EEVblog #778 – Oscilloscope Vertical Confusion

Dave answers a beginner forum question on why the Rigol DS1054Z oscilloscope does not show the intended vertical Volts/Div setting he expects.
A trap for young and old players alike.
1X and 10X probes, and auto probe interfaces.

The forum question is HERE

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