Oscilloscope & Function Generator

Discussion in 'General Electronics Chat' started by paul_alan, Nov 27, 2011.

  1. paul_alan

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    Nov 5, 2011
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    What would happen to the output of a function generator if you connected a 10Ω load to the output terminals? (Assuming you had it set up simply with a 1kHz output from the function generator showing a 2V p-p waveform on the oscilloscope).
     
  2. SgtWookie

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    It depends on the function generator.

    You may very well burn up the output. 10 Ohms would be a very heavy load. I would use some sort of buffer/driver between the two.
     
  3. saturation

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    Most FG are typically 50 ohms resistance in series with the load. You likely get 0.33Vpp.
     
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