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Cheap automotive oscilloscope ?

Postby lagos » Thu Jan 07, 2016 11:54 am

I've been thinking about picking up a cheap oscilloscope to play with and was wondering if anyone here had some recommendations.

Currently I'm trying to decide between these two usb options.

Sainsmart
http://www.amazon.com/SainSmart-Portabl ... cilloscope

Handtek
http://www.amazon.com/Hantek-1008A-Digi ... cilloscope

Both seem decent but have mixed reviews as far as support and software functionality goes.

There is also the DSC Nano that seems to have pretty good reviews after a firmware update.
http://www.amazon.com/Signstek-Portable ... cilloscope

Any experience with these or recommendations?
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Re: Cheap automotive oscilloscope ?

Postby nzgrub » Mon Sep 12, 2016 12:36 am

I bought and used...
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-sh ... .96.zuBlbz

works well, my first use of oscilloscope so cant say how it compares to others but does the job for me.
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Re: Cheap automotive oscilloscope ?

Postby DaveEFI » Mon Sep 12, 2016 2:01 am

Sort of depends on what you'll use it for. I have an old but good bench one in the workshop. Too big to move easily. To get a modern portable one with similar performance would cost $$$$. So I have a very cheap all in one battery type for use on the car. Bought as just a chassis, which I put in a box. This sort of thing:-

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/252533718348

One which needs a PC seems attractive but may be too much of a fiddle for the odd quick job.
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Re: Cheap automotive oscilloscope ?

Postby Rick Finsta » Thu Dec 15, 2016 1:18 pm

I built the "sound card oscilloscope" that... Jean, I think came up with? Might have been James. Just search for it - there are a few freeware programs that work really well and it cost me a few dollars in parts.
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Re: Cheap automotive oscilloscope ?

Postby kyle86 » Thu Jan 26, 2017 10:20 am

Get the Rigol 1052!!!
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Re: Cheap automotive oscilloscope ?

Postby AlanJ » Sat May 13, 2017 10:48 am

Best one I have found.

SainSmart DSO NOTE II NEW Update Version DS202 Nano ARM Portable Mi... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SXVUETU/re ... fzbJFBWXZ8
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Re: Cheap automotive oscilloscope ?

Postby Matt Cramer » Mon May 15, 2017 8:37 am

AlanJ wrote:Best one I have found.

SainSmart DSO NOTE II NEW Update Version DS202 Nano ARM Portable Mi... https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00SXVUETU/re ... fzbJFBWXZ8


While we use a PicoScope at work, I have a DSO Touch like the one in the above link for my own personal use.
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