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ZM1042 (Valvo)
Nixie Tube / Nixie Tube

The ZM1040 / 1042 are the most popular 30 mm tubes.
You can find these tubes and matching sockets (B13B) for sale here.

The ZM1040 / 1042 are the most favored 30 mm tubes
You'll find these these tubes and matching sockets (B13B) here for sale.





The Valvo tubes came in 2 different kinds of tube boxes:




Here is an example of how you can use this tube - the V600 Blue Dream Nixie Clock: /
Here you see an example how to use this tube - the V600 Blue Dream Nixie Clock:

Tube data
German English    
Type Type   ZM1042
Manufacturer fire   Valvo
Comparison types Substitutes   B566M, LC-631 (Version 01), LC-631 (Version 02), Z5220M, Z522M, Z566M, Z5660M, ZM1040, ZM1040T, ZM1042 / 01
Symbols Displayed symbols   0-9
Symbol height Icon height   30mm (1,181 ")
Dimensions Overall dimensions   30mm (1,181 ") dia. X 69mm (2,717") tall
Pin diameter Pin diameter   1.02mm (0.040 ")
min. operating voltage min. supply voltage V. 170
typ. burning voltage typ. maintaining voltage V. 140
Operating cathode current Typical cathode current mA 4.5
base base   B13B, pin 8 in front /
B13B, pin 8 at the front
Version Socket  B13B

Outline / Pinout:


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Downloads / Datasheets:
You will find suitable data sheets in the data sheet archive.
Look there for this type and its comparison types.

You'll find the matching datasheets in the datasheet archive.
Search for this type and its substitutes there.


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