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Offline JamiesonTopic starter

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Tektronix TDS5000 Thermal Printer
« on: May 06, 2024, 05:15:44 pm »
I'll soon be owner of a Tek TDS5000 oscilloscope with the built in thermal printer. I've been using TDS5000 series scopes for many years but never encountered one with the built in printer option.

Does anyone know what size paper this thing takes? 110mm?

I believe the printer is Tek part number 655-4920-xx and a single roll of paper is Tek 016-1897-xx, not much more info available on these.
 

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Re: Tektronix TDS5000 Thermal Printer
« Reply #1 on: May 07, 2024, 05:13:38 pm »
Yes, the printer takes 110mm paper. Mine came with a 40mm OD roll, but 50mm might just barely fit.
« Last Edit: May 07, 2024, 05:34:26 pm by colorburst »
 
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Re: Tektronix TDS5000 Thermal Printer
« Reply #2 on: May 13, 2024, 12:10:52 pm »
Thanks for the info. I've got a few paper rolls on order and will test it out this week.

If it works I'll likely remove it and offer it for sale. Perhaps there are some TDS5000(B) owners out there who would be interested.
 

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Re: Tektronix TDS5000 Thermal Printer
« Reply #3 on: May 13, 2024, 01:38:59 pm »
Can you make a full picture of the oscilloscope to get a better impression where the thermal printer is located in the oscilloscope?
 

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Re: Tektronix TDS5000 Thermal Printer
« Reply #4 on: May 13, 2024, 02:12:28 pm »
It's on the top, see attached.

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Re: Tektronix TDS5000 Thermal Printer
« Reply #5 on: May 13, 2024, 04:35:04 pm »
normally the roller is the giveaway  for the paper width ...
 

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Re: Tektronix TDS5000 Thermal Printer
« Reply #6 on: May 14, 2024, 11:42:50 am »
110mm width is kind of unusual, not usually something office supply stores keep in stock in the US.

I've ordered these thermal paper rolls, 110mm wide, 7m length, 30mm OD.

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0BTPNFVRQ?ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details&th=1

TDS5000 scopes without the printer option have a hinged door and small storage compartment on top. Maybe a probe or two could be jammed in there.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2024, 11:50:21 am by Jamieson »
 

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Re: Tektronix TDS5000 Thermal Printer
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2024, 02:49:56 am »
The cheap 110mm paper rolls I found on Amazon work just fine with this printer.
 
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Re: Tektronix TDS5000 Thermal Printer
« Reply #8 on: May 28, 2024, 03:17:04 pm »
This printer is listed for sale: https://www.ebay.com/itm/186459172960

 


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