How to Use a Velleman HPS10

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The Velleman HPS10 Personal Scope is a portable oscilloscope for home use. An oscilloscope checks the signals that are given off by circuits to make sure the electrical system is running properly. (See Reference 1) The Velleman HPS10 can be used to check the circuits of your home or car. It is a sensitive machine which reads down to 0.1mV/div, according to the Velleman website. The Velleman HPS10 is battery powered, although you can also use rechargeable Nicd/NiMH batteries as well. (See Reference 2)

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Instructions

  1. 1

    Press the power button on the Velleman HPS10. (See Reference 3)

  2. 2

    Press the "Contrast" button to increase or decrease the contrast of the readout on the screen.

  3. 3

    Press the "Display Setup" button to choose the display you want to use when reading a circuit.

  4. 4

    Select "Menu" from the screen to select the scope function.

  5. 5

    Hold down the "Meter" key to choose a readout location. Press the cursor keys to choose the display mode. Select up to three more readout locations with the "Meter" key and cursor keys.

  6. 6

    Select "DC Voltage" in the menu to check a circuit's voltage. Hold the Velleman HPS10 near the circuit to get the readout. Press "Run."

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