Oscilloscope Probe

Oscilloscope Probe Oscilloscope Probe

These are your standard clip on oscilloscope probes. You absolutely must have one probe per input channel of your oscilloscope in order to maximize the functionality of your scope. It's also good to have a backup in case the signals don't appear as expect because probes are known to become intermittent for a variety of reasons.

Oscilloscope Current Probe Oscilloscope Current Probe

Current probes for an oscilloscope are very nice to have to measure the current in a circuit. Oscilloscope current probes have several different applications, so don't forget one when getting your laboratory setup.

High Voltage Oscilloscope Probe High Voltage Oscilloscope Probe

High voltage oscilloscope probes are essential for troubleshooting high voltage power supplies and various other high voltage applications.

More About Oscilloscope Probes

Oscilloscope probes are used to test electrical circuits to find any faults, for repair or diagnostics. The Oscilloscope probe comes with two probes that you can use to connect to the electrical circuit and the electrical component. You can use the oscilloscope probe to test audio equipment, musical equipment such as pianos and musical output. The oscilloscope probe measures the signal voltage and displays the measurements on a computer screen.

Of course, before using the oscilloscope probe, it is important to calibrate it to ensure accurate readings. Connect the "Probe Adjust" to channel 1. Adjust the horizontal and vertical scale probes until both the horizontal and vertical scales produce a square wave on the oscilloscope screen.

Turn the "Focus" knob until the line on the screen is clear and not fuzzy. Twist the "Calibration" knob until the peak-to-peak voltage is equal to the measurement listed under the "Probe Adjust" o the oscilloscope probe.

Twist the frequency calibration knob until the frequency of the square wave matches the frequency displayed underneath the probe adjust of the oscilloscope probe.

It is essential to take the highest level of precaution when connecting the oscilloscope probe to the electrical circuit to prevent electrocution. Make sure that there are no burn marks around any of the electrical circuits you intend to test.

Disconnect the power to the circuit and clamp the alligator clamp of the oscilloscope probe onto the ground circuit. Clamp the input probe of the oscilloscope probe to the component you want to test. Turn on the power of the electrical circuit. Test each section of the electrical circuit. Each section should read "zero volts." If you have a reading higher than "zero volts" this may indicate a shortage in one section of the electrical circuit.

If the circuit reads "zero volts," then, there are no issues with the electrical circuit. View the output on the screen to see of there are any discrepancies with the reading. Since you have calibrated the oscilloscope probe prior to using, you can depend on an accurate reading. Taking precaution to avoid electrocution can make the process easier and go more smoothly.