Passive Probe

Passive voltage probes ship standard with most oscilloscopes and provide a low cost, general purpose probing solution. Generally, these probes lack the performance of an active voltage probe but provide the ruggedness and wide dynamic range suitable for visualizing signals over a broad range of applications. Tektronix has released a new class of passive probes that redefine performance in the passive probe product category.

Tektronix new class of passive probe solutions offer:

  • Best-in-class bandwidth up to 1 GHz
  • Best-in-class input capacitance as low as 3.9 pF which minimizes probe loading effects
  • Best-in-class input capacitance which minimizes performance loss when long ground leads are attached
  • Automated probe compensation eliminating the need for the compensation screwdriver

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Model Attenuation Bandwidth Input Impedance Maximum Voltage List Price
TPP0051 10x 50 MHz

10 MΩ || 12 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $29
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TPP0100 10X

100 MHz

10 MΩ || 12 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $55
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TPP0101 10X

100 MHz

10 MΩ || 12 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $55
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TPP0200 10X

200 MHz

10 MΩ || 12 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $67
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TPP0201 10X

200 MHz

10 MΩ || 12 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $67
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P2220 1X / 10X

10X: 200 MHz
1X: 6 MHz

10X: 10MOhm|| 17pF
1X: 1MOhm|| 110pF

10X: 300 Vrms CAT II
1X: 150 Vrms CAT II

US $143
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P2221 1X / 10X

10X: 200 MHz
1X: 6 MHz

10X: 10 MΩ || 110 pF
1X:  1 MΩ || 17 pF

10X: 300 Vrms CAT II
1X: 150 Vrms CAT II

US $143
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P6101B 1X 15 MHz

1 MΩ || 100 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $202
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P3010 10X 100 MHz

10 MΩ || 13 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $209
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TPP0250 10X 250 MHz

10 MΩ || 3.9 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $320
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P6139B 10X 500 MHz

10 MΩ || 8 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $522
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TPP0500B 10X 500 MHz

10 MΩ || 3.9 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $524
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TPP0502 2X 500 MHz

2 MΩ || 12.7 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $529
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P5050B 10X 500 MHz

10 MΩ || 11 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $537
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TPP1000 10X 1 GHz

10 MΩ || 3.9 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $826
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Passive Voltage Probes
The TPP1000, TPP0500B, TPP0502 and TPP0250 models are high-bandwidth, general-purpose probes from Tektronix that offer breakthrough specifications previously unrealized in this product class. Designed for use with Tektronix MDO3000, MDO4000 …

Literature Number: 51W-26151-9
Datasheet
500 MHz Passive Probes
The P6139B and P5050B probes are high bandwidth, high impedance 10X passive voltage probes with 10 MΩ input resistance. These probes feature a small probe head and sharp tip that makes it easier to probe dense circuitry. The P6139B and P5050B …

