How to use a regular scope in place of the "PC Scope"

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by rlinnabaryjr1, Apr 28, 2014.

  1. rlinnabaryjr1

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    Oct 25, 2013
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    Hello,

    I have a silly question that I would hope someone could answer for me, how do you hook up a regular scope to the keyboard instead of a PC? It don't look to me like you can do much with the PC version hooked up...
     
  2. #12

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    You're going to have to describe a lot more than that. My scope doesn't connect to a keyboard in any reasonable way.:confused:
     
  3. Wendy

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    To the OP, think make / model of oscope. My scope is pure analog, no interfaces at all. That is what I think of as a oscope is.
     
  4. t06afre

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    Some scope allow being remote controlled from a computer and also data transfer. But hooked up just to a keyboard. Never seen that
     
  5. PRS

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    Be careful when you hook the scope up that the computer's ground is either floating or true ground. If the power cord has a third prong check the continuity between that and the circuit ground. I once assumed a TV chassis was ground and hooked my oscilloscope ground, which was true ground, to it and shorted it out. I've been careful ever since.
     
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