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January 26, 2017 AT 4:53 pm

NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit PiRTC – PCF8523 Real Time Clock for Raspberry Pi

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NEW PRODUCT – Adafruit PiRTC – PCF8523 Real Time Clock for Raspberry Pi


This is a great battery-backed real time clock (RTC) that allows your Raspberry Pi project to keep track of time if the power is lost. Perfect for data-logging, clock-building, time-stamping, timers and alarms, etc. Equipped with PCF8523 RTC, it works great with the Raspberry Pi and has native kernel support.

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Works perfectly with any Raspberry Pi (or similar single board linux computer) including the Pi 1, Pi 2, Pi 3, Pi Zero, A+, B+ etc.

  • Fully assembled & tested PCB plugs directly into your Pi’s GPIO pins – No soldering required!
  • Will keep time for 5 years or more

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Note: This product does not come with a CR1220 coin cell battery. We recommend you purchase a coin cell battery to use with this product.

The PCF8523 is simple and inexpensive but not a high precision device. It may lose or gain a second or two per day. For a high-precision, temperature compensated alternative, please check out the DS3231 precision RTC.

For setting up your Raspberry Pi to use the PiRTC, check out our detailed tutorial!

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