View Full Version : Anyone used phillips/fluke oscilloscopes?
07-13-2009, 08:15 PM
due to my loan oscilloscope being reclained by its owner. i am in need of a new scope.
I have been looking around and have come to the conclusion that we in australia pay way to much for oscilloscopes but i think i will have to,
I have a lead on a source of second hand Phillips PM3055 oscilloscopes from a local surplus dealer.
having never seen or used a phillips scope i an wondering if anyone knows anything about them, they also seem to be rebranded fluke. so im guessing they cant be to bad.
these scopes seem to have come from a local uni and i have the ability to do some tests ont he unit before i pick it up.
Also any comments about how a 60Mhz scope will go for general pic micro / hobby electronics use. The old scope i had was a tektronics 100Mhz unit and i dont think i got anywhere near its limits.
so if anyone has any comments about these or phillips scopes in general i would be happy to hear it.
07-13-2009, 08:54 PM
Peter, my neighbor has one of these for sale. I don't know what it would cost to ship, but we can check.
07-13-2009, 09:06 PM
i have looked into shipping them and the cheapest seems to be USPS and it seems like they want $130 ish. plus im not sure how a oscilloscope would travel from the US to aust.
one of the reasons i was looking at this local one is that i can hand pick it from a pile of currently 30ish units.
but i have been looking online and it seems i can get a unit like i want (100Mhz Mark) for around the $100-$130 us.
Being i can get these units local for a similar price (around $300) i was considering them.
07-14-2009, 01:38 AM
I have a PM 3365A (100MHZ) that I use at work. ( I work for Philips :) ) These are great scopes. The reason why these are sometimes refered to as AKA Fluke is because these were manufactured/ sold shortly after Philips aquired Fluke. Although I can't be certain it seemed like the philisophy at the time was,... why re-invent the wheel when you can just buy the company. Hence, the name changed to Philips shortly afterwards. Normally I would insist on 100 mhz or higher for the type of things I need it for at work but for what were doing, you should be fine. All thing considered, if you're planning on changing anything in the near future to the wide open fast paced world of DMX, you might want to hold out for the 100 MHZ scope.
Here's a link that I found and I'll post some pics of mine in a few. The controls look identical.
07-14-2009, 02:00 AM
Here you go Pete.
Here's a link where you can get a service manual.
More good info
07-14-2009, 03:45 AM
Thanks for the replys guys.
i am going to have a think about these scopes for a few more days.
any idea how much your neibour wants for the unit? assuming it works ok it could be an option.
anyway i think i will try and get to see these philips units either tomorrow or friday.
07-19-2009, 12:26 AM
thanks for the offers guys.
i ended up finding a tektronics 2236 100Mhz cro for $99 buyitnow + $125 delivery to aus.
it says its tested working and calibrated, spoke to the guys at a bit after midnight last night (9:30am your time) and they said it was calibrated in the last month so it could be sold.
Hopefully its ok. I looked at getting it shipped to one of the guys in the states who offered to test em for me but local shipping was at least $55 US. so i thought i would just ship it direct here.
the scary part is the cheapest i have found a local cro was $300 aus for the 50Mhz one i mentioned above. with conversions this should end up being $280ish. so we pay way to much for decent electronics.
So thanks to all who offered with various things. great to know there are people around if needed.
Hopefully i will get it for the end of the month ish.
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