Tektronix Probe Replacement Parts and Accessories


 

I assembled together a PDF for the Probe Replacement Parts and Accessories
for most of the Tek Probes.
It has pictures and part numbers for all the parts and accessories of the 5
mm (Miniature), 3.5 mm (Compact), and 2.5 mm (Subminiature) probes.
In addition, it lists the replacement part numbers of the parts in the other
active and passive probes.

I didn't search through every catalog from the 1950s to the present day so
it does not include every probe, but it should cover 85% to 90% of the Tek
probes in common use today.

It is located in the Files section of the TekScopes archive at:
https://groups.io/g/TekScopes/files/Tektronix%20Probe%20Replacement%20Parts%
20and%20Accessories.pdf

Dennis Tillman W7pF


EricJ
 

Dennis, That is very handy, thank you for taking the time and for sharing!--EricSent from my Galaxy

-------- Original message --------From: Dennis Tillman W7pF <dennis@ridesoft.com> Date: 4/30/21 10:06 AM (GMT-06:00) To: TekScopes@groups.io Subject: [TekScopes] Tektronix Probe Replacement Parts and Accessories I assembled together a PDF for the Probe Replacement Parts and Accessoriesfor most of the Tek Probes.It has pictures and part numbers for all the parts and accessories of the 5mm (Miniature), 3.5 mm (Compact), and 2.5 mm (Subminiature) probes. In addition, it lists the replacement part numbers of the parts in the otheractive and passive probes.I didn't search through every catalog from the 1950s to the present day soit does not include every probe, but it should cover 85% to 90% of the Tekprobes in common use today.It is located in the Files section of the TekScopes archive at:https://groups.io/g/TekScopes/files/Tektronix%20Probe%20Replacement%20Parts%20and%20Accessories.pdfDennis Tillman W7pF


Dallas Smith
 

Thank you Dennis, will be very helpful ;-}


teamlarryohio
 

Thank you Dennis!
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Dave Daniel
 

Very nice, Dennis. Thank you.

DaveD

On 4/30/2021 11:06 AM, Dennis Tillman W7pF wrote:
I assembled together a PDF for the Probe Replacement Parts and Accessories
for most of the Tek Probes.
It has pictures and part numbers for all the parts and accessories of the 5
mm (Miniature), 3.5 mm (Compact), and 2.5 mm (Subminiature) probes.
In addition, it lists the replacement part numbers of the parts in the other
active and passive probes.

I didn't search through every catalog from the 1950s to the present day so
it does not include every probe, but it should cover 85% to 90% of the Tek
probes in common use today.

It is located in the Files section of the TekScopes archive at:
https://groups.io/g/TekScopes/files/Tektronix%20Probe%20Replacement%20Parts%
20and%20Accessories.pdf

Dennis Tillman W7pF



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David Sidrane
 

Thank you Dennis!

By chance do you have the part number for the TeKProbe BNC with the 2 locking rings?

Shown here without the 2 locking rings. https://images.app.goo.gl/MUVd68ojYxeACkMB7


Lawrance A. Schneider
 

On Fri, Apr 30, 2021 at 11:06 AM, Dennis Tillman W7pF wrote:


I assembled together a PDF for the Probe Replacement Parts and Accessories
for most of the Tek Probes.
Thank you!! larry


 

Hi david,
The picture never appears in the link you provided.
However, the complete manual for the P6204 can be downloaded from TekWiki:
https://w140.com/tekwiki/wiki/Main_Page

The manual has a complete breakdown of the probe listing every part that goes into it.
The manual is at https://w140.com/tek_p6204.pdf
Dennis Tillman W7pF

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From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of David Sidrane
Sent: Saturday, May 01, 2021 6:13 AM
To: TekScopes@groups.io
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Thank you Dennis!

By chance do you have the part number for the TeKProbe BNC with the 2 locking rings?

Shown here without the 2 locking rings. https://images.app.goo.gl/MUVd68ojYxeACkMB7







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Tom Phillips
 

Thanks for compiling the document Dennis. I know that it takes a lot of effort to do such projects.


Rogerio O
 

Thank you very much for sharing your work.
I had spent a lot of time trying to figure out the correct Tek part number of the probe parts I was willing to buy....
Roger


adesilva_1999@...
 

Thanks, Dennis. This is very informative.


 

Many of you have thanked me for putting this list of Probe Replacement Parts and Accessories. I'm glad you find it useful.

I created this list because I have a lot of probes. Since I have all of the 7000 and 5000 series plugins as well as many TM500/TM5000 plugins all these probes are necessary to use the plugins. Keeping track of them, keeping them organized, and knowing which accessories and parts are interchangeable between probes is absolutely essential in my case.

My hope when I began this list would be that most of my probes would be either "Miniature", "Compact", or "Subcompact". It turns out that was not the case. Only 25% of the probes I have are from one of those families. All the rest are not voltage probes or they are specialized in one way or another so they don't appear on the list. In many cases the only way to know what accessories are available, or their part numbers, is to go through the probe manuals one by one. That will be time consuming tedious work and I can't see much benefit in having it.

