CenterClick NTP200 and NTP250 Documentation - PPS Output
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Using the PPS Output Pins
Starting with Hardware version 15, the NTP200 and NTP250 support a PPS output hardware function.
By default, the PPS output pins are not enabled, to enable output run the 'pps output' command from the services menu.
When disabled, both pins will be driven to DC Ground. During bootup or reboot, the PPS output is disabled until the config is loaded.
The pluggable terminal block connector can accept wire of 26 to 20 AWG and requires a precision screwdriver such as a 1.5mm tip width flathead.
WARNING: The PPS output pins are not electrically isolated from several other ports on the appliance. Connecting devices with different ground potentials or that could cause ground loops can damage the appliance.
The PPS Output pin (marked +), is a 5V output pin with a dedicated driver IC that can push/pull up to 8mA of current. The start of each second is at the rising edge, and the pulse width is 100msec.
Note that the output pins are intended for short length cabling to other equipment that can accept a 5V input. Long cables may suffer loss and reflections. The appliance's driver cannot provide sufficent current to drive a coax cable with 50 Ohm termination.