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Hobbyist Oscilloscope

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g2c

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Hello, sorry if it had been asked before. I am looking for a portable little scope but with a screen readable without magnifying glasses. Was thinking if 4" minimum with min analog bw in the order of 1MHz, 2 chans. Any recommendations for a reliable solution?
Thanks in advance for your time
 

rjenkinsgb

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The little Velleman ones are OK for a convenient tool for portable use.

eg. https://www.velleman.eu/products/view/?id=431482&country=be&lang=en
Only single channel but not too bad.

I have the original Velleman one in my kit still, it's fine for quick tests on low frequency gear like machine servo drives.

Beyond that, either the Agilent / Tektronix clones on ebay or the PC or chinese mini scopes.
You can get a good two channel bench scope in the same style as the big name ones for 150-

There is also an actual Tektronix on for a reasonable price at present:
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Tektronix-TDS220-2-Channel-Digital-Oscilloscope-100MHz-1GS-s/283064151466

Or this? Looks like it takes non-standard leads, no idea on the quality..
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DS203-Po...scope-USB-Interface-8MHz-72MSa-s/253066189280
 

rjenkinsgb

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They do look nice!

My velleman has been looking a bit tired with cracks in the plastic over the screen, since someone managed to drop a tool on it off the top of a machine a few years ago.

Those are smaller and neater, small enough to keep in a toolbox rather than a separate case.
 

g2c

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Yes, i definitely prefer a self contained scope

the tek with duty and shipping is much too expensive and honestly i dont take this maker for a rols royce as far as reliability. As for the ds203 it would be fabricated by sainsmart as the ds212. I think I'll go for the ds212 which has only two Chans but is cheaper. ill report here once i have it and meanwhile thank you all for bothering!
 
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