Handyprobe HP3 USB oscilloscope

A new standard in portable measuring

Base price:  112.00

The world's first PC based 100 MSa/s differential USB high voltage oscilloscope.

Key specifications

  • High voltage differential input range to 800 V
  • 10 bit resolution, 0.3 % DC vertical accuracy, 0.2 % typical
  • Up to 100 MSa/s sampling, 50 MHz bandwidth
  • Up to 10 MSa/s, 10 bit continuous streaming
  • Up to 1 MSamples memory

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Base model:
  • Handyprobe HP3-100
  • Handyprobe HP3-20
  • Handyprobe HP3-5

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The Handyprobe HP3 combines a fast sampling up to 100 MSa/s with a high voltage input range of 800 V and a differential input in a small and light enclosure. Powered only by USB, this versatile high voltage USB scope enables safely measuring high voltages anywhere in the field.

Differential input

The Handyprobe HP3 is equipped with a high voltage differential input with a maximum input range of 800 V DC (566 V RMS). Because of the differential input, it is not possible to create a short circuit to ground through the usb oscilloscope. The high voltage input range makes it possible to use the Handyprobe HP3 without additional attenuators.

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Diff input

Fast streaming

The advanced driver technology makes it possible to measure a continuous stream of data from the Handyprobe HP3 high voltage oscilloscope to the computer, at a maximum rate of 10 MSamples/s. The maximum measuring time is only limited by the available space on the hard drive. The high sampling rate makes it possible to capture short events with high accuracy. It is also possible to monitor e.g. the line power with the Handyprobe HP3 high voltage oscilloscope for a very long time and afterwards view and analyze each cycle of the signal thoroughly.

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Streaming data logger

Low noise measuring lead

The input of the Handyprobe HP3 high voltage oscilloscope is differential, which means that both sides of the input have a high impedance. There is no connection to ground as in conventional oscilloscopes which are used with coax cables and standard oscilloscope probes.

The special low noise Measure lead TP-C812A is developed for the Handyprobe HP3 high voltage oscilloscope. It is very insensitive to external interfering signals. The two ends can be placed up to two meters apart, while picking up very little interference. With a conventional oscilloscope with standard oscilloscope probes this is not possible. The maximum distance between the positive side and ground of a standard oscilloscope probe is usually limited to approximately 20 cm. The Measure lead TP-C812A for the Handyprobe HP3 high voltage oscilloscope does not have this limitation. Measuring between two distant points is now no problem anymore. The Measure lead TP-C812A uses a heat resistant silicone isolation and shrouded banana plugs.

Differential measure lead

Versatile Multi Channel oscilloscope software

The Handyprobe HP3 is delivered with the versatile Multi Channel oscilloscope software, which transforms the Handyprobe HP3 into an oscilloscope, spectrum analyzer, data logger, multimeter and protocol analyzer.

Some of the powerful features of the Multi Channel oscilloscope software are indicated below, for a full description of the Multi Channel oscilloscope software, refer to the Multi Channel oscilloscope software pages.

Touchscreen friendly toolbars

An oscilloscope toolbar and channel toolbars are available for each detected Handyscope. The convenient toolbars provide clear buttons for all settings of the oscilloscope and its channels. They show the current settings of the oscilloscope and allow to change all settings. The large buttons are very suitable for touchscreen operation.

The toolbars are fully configurable through the program settings. You can set the button size, add or remove buttons and change the order of the buttons.

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Flexible signal displays

The Multi Channel oscilloscope software scope, spectrum analyzer and datalogger offer an ultimately flexible way to display all aspects of the measured signals. They can have one or more graphs, each displaying one or more signals, where each graph can display different parts of a signal. Graphs can display the signal(s) of your Handyscope in Yt mode, in XY mode or as frequency spectrum, with or without interpolation. Colors of all items in a graph can be set to any required value. Graph dimensions can be adjusted to any required size, graphs can be located in one single window or in separate windows, which can be located anywhere on the desktop.

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Many automatic measurements

The Multi Channel oscilloscope software features many automatic measurements, that can be performed on the measured signals of your Handyscope or on a selection of the measured signals. Using the automatic measurements in the oscilloscope, any detail of your signal is revealed. Two sets of cursors, both horizontal and vertical, can be used to indicate a part of the signal that needs to be examined thoroughly. The automatic measurements include e.g.: Mininum, Maximum, Top-Bottom, RMS, Mean, Variance, Standard deviation, Frequency.

The measurement results are shown in a special value window that can be positioned anywhere on your computer screen. A convenient toolbar allows you to enable or disable a measurement with a single click. The measurement results can be copied to the clipboard e.g. to use them in reports. When printing the graphs, the cursors and measurements results are also included.

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24/7 Data logging

Measuring long term signal changes with your Handyscope is done with the Multi Channel oscilloscope software Data logger. The data logger logs your signal, continuously uninterrupted at high speed, 24 hour a day, 7 days a week. Results are immediately shown on the screen and all data can be stored to disk. A convenient toolbar lets you navigate through the stored files to find the important moments in the measurement.

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The multimeter in the Multi Channel oscilloscope software turns your Handyscope into a multimeter can be used to measure or monitor specific properties of a signal, like True RMS value, frequency, maximum value etc. The Multi Channel oscilloscope software multimeter can have any number of fully configurable displays, either displaying the measured value as a number or using a gauge display. When using a gauge display, it can be very helpful when adjusting a circuit for a specific property, e.g. adjusting an offset to zero.

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More features

To discover more features of the comprehensive Multi Channel oscilloscope software for your Handyprobe HP3, visit the Multi Channel oscilloscope software pages for a full description.

Handyprobe HP3 specifications

The tables below show detailed specifications of the Handyprobe HP3 high voltage oscilloscope. Jump to acquisition specifications, trigger specifications or general specifications.

