I want to see some stuffs on my oscilloscope to get the feel for it. I have lying around the box an AC adapter, transformer or whatever you call it. This AC adapter plugs into the wall outlet of 120V 60Hz. And out of the other ends comes 16V AC (that's right AC not DC). So I figure if its AC then it should be oscillating and I can see it on the scope. Now let me say that I am quite inexperience with an oscilloscope. Ok. To display this sine wave on my scope, I take it all I have to do is take the two ends from the AC Adapter output and put it as input into the scope right? ie. feed it as input into the probe? correct? Set the volt division to say 0.2V, then flip the time base division until I see a sine wave, I know you can probably calculate but I am not sure if the output of 16VAC is at 60Hz or not. Sounds about right? By the way, what are special about the probes, does it do anything to the signal of 16VAC before its fed into the scope (plugin 7A13 of my Tek7904). Does 16VAC amplitude get fed in or does the probe de-magnify it into something much smaller (to protect the scope perhaps). Any taker?