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Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:05 pm
by Sam Spoons
No..... that'd need 2U

Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 7:17 pm
by blinddrew
I wasn't going to put anything else in the rack at all... ;)

Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:25 pm
by N i g e l
https://cpc.farnell.com/streetwize/swc2 ... 7?st=clock

Dimensions: 67 x 40 x 13mm

1U is just > 40mm

CPC probably do a selection of 19" panels too.

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Anyway back to Nixies - I had imagined that clock sitting on top of the rack but its old hat anyway using old NOS Nixies.

Dalibor Farný makes brand new Nixies for only $150
[each, not for a set of 6]

https://www.daliborfarny.com/

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxL4ElboiuA

Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 9:29 pm
by Sam Spoons
N i g e l wrote:https://cpc.farnell.com/streetwize/swc2/clock-digital-jumbo/dp/CP04537?st=clock

Dimensions: 67 x 40 x 13mm

1U is just > 40mm


I think I've got one knocking about somewhere, it doesn't tick so I'll probably never find it.....

Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:16 pm
by Folderol
Well, it took me a while to find, but some of these would make a fantastic clock and (just) fit into 1U :bouncy:
P.S. scroll down to see what they look like when running :)

Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:31 pm
by ConcertinaChap
John Willett wrote:I use the Canford Audio clock - the one that is always accurate and gets its signal from the Atomic Clock - and less than £30. :thumbup:

Oh, WOW! I'm a sucker for this sort of thing, John. Where's me credit card ...

CC

Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 10:38 pm
by N i g e l
Folderol wrote:Well, it took me a while to find, but some of these would make a fantastic clock and (just) fit into 1U :bouncy:
P.S. scroll down to see what they look like when running :)


Well cool !

:thumbup:

Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

PostPosted: Thu Feb 27, 2020 11:53 pm
by Eddy Deegan
Not rackmount, but when I need the time I ask my mate on the desk:

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He doesn't keep great time, so for a bit more accuracy I have a Gixie clock:

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It doesn't come out well on my phone pics but is as clear as a bell to the eye. As its light-sources are LEDs it's also possible to change the hue to virtually anything, as well as set custom hues for each digit if you want (though I've had issues working that last one out using an android phone app. I'll figure it out eventually).

:geek:

Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 9:22 am
by The Korff
Dr Huge Longjohns wrote:
Erm... :oops:

So neither fun nor exotic ideas forthcoming, then?

http://www.model42.com/2010/01/rmv420/

Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:16 am
by Dr Huge Longjohns
Wow, that's certainly out of left field! Hugh's 'exotic' box definitely ticked with that!

Loving Eddy's toys too! Can't beat a bit of steampunk.

Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:19 am
by Dr Huge Longjohns
No..... that'd need 2U

Not if you laid them flat or at a jaunty angle. A 1U drawer would be fine. Hobnobs, or their superior Aldi equivalent at least, never stay around long enough here to be in danger of going stale.

Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:19 am
by John Willett
Zukan wrote:
John Willett wrote:Actually - this Bresser version seems very nice and less than £20 :thumbup:

It's £41 John.

Oops :oops: - I was looking at the price of the round clocks before clicking on the LED option. :oops:

Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:22 am
by Sam Spoons

Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:25 am
by John Willett
If you are going to have a studio clock it *should* be accurate - which is why I use a radio controlled clock which getrs its signal from the Atomic Clock.

Always accutate - switches automatically for winter and summer time - only have to change the battery every couple of years and watch as the hands scroll around as the clock gets the correct time. :thumbup:

Re: Ever seen a rackmount clock?

PostPosted: Fri Feb 28, 2020 11:34 am
by Dr Huge Longjohns
and watch as the hands scroll around as the clock gets the correct time.

Not a lot going on in the Willett household then!! :bouncy: