Big Ellipse VFD Clock. Newly designed!

Key features:

  • New and unique VFD Round Clock on the market !
  • 60x63mm big display area
  • Displays Time, 2 Alarm clock sets and Compositions
  • Special optimal design - nothing similar on market !
  • Accurate & calibrated time clock source from internal crystal
  • Circuit boards size is only few mm bigger than display !
  • Integrated 2 Alarm Clocks
  • Easy control with only 2 buttons
  • Uses standard 12V DC wall plug Power Supply
  • High efficiency integrated on board DC-DC converter

Functions:

2 Main Modes: Display Mode and Setup mode

Display mode:
In the display Mode Clock indicates the following information:

Time in 12 Hours Round clock format

Alarm1
in 12 Hours Round clock format

Alarm2
in 12 Hours Round clock format

Clock displays time in 12 hours format, but counts time internally in 24 hours format, so it allows to set up clock and alarms within full 24 hours scale


Setup Mode
:
Setup mode is for changing configurable parameters, allowing:

Set current Time
Set Alarm1 time, switch it on/off
Set Alarm2 time, switch it on/off

Alarm 1 set to 6:15

Newly designed VFD big ellipse Clock for your attention !
  • Newly designed VFD Round Clock - just arrived on the market !
  • Based on the modern Vacuum Fluorescent Display, it has big display (63x60mm display area), 12 matrix 7x5dots places, Stars, Sun and Moon signs, as well as 60 different colour dots orbiting the clock display in an ellipse shape.
  • We are happy to announce revolutionary concept in clock design - now YOU decide on what your clock displays on time precise basis.
  • Virtually your clock can display new information every second it counts, but it would lead to huge amout of frames to create, even within 24hours it's 86400 information frames !!!
    Thinking on how to reduce number of frames, but leave great flexibility in, we come to the idea, where we create 3 groups of frames:

    - Seconds ( 60 Frames, one frame per second)

    - Minutes ( 60 Frames, one frame per minute)

    - Hours ( 24 Frames, one frame per hour)

    So, within 24 hours every second has its own Second, Minute and Hour frames.

    All three frames are combined and displayed together to give you fantastic ability to create display combinations limited only by your imagination. And only 1 to 144 frames has to be created!
    Actually if you are happy with it, you can create just one frame, which will act as a picture, not movie.

  • PLEASE NOTE, you are wellcome to create these frames yourself and load into your clock, BUT YOU DO NOT HAVE TO do it if you don't want to.
    YOU ALWAYS HAVE A CHOICE to:

    - create and load frames yourself. If you wish, upload your frames to our web site database.
    Even one frame works fine, if you are happy with it.

    - choose and download frames from our web site database

    - if you like it, order this clock with our default pre-loaded display combination, so no futher action on clock required

    - if you do not like preloaded display combination, order this clock and pick up your frames choice from our web site database
    and we are happy to upload it to your clock before we dispatch it to you.

  • To make the clock frames easily, we have designed Ellipse Clock Frame Editor SW, which is easy to use and freely available to download from our web site.

  • Even clock HW version already have mini USB connector, current Clock's and Frame Editor's SW releases support only serial connection between Clock and Personal Computer/Laptop.

  • Reliable, simple to connect and easy to use Clock!
  • High efficiency and low power consumption for energy saving
  • Use it as a Clock on your office table or as Alarm Clock to wake you up in your bedroom
  • Convenient Time display reading
  • Easy control with only 2 buttons.
  • Over current and mixed polarity protection.
  • Integrated Backup battery to keep Clock running in case of power failure for up to 14 days.

 

Specification & recommendation

  • This sale is for fully assembled, tested and calibrated VFD big ellipse Clock,
    giving you chance to concentrate your efforts on display composition and the case designs!
    Please send me your complete Clock picture, so I can put it into my Customer's clock picture gallery on my WEB page.
  • Clock works from 9 to 15V DC, but 12V DC supply is recommended choice.
  • Power consumption:
    3W ( 250mA@12V) from wall plug power supply (with clock handle display)
    1.44mW (0.48mA@3V) from backup battery ( 3V CR2032).
  • Internal buzzer generates simple one tone and pause sound in Alarm1 or Alarm2 events. It will last for 1 minute, but could be shut off by pressing the button.
  • Frequency Test Mode can be activated to easily check and adjust clock frequency. In this mode Clock does not display or keep time, display switches off and frequency check signal is activated on the dedicated output pin. Use it to check it, if you have calibrated precision frequency meter or use this signal for your calibration purposes.
  • 1 year full warranty.
Dimensions

  • Clock display area - 60x64mm
  • VFD size is 105x80x12mm
  • PCB boards size - 115x90mm
  • VFD Big Ellipse clock, including VFD and button tips 115x90x29mm
Latest Documentation

  • The latest User Manual is available to download here
  • VFD display datasheet can be downloaded here
  • VFD Big Ellipse clock first release Circuit Diagram
  • PT6302 datasheet. Get it now
  • More related to this clock documents can be found on our KITS DOCS web page
Communication

  • Please feel free to ask me any questions regarding this Clock. I'll do my best to respond to you within 12 hours.
  • Your design features or new function suggestions, improvement are very welcome and will be considered ASAP.
Notice & warning

  • This clock is designed for inside use only. Do not use this Clock outdoor under any circumstances.
  • Some internal components are under medium range voltage, before handling or maintenance work,
    be sure that it's switched off.
  • I do not accept any liability may cause during improper or careless use of this Clock.
  • Due to high voltage on the board, do not use this clock in bathroom, under rain or in the wet and/or dusty conditions.
  • Due to constant improvement, your clock design could be slightly different from the described above or shown on the pictures, but technical parameters and functionality will be the same or better than stated above.
For your information

  • Please look at my other items, which we designed and manufactured for you!
  • Please add my WEB site to your favourites list, as more items will come soon.
  • Digital electronics design is my speciality. Please feel free to contact me if you have an idea you want to discuss or if you need to develop electronic device.
When you buy it, following items are included/excluded from this sale:

  • Fully assembled, calibrated and tested VFD Round Clock.
    To make Clock functional, only Power Adapter is needed. No power supply is included in this sale.
    Power Supply is available at extra £7-00 GBP for UK, Europe or USA Customers only.
  • Internal synch clock will be calibrated to get the best time accuracy.
  • Electronic version of User Manual with detail description how to control your Clock is always
    available to download from our web site
P&P

  • First Class Signed For Royal Mail delivery.
  • Your Clock will be fully tested, calibrated and well packed before I dispatch it to you.
  • I'll dispatch your Clock within two working day after I receive your payment.
Picture gallery

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