Resistance measurement

What is a resistance measurement?

The resistance measurement of a TiePie oscilloscope like the WiFiScope WS6 DIFF, WiFiScope WS6, WiFiScope WS5, Handyscope HS6 DIFF or Handyscope HS5 can be used to measure a constant of variable resistance. In contrast to the resistance measurement of a multi meter, the resistance measurement of a TiePie oscilloscope is fast enough to measure a potentiometer, so that the complete carbon track can be checked.

How do I perform a resistance measurement?

A resistance measurement is easily performed with the file that can be downloaded here.

Download resistance measurement

To compensate for the resistance of the measurement leads, the resistance measurement can zeroed. After opening the file in Multi Channel oscilloscope software, this can be done as follows:

  1. Perform a oneshot measurement while holding the measurement probes or 4mm plugs against each other.
  2. In the right mouse button menu of the Gain/Offset I/O click on Neutralize.

The resistance measurement can be performed by clicking on the start button or use the hotkey S. See figure 1 for a performed resistance measurement.

Resistance measurement on a potentiometer

Figure 1: Resistance measurement on a potentiometer