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NTP250 PPS Out

Using the PPS Output Pins

Starting with Hardware version 15, the NTP200 and NTP250 support a PPS output hardware function.

Enabling Output

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.

NTP250 PPS Out

Connecting Devices

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.

Electrical Isolation

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.

ConnectorIsolated from PPS Output
GPS AntennaShared Ground
USB uB ConsoleShared Ground
USB AShared Ground
PPS OutputShared Ground
PoE InputIsolated
DC InputShared Ground, but note that most AC/DC adaptors provide isolation

NTP250 PPS Out

PPS Pinout

Pin MarkingFunction
-DC Ground
+0V/5V PPS Output (when enabled)

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.

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