Picoscope 2405A 4 channel 25Mhz

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12 Mar 2018 12:31 #18894 by SailorBob
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After my debacle with the Hantek 6074BE it'll be a while before I shell out for another scope, but when I do I'm strongly considering the Pico 2405A. It's on amazon for $429: www.amazon.com/dp/B01H5O824Y/?coliid=I34...ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it

and it has good specs: www.picotech.com/oscilloscope/2000/picos...-2000-specifications

Anyone tried it out?

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16 Mar 2018 18:08 #19003 by kona
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For use in automotive diagnostics 2405A not the best choice.
Do not make this choice - you will regret it.
There are many arguments.
Only two times more expensive and you have 4425 PP919 Scope Only (without cables).
All this In my humble opinion.

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17 Mar 2018 16:31 #19025 by SailorBob
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Could you explain why? As far as the hardware specs go, the 2405A seems more than sufficient.

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18 Mar 2018 18:23 - 20 Mar 2018 05:57 #19083 by kona
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Hi,
There is a lot of information on this subject.
Short advantages:
- access and use in the work of the library of wave patterns of signals (a huge advantage);
- availability and use of scripts and additional programs for analysis;
- channels security;
- technical characteristics;
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21 Jun 2020 10:44 #40777 by Dtapia63
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Hello, hello, would you be so kind to share a little more about your experience with the Hantek oscilliscope please. Thank you.

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21 Jun 2020 11:33 #40778 by Weycraze
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Go for it Sailor Bob, all I use is a 2406B for automotive diag.

It can be worked for use with Pico 6 Automotive software.

All my Hantek Current Clamps can be made into custom probes with proper ranging.

I use Hantek 20:1 Attenuation when required. Have not fried my scope, remember the true overvoltage is really 100v on these, They say 20v in the specs I believe, but surely they are not gonna design a product to fry at 21 volts. Safety factors are used.

If input voltage bothers you, just look at the spec of the 8 CH Auto Pico, all of a sudden Pico says it's ok not to have a high input voltage for Automotive use, so let's use 10:1 attenuation!

Where these little guys will lack is MEMORY!!!!!!, and the ability to up the sample rate when on slow times bases.

The Pico software is second to none. This is an excellent taste of what you can do:

www.picoauto.com/library/training

I have quite a few posts with some guides on this site, that would be very worth your while to check out to maximise your 'smaller' Pico


Have Fun!

Paul

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21 Jun 2020 12:18 #40779 by Matt T
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Where these little guys will lack is MEMORY!!!!!!, and the ability to up the sample rate when on slow times bases.l


And there's a big jump in memory between the 48k 2405 and the 32M 2406. If I was going with a 2000 series 'scope I'd definitely pay extra for the larger buffer.
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21 Jun 2020 15:49 #40792 by Weycraze
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Matt T

Thanks for checking that about the memory, that is a very big difference!!!!

Seems to me I remember that in the specs, that's why I opted for the 2406B.

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08 Feb 2021 10:08 #46621 by Zenyattus
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Hi!
I know this might be a bit outdated, but just for clearance.
Those advantages that you were talking about are advantages of the 4425 scope?

I'd be very happy for your reply. I am currently looking to buy a scope for automotive diagnostics, but with all the options it's hugely overwhelming. So far i have come to a conclusion that i will be the 2405A but this post has put me in dead end again. :D

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08 Feb 2021 10:10 #46622 by Zenyattus
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Hi!
I know this might be a bit outdated, but just for clearance.
Those advantages that you were talking about are advantages of the 4425 scope?

I'd be very happy for your reply. I am currently looking to buy a scope for automotive diagnostics, but with all the options it's hugely overwhelming. So far i have come to a conclusion that i will be the 2405A but this post has put me in dead end again. :D

Thanks in advance for any help.

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