What does 10X mean on an oscilloscope probe?

A 10X oscilloscope refers to a probe with an integrated attenuator that delivers an attenuation of 10. This allows the circuits’ impedance to be enhanced by a factor of 10. While the 10X probe is attenuating the signal, it can also reduce the signal entering the oscilloscope.

What is difference between 1X probe 10X probe?

1X, 10X, and 100X refer to attenuation ratios; a 1X probe does not attenuate the signal, a 10X probe reduces signal amplitudes by 10X, and a 100X probe reduces signal amplitudes by 100X. Loading is inversely proportional to attenuation. A typical 1X probe will load your circuit with 1 Megohm and 100pf or more.

How do you add a probe to Multisim?

For example, to read the voltage difference across a resistor, place a Voltage probe on one side of the resistor and a Voltage Reference probe on the other side. In the Probe type settings in the right configuration pane, select this probe under Voltage reference.

What is high voltage probes?

A high voltage differential probe is used for measuring the voltage difference between two test points where neither test point is at ground. High voltage differential probes from Tektronix can be used for signals up to 6000 V.

How does a X10 probe work?

X10 oscilloscope probe compensation The X10 scope probe is effectively an attenuator and this enables it to load the circuit under test far less. It does this by decreasing he resistive and capacitive loading on the circuit. It also has a much higher bandwidth than a traditional X1 scope probe.

What does Probe attenuation do?

Attenuation probes serve to multiply the voltage measurement range of the oscilloscope by using an internal resistor that, when used in conjunction with the input resistance of the scope, creates a voltage divider. It allows for the measurement of a signal that might exceed the limits of the oscilloscope.

What are current probes?

Current probes are used to measure control currents for relays in electronic circuits and in evaluation testing of capacitors’ current characteristics.

What is a probe in circuit?

A test probe is a physical device used to connect electronic test equipment to a device under test (DUT). Specific types include test prods, oscilloscope probes and current probes. A test probe is often supplied as a test lead, which includes the probe, cable and terminating connector.

What is the function of probe in Multisim?

Multisim 14.2 Help Probes are schematic objects that are used to help extract data from the simulation results. The primary functions of probes are: Providing a clear and convenient way of acquiring and viewing common measurements, such as voltages, branch current, and power.

When would you use a high voltage probe?

A high voltage probe allows an ordinary voltmeter to measure voltages that would otherwise be too high to measure or even destructive. It does this by reducing the input voltage to a safe, measurable level with a precision voltage divider circuit within the probe body.

How do current probes work?

Basically, current probes sense the current flowing through a conductor and convert it to a voltage that can be viewed and measured on an oscilloscope. The most commonly used technique to measure current is magnetic field sensing of a current carrying conductor.