Passive Probe

Passive Probe

Off-The-Shelf, Dependable Solution

Part of Carlisle Interconnect Technologies' (CarlisleIT) full lineup of customizable interconnect solutions, the Passive Probe is a standard, commercial off-the-shelf system engineered to deliver consistent, repeatable and dependable results. The Passive Probe provides an industry-leading combination of high bandwidth and high voltage in a low-cost, rugged, general purpose probing solution, while the small UL-approved probe body and compact head enables the user to have access to small geometry circuit elements.

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Suggested Applications

  • Low power device services
  • Manufacturing engineering
  • Test research and development
  • Relative low-frequency measurement
  • Low-frequency computer and telecom measurements
  • Power supplies
  • Inverter design

Features and Benefits

Feature Customer Benefit
500 MHz bandwidth AND 1,000 V Cat III, 600 V CAT IV A combination of high bandwidth and high voltage reduces the number of probes needed for a variety of applications, simplifying the toolkit and lowering costs
1X, 10X and 100X configurations Multiple configurations give the flexibility to choose the passive probe that fits your application
Third party certified, exceeds UL61010-31, IEC61010-31 Superior product quality and safety greatly reduces risk in high voltage applications
Small, compact probe head and body Enhanced visibility to small, dense geometry circuit elements within the device-under-test (DUT) ensures correct and accurate test point contact

Specifications and Performance

Typical Specifications

Parameter TM50-0012-00 (1X) TM50-0013-00 (10X) TM50-0014-00 (100X)
Bandwidth DC to 50 MHz DC to 500 MHz DC to 500 MHz
Attenuation Ratio 1:1 10:1 100:1
Max Input Voltage (V) *600 V Cat III *1000 V Cat IV *1000 V Cat IV
Input Resistance Impedance of measuring
10 M ohms 100 M ohms
Input Capacitance (pF) 42 pF 12 pF 4.5 pF
Rise Time Instrument spec + 6 ns <1 ns <1 ns
Safety Conformance to Low Voltage Directive (LVD) 73/23/EEC, amendment 93/68/EEC;


Operating Temperature 0 to 60 °C, 80% RH

*Max input voltage frequency-dependent, see Voltage Derating Curve.

Voltage Derating Curve

Voltage Derating Curve

TM50-0013-00 Passive Probe 10:1, 500MHz (20dB) 1.2 m (N5171B @ 0dBm, MSO-S104A set @ 1MΩ, avg. 16, w/50 Ω load)

Ordering Options

Model Description
TM50-0012-00 1X High-Voltage Probe Kit
TM50-0013-00 10X High-Voltage Probe Kit
TM50-0014-00 100X High-Voltage Probe Kit
Kit Includes: ProbeGrabber HookAlligator GND LeadBNC Adapter

Probe (1), Grabber Hook (2), BNC Adapter (3) Alligator GND lead (4).

Product Information Resources

Passive Probe product overview

User Guides

P200 Passive Probe user guide

P500 Passive Probe user guide

HTP500 Passive Probe user guide

Product Categories

Test & Measurement Products

Product Markets

Commercial Aerospace
Test & Measurement

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