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  • Overall Rating: 4
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 2
  • Ease Of Use: 4
  • Usefulness: 3
Bit flimzy but affordable. – 20MHz Oscilloscope Probe with X1/X10 Switch (Max 600V) Reviews

posted by kingtim on 04/18/2012 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 week to 1 month

Pros:
It's a very cheap oscilloscope probe. And once you get it to work properly it isn't even that bad! I especially love the fine point and the hook you can use to attach it to your wire.
Cons:
The X1/X10 switch is a bit flimzy (it often doesn't switch smoothly so sometimes you have to force it). The capacitor doesn't seem to work for me (i have 2 pieces). I don't see any difference in my calibrating signal when turning it. Maybe i'm using it wrong or maybe it just doesn't work (last option seems quite likely). it's also sealed shut so you can't open it up
Other:
I would have liked to see a less flimzy switch and a working calibrating capacitor. Other than that it works just fine.
Bottomline:
If you expect a high quality top-of-the-bill probe. Don't buy it. If you need a cheap probe to make some "casual" measurments, it's awsome!

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