500 MHz 10X Probes
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The P6139B & P5050B probes are high impedance,
passive probes that are designed for use with Tektronix
ground-referenced oscilloscopes, including the
DPO/MSO/TDS 3000/4000/5000/7000 series oscilloscopes.
3.
4.
Push AUTOSET or otherwise adjust your oscilloscope
to display a stable waveform.
Item
Adjust the trimmer in the probe until you see a perfectly
flat-top square wave on the display. (See illustration.)
Both probes have a bandwidth of >500 MHz and 10X
attenuation. The P6139B probe has a compensation range
of 8 to 18 pF, while the P5050B probe has a compensation
range of 15 to 22 pF.
Reorder Tektronix part number
196-3521-xx
Connecting the Probe to the Oscilloscope
Connect the probe to the oscilloscope as shown below.
Ground spring
This spring minimizes
aberrations on high frequency
signals caused by ground
path inductance, giving you
measurements with good signal
fidelity.
Attach the spring to the ground
band on the probe tip. Bend the
spring in or out, up to ~0.75 in.
Reorder Tektronix part number
016-2028-xx
Standard Accessories
The accessories included with the probe are shown below.
WARNING. To avoid electric shock when using the probe
or accessories, keep fingers behind the finger guard of
probe body and accessories.
To reduce risk of shock, verify that the ground lead and
ground spring are fully mated before connecting the
probe to the circuit under test.
P6139B & P5050B
500 MHz 10X Passive Probes
Item
Instructions
Compensating the Probe
Due to variations in oscilloscope input characteristics,
the low-frequency compensation of the probe may need
adjustment after moving the probe from one oscilloscope
channel to another.
If a 1 kHz calibrated square wave displayed at 1 ms/division
shows significant differences between the leading and
trailing edges, perform the following steps to optimize
low-frequency compensation:
1.
Connect the probe to the oscilloscope channel that you
plan to use for your measurements.
2.
Connect the probe to the probe compensation output
terminals on the oscilloscope front panel.
WARNING. To avoid electric shock, only connect to the
Probe Comp signal on the oscilloscope when making
this adjustment.
To avoid electric shock, only use the insulated adjustment
tool when making compensation adjustments.
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Description
Ground lead, with alligator
clip
Attach the lead to the probe
head ground and then to your
circuit ground.
Description
Universal IC Cap
Use this cap to prevent shorting
the probe tip between IC pins.
Press the cap on the probe tip
until it snaps on, and then spin
the cap to expose the probe tip
toward the IC lead.
Reorder Tektronix part number
013-0366-xx
Hook tip
Press the hook tip on the probe
tip and then clamp the hook on
the circuit.
Rating: 300 V CAT II
Reorder Tektronix part number
013-0362-xx
Color bands
Use these bands to identify
the oscilloscope channel at the
probe head.
Reorder Tektronix part number
016-0633-xx (5 pairs)
Adjustment tool
Use only this insulated tool for
compensation adjustments.
Reorder Tektronix part number
003-1433-xx
Optional Accessories
The accessories shown below are available for the probes
and are rated ≤30 V unless indicated otherwise.
Accessory
Part number
MicroCKT Test Tip
206-0569-xx
Micro Hook TipRating: 300 V CAT II
013-0363-xx
BNC to Tip Adapter, Unterminated
013-0367-xx
Circuit Board Test Point/PCB Adapter
016-2016-xx
Chassis-Mount Probe Test Jack
131-4210-xx
6” Clip-on Ground Lead
196-3198-xx
12” Alligator Ground Lead
196-3512-xx
Ground Spring, Short
016-2034-xx
Replacing the Probe Tip
Characteristic Description
Order Tektronix part number 206-0635-xx (P6139B) or
206-0636-xx (P5050B). The insulator sleeve, part number
204-1226-xx, is reorderable and is common to both probes.
Pollution
Degree 2
Do not operate in environments where cond–
uctive pollutants may be present (as defined in
IEC 61010-1). Rated for indoor use only.
Avoid electric overload. To avoid injury or fire hazard, do
not apply potential to any input, including the reference
inputs, that varies from ground by more than the maximum
rating for that input.
Additional
Safety
Standards
UL61010-031;2010
CAN/CSA C22.2 No. 61010-031:07/A1:2010
IEC61010-031; IEC 61010-031/A1:2008
Avoid exposed circuitry and do not operate without
covers. Do not touch exposed connections and components
when power is present.
