AC-500-DCF Time Receiver


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A stand-alone radio controlled clock to receive and process the DCF atomic time signal to synchronise time on a single computer.

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£ 391.00 Tax excluded

Delivery: 1 to 3 weeks

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AC-500-DCF Time Receiver.

Entry level radio controlled PC clock.

A battery operated, stand-alone radio controlled clock to receive and process the DCF radio atomic time signal. The decoded time information (time and date) are displayed on an LCD screen on the front of the unit. Additionally the screen shows the strength of reception of the radio signal, which can be used to align the device during the initial set up to optimise reception.

The AC-500-DCF has a serial interface and is supplied with software to synchronise the internal time and date of a single connected computer. The software will automatically update the time and date on your computer to precise atomic time and date immediately after starting up the computer.

This radio controlled clock for PC may be desk/table or wall mounted.

Key Benefits

  • Low cost.
  • Reliable and secure source of time for Windows computers.
  • Eliminates computer time drift.
  • Easy to install, configure and maintain.
  • Provides an accurate, auditable source of accurate time.

Key Features

Key features of the AC-500-DCF time receiver
Power supply3V (2 batteries LR3: 2 x 1,5V)
Battery life timeAbout 2 years
InterfacePC interface
Reception sensitivity<50uV/m
Start of the time signal synchronisationa. Automatically 
b. Command from the PC
Connection and data transferRS232 Serial interface at 300bps
Operating temperature range0°C – 50°C
Connector cable1.5m; 9-pole Sub-D plug

What's in the box

  • AC-500-DCF unit.
  • 2 batteries (LR3/AAA).
  • TimeSync software disc.