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Recommendation for a pocket size oscilloscope

Posted on December 8, 2020 at 12:37:53

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Location: Arizona
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I'm looking for a small portable oscilloscope, off of Amazon, for under $100.

I used to have a Tenma dual channel, but now all I need is a simple one channel. My only need for this is simple signal tracing type work. If it has a wave generator to use as a source that would be a bonus.

Any suggestions?


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RE: Recommendation for a pocket size oscilloscope, posted on December 9, 2020 at 05:47:07

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Location: San Francisco South Bay
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NLS Miniscope might be an acceptable option depending on your needs. Surprisingly small for vintage and extremely well built - a very competent scope. MS-15 is a 15 MHz single trace, and likely comes in under your price point. Dual trace MS-215 and MS-230 also available.

All would have to be hunted down used, and all likely need to have the batteries replaced. Simple job. The batteries act as capacitors as well, so need to replace even if using the wall wart.


RE: Recommendation for a pocket size oscilloscope, posted on December 10, 2020 at 19:57:23

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Location: Phoenix
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Very cool, I didn't know NLS made scopes. I had one of their voltmeters.

I use a couple of Fluke ScopeMeters, one Industrial, the other bench scope specs, I recommend them.


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