#### Fluxor1964

Joined Jun 11, 2015
182
I am currently using a BK Precision dual trace 30MHz scope which I am very pleased with, however I am playing with some very slow waveforms
and I am looking for a storage scope, I want to let the scope trace out say a 5 sec waveform such as the voltage on a charging capacitor

#### Fluxor1964

Joined Jun 11, 2015
182
Sorry to resurrect this thread but I have just read where someone is saying that the rigol ds5502e has most of it's functions on a 35 day

#### Fluxor1964

Joined Jun 11, 2015
182
I am not finding the ds5502e on the rigol site. Are you sure you have the right number?
Sorry my fault....I meant the Rigol DS1052E....

#### Fluxor1964

Joined Jun 11, 2015
182
Thanks EESCan but paying for features that I will never use doesn't make any sense to me at all.

I just checked the Rigol website and scoured youtube and I cant find any reference that I will need to pay for features
on the Rigol DS1052E so I think that guy that said that was mistaken and i'm going to go ahead and buy the Rigol DS1052E
unless someone can convince me I need a 7" display instead of a 5"?

Neil.

#### EESCan

Joined Feb 6, 2017
3
Thanks EESCan but paying for features that I will never use doesn't make any sense to me at all.

I just checked the Rigol website and scoured youtube and I cant find any reference that I will need to pay for features
on the Rigol DS1052E so I think that guy that said that was mistaken and i'm going to go ahead and buy the Rigol DS1052E
unless someone can convince me I need a 7" display instead of a 5"?

Neil.
You get a better scope with the DS1054Z. You should really reconsider. You can do a LOT more and grow into the scope. A bigger screen is always a plus on oscilloscopes too.
Like really, go google it. Nearly nobody would tell you to get the 1052E when you can get the 1054Z.

#### cmartinez

Joined Jan 17, 2007
7,628
Cheap Rigol Chinese scopes are a great value.

PC based scopes suck.
Don't rule out PC based scopes just yet... they've been making improvements in the last few years, and are cheaper than stand-alones. Plus their software allows you to perform some pretty interesting tricks.

I own a Hantek DSO 2250 scope and I'm quite pleased with it. It can very easily read the 20 KHz waveform that you want to read.

#### spinnaker

Joined Oct 29, 2009
7,835
Thanks EESCan but paying for features that I will never use doesn't make any sense to me at all.

I just checked the Rigol website and scoured youtube and I cant find any reference that I will need to pay for features
on the Rigol DS1052E so I think that guy that said that was mistaken and i'm going to go ahead and buy the Rigol DS1052E
unless someone can convince me I need a 7" display instead of a 5"?

Neil.

For the extra \$70 I would just go with the 1102e. Yeah you can hack the DS1052E but why risk it?

This series has no features that get disabled that I know of.

#### Sensacell

Joined Jun 19, 2012
2,985
Don't rule out PC based scopes just yet... they've been making improvements in the last few years, and are cheaper than stand-alones. Plus their software allows you to perform some pretty interesting tricks.

I own a Hantek DSO 2250 scope and I'm quite pleased with it. It can very easily read the 20 KHz waveform that you want to read.
My reasons for hating them are not related to features of functions, it's all about the work-flow.
There is always that moment when you have to trouble-shoot something and it's not in a convenient place, and you have to move all that stuff and get it setup and... arrrghhhh!