Hook clips with scope


Joined Aug 21, 2008
That depends upon how you have connected them to the scope and whether you scope has adjustments that allow trimming vertical gain by a large factor.

What do you have and how did you do it?


Joined Apr 21, 2014
"5x" of what? Amplitude, frequency?

If Amplitude, the tips from @DickCappels are useful. Also, keep in mind the generator might be calibrated for a 50Ω load on its output, but the oscilloscope typically has 1MΩ of input impedance, which will show as a higher amplitude. Also, it is easy to confuse amplitude with RMS or peak-to-peak - some generators' output levels can be as peak-to-peak and others can be simply amplitude.

If frequency, the oscilloscope might be out of its "cal" position in the horizontal s/div setting.