified control with a 3-button IR remote control.
The Messenger IN-12 Nixie Tube Clock can be manually adjusted using the 3 capacitive buttons on the clock or using the provided infra-red remote control. Time is calculated by the built-in RX8025 crystal unit with a ±5×10-6 accuracy.
A built-in DS18B20 digital thermometer at the back of the clock tracks ambient temperature readings. We have also provided a photo-resistor sensor (LDR) at the back of the clock to automatically track ambient brightness when the night mode is on.
All of our clocks come with adjustable Cathode Poisoning Prevention (CPP) function.
Messenger IN-12 Features
|1. Time display||Display hour, minutes and seconds (12 or 24 format).|
|2. Date display||Display year, month and day (MM-DD-Day of the week e.g. Thursday format).|
|3. Alarm||Two alarm clocks, can be activated separately.|
|4. Day of week display||Display day of week.|
|5. Temperature display||Temperature displayed in ℃|
|6. Switch On/Off automatically||Timer operated auto On/Off to increase tube lifespan.|
|7. Night light feature||Activates photo-resistor sensor and turns on white back light when ambient light is low|
|8. Transition effects||4 transition effects for the digits available|
|9. Background lighting||8 colors selection, 17 settings available|
|10. High accuracy||RX8025 high precision crystal unit with a ±5×10-6 accuracy|
|11. IR remote control||IR remote controller operation.|
|12. Night mode setting||Switches off chimes and turns off back light|
|13. Motion sensing||Detects movement around the clock and wakes the clock up. You may choose to switch this off or set to delayed sensing|
|14. Chime setting||Hourly chime setting|
|15. Power off memory||Built-in backup lithium battery will maintain clock accuracy, all settings are saved without power|
Messenger IN-12 Technical Specifications
|Nixie tube||IN-12B (ИH-12Б Made in USSR)|
|Voltage of DC input||DC 5V (USB/micro-USB)|
|Operation current||Max 860mA|
|Temperature sensor||DS18B20, Built-in|
|Base 175mm(L) x 40mm(W) x 50mm(H)
Protrusion of tube 10mm
|Material of housing||Ash tree wood and acrylic back plate|
|Operating temperature||0℃ to 60℃ (32℉ to 140 ℉)|
|Weight||500g with packaging|
Each IN-12 Messenger set Contains
- A fully assembled clock, ready to use out of box.
- 1 x IR remote controller.
- USB 5V power adapter (world wide use voltage).
- Micro-USB power cable
Alex (verified owner) –
I was looking for a nixie clocks for my office desk and after considering several options available on the internet, I am convinced the messenger clock will meet my requirements for both looks and functionality.
True enough, the clock did not disappoint, it is packed full of features. The instructions were clear and clock was easy to operate. I particularly loved the sensors, touch buttons and the ash wood tree finish.
Had a great time interacting with the customer service guy, he was helpful with my queries and the delivery with prompt and parcel well packed. Overall, I’m happy with my purchase, definitely recommend others to consider their clocks.
Ryan Sherwood (verified owner) –
Shawn was very helpful in answering questions, clock arrived a few weeks later. After some repositioning for sensors to work I love it, one thing that could be improved is for it to remember your colour preference but don’t know if that’s possible.