Oscilloscope advice please

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by paulepc, Apr 19, 2014.

  1. paulepc

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    Looking to buy a new oscilloscope about 100 Megz 4 channel any advice on make and model.
     
  2. spinnaker

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    Rigol makes a nice 100mhz scope at a decent price. If you are in the States I would recommend purchasing from Saelig.
     
  3. THE_RB

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    A 4 channel cheap Rigol? :eek:
     
  4. spinnaker

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    Oh 4 channel. I was thinking 2. I doubt you will find any decent 4 channel scope at cheap prices.
     
  5. THE_RB

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    I think that's why nobody has answered.

    If there's a cheap 4 channel DSO someone please post it here! :)
     
  6. spinnaker

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    Take to Rigol 2 channel scopes. Put them in a box, drop them from a second story window and hope for the best. :)
     
  7. THE_RB

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    Not bad! :D

    I'd be tempted to glue two of them together, and try to hack the external trigger inputs together somehow...
     
  8. crutschow

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    You seldom need more than 2 channels. Why do you want 4?
     
  9. PackratKing

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    B&K Precision Forever !!! :D
     
  10. Stuntman

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    I can tell you I purchased one of these:

    Instek GDS-2064

    at work a few years ago and have been nothing but happy. Naturally, extra memory depth and more sampling never hurts, but this fit my 4 channel requirements and the price tier I was looking for (around $1K).

    I agree that 2 channels is often sufficient, but I can tell you in my line of work, I wouldn't even think of going back.
     
  11. alfacliff

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    I use a Tectronix 7633, 4 (or more ) channel storeage scope. analog, and getting a little old by now, but still has a clean sharp trace. plugins available for as many channels as you want.
     
  12. THE_RB

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    Nice! Seems to be replaced by this model now;
    http://www.tequipment.net/InstekGDS-2074A.html
    with a much larger 8" 800x600 display.
     
  13. paulepc

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    Thans for all the replies.
     
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