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The C1 Power and Control Cable is included with the MCE-100. For additional cables, including the E1 Output Cable for the MCE-100, see the Cables page.
The MCE-100 is a light-weight, solid-state instrument that provides accurate easy-to-read altitudes up to 32,000 feet. The MCE-100 displays altitude with a 10 ft. resolution on a large bright LED display. In addition to being a digital altimeter, the MCE-100 is a Mode C altitude encoder designed to drive a large variety of aircraft transponders. Unlike older electronic altitude encoders that require several minutes of warm up time before they can transmit their code, the MCE-100 is ready instantly due to its internal temperature compensation.
A useful feature of the MCE-100 is its Altitude Alert function. While flying at a desired cruising altitude, simply activate the Altitude Alert function and the MCE-100 will notify the pilot with a flashing display when the set altitude varies more than + / - 200 feet.
Like all Adaptive Interfaces instruments, the MCE-100 has a built-in white LED backlight for low-light and nighttime operation. The digital display also has a special, polarizing filter for much improved readabilty in bright sunlight.
Sometimes gauges benefit from having an analog display, but the altimeter is not one of them. A digital altitude is so much easier to interpret that you'll find yourself referring to this display more often than the old mechanical altimeter. Also, the built-in Altitude Alert function makes it easy to avoid venturing away from your assigned altitude or up into Class B airspace while navigating around busy airspace.
The MCE-100 is a solid state instrument that converts measured air pressure into altitude information that is presented to the user on a 5-Digit LED display and to an aircraft transponder as digitized data over 10 parallel signal lines. The MCE-100 measures static air preasure using a solid state, temperature compensated, piezoelectric pressure sensor. The output voltage of the pressure sensor is measured by a 16-bit analog-to-digital converter and a highly accurate voltage reference. Data from the analog-to-digital converter is processed by a microcomputer and displayed in 10 ft. increments as an altitude on a 5-digit LED display. Pressure Altitude data is also processed by the microcomputer and sent to digital outputs in the form of a Gillham or Gray Code for use by a transponder. The MCE-100 is controlled by a set of 4 buttons on the front panel and by a set of menus and functions.
The MCE-100 is has an aluminum case and fits a standard 2-1/4 inch round panel cut-out.
|Supply Voltage:||10 Vdc - 32 Vdc|
|Maximum Supply Current:||350 mA|
|Altitude Range:||-1200 ft. to 32000 ft.|
|Displayed Altitude Resolution:||+/- 10 ft.|
|Displayed Altitude Accuracy:||+/- 40 ft.|
|Mode C Digital Output Resolution:||+/- 100 ft.|
|Mode C Digital Output Accuracy:||+/- 50 ft.|
|Dimensions:||H 2.40" x W 2.50" x D 2.70"|
|Weight:||6 Oz. (174 g.)|
|Mounting Screws:||4 ea. 6-32 x L 0.5" (Max.)|
|Air Fitting:||1/8 - 27 NPT Female|
|Upper Connector:||15-Pin DSUB Female 4-40|
|Lower Connector:||9-Pin DSUB Female 4-40|