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  • How to Control a Nixie Tube with an Arduino

    Dear Proto G,I read the datasheet of SN74141 and saw that the maximum voltage on an output pin while off is 60V. However, I assume that the voltage across the nixie digits not in use should be 0V (or at least small) leaving near 180V at the output pin of SN74141. I am not very familiar with nixie tubes so I may be wrong about this. But if the output pin should not be higher than 60V than it will have to be at least 120V across the nixie, in which case I'd expect it should glow weakly? So I wonder, what is the output voltage on SN74141 while a digit is off? Have you measured it or does it just work by luck? I'm curious because I'm going to use nixie tubes for a project for the first time and using SN74141 seems like an easy way out, but I won't use it if it just works by luck. Anyway, gr...see more »Dear Proto G,I read the datasheet of SN74141 and saw that the maximum voltage on an output pin while off is 60V. However, I assume that the voltage across the nixie digits not in use should be 0V (or at least small) leaving near 180V at the output pin of SN74141. I am not very familiar with nixie tubes so I may be wrong about this. But if the output pin should not be higher than 60V than it will have to be at least 120V across the nixie, in which case I'd expect it should glow weakly? So I wonder, what is the output voltage on SN74141 while a digit is off? Have you measured it or does it just work by luck? I'm curious because I'm going to use nixie tubes for a project for the first time and using SN74141 seems like an easy way out, but I won't use it if it just works by luck. Anyway, great project :)Thanks.

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