using oscilloscope

Discussion in 'Homework Help' started by gjo, Oct 28, 2013.

  1. gjo

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    May 22, 2013
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    I don't understand why they didn't connect the ground clip on one terminal of the diac and the probe on the other. I have attached the circuit and the ground clip is attached to bottom left of circuit to one of the main lines.
     
  2. JohnInTX

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    I can't tell from your picture but the ground lead on your scope is connected through the power cord to EARTH ground. Neither terminal of the diac would like that.

    A suitable way to look at things would be to use 2 channels in the AminusB mode. That way the scope measures the difference between the probes but neither is hard connected to ground.
     
  3. gjo

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    May 22, 2013
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    Why did they connect ground clip to main line, I know they are using an isolation transformer
     
  4. ScottWang

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    Aug 23, 2012
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    THe GND of the probe should be connected to the B point, the common pin of two caps.

    The whole circuit as this.

    Also you should check that how much voltage your probe of scope could support.
     
    Last edited: Oct 28, 2013
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