Frequently Asked Questions

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How do I change the line voltage setting on a Keithley Model 6517B?

1. Make sure the instrument is turned off and unplugged. 
2. Carefully take out the fuse housing (above the power cord input) by opening the tabs on both sides. 
3. Switch out the fuses in the fuse housing for the appropriate fuses for your line voltage setting. 


This FAQ applies to:
6517B
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How do I get the trigger time (timestamp) from my scope?

When a waveform is acquired on the DPO/DSA/MSO 5K 7K 70K Series oscilloscopes, the scope records a timestamp of when it was triggered to acquire that waveform.  However, fetching the value of this timestamp is not always so obvious.


This FAQ applies to:
DPO5034B, DPO5054, DPO5054B, DPO5104, DPO5104B, DPO5204, DPO5204B, DPO70404, DPO70404B, DPO70404C, DPO7054, DPO7054C, DPO70604, DPO70604B, DPO70604C, DPO70804, DPO70804B, DPO70804C, DPO7104, DPO7104C, DPO71254, DPO71254B, DPO71254C, DPO71604, DPO71604B, DPO71604C, DPO72004, DPO72004B, DPO72004C, DPO72304DX, DPO72304SX, DPO72504D, DPO72504DX, DPO7254, DPO7254C, DPO73304D, DPO73304DX, DPO73304SX, DPO7354, DPO7354C, DPO75002SX, DPO77002SX, DPS73308SX, DPS75004SX, DPS77004SX, DSA70404, DSA70404B, DSA70404C, DSA70604, DSA70604B, DSA70604C, DSA70804, DSA70804B, DSA70804C, DSA71254, DSA71254B, DSA71254C, DSA71604, DSA71604B, DSA71604C, DSA72004, DSA72004B, DSA72004C, DSA72504D, DSA73304D, MSO5034, MSO5034B, MSO5054, MSO5054B, MSO5104, MSO5104B, MSO5204, MSO5204B, MSO70404, MSO70404C, MSO70604, MSO70604C, MSO70804, MSO70804C, MSO71254, MSO71254C, MSO71604, MSO71604C, MSO72004, MSO72004C, MSO72304DX, MSO72504DX, MSO73304DX, TDS5032, TDS5032B, TDS5034, TDS5034B, TDS5052, TDS5052B, TDS5054, TDS5054B, TDS5104, TDS5104B, TDS7054, TDS7104, TDS7154, TDS7154B, TDS7254, TDS7254B, TDS7304, TDS7404, TDS7404B, TDS7704B
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How do I source a 500ns 5 amp pulse on a Keithley Model 2520?

1. Set PW(Pulse Width) to 0000.5 uS. 
2. Set DELAY to 000.10 mS. 
3. Set TRIG COUNT to CONTINUOUS-PULSE or INFINITE. 
4. For a single pulse set INIT to OFF. For multiple pulses set INIT to ON. 
5. Set TRIGGER to appropriate event( IMMEDIATE, MANUAL, etc.). 


This FAQ applies to:
2520., 2520/KIT1, 2520INT-1-GE
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How to extract the trigger time stamp from a Tektronix .wfm file?

The .wfm waveform files saved from Tektronix DPO/DSA/MSO 5K 7K 70K and 5 and 6 Series MSO oscilloscopes contains a time stamp that indicates the time that the scope was triggered.


This FAQ applies to:
DPO5034B, DPO5054, DPO5054B, DPO5104, DPO5104B, DPO5204, DPO5204B, DPO70404, DPO70404B, DPO70404C, DPO7054, DPO7054C, DPO70604, DPO70604B, DPO70604C, DPO70804, DPO70804B, DPO70804C, DPO7104, DPO7104C, DPO71254, DPO71254B, DPO71254C, DPO71604, DPO71604B, DPO71604C, DPO72004, DPO72004B, DPO72004C, DPO72304DX, DPO72304SX, DPO72504D, DPO72504DX, DPO7254, DPO7254C, DPO73304D, DPO73304DX, DPO73304SX, DPO7354, DPO7354C, MSO5034, MSO5034B, MSO5054, MSO5054B, MSO5104, MSO5104B, MSO5204, MSO5204B, MSO54, MSO56, MSO58, MSO64
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How to unlock the calibration function in Keithley 2100 Series DMM.

1. Unlock the calibration function by sending the SCPI command:

        CAL:PROT:CODE (up to 8-character string)

    The default code is command is:


This FAQ applies to:
2100/100, 2100/120, 2100/220, 2100/230-240
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Standard accessories that ship with TTR500A series:

The Standard Accessories that ship with TTR500A series are:

     071-3486-00        TTR500A Series Installation/Safety Manual

     119-8763-01        Power Supply AC-DC, Desktop; 90-264VAC 47-63HZ,

      -                           Power Cord


This FAQ applies to:
TTR503A, TTR506A
470711
Resistivity Measurement with 8009

Model 6487 is a picoammeter with a voltage source.


This FAQ applies to:
6487, 8009
470656
How to calculate the resistance accuracy of the Model 2450 on 2 and 200M ranges.

Below are the numbers to use for calculating the accuracy of 2 ohm and 200M ohms ranges.


This FAQ applies to:
2450, 2450-EC
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The Waveform Graticule on my scope has disappeared after using Remote Desktop. How do I get it back?

When you connect to the instrument using Remote Desktop, Windows must switch the graphics adapter between with physical graphics adapter in the PC/Instrument to a Virtual Graphics adapter.
This FAQ applies to:
DPO5034B, DPO5054, DPO5054B, DPO5104, DPO5104B, DPO5204, DPO5204B, DPO70404, DPO70404B, DPO70404C, DPO7054, DPO7054C, DPO70604, DPO70604B, DPO70604C, DPO70804, DPO70804B, DPO70804C, DPO7104, DPO7104C, DPO71254, DPO71254B, DPO71254C, DPO71604, DPO71604B, DPO71604C, DPO72004, DPO72004B, DPO72004C, DPO72304DX, DPO72304SX, DPO72504D, DPO72504DX, DPO7254, DPO7254C, DPO73304D, DPO73304DX, DPO73304SX, DPO7354, DPO7354C, DPO75002SX, DPO77002SX, MSO5034, MSO5034B, MSO5054, MSO5054B, MSO5104, MSO5104B, MSO5204, MSO5204B, MSO70404, MSO70404C, MSO70604, MSO70604C, MSO70804, MSO70804C, MSO71254, MSO71254C, MSO71604, MSO71604C, MSO72004, MSO72004C, MSO72304DX, MSO72504DX, MSO73304DX

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KickStart version 2.0.0 compatibility with PC operating systems.

KickStart version 2.0.0 requires a 64-bit Windows Operating System.    This version of KickStart supports Windows 7 and higher.  Keithley recommends that you have at least 8 GB of PC disk space and at least 8 GB of RAM.


This FAQ applies to:
KICKSTARTFL-BASE
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