This is the sixth lesson in the Oscilloscopes Course. This lesson explains the purpose and use of probes, and trains the participant to match the probe/scope combination to the application.

Module Objectives

  • Explain the reason for probe compensation.
  • Describe other common probe types.
  • Describe the applications of common probe types.
  • Match a probe/scope combination to the application.


This course contains nine lessons designed for the training of electricians and electronic technicians as well as for the multi-craft training needs of process and manufacturing facilities. These lessons are designed for participants familiar with AC and DC theory, electrical safety, and electrical print reading. A basic understanding of electronic devices and circuits is recommended. The lessons in this course explain and demonstrate the use of both analog and digital oscilloscopes. Participants will learn the controls on each type of oscilloscope, how to use a probe with an oscilloscope, how to set up an oscilloscope, and how to determine various measurements taken with an oscilloscope.


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