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Discussion in 'Electronic Components' started by Fred Bartoli, Jan 18, 2006.

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  1. Fred Bartoli

    Fred Bartoli Guest

  2. tlbs

    tlbs Guest

    I've some TEK probes coming from the US which have the standard (well, your

    I call that a, "power strip", but without an adapter converting the US
    mains plug to your standard mains plug, I don't see how a power strip
    will solve your problem.

  3. Fred Bartoli

    Fred Bartoli Guest


    I guess I will be able to cut the US end plug and put in place my local
    purchased one :)
  4. John Hudak

    John Hudak Guest

    Ok, if you do that, how is the power strip going to help you? I
    dont think you will need it. The only thing you need is a plug
    that will fit your power outlet. (Not to mention the correct voltage
    setting on the input to the scope power supply (110/220 VAC) if it is
    not auto switching...
  5. Fred Bartoli

    Fred Bartoli Guest

    I guess there's some misunderstanding somewhere.

    The probe has a power supply that looks like a wallwart with your US 3 pins
    plug. I can't change it (look at Tek P6046 probe).

    The plug I'll cut and change is the one that powers the power strip, so that
    I'll have a power strip with N US outlets and one French plug. Pb solved.
    And that way I'll be able to plug all my US probes I'll receive soon.

    Oh, and I obviously won't buy surge protected ones :).
  6. If the probes have a US style power plug, they very likely (almost
    certainly) require 120V, so you will need a step-down transformer to
    convert your 240V to 120V, and a US-style power strip to plug into the
    transformer, and into which you can plug the probe power supplies.
  7. Fred Bartoli

    Fred Bartoli Guest

    No, they can be wired 120V or 240V.
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