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DCF1000 Radio Time Receiver

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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.

Part Code: DCF1000
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Key Features

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 longwave time signal

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.

DCF1000 Model availability:

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.

Part No.Variation
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 Connections:
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.
Environmental Specifications:
Operating temperature: -20 to +50 ºC
Relative humidity:0% - 95%, noncondensing
Warranty & Support:
Warranty:5 years
Support:Free-of-charge lifetime technical support
Standards Compliance:
Electrical Safety:BS EN 60950-1:2006
Radio Disturbance:BS EN 55022:2006
Immunity Characteristics:BS EN 55024:2003

Manuals & Downloads

Listed below are the most up to date documents and files for the DCF1000. Older archived versions are available in the Download section.

DCF1000 Data Sheet
DCF1000 User Manual
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