Operating Tips

SHS800 Series

SIGLENT Serial Number Format

September 1, 2022

Starting in 2017, SIGLENT has been using this format for serial numbers for instrumentation:

Common Fuse Information

February 24, 2022

Fuses are a common circuit element and are key to protecting from overvoltage and overcurrent situations that can damage important circuits. Fuse markings are typically stamped symbols located on the metal cap of the fuse. Here is a helpful guide to common fuse markings used with instrumentation, taking a common fuse type as an example: … Continued

SHS additional isolation details

December 28, 2021

The SHS series can operate without the battery when they are plugged into a working wall outlet using the supplied charger. For the SHS1000 models, Channel-to-channel isolation, as well as channel-to-ground isolation, is maintained. The ground of the battery charger and mainboard (data processing part) are not isolated. The SHS800 series does not have the … Continued

Do your instruments support UDP communications over LAN?

August 5, 2021

Not at this time. Many instruments support communication via sockets (port 5025) and telnet (port 5024) but the port numbers cannot be changed. If you use VISA, you can implement LAN via TCP/IP, which does not need a port number. Here is a listing of current SIGLENT instruments with Socket and Telnet Support.

How to check available internal memory?

July 29, 2021

Simply access the Save/Recall menu for the instrument in question and select Local. The menu will show used/total amounts. Here, the SDG6X has approximately 83 MB and the SDG1X has 85 MB of memory:

May 7, 2021

Per OSHA, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL) is an independent third-part laboratory recognized by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) to test and certify products to applicable product safety standards. Examples of NRTLs include UL, CSA, and TUV. Many SIGLENT products are TUV certified, which also covers UL and CSA requirements. To … Continued

SHS EasyScopeX Software control

April 5, 2021

EasyScopeX software can be used with SHS series handheld oscilloscopes to provide data save and screen capture functions. The picture below shows the Wavetrace, oscilloscope screen capture (scope function, set manually on SHS front panel) and DMM screen capture (scope function, set manually on SHS front panel) NOTE: EasyscopeX cannot be used to configure the … Continued

Handheld scope isolation information

March 9, 2021

SHS800 series Analog channels, USB host, USB device, and the power/charging port share a common ground. The DMM is isolated from the other functions listed.   SHS1000 series Analog channels are isolated from the other connections. USB host, USB device, and the power/charging port share a common ground. The DMM is isolated from the other … Continued

SHS800/1000 oscilloscope record function details

October 11, 2019

The SIGLENT SHS800 and 1000 family of handheld oscilloscopes have the ability to record and playback multiple trigger events. When an event triggers data collection on the scope, the waveforms are recorded for the timebase selected. The trigger will rearm, and the instrument will wait for the next event. In this way, each triggered event … Continued