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Offline joeqsmith

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How electrically robust is your oscilloscope?
« on: December 21, 2019, 02:25:56 am »
I was watching some of the videos on VintageTEK Museum's YT channel.   The last one was Watch Mr Wizard, where an old man is trying to teach a boy about an oscilloscope.   They bring a van de graaff generator next to the scope and the next thing you know, it's dead and the old man is not sure why..   :-DD :-DD

https://youtu.be/XhUjD4mBo8k?t=477
How electrically robust is your meter?? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsK99WXk9VhcghnAauTBsbg
 

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Re: How electrically robust is your oscilloscope?
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2019, 02:32:05 am »
Some people are just never respect this words ... "ABSOLUTE MAXIMUM RATINGS", but see the positive side of this event, as old sayin, you never too old to learn.  :-DD

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Re: How electrically robust is your oscilloscope?
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2019, 02:43:00 am »
If he only had a DSO instead of that camera.    I am old enough to have had the pleasure of using one of those.   :-DD     

I liked his rubber band scope simulator. 
How electrically robust is your meter?? https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCsK99WXk9VhcghnAauTBsbg
 

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Re: How electrically robust is your oscilloscope?
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2019, 02:51:57 am »
Not too long ago I read where someone said that for working on tesla coils and similar, they kept a Tektronix 545A with CA amplifier around because it was the best of the last all tube oscilloscopes.
 

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Re: How electrically robust is your oscilloscope?
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2019, 03:16:47 am »
I have a kid sleeping on me right now and can't watch the video but that reminds me of a time I accidentally built a van de graaff generator and was very confused why my simulator kept glitching and eventually totally crashing after a few seconds of running. Those things can definitely cause some problems.
 


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