CT1/CT2 Current Probes
The CT1 and CT2 Current Probes are designed for permanent or semi-permanent in-circuit installation. Each probe consists of a current transformer and an interconnecting cable. The current transformers have a small hole through which a current carrying conductor is passed during circuit assembly.
The CT1 and CT2 detachable cable design enables one or more probes to be located on circuit boards or in other limited space areas. The CT6 offers the smallest form factor available, for measurement on ever-shrinking circuit boards and components. It is designed for temporary installation and does not incorporate removable cables, as the CT1 and CT2 do.
Extendible Probe Length
Specified rise time and bandwidth are obtained when using the probe cables provided: The P6041 cable used with the CT1 and CT2 is 42 inches nominal. If additional length is required, the cables can be extended by using high-quality 50 Ω cable and suitable interface connectors. (Also see Special Probe Cables, Optional Accessories.) Long cables may degrade
The CT1 and CT6 provide an output of 5 mV for each milliamp of input
current when terminated in 50 Ω. The CT2 provides 1 mV per milliamp when
terminated in 50 Ω.
The CT1, CT2, and CT6 high-frequency current transformers are dynamic (i.e., non-DC) current measuring devices. They are typically used in conjunction with compatible high-bandwidth oscilloscopes and other instruments to observe and/or record high-frequency current waveforms. The CT1, CT2, and CT6 normally operate directly into 50 Ω scopes and other measuring device inputs. The CT1 or CT2 can be used with 1 MΩ input systems; use the P6041 probe cable and terminate the output with a 50 Ω feed-through termination (see Optional Accessories). In all cases, the CT1, CT2, and CT6 must work into 50 Ωs to obtain speci?ed performance and sensitivity.