Literature Number: 51W-26150-5
Datasheet
I have a probe that is no longer being manufactured. What is the replacement?
Please use our "Interactive Probe Selection Tool" to assist in locating a replacement probe for your Tektronix instrument.  The interactive tool is located at /node/3661.  If your instrument is not located in the upper instrument list, you can click …
Faq Id52846
Does the P2220 probe replace the P2200 probe?
Yes. The P2220 probe is compatible with TDS1000 and TDS2000 Series as well as the TPS2000 Series. The P2200 probe and other standard single-ended passive probes cannot be used with the TPS2000 Series because safe operation of the TPS2000 Series …
Faq Id58196
What Is The Difference Between The P2220 And P2221?
The only difference between the P2220 and the P2221 is the compensation range.P2220: 15 to 25 pFP2221: 10 to 25 pFThe P2221 will always work as a replacement for the P2220 but the P2220 will not always work as a replacement for the P2221. For example …
Faq Id60081
What is the maximum floating voltage for a single-ended probe?
A single-ended probe is a ground-referenced probe. The alligator clip connected to the side of the probe is a ground reference. This allows the scope and device under test have a common reference to ground. Typically, a single-ended probe should only …
Faq Id246196
What is the difference between the P6139A and the P6139B?
From a specifications perspective, the probes are identical. Both are 500 MHz, 10X passive probes. The P6139B can be used on oscilloscopes that shipped with the P6139A.From a mechanical perspective, there are some differences:- Sharper tip- Ground …
Faq Id64441
Can the P6139B be used on scopes that shipped with a P6139A? What is the difference between the P6139A and the P6139B?
From a specifications perspective, the probes are identical. Both are 500 MHz, 10X passive probes. The P6139B can be used on oscilloscopes that shipped with the P6139A. From a mechanical perspective, there are some differences: - Sharper tip …
Faq Id58111
When using my TPP0250, TPP0500, TPP1000, or TPP0500B probe, the signal disappears or is intermittant.  What could be causing this?
The internal probe tip may have come loose and is causing the loss or intermittency of the signal. The probe tip might also be damaged. How to check: Pull off probe tip. Unscrew black insulation sleeve (item 2). Look at inner probe tip that is …
Faq Id69511
I need a very close ground connection to reduce ringing on my P3010 probe for my TDS3014 scope.
The bayonnet adapter is the shortest ground connection. Part number 013-0085-01. It works onall 5mm probes.
Faq Id63706
Which probes are compatible with oscilloscopes with the TekVPI probe interface?
There are a couple different types of TekVPI interfaces, one with a notch and one without. The notch was implemented later and was put in place because the front end was designed differently and communicates uniquely with those types of probes …
Faq Id56226
Where can I find a list of passive probe accessories such as surface mount interconnects+ circuit board test points+ and replacement parts?
The accessories will depend upon which type of passive probe. There are three probe diameters: 2.5 mm, 3.5 mm, and 5 mm. The part numbers and a diagram of the accessories for each type can be found below:2.5 mm (subminiature) probe accessories for …
Faq Id58961
The data sheet for my oscilloscope says that the vertical input sensitivity is 1 mV/div to 10 V/div in 1 MΩ mode. But I turn the Vertical Scale control fully clockwise and I can only get down to 10 mV/div. What am I doing wrong?
You probably aren't doing anything wrong. But you do have a 10X probe attached to that channel, right? The 1 mV/div specs relate to the oscilloscope inputs. If the signal’s source impedance is relatively low (<< 1 MOhm), the signal’s frequency is …
Faq Id58571
What are some of the benefits of the TekVPI probe interface?
The biggest benefits of the TekVPI™ probe interface are versatility and ease of use. Oscilloscopes with TekVPI interface support a wide range of probes including TekVPI probes, BNC and TekProbe-BNC Level 1 probes, and TekProbe-BNC Level 2 probes …
Faq Id56016
Is there a shorter ground connection for the P2220 probe than the 6" one that comes with it?
Yes, it uses the same accessories as the P61xxB family of 5mm probes, so there is a 3" grounding lead set consisting of the 175-0849-00 (3" wire and clip) and the 344-0046-01 (alligator clip).
Faq Id62001
What is the p/n of the replacment body shell for my P6139B probe? See arrow below:
The replacment p/n for this part is 204122600.
Faq Id64741
Are there accessories for the P2220 Probe? None are listed in the manual.
Yes, the accessories that fit the P61XXB probe family will fit this 5mm probe also. Here is the link: http://www2.tek.com/cmswpt/psdetails.lotr?ct=PS&ci=13523&cs=psu&lc=EN Click on the diagram itself for an enlarged view.
Faq Id61486
Passive 10X Voltage Probe
The TPP0100 and TPP0101 probes are 100 MHz, 10X passive voltage probes with 10 MΩ input resistance.

Literature Number: 51W-25690-3
Datasheet
Passive 10X Voltage Probe
The TPP0200 and TPP0201 probes are 200 MHz, 10X passive voltage probes with 10 MΩ input resistance.

Literature Number: 51W-25681-3
Datasheet
Passive Voltage Probes

Literature Number: 51W-26153-5
Datasheet
Passive Voltage Probe -- 1x/10x

Literature Number: 51W-17984-3
Datasheet
TPP0051 Passive Probe Datasheet

Literature Number: 51W-30155-1
Datasheet
TPP0502
500 MHz 2X Passive Probe

This manual describes the setup and use of the 500 MHz 2X Passive Probe and related accessories.
Part Number: 071288304
Primary User
TPP0502
500 MHz 2X Passive Probe

Describes the use of the 500 MHz 2X Passive Probe and accessories.


Part Number: 071288303
Primary User
TPP1000
1GHz Probe

This document contains instructions for using your 1GHz Passive probe and accessories.


Part Number: 071280904
Primary User
067-1686-03
Power Measurement Deskew & Calibration Fixture

This document is targeted to product users and explains operation and/or installation procedures. It may also provide information about features and functions, applications and troubleshooting.


Part Number: 071187203
Primary User
Probes and Accessories
Declassification and Security

This document includes information that is necessary to clear or sanitize the product so it can be removed from a secured area, such as when returning the product for repair.


Part Number: 071238400
Declassification
TPP0250 & TPP0500B
250 MHz & 500 MHz 10X Passive Probes

This manual describes the setup and use of the probe and accessories.


