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Lars Lindner

AD2 Oscilloscope - Measure Mains Voltage 110 VAC

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Hi Digilent AD2 Team,

I have a simple question, for which I don't find an quick answer. I want to measure the waveform of a the mains voltage 11VAC using the oscilloscope of the AD2.

What is the best way, to achieve this?

 

Thanks for your help and with best greetings, Lars

 

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Hi,

just wondering, could you simply use a mains transformer with an iron core, e.g. for toy railroad or the like (just remembering this as example that uses AC output without rectifier)? It's not exactly a precision measurement, but the secondary site is properly isolated, making it fairly safe to work with.

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Hi xc6lx45,

the idea is not bad, but it will introduce distortions and delays into my measurement signal, through the coils and the magnetization of the iron core. I am looking for a direct measurement method using the AD2.

Thank you and with greetings, Lars

 

 

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Hi Attila, yes thank you. You are totally right :)

What do I have to consider additional, when measuring 110 VAC, using this 10X probes? 

 

Thanks again and with greetings, Lars

 

 

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