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Is Hantek DSO5102P Oscilloscope good for hobbyist?

Muttley Black

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Hello all.

i am hobbyist at electronics and i want to buy an Oscilloscope. I never had one before and i want to make a gift to my self. :)
Is Hantek DSO5102P a good choice for beginner?

Thank you
 

dabone

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I was in the same boat earlier this year and I finally went with a Rigol DS1054z. Mine came with all the options unlocked (If not, there's a website to generate all the codes), so it's quad channel 100mhz , 1GSa/s, can do serial, spi and i2c decoding, and has ethernet. Just a lot more scope for not much more money.
 

Chuck(G)

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Same here--I wanted a DSO to supplement my old Tek scope (still prefer that for a lot of things). The Rigol 4-channel scope is a pretty good deal.

Siglent also makes a decent unit.
 

bladamson

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I have the 70MHz Hantek. Supposedly you can convert it to 200 MHz by removing two capacitors and flashing the firmware.

It's alright, but I still use my B&K 1510 or Eico 460 whenever I can. They are far more interesting. But a DSO is a good thing to have.

I'd like to get an older DSO that uses a CRT.
 

bakemono

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Don't know about the current product offerings, but for anecdotal value I've had a DSO-2090 for 10+ years. Often had it hanging off my Pentium M laptop with scope probes running under the dash/hood of a car. Right now it's connected to my FPGA dev board.
 
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