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Tektronix P6042
DC−50 MHz current probe
P6042 complete

Compatible with 50 Ω scope inputs

Produced from 1967 to (?)


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The Tektronix P6042 is a DC to 50 MHz current probe introduced in 1967. It was designed by Cal Hongel.

The sensor contains a current transformer for HF and a hall effect sensor for LF/DC components. The amplifier combines DC/LF and HF signals.

The AM503 is a redesign of the P6042.

Key Specifications

Bandwidth DC to 50 MHz (−3 dB)
Rise time 7 ns
Ranges 1 mA/Div to 1 A/Div (1-2-5)
Output to 50 Ω scope input at 50 mV/Div
Maximum input 10 A DC+peak AC in 5 mA to 1 A ranges, 0.5 A in 1 mA and 2 mA ranges
Power 90-136 or 180-272 V, 20 W