CHATILLON DFE II Series Digital Force Gauge

The Chatillon® DFE II Series marks a new era in digital force measurement. This compact, easy-to-use force gauge is designed for economy applications without compromising functionality. Ideal for hand held or test stand applications. The DFE II Series is available with capacities from 2 lbf (10 N) to 500 lbf (2500 N).

The DFE II features an integral load cell with a measurement accuracy of better than ±0.25% FS. A large, easy-to-read, high resolution dot matrix LCD full color display supports a variety of standard gauge functions including normal and peak readings, high/low limits, set points, pass/fail results, statistical results, load cell actuation and direction. Loads are displayed in ozf, gf, lbf, kgf and N units. The display can be inverted and displayed results may be "hidden" from the operator.

The DFE II now also includes multiple language interfaces. The force gauge is able to change the display language from English to Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, and Chinese. The user can view the screen in color and a local language.

All DFE II Series force gauges come with a carrying case, battery adapter/charger, testing accessories, RS232 cable and NIST Certificate of Calibration with data. The DFE II Series has analog, USB and RS232 serial communication.

Features & Benefits

Easy-to-Read Display

A large, easy-to-read full color LCD can display readings, icons and visually indicate gauge or test status using various colors. The high resolution display features brightness adjustments and can be inverted when required. The display can even be "hidden" at the press of a button. A load bargraph indicating load direction, measured load and safe load and helps prevent overloads: the load bar changes from green to red to indicate proximity to load cell capacity. The integral loadcells feature mechanical overload protection at 150% Full Scale.

Single Touch Operation

The rubber keypad features dedicated and dynamic function keys. The function keys correspond to displayed options and guide the user during operation. A navigation pod lets you navigate through the menus and to scroll and change values quickly. The innovative "i" key can be used to display critical information on the gauge such as gauge capacity and resolution, battery life remaining, loadcell overload history, even service information including last calibration date, or the location of service centers.

Dependable Measurements

The DF II Series features an integral loadcell sensor that delivers repeatable, accurate results. The innovative load bargraph shows dynamic load, direction of load and warns you of pending overload conditions. Smart technology in the gauge even keeps track of overload history to aide in maintenance and troubleshooting.

Comprehensive Results

The DF II Series supplies you with comprehensive results that are easy to view and understand. The gauge displays:


The DFE II Series comes standard with digital and analog outputs. RS232 outputs are supported with baud rates from 9600 to 115,600. Simply select the baud rate and whether or not you want to gauge to transmit with our without units. The unit also is supplied with USB communications capability. You may select the Mitutoyo output when communicating with a Mitutoyo device. Or, you may use the ±2V analog output to drive alarms or other ancillary devices. The DFE II features protocols for Chatillon test stands, Mitutoyo devices and an Alternate protocol.

Calibrate and Verify Status

The DFE II Series incorporates flash memory and hosts a set of self-diagnostic functions for monitoring the display, keypad and electronics. Using the "i" key, you have immediate access to battery conditions, including estimated battery life remaining. You can also view loadcell status, including the number of overloads that have been applied to the gauge. Zero offset verification is standard and a step-by-step calibration procedure is built-in allowing you to calibrate your DFE II gauge with certified standards.


Accuracy: ±0.25% of full scale
Maximum Overload: 150% of rated capacity
Tare Capacity: 10% of rated capacity
Resolution: 1000:1
Peak Capture Rate: 7000 Hz
Data Sampling: 7 KHz
Display Update Rate: 10 Hz
Data Save: Up to 20 results
Power: Battery (Nickel Metal Hydride) or direct AC 120/230Vac
Battery Life: With dimming ON: 20 Hours, With dimming OFF: 16 Hours
Operating Temperature: 40 to 110°F (5 to 45°C)
Instrument Weight: 1.5 lbs (0.7 kg)
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs (2 kg)

Available Models and Accessories

DFE II Series

Model ozf gf lbf kgf N
DFE2-002 32 x 0.01 1000 x 1 2 x 0.001 1 x 0.001 10 x 0.01
DFE2-010 160 x 0.1 5000 x 1 10 x 0.01 5 x 0.001 50 x 0.01
DFE2-025 400 x 0.1 10,000 x 10 25 x 0.01 10 x 0.01 100 x 0.1
DFE2-050 800 x 0.1 25,000 x 10 50 x 0.01 25 x 0.01 250 x 0.1
DFE2-100 1600 x 1 50,000 x 10 100 x 0.1 50 x 0.01 500 x 0.1
DFE2-200 -- -- 200 x 0.1 100 x 0.1 1000 x 1
DFE2-500 -- -- 500 x 0.1 250 x 0.1 2500 x 1

DFE II Series Accessories

Model Description Included
SPK-FMG-008A Chisel Point, 110 lbf Standard*
SPK-FMG-008B Chisel Point,550 lbf Standard*
SPK-FMG-009A Point Adapter, 110 lbf Standard*
SPK-FMG-009B Point Adapter, 550 lbf Standard*
SPK-FMG-010A Notch Adapter, 110 lbf Standard*
SPK-FMG-010B Notch Adapter, 550 lbf Standard*
SPK-FMG-011A Flat Adapter, 110 lbf Standard*
SPK-FMG-011B Flat Adapter, 550 lbf Standard*
SPK-FMG-012A Hook, 50 lbf Standard*
SPK-FMG-012B Hook, 110 lbf Standard*
SPK-FMG-012C Hook, 550 lbf Standard*
SPK-FMG-013A Extension Rod, 6" (152mm), #10-32 Standard*
SPK-FMG-013B Extension Rod, 6" (152mm), 5/16-18 Standard*
SPK-DF2-UNIV Battery Charger Universal Standard
SPK-DF-118 Carrying Case Standard
P-10020 #10-32 to 5/16-18 Adapter Optional
SPK-DF-HANDLE Handle Assembly Optional
SPK-DF-RS232 RS232 Cable, 10' (3m) Standard
SPK-FMG-141 Pistol Grip Optional
ML3867 Swivel Hook, 50 lbf Optional
ML3850 Swivel Hook, 110 lbf Optional
ML3869 Swivel Hook, 225 lbf Optional
ML3868 Swivel Hook, 550 lbf Optional
NC002500 Hook, Latch Optional
NC002867 NEXYGEN DF Software Optional

Note: *Accessories are model dependent.

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