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    Has anyone tried a DSO Nano?

    Has anyone tried a DSO Nano for amp gains? It work well? How simple is it to use. Shops around here want $120 to Oscope amps... It seems pretty good.







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    Re: Has anyone tried a DSO Nano?

    Yep I have one (I believe it's a v2) and it works fine. Only comes with 1 probe which sucks (and doesn't have two ports either so it's not like you can just buy another) but for setting gains it works fine. Settings amplifier gains is about the simplest thing you can do with an oscope, it has the potential to do much more if you know how to use it.




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    Re: Has anyone tried a DSO Nano?

    I'm just going to post links to what you could have easily searched for:
    DSO nano pocket o-scope aka DSO201
    DSO Nano 201 O-scope
    Dso nano
    DSO Nano help...
    ARM Nano DSO thread



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    Re: Has anyone tried a DSO Nano?

    Quote Originally Posted by TheUnderFighter View Post
    I'm just going to post links to what you could have easily searched for:
    DSO nano pocket o-scope aka DSO201
    DSO Nano 201 O-scope
    Dso nano
    DSO Nano help...
    ARM Nano DSO thread
    Yes I have read most of those already but a lot are very old and wanted to know now what people think after a while of using them




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    Re: Has anyone tried a DSO Nano?

    Yeah I have the DSO Nano V2 (Buy DSO Nano v2 [TOL131B2P] | Seeedstudio). For what it is, it's pretty nice. It's my go-to device for setting gains. I got mine for just under $100 new. It might seem complicated at first, just looking at the UI in screenshots / videos really confused me at first, but it's actually quite simple once you get used to it. I bought a custom probe for it that supports 10x / 1x. Which essentially puts a resistor in-line with the signal for high-power applications. This is not necessary for most people, but it works for me when setting amp gains that output very high voltages.

    If you want to use it for high power amps i'd recommend the x10 probe upgrade that I mentioned. Here's the tutorial I followed for it if you're interested:

    Upgrading the Probes on the DSO Nano | Blog




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    Re: Has anyone tried a DSO Nano?

    As mentioned, a search would have returned a lot, both here and google. It's a good oscope just for setting gains, unless you're doing microelectronics work you won't need more.



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    Re: Has anyone tried a DSO Nano?

    Quote Originally Posted by akillj View Post
    Yeah I have the DSO Nano V2 (Buy DSO Nano v2 [TOL131B2P] | Seeedstudio). For what it is, it's pretty nice. It's my go-to device for setting gains. I got mine for just under $100 new. It might seem complicated at first, just looking at the UI in screenshots / videos really confused me at first, but it's actually quite simple once you get used to it. I bought a custom probe for it that supports 10x / 1x. Which essentially puts a resistor in-line with the signal for high-power applications. This is not necessary for most people, but it works for me when setting amp gains that output very high voltages.

    If you want to use it for high power amps i'd recommend the x10 probe upgrade that I mentioned. Here's the tutorial I followed for it if you're interested:

    Upgrading the Probes on the DSO Nano | Blog
    Wow that seems complicated to do




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    Re: Has anyone tried a DSO Nano?

    Like I said for most people it's not necessary. It's basically just hacking up an x10 probe and putting a 3.5mm jack on the other end so it will work on the DSO. I just suggested it in case you had any high-power gain setting to do.




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    Re: Has anyone tried a DSO Nano?

    The probe that came with mine is switchable X1 or X10. You just have to set the mode in the menus for which setting you're using. The DSO and a DMM are the 2 things that I bring to an install first.

    I posted a while back on how useful they are:

    Why you need an oscilloscope



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    Re: Has anyone tried a DSO Nano?

    Quote Originally Posted by maylar View Post
    The probe that came with mine is switchable X1 or X10. You just have to set the mode in the menus for which setting you're using. The DSO and a DMM are the 2 things that I bring to an install first.

    I posted a while back on how useful they are:
    Oh so you have used it. Which version you have? I think the new ones cant update to the new BenF program. I saw the one on amazon with the switching probe. SainSmart Upgraded DSO201 Pocket-Sized Digital Oscilloscope ARM DSO Nano *NEW VERSION*: Amazon.com: Industrial & Scientific Does the alligator clip go to ground and probe tip positive?




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    Re: Has anyone tried a DSO Nano?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pyrofan View Post
    Does the alligator clip go to ground and probe tip positive?
    Yes, although it doesn't really matter. The alligator clip is just a ground reference so if you were to reverse the two on a waveform you would just get the same display inverted.




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    Re: Has anyone tried a DSO Nano?

    Quote Originally Posted by maylar View Post
    The probe that came with mine is switchable X1 or X10. You just have to set the mode in the menus for which setting you're using. The DSO and a DMM are the 2 things that I bring to an install first.

    I posted a while back on how useful they are:

    Why you need an oscilloscope
    How did you manage to get the purple waveform to stop showing up in the background? I've tried everything...haha




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    Re: Has anyone tried a DSO Nano?

    It's really easy to use and I love mine too



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    Re: Has anyone tried a DSO Nano?

    Quote Originally Posted by Pyrofan View Post
    Oh so you have used it. Which version you have? I think the new ones cant update to the new BenF program. I saw the one on amazon with the switching probe. Does the alligator clip go to ground and probe tip positive?
    Mine is just like the one you linked, but a couple years old. I know the firmware has changed since but last I knew there was an active forum of people doing upgrades for them. Not sure if that's still true.

    Quote Originally Posted by bubbagumper6 View Post
    How did you manage to get the purple waveform to stop showing up in the background? I've tried everything...haha
    I remember the purple background trace, and I think it went away with the BenF firmware update. It's been a while, and my memory sux.



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    Re: Has anyone tried a DSO Nano?

    Well, mine came in today. Time to see how this works.




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