Oscilloscopes are laboratory instruments used to measure voltage against time and draw an instant graph of the voltage. Theyre used for a multitude of applications, most commonly to test new electrical equipment. Theyre one of the many instruments which need to be calibrated.They can display both alternating current AC and pulsating direct current DC wave forms from as low as 1Hz to se...
There are many different types of oscilloscope, some of which are detailed below:
As well as our extensive range of oscilloscopes, we offer a wide choice of accessories, including spectrum analysers, signal amplifiers, current probes and clamps – available from industry-leading brands such as Fluke, Keysight and ISO-TECH.
Current probes and clamps – Current clamps and probes typically have jaws which open to clamp around an electrical connector to measure the current without having to make physical contact with it. Theyre often used to measure the magnitude of alternating current.
Oscilloscope probes – These are commonly used by electrical engineers. When selecting the correct probe, make sure the probes capacitance is within the measuring range of the oscilloscope. To identify which probe is required, refer to the oscilloscopes manual.