DFX Series Digital Force Gauge

The CHATILLON® DFX Series is an economical digital force gauge ideal for applications where users are interested in basic peak force measurement. The DFX is available in four capacities (10lbf, 50 lbf, 100 lbf, 200 lbf) and features an integral loadcell with a measurement accuracy of better than 0.5% full scale. The DFX Series operates using two (2) 9Vdc alkaline batteries or using the standard battery eliminator. The battery eliminator is supplied with a US, UK and EURO style plug. Under battery operation, the DFX Series will operate for over 120 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 setup to indicate in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese and Chinese. The DFX Series’ calibration procedure in included in the gauge’s setup. The DFX Series force gauges come with a carrying case, battery eliminator, flat and hook adapters. The DFX Series is supplied with an optional Certificate of Calibration with NIST data.


  • Four Models (10 lbf, 50 lbf, 100 lbf, and 200 lbf)
  • Normal and Peak Operating Modes
  • Selectable Units of Measurement
    - ozf, gf, lbf, kgf and N
    - Units may be locked to prevent changing
  • Measurement Accuracy
    - Accuracy +0.5% Full Scale
    - Mechanical Overload Protection to 150% Full Scale
  • Simple Operator Interface
    - High Resolution Display
    - Menus, Prompts and Function Keys for Easy Use
    - Load Bargraph
  • Selectable Display Languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Chinese)
  • Battery Operated with Automatic Shutoff Power Saver
    - Over 120 hrs of continuous use with two 9Vdc alkaline
    - Supplied with Universal Battery Eliminator (US, UK,
       Euro style plugs)
  • Supplied with standard Certificate of Conformance
    - Optional Certificate of Calibration with NIST available
  • 1 Year Warranty


Accuracy: +0.5% of full scale
Certification: Certificate of Conformance (standard).
Calibration with NIST Data, IEC/ISO17025 (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: Two (2) 9Vdc Alkaline Batteries or Battery Eliminator
Battery Life: Approximately 120 hours, continuous use.
Instrument Weight: 1.5 lbs (0.7 kg)
Shipping Weight: 4 lbs (1.8 kg) with accessories
Warranty: 1 year
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 80%
Model ozf gf lbf kgf
DFX-010-NIST 160 x 0.2 5000 x 5 10 x 0.01 5 x 0.005
DFX-050-NIST 800 x 1 25000 x 20 50 x 0.05 25 x 0.02
DFX-100-NIST 1600 x 2 50000 x 50 100 x 0.1 50 x 0.05
DFX-200-NIST - - 200 x 0.2 100 x 0.1