Tektronix P6053B Passive Voltage Probe

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ORIGINAL COSTS
Tektronix Catalog Cost
$140 (1982)
$170 (1985)
$150 (1989)
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QUICK SPECS / PHOTOS
  • Bandwidth :
  • DC to 200 MHz (3.5 ft & 6 ft cables)
    DC to 115 MHz (9 ft cable)
  • Attenuation : 10X ±3%
  • Input Resistance : 10 MΩ within ±0.5%
  • Input Capacitance :
  • 9.5 pF (3.5 ft cable)
    12.5 pF (6 ft cable)
    13.5 pF (9 ft cable)
  • Scope Input Resis : 1 MΩ
  • Compensation Range : 15pF to 24pF
  • Readout Pin : Yes
  • Ground Ref : No
  • ID Button : Yes
  • Max Rated Voltage : 500 VDC
  • COMPATIBILITY

    The P6053B probe is designed for use with Textronix 7A-series 1 MΩ vertical amplifier plug-in units.
    Specifically mentioned items are
    7A16A, 7A26, 7D20
    The 1977 catalog describes the P6053B as obsolete - replaced by P6106

    CHARACTISTICS
    The P6053B is a miniature, passive, fast-rise 10X attenuation probe designed for use with Tektronix 7A-series vertical amplifier plug-in units. The probe can be compensated for use with other oscilloscopes or plug-in units having an input capacitance of 15 to 24 pF (paralleled by 1 MΩ).

    A trace identification pushbutton on the body of the probe permits the user to determine which trace of a multi-trace display includes the signal from the P6053B Probe. A coding ring on the BNC output connector actuates the Volts/Div readout of the oscilloscope mainframe to include the 10X attenuation of the probe. The connector is compatible with all BNC input connectors.

    The probe consists of a small-diameter probe body assembly, 1 3.5-foot, 6-foot, or 9-foot cable, and a compensation box with a BNC connector.

    (excerpt from Tektronix P6053B Probe Instruction Manual 010-6053-11)

    SPECIFICATIONS
    Electrical
    Attenuation :10X ±3% (including 1 MΩ, ±2% amplifier input)
    Input Resistance :10 MΩ within 0.5% (including 1 MΩ, ±2% amplifier input).
    Input Capacitance :9.5 pF (3.5 ft cable)
    12.5 pF (6 ft cable)
    13.5 pF (9 ft cable)
    Compensation Range :15 pF or less to at least 24 pF.
    Bandwidth (-3 dB) :DC to 200 MHz (3.5 ft & 6 ft cables)
    DC to 115 MHz (9 ft cable)
    Maximum Input Voltage :500 VDC, derated with frequency.
    Physical
    Weight :Approximately 5 oz. net. (with 3.5 foor cable)
    Dimension:
    PROBE BODY : @3.7 inches (9.4 cm), length; @0.45 inch (1.1 cm), maximum outside diameter.
    CABLE: @3.5 feet (1.1 meters), @6 feet (1.8 meters), or @9 feet (2.7 meters) between strain relief bases.
    COMPENSATION BOX: @1.7 inches (4.3 cm), length; @0.6 inch (1.5 cm) width, @1.2 inches (3.0 cm) height.
    Environmental

    Probe will operate within specifications over the following ranges:
    Temperature : -15° to +75°C.
    Altitude : To 15,000 feet.

    (excerpt from Tektronix P6053B Probe Instruction Manual 010-6053-11)
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