PicoScope 7 Software
Available on Windows, Mac and Linux
High speed and high resolution. Breakthrough ADC technology switches from 8 to 16 bits in the same oscilloscope.
This educational application note shows how the output of a simple AC dynamo can be displayed using a PC Oscilloscope. It assumes a basic knowledge of electromagnetic induction.
Any dynamo is suitable for these experiments.
The experiment was set up as shown in the photograph below.
To test the setup, the handle was given a few turns. The PicoScope oscilloscope software was set to single-shot trigger to capture the results. Pre-trigger (40%) was used to show signals before and after the trigger event. The PicoScope screen shot shows the results: