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Basic usb oscilloscope or ?

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Nofear4xjs

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Hi, hope someone here can give me a heads up for what I`m looking for or need.

My only goal is to measure the wave forms & harmonics that are going through my body and also the same for the wiring in my place that is 60hz.

My question is would a simple USB oscilloscope do the work or should I be looking for another way of reading the wave forms & harmonics?

Thanks 4 your time.

Cheers or eat some healthy food if that`s ur thing :]
 

alec_t

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Unless the scope is very sensitive you would probably need a pre-amplifier to boost body signals.
For measuring 60Hz mains signals you would have to provide some way of isolation from LETHAL voltages.
 

kubeek

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Hi, hope someone here can give me a heads up for what I`m looking for or need.

My only goal is to measure the wave forms & harmonics that are going through my body and also the same for the wiring in my place that is 60hz.

My question is would a simple USB oscilloscope do the work or should I be looking for another way of reading the wave forms & harmonics?

Thanks 4 your time.

Cheers or eat some healthy food if that`s ur thing :]
For this special purpose, I think you would be better off with using a transformer to get lower voltage, and then feed it into a soundcard of a computer.
 

Nofear4xjs

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Has anyone designed a setup to plug into a sound card with the oscilloscpe reading on the screen? This would probably work for reading the wave forms in my body & the harmonics that are produced from out side sources. Like standing under powerlines or close to a lamp poll or even hold an extention cord.

I could build my own I just have no clue about electronics so I would need a parts list and design blueprint 4 dummies :]
 

JimB

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But what about all the waveforms and harmonics from the oscilloscope?
How will you stop then from entering your body?

JimB
 

alec_t

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'Distance' may well add to your problems, because of stray signal pickup on the wires connecting to the scope, unless the wires are very well screened.
 

Nofear4xjs

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How about a DC powered Oscilloscpe ? I`m not looking for micro readings so these issues should not cause a problem anyway...?
 
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