The 7A14 is one of the original plug-in modules introduced at the start of the 7000 series in 1969.
|Deflection||1 mA/Div to 1 A/Div in 1–2–5 sequence|
|Bandwidth||P6021: 25 Hz – 50 MHz (55 MHz in 79xx)|
P6022: 250 Hz – 105 MHz (120 MHz in 79xx, 80 MHz in 76xx)
|Features||Bandwidth limiting switch (20 MHz), polarity switch|
In the 7A14, the ring around the input BNC connector that is used to identify ×10/×100 probes on voltage probes serves the purpose of detecting the difference between the P6021 and P6022 probes, and switching in appropriate gain and frequency compensation. The P6021 shorts this ring to ground, directly switching three relays connected to −15 V internally. When connecting a P6019 probe, the ring must also be grounded but the probe connector does not have the matching pin. The 131-0750-00 adapter solves this problem.
The front panel gain and low frequency compensation screwdriver adjustments do not differentiate between the P6021 or P6022 probes, i.e. swapping probes requires re-adjustment. Note that the low frequency compensation adjustment has a large impact on waveform accuracy and requires careful adjustment to a certain slope when using a 1 kHz calibrator signal as discussed in the manual.
Documents Referencing 7A14
|Tekscope 1969 V1 N5 Oct 1969.pdf||Article||Introducing the New Generation||1969||7000-series scopes • 7504 • 7704 • 7A11 • 7A12 • 7A13 • 7A14 • 7A16 • 7A22 • 7S11 • 7M11 • 7B50 • 7B51 • 7B70 • 7B71 • 7T11 • R5030 • 7000 series readout system • Miniature relays • Cam switches • Industrial Design • T7500 • T7700 • P6052 • P6053 • C-50 • C-51 • 204-2|
|Tekscope 1969 V1 N6 Dec 1969.pdf||Article||A New Logic for Oscilloscope Displays||1969||7000-series scopes • 7A11 • 7A12 • 7A13 • 7A14 • 7A16 • 7A22 • 7B50 • 7B51 • 7B70 • 7B71 • 7S11 • 7T11 • 7504 • 7704|
The 7A14 uses twelve Tek-made miniature relays that can be a service issue.
The amplifier is an 8-stage discrete differential design. The plug-in contains no integrated circuits.
|In 2023 Dollars||$4,800||$4,400|
7A14 front panel
7A14, left side
7A14, right side
Current through a 50 Ω resistor measured with P6021 (top trace) compared to the voltage across the resistor (bottom trace). Measured with 7854 and 7A26 illustrating the low frequency limitation of the different probe termination methods. In the 10 mA/mV setting of the termination box the gain of the scope's vertical amplifier is insufficient to scale the current trace to the same nominal size as the voltage trace.
The signal shown is a squarewave from a PG501 @ 4 Vp-p into 50 Ω = 80 mAp-p.