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 Since the oscilloscope and probe become part of the circuit being tested, it is also necessary to understand //and apply// the information on the [[equipment:​oscilloscopeprobes|oscilloscope probes]] page. If in doubt (especially about safety), please ask before damaging scopes or people. Since the oscilloscope and probe become part of the circuit being tested, it is also necessary to understand //and apply// the information on the [[equipment:​oscilloscopeprobes|oscilloscope probes]] page. If in doubt (especially about safety), please ask before damaging scopes or people.
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 Oscilloscopes can be used dangerously,​ especially when connecting to anything connected to the mains voltages. **Getting it wrong can result in __loud__ noises followed by __deathly__ slience**. ​    ​Obviously **electrocution** is a potential danger, but incorrect connections can also **melt** scope probes, cause **fires**, as well as **destroying** the **scope** or **unit** being tested. You may be surprised how mains earths can and do cause those problems. Internally scopes contain >​**8kV**,​ and they can retain the charge long after the scope is switched off. Oscilloscopes can be used dangerously,​ especially when connecting to anything connected to the mains voltages. **Getting it wrong can result in __loud__ noises followed by __deathly__ slience**. ​    ​Obviously **electrocution** is a potential danger, but incorrect connections can also **melt** scope probes, cause **fires**, as well as **destroying** the **scope** or **unit** being tested. You may be surprised how mains earths can and do cause those problems. Internally scopes contain >​**8kV**,​ and they can retain the charge long after the scope is switched off.
  
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