Description: This is the SparkFun Real Time Clock (RTC) Module, this little breakout that uses the DS1307 to keep track of the current year, month, day as well as the current time. The module comes fully assembled and pre-programmed with the current time (MST) and includes a small CR1225 Lithium coin cell battery that will run the RTC for a minimum of 9 years (17 years typical) without an external 5V power supply.
The DS1307 RTC is accessed via the I2C protocol. We’ve written a test-bed to program the modules, this code should give you some insight on how to interface the module to any microcontroller using our example software I2C and BCD routines.
This rev of the Real Time Clock module finally adds I2C resistors and a larger battery pad to fix the problems with the battery shorting to the board.
Note: This item may take longer to process due to battery installed in the equipment and therefore does not qualify for same-day shipping policy. Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
Dimensions: 0.75x0.75" (20x20mm)
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NOBODY told me you had to SET THE CLOCK !!!! There was a lot about it was set at the factory and would go for 17 years, but nothing about that I had to set the clock. I found it in an obscure tutorial on the use of PICAXE and the I2C serial communication protocol. Please note on your SPARKFUN data spec that the breakout board has to have the data SET with a HI2COUT instruction !
Easy to use, I needed to set the clock too but it is easily accomplished with one line from RTClib (google it)!