WARNING. Only qualified service personnel should
replace the probe tip. Disconnect the probe before
servicing. After replacing the tip, securely tighten the
insulator sleeve before using the probe.
Table 2: Environmental specifications
Characteristic
Description
Safety Summary
Temperature
Operating
Nonoperating
Specifications
Table 1: Electrical and mechanical specifications
–15 °C (+5 °F) to +65 °C (+149 °F)
–62 °C to +85 °C (–80 °F to +185 °F)
Humidity
Operating
5% to 95% relative humidity (%RH) up to
+30 °C, 5% to 75% RH above +30 °C up
to +65 °C. Noncondensing
Characteristic
Specification
Bandwidth
DC to 500 MHz (–3 dB)
System attenuation accuracy
10:1 ±0.5% @DC
Compensation range
P6139B: 8 pF–18 pF
P5050B: 15 pF–22 pF
System input resistance
10 MΩ ±0.5% @DC
System input capacitance
P6139B: <8 pF
P5050B: <11 pF
Propagation delay
~6 ns
Maximum tip input voltage
300 VRMS CAT II and DC
Table 3: Certifications and compliances
Cable length
1.3 m
Characteristic Description
Nonoperating
5% to 45% RH above +65 °C up to +85 °C.
Noncondensing
Altitude
Operating
Nonoperating
EC
Declaration
of
Conformity
Equipment Recycling. This product complies
with the European Union’s requirements
according to Directive 2002/96/EC on waste
electrical and electronic equipment (WEEE). For
more information about recycling options, check
the Support/Service section of the Tektronix
Web site (www.tektronix.com).
3.0 km (10,000 ft) maximum
15 km (50,000 ft) maximum
Compliance was demonstrated to the following
specification as listed in the Official Journal of
the European Communities:
Low Voltage Directive 2006/95/EC:
EN61010-031: 2008
Measurement CAT III: Distribution-level mains, fixed installation
Category
CAT II: Local-level mains, portable equipment
Product
CAT I: Circuits not directly connected to mains
Examples
Review the following safety precautions to avoid injury and
prevent damage to this product or any products connected
to it. To avoid potential hazards, use this product only as
specified. Using the probe or accessories in a manner not
specified could result in a shock or fire hazard.
To Avoid Fire or Personal Injury
Ground-Referenced oscilloscope use. Do not float the
reference lead of this probe when using with ground
referenced oscilloscopes (for example, DPO, MSO, and
TDS series oscilloscopes). The reference lead must be
connected to earth potential (0 V).
Connect and disconnect properly. Connect the probe output
to the measurement instrument before connecting the probe
to the circuit under test. Disconnect the probe input and
the probe reference lead from the circuit under test before
disconnecting the probe from the measurement instrument.
Inspect the probe and accessories. Before each use, inspect
probe and accessories for damage (cuts, tears, defects in
the probe body, accessories, cable jacket, etc.). Do not use
if damaged.
Do not operate in Wet/Damp conditions.
Do not operate in an explosive atmosphere.
Keep product surfaces clean and dry.
Safety Terms and Symbols Terms in This Manual.
These terms may appear in this manual:
WARNING. Warning statements identify conditions or
practices that could result in injury or loss of life.
CAUTION. Caution statements identify conditions or
practices that could result in damage to this product or
other property.
Symbols on the product. These symbols may appear on
the product:
Contacting Tektronix
Web site:
www.tektronix.com
Phone:
1-800-833-9200
Address:
Observe all terminal ratings. To avoid fire or shock hazard,
observe all ratings and markings on the product. Consult
the product manual for further ratings information before
making connections to the product.
Tektronix, Inc.
Department or name (if known)
14200 SW Karl Braun Drive
P.O. Box 500
Beaverton, OR 97077
USA
Email:
techsupport@tektronix.com
Avoid electric shock. When using probe accessories, never
exceed the lowest rating of the probe or its accessory,
whichever is less, including the measurement category and
voltage rating.
Warranty Information
For warranty information, go to
www.tektronix.com/warranty
Avoid electric shock. To avoid injury or loss of life, do not
connect or disconnect probes or test leads while they are
connected to a voltage source.
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