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Assembling probe tips

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Assembling probe tips

Postby vin » Thu Jul 25, 2013 3:53 pm

I don't consider myself a novice, or entirely stupid, when it comes to oscilloscopes, but I am struggling to assemble the tips onto the probes of my recently purchased Picoscope 3204 MSO.

When using the clamp tip the probe is not retained inside but keeps falling out. There are two small yellow collars provided with the probes and I did wonder whether they are to provide friction when the probe is pushed in but don't want to get them stuck if they are not. (The other option is they are for clipping on the cable to identify the channels?)

Any advice appreciated.

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Re: Assembling probe tips

Postby Martyn » Tue Jul 30, 2013 1:27 pm

The yellow collars are for identification of cables.

The hook tips should have sufficient retention not to fall off, but to release easily if pulled, is the hook coming out correctly.
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Re: Assembling probe tips

Postby vin » Wed Jul 31, 2013 8:58 am

The hook is coming out correctly when pushed, however the hook tip does not have sufficient retention and just falls off unless it is being held. There are two sets of leads/tips and this is the case with both, although one is just about usable.

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Re: Assembling probe tips

Postby Martyn » Wed Jul 31, 2013 9:09 am

Please contact support@picotech.com they may need replacing
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