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Recently I have been having a hard time watching my television. There are a lot of people on the TV lately who like to make up things and tell lies or at least bend the truth around so that one can not tell which end of the horse to kiss. These alternate facts as they have come to be called usually get me up out of my chair, hollering as loud as I can with my fractured voice, and explaining to my wife who usually isn't paying attention to me or the TV, what the latest conspiracy theory is. I hav ...
For about a year I have owned a Hantek 8060 dual channel oscilloscope. I have been very pleased with the scope as it is well suited to my needs. I use it in my simple experiments and I use it for helping me diagnose equipment that is in need of repair.   About three weeks ago I was working on a Denstply Cavitron which is a device used in dental clinics to clean scale from teeth. The Cavitron produces a 30 kHz vibration in a metal tip that quickly removes plaque and scale from teeth. The de ...
Recently my scope and I had an unfortunate encounter with some high voltage and it left me with one channel out. I am slowly working through the process to see if I can fix the scope. I will blog about my journey at a later date whether I can fix it or not. Among the damage the high voltage caused was the loss of the 1X circuit in the probe cord set.     This is an inexpensive 80 MHz Hantek probe and after the high voltage experience the 1X  10X switch had no effect. My first t ...