The good news is that the probes on the list are the most common ones we are likely to have and their interchangeable parts makes it very likely that replacement parts can be found for them.

Dennis Tillman W7pF

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From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of Dennis Tillman W7pF
Sent: Friday, April 30, 2021 8:06 AM
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: [TekScopes] Tektronix Probe Replacement Parts and Accessories

I assembled together a PDF for the Probe Replacement Parts and Accessories for most of the Tek Probes.
It has pictures and part numbers for all the parts and accessories of the 5 mm (Miniature), 3.5 mm (Compact), and 2.5 mm (Subminiature) probes.
In addition, it lists the replacement part numbers of the parts in the other active and passive probes.

I didn't search through every catalog from the 1950s to the present day so it does not include every probe, but it should cover 85% to 90% of the Tek probes in common use today.

It is located in the Files section of the TekScopes archive at:
https://groups.io/g/TekScopes/files/Tektronix%20Probe%20Replacement%20Parts%
20and%20Accessories.pdf

Dennis Tillman W7pF






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TekScopes Moderator


Lawrance A. Schneider
 

On Tue, May 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM, Dennis Tillman W7pF wrote:


I created this list because I have a lot of probes. Since I have all of the
7000 and 5000 series plugins as well as many TM500/TM5000 plugins all these
probes are necessary to use the plugins.
If COVID ever ends and I ever make it out of Maine and to the opposite side of the USA, I hope to somehow see your collection. It would be the fulfillment of a boyhood dream; I can't remember the first 'tekscope' I ever saw, but I'll bet I drooled. I would hope that were the 'fulfillment' to come to pass, I would not drool.

Good for you Dennis, larry


 

I never forget that I'm just another guy (nothing special) over compensating for growing up relatively poor. Year after year as Christmas came and went there was never any chance a HeathKit, EICO, etc., oscilloscope kit would be under the tree.
All of that changed as a result of a wonderful job I got after finishing my sophomore year in college. I was able to save $2,000 to buy a 453 50MHz portable. That was the most incredible investment I ever made in myself. 7 years later I sold it for $2000 (it was in mint condition) and with the help of a friend we bought a 7704 and 3 plugins for $6,000. The empty 4th slot irritated me for years to come.
But my many random career(s) took me in totally different directions after that and it wasn't until 20 years later that I discovered eBay in 2000. At last I could afford some of the broken plugins listed there. Since I was pretty good at troubleshooting, fixing them was easy. The first plugin I could afford was the lowly 7M13 Readout Unit which nobody wants (so the price was cheap). I'm very fond of it since I often use it for documenting CRT photos I take. At last I had a few different plugins to fill the empty 7704 slot and a way to get more of them.
Around 13 years ago I realized I had most of the 7000 plugins. At that point it became a challenge to find the missing ones - the very expensive Spectrum Analyzers. It took years to find those at prices I could afford, in working condition, since they are not something I can repair or troubleshoot.
Along the way I found several non-Tek plugins or modified plugins Tek made on eBay and added them to my collection out of curiosity.
Lastly, the ex-Tek friends I made over the years occasionally tipped me off to one of a kind prototypes designed and built but never released as a catalog product. I have been given a few of those by the engineers who designed them. Those are the ones I value the most because I learn some of the history of their creation.
In retrospect it is easy to see that each plugin affords me a way to satisfy my insatiable curiosity and learn more about electronics and that is why I wanted to own them. Nothing can match the staggering flexibility and capability of the 7000 series. I am incredibly fortunate to have this capability. My goal was always to use these plugins, and not to collect them. The only ones I have not used are the 7K11 CATV Preamplifier and the 7F10 Optical to Electrical Converter.
June 1 through September 30 is a spectacular time for a visit to the Pacific Northwest US.

Dennis

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From: TekScopes@groups.io [mailto:TekScopes@groups.io] On Behalf Of Lawrance A. Schneider
Sent: Wednesday, May 05, 2021 6:08 AM
To: TekScopes@groups.io
Subject: Re: [TekScopes] Tektronix Probe Replacement Parts and Accessories

On Tue, May 4, 2021 at 11:00 AM, Dennis Tillman W7pF wrote:


I created this list because I have a lot of probes. Since I have all
of the
7000 and 5000 series plugins as well as many TM500/TM5000 plugins all
these probes are necessary to use the plugins.
If COVID ever ends and I ever make it out of Maine and to the opposite side of the USA, I hope to somehow see your collection. It would be the fulfillment of a boyhood dream; I can't remember the first 'tekscope' I ever saw, but I'll bet I drooled. I would hope that were the 'fulfillment' to come to pass, I would not drool.

Good for you Dennis, larry







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Dennis Tillman W7pF
TekScopes Moderator


Michael W. Lynch
 

Dennis,

Thanks for sharing your story. I would love to see your collection and learn a lot more about these wonderful instruments.

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Michael Lynch
Dardanelle, AR


 

Dennis

Thank you!

Very Useful


tek_547
 

Thanks Dennis, the link did not work for me but I found it. Very usefull information!!
René