Part Number: 071316403
Primary User
TPP0502
500 MHz 2X Passive Probe

Describes the use of the probe and accessories


Part Number: 071288302
Primary User
TPP1000
1GHz Probe

This document contains instructions for using your 1GHz Passive probe and accessories.


Part Number: 071280903
Primary User
Tektronix Supplemental, 071296605
Product Information Sheet for People‚s Republic of China

This sheet contains supplemental product information for the People‚s Republic of China.


Part Number: 071296605
User
Tektronix Supplemental, 071329404
Product Information Sheet for People‚s Republic of China

This sheet contains supplemental product information for the People‚s Republic of China.


Part Number: 071329404
User
TPP1000
1GHz Probe

This document contains instructions for using your 1GHz Passive probe and accessories.


Part Number: 071280902
Primary User
TPP0250 & TPP0500B
250 MHz & 500 MHz 10X Passive Probes

This manual describes the setup and use of the probe and accessories.


Part Number: 071316402
Primary User
TPP0250 & TPP0500B
250 MHz & 500 MHz 10X Passive Probes

This manual describes the setup and use of the probe and accessories.


Part Number: 071316400
Primary User
TPP0502
500 MHz 2X Passive Probe

Describes the use of the probe and accessories


Part Number: 071288301
Primary User
TPH1000
Probe Holder Instructions

This document provides instructions for using the probe holder to easily probe circuits and test points for hands-free operation.
Part Number: 071289400
Primary User
TPP0500 & TPP1000
500 MHz & 1GHz Probes

This document contains instructions for using your 500MHz and 1GHz Passive probe and accessories.


Part Number: 071280901
Primary User
TPP0100 & TPP0200 Series
100 and 200 MHz 10X Passive Probes Instructions

This manual describes the use of the probe and associated accessories.
Part Number: 071278600
Primary User
P2221
200 MHz 1X/10X Passive Probe Instructions

The P2221 200 MHz 1X/10X Passive Probe is a compact passive probe with selectable 1X/10X attenuation. The P2221 probe has a compensation range of 10 to 15 pF, and is designed for use with Tektronix DPO/MSO2000 Series oscilloscopes.
Part Number: 071233500
User
P2220 200 MHz 1X/10X Passive Probe
1X/10X MHz Passive Probe Instructions

This document is targeted to product users and explains operation and/or installation procedures. It may also provide information about features and functions, applications and troubleshooting.
Part Number: 071146400
Primary User
P2220 Probe Safety Warning Sheet
1X/10X MHz Passive Probe Other

This document is targeted to product users and explains operation and/or installation procedures. It may also provide information about features and functions, applications and troubleshooting.
Part Number: 063380400
User
P6101B 15 MHz 1X, Passive Probe
15 MHz 1X Passive Probe Instructions

This document contains information that supports basic instrument operation as well as how to service to the module level.
Part Number: 070781907
Combined User/Service
P3010 100 MHz 10X Passive Probe With Readout
100 MHz 10X Passive Probe With Readout Instructions

This document is targeted to product users and explains operation and/or installation procedures. It may also provide information about features and functions, applications and troubleshooting.
Part Number: 071046600
Primary User
P6111B 200 MHz 10X Passive Probe w/Readout
200 MHz 10X Passive Probe With Readout Instructions

This document is targeted to product users and explains operation and/or installation procedures. It may also provide information about features and functions, applications and troubleshooting.
Part Number: 070854305
Primary User
How to Minimize Probe Loading with Low Capacitance Probes
Probing a circuit always has some impact on signals. Probe loading changes the signal being probed and can cause measurement problems or can even cause a circuit to perform differently. Reducing capacitive loading can help minimize these effects. In …

Literature Number: 51W-26294-6
Application Note
How Oscilloscope Probes Affect Your Measurement
This application note describes how an oscilloscope probe changes the signal you’re measuring at the test point and what probing specifications to look for to minimize probing effects. One measurement trap often overlooked are the effects of probe …

Literature Number: 51W-30013-0
Application Note
Tektronix Probe Selection Guide
Tektronix probes ensure the highest signal fidelity possible from your device-under-test to your oscilloscope. With over 100 probe choices available, all perfectly matched to our industry-leading oscilloscopes, you can find the probe you need for …

Literature Number: 60W_14232_10
Product Selector Guide
ABCs of Probes Primer
Precision Measurements Start at the Probe Tip Probes are vital to oscilloscope measurements. To understand how vital, disconnect the probes from an oscilloscope and try to make a measurement. It can’t be done. There has to be some kind of …

Literature Number: 60Z-6053-14
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