The DCF1000 is a DCF radio time signal receiver suitable for internal or external use. A wide sensitivity range allows reliable signal decoding towards the limits of the broadcast range.
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The DCF1000 is an economical radio time code receiver, designed to operate as a low-cost or back-up timing reference for an MC1000 NTP time server. The radio receiver may be mounted externally or internally, and can be used in applications where GPS signals are not available.
DCF77 is longwave radio time signal broadcast from Mainflingen near Frankfurt, Germany. The signal is broadcast at 77.5 kHz and can be received across large parts of Europe.
The radio receiver is supplied with a two pair screened cable for connection to the MC Series master clock. The table below lists the available models and standard cable lengths. If required, this connection may be extended up to a maximum of 150m as detailed in the user manual.
|DCF1000-05:||DCF1000 Radio Time Receiver supplied with 5m cable|
|DCF1000-15:||DCF1000 Radio Time Receiver supplied with 15m cable|
|DCF1000-50:||DCF1000 Radio Time Receiver supplied with 50m cable|
|Typical Performance Specifications:|
|PPS accuracy:||40 msec|
|I/O connection:||Single 1000 Series communication port for connection to a MC Series master clock|
|Mechanical & Electrical Specifications:|
|Dimensions:||202 x 80 x 55 mm (7.95" x 3.15" x 2.17”) (including removable wall brackets, excluding cable grommet)|
|Weight:||0.5 kg (excluding cable)|
|Enclosure:||IP66 / NEMA 4X rated, UV stabilised polycarbonate enclosure. Light grey body and clear cover.|
|Cable:||Two pair plus drain 7x32 (24 AWG) stranded cable with 100% foil shield and semi-rigid, sunlight resistant, Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) jacket.|
|Operating temperature:||-20 to +50 ºC|
|Relative humidity:||0% - 95%, noncondensing|
|Warranty & Support:|
|Support:||Free-of-charge lifetime technical support|
|Electrical Safety:||BS EN 60950-1:2006|
|Radio Disturbance:||BS EN 55022:2006|
|Immunity Characteristics:||BS EN 55024:2003|
Listed below are the most up to date documents and files for the DCF1000. Older archived versions are available in the Download section.
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The DCF1000 is designed to provide time synchronisation to compatible timing systems. Listed below are the available products compatible with the DCF1000.
The MC500 network time server is the ideal solution for time synchronisation of IP networks and CCTV systems. Available with a range of GPS and radio antennas, the MC500 provides Stratum 1 synchronised timing for even the largest corporate networks.
The MC2000 dual LAN NTP server provides secure synchronised timing for two independent networks. When synchronised from a GPS or Radio Time Code antenna system, the MC2000 is a twin Stratum 1 NTP primary time server.
There are currently no additional accessories available for the DCF1000.