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Offline grider99

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Rigol DS1202Z-E or MSO5074 and LCR meter
« on: September 29, 2020, 03:29:22 am »
Hello all,

I'm in the market to buy an oscilloscope, I've been looking at Rigol and I'm not really sure of the best place to start. Buy a lower end cheaper model or buy a MSO and grow into it. I'm not looking to spend over 1K on a scope, ideally I'd like to spend less. What would anyone else do?  DS1202Z-E or MSO5074?

I'm also looking around for an LCR meter, maybe a Uni-T. Not sure. What's anyone else's experience with LCR meters? Looking to keep the LCR meter under 100 bucks.

Last thing I'm looking for is a trusty Multi-meter. Any ideas for something under 200 bucks?

So what am I working on? Mostly old school equipment, radios (fm/am, cb's, amplifiers), old and current PC motherboards, old retro computers (commodore/amiga, Texas Instruments, .etc..) old retro game consoles (Atari, Coleco, Nintendo, Sega, Sony, etc...)
 

Offline ebclr

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Re: Rigol DS1202Z-E or MSO5074 and LCR meter
« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2020, 05:09:15 am »
MSO5074 Is a must go for budget entry level ( nothing will gave you something near for the price ) , The multimeter is Fluke, I would prefer a used Fluke 87 than a new Unit meter.  Fluke have endurance, if you don
t need that buy a 30 USD meter that will be a better deal, only Fluke handheld deserve 200 a 300 USD avoid Agilent , they have good bench meters , but very problematic handheld ones

 

Offline Fungus

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Re: Rigol DS1202Z-E or MSO5074 and LCR meter
« Reply #2 on: September 29, 2020, 06:13:10 am »
I'm not looking to spend over 1K on a scope, ideally I'd like to spend less. What would anyone else do?  DS1202Z-E or MSO5074?

If you live in the USA the choice should be between MSO5074 and GW-Instek GDS1054B (both with hacks)

https://www.tequipment.net/Instek/GDS-1054B/Digital-Oscilloscopes/?search=true

If you have $1000 then get the MSO5074.  :-//

For the jobs you describe though, the Instek is perfectly capable.

Last thing I'm looking for is a trusty Multi-meter. Any ideas for something under 200 bucks?

Look at Brymen ("Greenlee" in the USA).

nb. One meter isn't enough. Get one of those and something like this as well:

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/33004463675.html
« Last Edit: September 29, 2020, 06:14:46 am by Fungus »
 


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