Tektronix P6063B Switchable Attenuation Probe

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ORIGINAL COSTS
Tektronix Catalog Cost
$120 (1977)
$180 (1982)
  $215 (1985)
$220 (1989)
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QUICK SPECS / PHOTOS
  • Bandwidth : DC to 200 MHz
  • Attenuation : 1X / 10X Switchable
  • Input Resistance : 1 MΩ / 10 MΩ
  • Input Capacitance : 80 pf / 11 pf
  • Scope Input Resis : 1 MΩ
  • Compensation Range : 15pF to 24pF
  • Readout Pin : Yes
  • Ground Ref : Yes
  • ID Button : No
  • Max Rated Voltage : 500 V (dc + peak ac)
  • COMPATIBILITY

    Tektronix catalogs list the following compatibilities:
    7A16A, 7A26
    475, 485, 2335, 2336, 2337

    CHARACTISTICS

    The P6063B is a passive dual attenuation probe designed for oscilloscopes with bandwidths to 200 MHz. A sliding switch on the probe body selects 1X or 10X attenuation. This 1X-10X switch allows the user to switch in and out a decade of sensitivity without returning to the test instrument. Attenuation may be arbitrarily switched from 1X to 10X to evaluate the effects of loading of the oscilloscope on the circuit under test.

    The probe provides readout coding for oscilloscopes which have readout capability. The readout changes with the probe attenuation switch so the correct attenuation setting is always displayed on the oscilloscope. A pushbutton is provided for actuating a ground reference. The ground reference can be used as a means of trace identification for a multitrace display.

    The P6063B can be compensated with instruments having a nominal input capacitance of 15 to 24 pF.

    (Excerpts from 1977 and 1989 Tektronix Catalogs)

    SPECIFICATIONS

    Attenuation :1X or 10X switchable
    Accuracy :1X - same as Scope
    10X - 3%
    Bandwidth (1X) :12 MHz (3.5 ft cable)
    6 MHz (6 ft cable)
    Bandwidth (10X) :200 MHz (3.5 ft and 6 ft cables)
    Probe Input Resistance :1X - same as scope
    10X - 10 MΩ
    Probe Input Capacitance (1X) :80 pF (3.5 ft cable)
    105 pF (6 ft cable)
    Probe Input Capacitance (10X) : 11 pF (3.5 ft cable)
    14 pF (6 ft cable)
    Maximum DC Voltage : 1X - 100 V derated above 450 kHz
    10X - 500 V derated above 4.5 MHz
    Compensation Range : 15 to 24 pF

    (Excerpts from 1977 and 1989 Tektronix Catalogs)

    SAMPLES OF E-BAY PRICES
    Tektronix Catalog CostLow BidHigh Bidaverage
    $120 (1977)
    $180 (1982)
      $215 (1985)
    $220 (1989)
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