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Postby TC » Fri Jul 29, 2005 5:38 pm


Is there a probe compensation utility in Picoscope 3024? If not, how do you compensate the probes?


Postby Carl Grotti » Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:23 pm

Hi TC,

When operating at the most sensitive input voltage ranges, there may be a small offset (perhaps a few millivolts) on the voltage readings.

Go to Settings | Offset null and choose the channel you desire for compensation.

To remove this offset, short the positive and negative leads together. PicoScope measures the voltage on the channel and then removes this offset. The offset is not stored, so it is necessary to repeat this procedure each time you start PicoScope if you need to compensate again.

I hope this answers your question.

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Postby Sarah » Tue Aug 02, 2005 8:46 am


Thank you for your post.

In addition to what Carl says, if you wish to have the probes' readings automatically scaled then you can choose "Probes" from the settings menu and select what attenuation you are using.

Hope this helps

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