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I've been looking around ogilumen.com. They sell soviet-style neon lamps and nixie tube. I was thinking about the neon bar graph, but the info sheet isn't very helpful as to power. Should I power it with 125VAC (mains) or 125VDC (boost converter).

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"Please send any queries or issues regarding product details to OGI LUMEN at: opensource@ogilumen.com"

The schematic they provide calls for a 0-150v DC regulated power supply.
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So I'll need to buy their overpriced $60 boost converter. Oh well...
Thanks a lot!
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Any auto converter +12V to AC you can find for $10 around will be even better.
Just open it up and remove 4 transistors bridge, that form AC 60Hz.
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Any auto converter +12V to AC you can find for $10 around will be even better

What's that?
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Sorry, my english, the right name "car dc to ac inverter".
You even don't have to remove a bridge, just connect a wire in front of it.
Basically what this device doing, it boost up DC up to +150 - +230V
using transformer , and generate 60Hz AC after that.
http://www.nextag.com/car-dc-to-ac-inverter/stores-html
As you can see 9$ provide 75W, or up to 500 mA HV DC.
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OK. Thanks!
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!!!!!
Rectify mains voltage w/ HV diodes!

Cheap!
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Yes, I understand. but what if I used a 1:1 transformer?
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Okey dokey. Thanks a bunch. I think I'll hold off for a while w/ high voltages.
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