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posted Apr 13, 2016 20:43:52 by GILBERT SANCHEZ
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Question is has anyone used this scope and does it work. I fined them on e-bay for $90.00 they don't look like a pico but if it works I would like to start saving up for one.
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tony redolfi said Apr 14, 2016 06:00:00
I bought one last week from china,,, its going to take a month to ship, I got some kit that comes with the low amp probe and some other things. theres videos of people using them,, so they do work. ill post a video and review once I play with it some.

AndyMacFadyen said Apr 14, 2016 16:10:39
I used one for 6 months or so,the Hantek 1008 is great value for money for learning or DIY use but the software is not great and the hardware is cheap and has limtitations. One of the bigest hardaware limitations is it has no AC coupling which can be handy. I built an external AC coupling filter with just a couple of capacitors to block the dc component.
The software can be a nightmare to set up and get the USB drivers working on Windows 8 or 10 then you have to get the software working in something other than Chinese.

It goes without saying to turn any channels you are not using off as this will allow the scope to work much faster.
For some unkown reason I found a way to get a better looking trace on the Hantek is to load one of the pre-programed tests and modify the time base and voltage to suit.

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tony redolfi said Apr 14, 2016 18:45:25
how did you make that coupling,,, you got a diagram?

I cant wait to get mine,,, maybe it will get here in a week or two
AndyMacFadyen said Apr 14, 2016 20:19:52
Something I learned from old high school physics teacher was a good guy radio ham he had been a radar tech in WW2 and gave us lots of practical insights into how real electronic things work. It stuck in my mind until 40 years later it was useful It is really very simple just a capacitor in series on the + input wire.

Taken from Fluke Website

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GILBERT SANCHEZ said Apr 15, 2016 03:25:10
God bless you my brothers!
Brother Tony I will be waiting to see your video hope you don't find it hard to load the software as brother Andy said.
If this is for beginners that's me I have no idea how to read a graft but hope I can learn and put it to work thanks for your input brother's.
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tony redolfi said Apr 15, 2016 04:35:10
I have read some of the reviews about the software issues,,, I do know that on windows 10 you just need to right click the program and go to troubleshoot compatibility, it will let you use xp formats or something to that effect.

also for the Japanese language issue, I read if you run the program after you hook the unit up it will default to English.


you can delete the Japanese language file and it will default to English

so I'm trying those things first, I hope it goes smoothly

also,, andy,, what kind of capacitor? would a 10v 100uf 6x7 Radial Electrolytic Capacitor work,,, Ill have some of those left over from building my transducer

AndyMacFadyen said Apr 15, 2016 14:56:20
Don't use an electrollytic they go off like a firecracker if they get reversed polarity.
I used 275v film capacitor 0.33uF simply because that was all I had.

Added ---

Found this on the web
"Below is a basic rough guideline of capacitors that can be used for various frequencies".

For coupling a 100Hz signal, a 10μF capacitor can be used.

For a 1000Hz signal, a 1μF capacitor can be used.

For a 10KHz signal, a 100nF capacitor can be used.

For a 100KHz signal, 10nF capacitor can be used.

For a 1MHz signal, a 1nF capacitor can be used.

For a 10MHz signal, a 100pF capacitor can be used.

For a 100MHz signal, a 10pF capacitor can be used.
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sam67 said Apr 15, 2016 22:48:53
I have the hantek scope with low amp probe plus secondary ignition probe.I am just learning getting to grips with using a scope and have found it to be fine so far.Got some good primary voltage and current waveforms for injectors as well as primary current coil ramps and had no problem getting the set up.Also got good clear waveforms from camshaft sensor.I am running it on a windows 7 laptop that is used just for car stuff.As mentioned earlier when you download the software just delete the Chinese language file .My program loaded in english then without any issues.I think for the price you cannot go wrong.Would buy a pico though if i had the cash but the hantek has worked well so far.I also bought some good extension cables with bnc connectors on and some male converters so i can hook up the low amp clamp with laptop inside car for those rainy days .Just hook up to what ever you are testing and sit in car and get the waveforms.
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tony redolfi said Apr 16, 2016 15:28:06
thanks andy good info.

also I found out my scope is coming this upcoming Thursday! in the mean time I picked this wheeled cart up from Walmart, it has 5 wheels and a tilting table, the height is adjustable but at the highest setting its at the perfect height for standing up next to a car

these carts are only 35 bucks,, its called a rolling laptop desk or something like that

it should hold my laptop and scope nicely

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ChristopherCote said Apr 17, 2016 12:16:35
I also have purchased a Hantek 1008 after seeing several Youtube videos of them being used. I got mine through Amazon and it was delivered in about a week. I have also purchased on Amazon some extra test leads with the male/female banana ends on them as well as the high amp clamp from Hantek. For low amp clamp I have one from my meter, an ES modelwhich I can plug into those banana ends of the new test leads. Purchased a couple of the 20:1 attenuators, for hooking up to ignition signals (haven't done that yet tho)

My software loaded in chinese as well but I found that you can go to Hantek website and download the drivers for it, save it to your computer, then go into Device Manager and select the driver and "update driver". Just browse to where you saved the downloaded driver and she will be in English!

I have used it for several things so far, watching the output of MAF sensors, on ABS wheels speed sensors,monitoring a 5 volt reference while I wiggled harnesses and it has worked fine. Although I haven't used it much yet, I don't see the DC coupling to be that big of a deal, for automotive use and just to see if a waveform looks the way it should, or looking for glitches etc. A waveform will be riding a DC bias is all but cool to know just adding a simple cap in series does the trick if it does become an issue, thanks Andy!
tony redolfi said Apr 19, 2016 01:16:05
hey I got mine today it come early!! well it runs on windows 10 with no issues, I plug the scope into my laptop, installed the software from the cd,,, it opened in Japanese so I close the program and deleted the japan language file, it opened in English

next it didn't load the drivers so I had to do that manually, under device manager i clicked on the plugged in device and pointed it to the driver folder.

it worked right away, i had it installed in under 5mins, so that all went ok

next i made sure all the channels worked and hooked the cc65 amp clamp onto my wiper motor in the fuse panel with a wire loop,, and it did work after i messed with the settings a bit.

ill mess with this more in the morning, I'm just glad it made it here from hongkong in one piece and everything works with my windows 10

AndyMacFadyen said Apr 20, 2016 17:54:49
Usually items that genuinely posted from Hong Kong arrive pretty quickly, from the main part of China it can take a month or two.
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tony redolfi said Apr 27, 2016 00:27:28
anyone know what this ground wire is for on the hantek HT308??

its just a ring terminal on each end and one end has a bolt... strange

maybe to ground out the coil if your not using it to connect to a plug.. got me
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tony redolfi said Apr 27, 2016 00:53:07
I used the auto probe that clamps on the plug wire to take these,, I'm just trying to figure out all the tools and stuff now

ChristopherCote said May 09, 2016 11:06:57
I am having trouble getting a signal from the HT-25 test lead that came with the scope. It's the lead that clamps over the ignition wire. I couldn't find any pre-set in the drop down list for it on the right hand side of screen. Also tried one of the diagnostic setups in the menu at the top, just wondering what I might be doing wrong to get no signal from this, is there a method of testing this lead to make sure its not a dud?
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