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Probing Methods that Boost Power-Conversion Measurement Accuracy (.PDF Download)

Most oscilloscopes ship with 10X attenuation passive probes because this type of probe is well-suited to making measurements across a broad range of applications. These probes are typically rated from dc to 500 MHz and generally can handle up to a few hundred volts. It’s certainly possible to use general-purpose probes for power measurements, but the results will unlikely deliver the level of accuracy needed to drive notable performance improvements in the design. 

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