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Bummibaer
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P6243

Post by Bummibaer » September 7th, 2016, 1:59 am

I'm a bit confused.
What is the exact meaning of Input Impedance?
On Specification and the probe herself, there are printed 1MOhm.
But in paragraph CONFIGURATION of the spec ( and in reality), there is
stated, that impedance switch to 50Ohm.
Please explain.

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Re: P6243

Post by David N » September 16th, 2016, 12:59 pm

The input specifications for the P6243 is 1M ohm. Since the P6243 is a active probe (has electronics in it)it is designed to drive a 50 ohm input on a oscilloscope. The reference to 50 Ohms is at the BNC end (output) of the probe that connects to the oscilloscope. When connected to a Tektronix oscilloscope it sets the oscilloscope input to 50 ohms.

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