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Your choice as a maintenance technician: Oscilloscope or Scopemeter

Oscilloscope
4 (40%)
Scopemeter
6 (60%)

Total Members Voted: 10

Do you Prefer an Oscilloscope or a Scopemeter

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Do you Prefer an Oscilloscope or a Scopemeter
« on: October 03, 2015, 04:10:AM »
Well... the veteran maintenance techs and electricians may be used to the old CRT style oscilloscopes, but are they better than a modern scopemeter? Which do you prefer for diagnosing electronic problems that include tricky waveforms?

Let's hear your thoughts on this one....
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Re: Do you Prefer an Oscilloscope or a Scopemeter
« Reply #1 on: October 19, 2015, 02:49:PM »
Well... the veteran maintenance techs and electricians may be used to the old CRT style oscilloscopes, but are they better than a modern scopemeter? Which do you prefer for diagnosing electronic problems that include tricky waveforms?

I voted for the scopemeter just because I like newer technology. I think you can solve problems with either one as long as you are familiar with them.
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Adam from Scranton

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Re: Do you Prefer an Oscilloscope or a Scopemeter
« Reply #2 on: October 27, 2015, 04:32:AM »
I was trained on a scopemeter to do a voltage measurements. When I look at an older oscilloscope I see complicated controls so I would prefer a digital scopemeter.
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Re: Do you Prefer an Oscilloscope or a Scopemeter
« Reply #3 on: November 11, 2015, 03:26:PM »
Scopemeters are newer and better technology... plain and simple...

Re: Do you Prefer an Oscilloscope or a Scopemeter
« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2015, 03:46:AM »
I look at it the other way, I was trained on a basic 20MHZ oscilloscope and to this day i would just prefer to dig out the old scope. Once you're familiar with the controls on a particular piece of test equipment, it's hard to get away from it.

Re: Do you Prefer an Oscilloscope or a Scopemeter
« Reply #5 on: November 29, 2015, 05:16:AM »
Scopemeters are the next generation of test equipment. They offer better technology like data-logging, you can't do that with a traditional oscilloscope.
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a maintenance technician in the metals industry.

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