Archive for September 6th, 2016
Neither of the kits require advanced assembly skills, but neophytes would definitely benefit from somebody who could guide them through the rough spots. In fact, JYE Tech comped me the acrylic scope case in return for the defects on the function generator PCB: thanks!
Just to rub it in, I suppose, one of the 2 mm nuts required to assemble the case missed the threading operation:
Took me a while to figure out why I couldn’t make the screw work. No big deal if you’ve got stuff, but it’d be a showstopper for a newbie.
Anyhow, the kit went together smoothly and powered right up:
The trace arithmetic functions work well enough:
The triggering seems finicky and setting the level sometimes moves the trace baseline, although that may be due to my fat-fingering the controls.
The front end is noisy, the bandwidth limited, the screen is small, and you can’t capture / export traces to your PC / cloud / whatever.
It’s an OK starter scope and you’ll shortly realize why you need a dual-trace scope…