Help with oscilliscope

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by TheRepairMan, Mar 27, 2013.

  1. TheRepairMan

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 27, 2013
    Hi, guys newbie here, glad to have found the forum. Will sort my profile soon!
    I'm an electrical/mechanical engineer, and build things for fun, welders, plasma cutters etc.
    Anyhoo, I digress. I have just bought my first oscilloscope ( got it pretty cheap )....however, in my excitement I didn't think about manuals, machine spec and limits etc.
    After looking, and looking I'm at a loss. I cant identify the manufacturer of my scope, so can't find anything about it..
    Hoping someone here might be able to help.
    Only plate on it says Oscillscope E100, 50hz etc
    Here is a link to a picture of it, will try to attach it too.
    Many thanks for any efforts in advance
  2. spinnaker

    AAC Fanatic!

    Oct 29, 2009
    It has that "kit" look to me. Any chance this is a home built scope?

    It uses banana jack binding posts and not bnc connectors. That is awfully strange. I'll bet it was some kind of kit at one point.

    Have you looked inside to see the quality of the work? That might be a clue if it is home built.

    And 50HZ is not much of a bandwidth. That would not even cover audio.
    Last edited: Mar 27, 2013
  3. TheRepairMan

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 27, 2013
    AAArrrgg I hope not, no 50hz was just an example of all that is on it, that was actually an input value, 240v 50 hz etc
    Here is a pic of the name plate.

    It was originally bought for audio use, by previous owner and your banana jack point has raised concerns for me! Grrr I get carried away with apparent bargains..Oh well, if audio is about all it's good for, I can see it on ebay in the near future!

  4. StayatHomeElectronics

    Well-Known Member

    Sep 25, 2008
    Manufacturer name on the nameplate is Meiji-Labax Co. Of Tokyo. The name brings up mostly microscopes.
  5. TheRepairMan

    Thread Starter New Member

    Mar 27, 2013
    Seems to be an oscilloscope with signal generator, also seen them called electronic workstation. Oh well, assumed, meiji manufactured them but then were prob rebadged..cant find any documentation at all...looks like I bought another rubber nail.!
  6. vk6zgo

    Active Member

    Jul 21, 2012
    It looks to me like a training aid,which would be used in an Electronics classroom.

    The banana plug/screw terminals don't rule out a bandwidth in the range 5-10MHz.
    The BWD 509 is a 10MHz 'scope which uses these terminals.

    My guess,as a training aid,is a bandwdth of (as I suggested),
    5-10MHz,which does make it a useable instrument.