CHATILLON DFX II Series Digital Force Gauge

The CHATILLON® DFX II Series is an economical digital force gauge ideal for applications where users are interested in basic peak force measurement.

The DFX II is available in four capacities (10 lbf, 50 lbf, 100 lbf, 200 lbf) and features an integral load cell with a measurement accuracy of better than 0.3% FS. The DFX II Series operates using a rechargeable NiMH battery pack and can also operate using the supplied universal charger. The battery eliminator is supplied with a US, UK and EURO style plug. Under battery operation, the DFX II Series will operate for over 70-100 hours of continuous use.

A large, easy-to-read, high resolution dot matrix LCD display supports a variety of standard gauge functions including normal and peak readings. Loads are displayed in ozf, gf, lbf, kgf and N units. The display language may be set up to indicate in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Chinese.

The DFX II Series' calibration procedure is included in the gauge's setup. DFX II Series force gauges come with a carrying case, battery universal battery charger, flat and hook adapters. The DFX II Series is supplied with an optional Certificate of Calibration with NIST data.

Features & Benefits

  • Four Models Available - 10 lbf, 50 lbf, 100 lbf, and 200 lbf
  • Normal and Peak Operating Modes
  • Selectable Units of Measurement - ozf, gf, lbf, kgf and N
  • Measurement Accuracy 0.3% FS
  • Mechanical Overload Protection to 150% FS
  • Simple Operator Interface
  • Selectable Display Languages - English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Chinese
  • Battery Operated with Automatic Shutoff Power Saver Providing 70-100 Hours of Continuous Use
  • Supplied with Standard Certificate of Conformance
  • 1 Year Warranty

Product Tour

Specifications

Accuracy: ±0.3% of full scale
Certification: Certificate of Conformance (standard)
NIST Traceable and 17025 calibration (optional)
Data Sampling Rate: 1000 Hz
Peak Capture Rate: 1000 Hz
Display Update Rate: 250mS
Tare Capacity: 110% full scale
Overload Protection: 150% full scale
Display Characteristics: High resolution, dot-matrix LCD, 8 lines, 21 characters
Automatic Shut Down: 30 minutes. May be disabled.
Power: NiMH battery pack or use with Universal Battery Charger
Battery Life: Approximately 70 to 100 hours, continuous use.
Instrument Weight: 1.5 lbs (0.7 kg)
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs (1.8 kg) with accessories
Storage Temperature: 0 to 130°F (-17 to 54°C)
Operating Temperature: 40 to 110°F (4 to 43°C)
Temperature Stability: Better than 0.03% of rated output per °F
Relative Humidity: 20% to 85%
Warranty: 1 year

Conformance

The Chatillon DFX II Series has been accessed against the essential health and safety requirements of the Low Voltage and the EMC Directives listed and found to be in compliance.

  • BS EN 61010-1:2001 - Safety Requirement for Electrical Equipment
  • BS EN 61000-6-3:2001 - EMC Generic Emission Standard
  • BS EN 61000-6-1:2001 - EMC Generic Immunity Standard
Loadcell Deflection Specifications

The following are the specified loadcell deflection values at full capacity.

  • 10 lbf (50N): 0.010" ±0.004"
  • 50 lbf (250N): 0.010" ±0.004"
  • 100 lbf (500N): 0.010" ±0.004"
  • 200 lbf (1000N): 0.010" ±0.004"

Available Models and Accessories

DFX II Series with Certificate of Calibration (NIST)

Model ozf gf lbf kgf N
DFX2-010-NIST 160 x 0.2 5000 x 5 10 x 0.01 5 x 0.005 50 x 0.05
DFX2-050-NIST 800 x 1 25000 x 20 50 x 0.05 25 x 0.02 250 x 0.2
DFX2-100-NIST 1600 x 2 50000 x 50 100 x 0.1 50 x 0.05 500 x 0.5
DFX2-200-NIST -- -- 200 x 0.2 100 x 0.1 1000 x 1

DFX II Series with Certificate of Conformance

Model ozf gf lbf kgf N
DFX2-010 160 x 0.2 5000 x 5 10 x 0.01 5 x 0.005 50 x 0.05
DFX2-050 800 x 1 25000 x 20 50 x 0.05 25 x 0.02 250 x 0.2
DFX2-100 1600 x 2 50000 x 50 100 x 0.1 50 x 0.05 500 x 0.5
DFX2-200 -- -- 200 x 0.2 100 x 0.1 1000 x 1


DFX II Gauge with standard accessories

DFX II Series Accessories

Item Capacity Part No. Included
Flat, #10-32 100 lbf (500 N) SPK-FMG-011A Standard*
Flat, 5/16-18 500 lbf (2.5 kN) SPK-FMG-011B Standard*
Hook, #10-32 50 lbf (225 N) SPK-FMG-012A Standard*
Hook, #10-32 100 lbf (500 N) SPK-FMG-012B Standard*
Hook, 5/16-18 200 lbf (2.5 kN) SPK-FMG-012C Standard*
Universal Battery Charger -- SPK-DF2-UNIV Standard
Carrying Case -- SPK-DFX-159 Standard
Chisel Point, #10-32 100 lbf (500 N) SPK-FMG-008A Optional
Chisel Point, 5/16-18 200 lbf (1 kN) SPK-FMG-008B Optional
Point, #10-32 100 lbf (500 N) SPK-FMG-009A Optional
Point 200 lbf (1 kN) SPK-FMG-009B Optional
Notch, #10-32 100 lbf (500 N) SPK-FMG-010A Optional
Notch 200 lbf (1 kN) SPK-FMG-010B Optional
Extension Rod, 6-inch 100 lbf (500 N) SPK-FMG-013A Optional
Extension Rod, 6-inch 200 lbf (1 kN) SPK-FMG-013B Optional
Adapter, #10-32 to #10-32 -- 17160 Optional
5/8" Eye End Adapter to #10-32 -- SPK-EYE-1032F Optional
Handle Assembly -- SPK-DF-HANDLE Optional
Pistol Grip -- SPK-FMG-141 Optional
Soft Carrying Case -- NC002845 Optional

Note: *Accessories are model dependent.

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