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Returning to electronics

Post by Rob3705 » Sun Jan 27, 2013 10:21 am

hi There
I am an installation electrician. Many years ago, (35-40) I was a computer engineer, and used a tektronix scope as part of my job. I appreciate things have changed quite a few times since then, but am looking at rekindling my interest in it, and starting the process of in my grandson.

I am returning to electronics as an enthusiastic amateur. Initially, I want something that will help my understand how circuits work, and in addition be able to fault fine on circuit boards in boilers. In my job as an electrician, I come across situations where RCDs are tripped on a random basis. In the future, I want to be able to fault PCs, but if the price difference is too great, buy the cheaper one first and go for a fuller monty later. The equipment must be reliable, and not mickey mouse in any way.

What do you suggest


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Re: Returning to electronics

Post by Martyn » Mon Jan 28, 2013 9:00 am

Providing you are not looking at mains then any of our scopes would fit the bill.

The entry level Picoscope2204

or, if you need to look at digital signals and decode serial communications, then the PicoScope 2205MSO

The software is the same for the cheapest to the most expensive scopes, and is free, so if you upgrade at a later date to a scope with better specifications the software will work in exactly the same way.

You can try the software in demo mode by downloading a copy from just select PicoScope 2204 ate Step 1 and the latest version at Step2.
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