chinese witches hats for old probes help


dave G8SFU
 

Hi. I'm looking for a bit of guidance here please.

Since moving house a couple of years ago I am only just getting some test gear set up.

I find I have 4 good genuine Tek probes to go with the 4 Tek scopes.
(466, 468, 475 and 2246)
Other scopes make do with inferior probes.

The Tek probes are P6062B, P6101A, P6053B, and P6011.
All seem to be in good order, but none of them have witches hats,(sprung hook clips).
All seem to be the same fitting around the tip area with the earth sleeve diameter being 4.4 mm diameter or just a bit larger.

I had a good look on the site for chinese ones, but they are all specified for newer probe models, so I was not sure enough to order any.

Each of the Tek par numbers for the witches hats is slightly different but they look to me as if they would all take the same hat.

Can anyone who has bought from china give me any guidance please.
I realise the quality will be what it is, but it seems they would be worth a punt if anyone can confirm the size.


thanks for reading Dave G8SFU


EB4APL
 

I have bough a pack of 5 and I have one working on a P6026B and another on a P6105. They work really well.

Ignacio EB4APL

El 10/03/2021 a las 18:01, dave G8SFU via groups.io escribió:
Hi. I'm looking for a bit of guidance here please.

Since moving house a couple of years ago I am only just getting some test gear set up.

I find I have 4 good genuine Tek probes to go with the 4 Tek scopes.
(466, 468, 475 and 2246)
Other scopes make do with inferior probes.

The Tek probes are P6062B, P6101A, P6053B, and P6011.
All seem to be in good order, but none of them have witches hats,(sprung hook clips).
All seem to be the same fitting around the tip area with the earth sleeve diameter being 4.4 mm diameter or just a bit larger.

I had a good look on the site for chinese ones, but they are all specified for newer probe models, so I was not sure enough to order any.

Each of the Tek par numbers for the witches hats is slightly different but they look to me as if they would all take the same hat.

Can anyone who has bought from china give me any guidance please.
I realise the quality will be what it is, but it seems they would be worth a punt if anyone can confirm the size.


thanks for reading   Dave    G8SFU


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EB4APL
 

I meant P6062B, sorry.

El 10/03/2021 a las 21:37, EB4APL via groups.io escribió:
I have bough a pack of 5 and I have one working on a P6026B and another on a P6105. They work really well.

Ignacio EB4APL


El 10/03/2021 a las 18:01, dave G8SFU via groups.io escribió:
Hi. I'm looking for a bit of guidance here please.

Since moving house a couple of years ago I am only just getting some test gear set up.

I find I have 4 good genuine Tek probes to go with the 4 Tek scopes.
(466, 468, 475 and 2246)
Other scopes make do with inferior probes.

The Tek probes are P6062B, P6101A, P6053B, and P6011.
All seem to be in good order, but none of them have witches hats,(sprung hook clips).
All seem to be the same fitting around the tip area with the earth sleeve diameter being 4.4 mm diameter or just a bit larger.

I had a good look on the site for chinese ones, but they are all specified for newer probe models, so I was not sure enough to order any.

Each of the Tek par numbers for the witches hats is slightly different but they look to me as if they would all take the same hat.

Can anyone who has bought from china give me any guidance please.
I realise the quality will be what it is, but it seems they would be worth a punt if anyone can confirm the size.


thanks for reading   Dave    G8SFU


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Torch
 

Are these the screw-on tips, or the slip-on tips?


EB4APL
 

Mine are slip-on for "modern" probes.

Ignacio EB4APL

El 11/03/2021 a las 16:11, Torch escribió:
Are these the screw-on tips, or the slip-on tips?

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Jean-Paul
 

All the Chinese probes and acess are junk.

Strongly suggest to check the TEK manual for each probe, find the TEK part number and search eapy.

There are GENUINE TEK slip on tips available for each type.

Kind Regards,

Jon


dave G8SFU
 

They were slip on hook tips I was looking for.

Thanks to all who replied about the Chinese witches hats.
I ordered a pack of six so will report back in a few weeks, if they come, if they fit, and if they actually work.
Dave   g8sfu

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On 11 Mar 2021, 15:11, at 15:11, Torch <tekscopes@verhey.org> wrote:
Are these the screw-on tips, or the slip-on tips?



Stephen
 

While I was looking for hook tips for a pair of P6105, I’d read a few reports on these Chinese probe tips. Some sais they worked fine and are good, while some stated the exact opposite... They said they were very fragile and broke easily.
Please let us know what you think when you get them.

Cheers


dave G8SFU
 

Hi all..
This is my report on the chinese witches hats.
First my thanks to all who replied. No-one was able to say for certain if they would fit my probes.

I ordered six of the widely advertised ones
(6 New Probe Hook (Gray) for Tektronix Probes, P6139A, P6138A, P6109, P6105)
from seller sharpseller2000. The price was £11.26 delivered.
Ordered on 19 March, delivered in two packages, first on 29 March and the other a couple of days later.

I have no genuine Tek ones to compare.
They are made of two plastic parts, the metal hook and a spring.
There is no earthing part inside. I expect the genuine ones to continue the probe earth sleeve some way inside the hat.

The fit to all the probes listed in my original query below is satisfactory. The inner plastic sleeve fits on the earth sleeve of the probe quite firmly.

I dont think they would have lasted many days on Jim Williams' bench but they are going to be good enough for me for now.
I recognise and understand their limitations and am happy with my purchase.

I hope this helps others.

Dave G8SFU

On 10/03/2021 17:01, dave G8SFU via groups.io wrote:
Hi. I'm looking for a bit of guidance here please.
Since moving house a couple of years ago I am only just getting some test gear set up.
I find I have 4 good genuine Tek probes to go with the 4 Tek scopes.
(466, 468, 475 and 2246)
Other scopes make do with inferior probes.
The Tek probes are P6062B, P6101A, P6053B, and P6011.
All seem to be in good order, but none of them have witches hats,(sprung hook clips).
All seem to be the same fitting around the tip area with the earth sleeve diameter being 4.4 mm diameter or just a bit larger.
I had a good look on the site for chinese ones, but they are all specified for newer probe models, so I was not sure enough to order any.
Each of the Tek par numbers for the witches hats is slightly different but they look to me as if they would all take the same hat.
Can anyone who has bought from china give me any guidance please.
I realise the quality will be what it is, but it seems they would be worth a punt if anyone can confirm the size.
thanks for reading   Dave    G8SFU


George Onufer
 

I am so pleased you are happy with your purchase of Chinese goods.


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