This is the seventh lesson in the Oscilloscopes Course. This lesson trains the participant to safely setup an oscilloscope for use, how to adjust the controls, and compensate the probe.

Module Objectives

  • Describe the safety rules related to using an oscilloscope.
  • Adjust the display controls on an oscilloscope.
  • Adjust the trigger controls to display a given waveform.
  • Adjust the vertical and horizontal controls to display a given waveform.


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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