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Author Topic: fun toys (digital multimeters/oscilloscopes)  (Read 838 times)

Offline IQ_imbalance

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fun toys (digital multimeters/oscilloscopes)
« on: May 12, 2020, 1918 UTC »
Just putting this here....i'm a fan of things that leverage the damn expensive hardware i carry in my pocket...
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Re: fun toys (digital multimeters/oscilloscopes)
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2020, 2329 UTC »
For that much money, you could buy a far better real scope.

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Re: fun toys (digital multimeters/oscilloscopes)
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2020, 0918 UTC »
Indeed, this is way overpriced.

Stick to Rigol and Siglent if you want a Scope and any old meter will do.

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« Last Edit: May 13, 2020, 0920 UTC by Stretchyman »
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Re: fun toys (digital multimeters/oscilloscopes)
« Reply #3 on: May 14, 2020, 2138 UTC »
For around $60 you can buy a Hantek 6022BE dual channel 20MHz DSO (oscilloscope) with BNC probes that will far outperform the one you linked. There are other models that can easily get to 100MHz or more for a little more cash.

I use mine with the free openhantek software (RichardK version) for Windows or Linux that is almost identical to the professional scope software instead of the software it came with which is a little clunky, and there are quite a few apps for android to connect the scope up to a tablet computer with a USB OTG adapter plug which is ridiculously useful when testing things "on site".

After using DSOs for a while I don't see myself using analog oscopes anytime soon unless I'm worried about testing high voltage. Anyone here into building electronics should have one of these on their workbench given how cheap they can be had for.

That multimeter looks suspiciously like this one...  :o
« Last Edit: May 14, 2020, 2149 UTC by Kage »
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