Acquisition system

Input channel1
CH1isolated 4 mm banana sockets
Resolution10 bits
Amplitude accuracy0.3 % of full scale
Ranges (Full scale)±200 mV
±400 mV
±800 mV
±2 V
±4 V
±8 V
±20 V
±40 V
±80 V
±200 V
±400 V
±800 V
Impedance2.1 MΩ // 15 pF
Maximum input voltage (in all ranges)600 VRMS CAT II; derated at 3 dB/decade above 20 kHz to 25 Vpk-pk at 50 MHz
Maximum Common Mode voltage200 mV to 8 V range: 12 V
20 V to 80 V range: 120 V
200 V to 800 V range: 800 V
Common Mode Rejection Ratio60 dB
Bandwidth (-3dB)50 MHz
AC coupling cut off frequency (-3dB)1.5 Hz
Rise time10 ns
Overshoot1 %
Maximum sampling rateHP3-100HP3-20HP3-5
real time100 MSa/s20 MSa/s5 MSa/s
Maximum streaming rateHP3-100HP3-20HP3-5
 10 MSa/s2 MSa/s500 kSa/s
Sampling clock sourceinternal, quartz
Accuracy±0.01 %
Stability±100 ppm over -40 °C to +85 °C
Time base aging±5 ppm/year
Memorystandard modelXM option
16384 samples1048576 samples
Systemdigital, 2 levels
Trigger modesRising edge, Falling edge
Level adjustment0 to 100 % of full scale
Hysteresis adjustment0 to 100 % of full scale
Resolution0.1 % (10 bits)
Pre trigger0 to 1048576 samples (0 to 100%, 1 sample resolution)
Post trigger0 to 1048576 samples (0 to 100%, 1 sample resolution)
Trigger hold-off0 to 4194303 samples, 1 sample resolution


InterfaceUSB 2.0 High Speed (480 Mbit/s)
(USB 1.1 Full Speed (12 Mbit/s) and USB 3.0 compatible)

Power Requirements

Power from USB port400 mA max (2 W max)


Instrument height25 mm (1 inch)
Instrument length177 mm (6.9 inch)
Instrument width68 mm (2.7 inch)
USB cable length1.8 m (70 inch)
Weight290 g (10.2 ounce)

I/O connectors

Channel 1isolated 4 mm banana sockets
USBfixed cable with USB 2.0 type A connector

System Requirements

PC I/O connectionUSB
Operating SystemWindows 10 / 11, 64 bits
Linux (via libtiepie-hw SDK)

Operating Environment

Ambient temperature0 to 55 °C
Relative humidity10 to 90 % non condensing

Storage Environment

Ambient temperature-20 to 70 °C
Relative humidity5 to 95 % non condensing

Certifications and Compliances

CE mark complianceYes


Convenient carrying caseCarry case BB271
InstrumentHandyprobe HP3
Test leadMeasure lead TP-C812A
AccessoriesTest Probe TP-TP90
Alligator Clip TP-AC80I
wrist strap
SoftwareWindows 10 / 11, via website
DriversWindows 10 / 11, via website
Software Development Kitfor Windows 10 / 11 and Linux, via website
Manualinstrument manual and software user manuals
color printed on paper and digital via website

The Handyprobe HP3 high voltage oscilloscope is available in 3 models that distinguish in maximum sampling rate and maximum streaming rate:

Order codeMax. sampling speedMax. streaming speed
HP3-100100 MSa/s10 MSa/s
HP3-2020 MSa/s2 MSa/s
HP3-55 MSa/s500 kSa/s

Available options for the Handyprobe HP3 are:

  • XM: With the extended memory option, 1 MSamples memory is available. Without this option, the models have 16 KSamples memory.
  • PS: With the Professional Set option, the Handyprobe HP3 is delivered in a convenient carry case, together with several accessories. See package contents for more details.
  • W5: With the extended warranty option, warranty is five years on parts and labor. Without this option, the models have two years warranty on parts and labor.

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The Handyprobe HP3 is available as Professional set (option PS) and as standard set. The sets contain:

Professional set Standard set
Complete Professional set Complete standard set
Cary case Carry case BB271 Cardboard box
Instrument Handyprobe HP3 Handyprobe HP3
Measure lead Measure lead TP-C812A -
Alligator clips Alligator Clip TP-AC80I -
Test probe Test Probe TP-TP90 -
Accessories Wrist strap -
Software for Windows 10 / 11, via website for Windows 10 / 11, via website
Drivers for Windows 10 / 11, via website for Windows 10 / 11, via website
Software Development Kit for Windows 10 / 11 and Linux, via website for Windows 10 / 11 and Linux, via website
Manuals instrument manual and software user's manuals
color printed and digital via website
instrument manual and software user's manuals, via website

Several downloads for the Handyprobe HP3 are listed below, including Multi Channel oscilloscope software, drivers and manuals.

Driver & Software

WinUSB driver10.0.2Windows 10 / 11, 64 bit1.73 MB download
Multi Channel software1.47.0Windows 10 / 11, 64 bit, including PDF manual103.76 MB download

Manuals & Documents

Multi Channel software manual 1.11English3.13 MB download
Handyprobe HP3 Instrument manual2.38English650.56 kB download
Handyprobe HP3 Quick Start GuideEnglish1.45 MB download
Handyprobe HP3 data sheetEnglish2.44 MB download

Software Development Kit (SDK)

Interfacing the Handyprobe HP3 with third party software and developing own software requires the libtiepie-hw Software Development Kit. Detailed information on the libtiepie-hw SDK, downloads for Windows and Linux platforms and bindings and programming examples for various programming environments can be found in the libtiepie-hw pages.