Equipment information:

Sencore PS163 Oscilloscope
Manufacturer:
Sencore
Model: PS163
Date: 1973
Category: Measurement instruments
Group: Oscilloscope
Description: DUAL TRACE TRIGGERED SWEEP OSCILLOSCOPE
Information:
                                    The rapid changes which are taking place in electronics
today are causing engineers, designers, technicians and
instructors to take a critical look at the equipment
they will need to keep pace with these changes. The
dramatic increase of solid state components being
used has created different test equipment requirements
than the tube circuits of the past. The increasing
use of Field Effect Transistors and Integrated
Circuits are other important facts to consider.
What do all these changes mean to the area of oscilloscopes?
First, the lower potentials used in these circuits
and the much lower signal levels call for an instrument
with increased sensitivity if it is to be practical
for the design and servicing of solid state circuits.
More emphasis is being placed on critical waveform
analysis and the comparison of waveforms, particularly
the timing of “concurrent” waveforms present
in much of the equipment used today. This includes
the fields of television, computors, and particularly the
educational field. The instrument to fill these applications
requires triggered operation for the meaningful
measurement of pulse time and concurrent
waveform comparison. It must have full dual trace
capability if any comparisons are to be made. In addition,
it must be simple to operate and provide full
versatility.
The PS163 fulfills these requirements and more. Ease
of operation has been one of the important design
considerations of the PS163. The Free Running sweep
feature has been added to simplify operation for those
not familiar with triggered sweep scopes. The PS163
incorporates the latest in solid state design to assure
long and trouble free service. A glance at other
features of this practical instrument will point out its
many uses and advantages.
FEATURES
*** EXTREMELY STABLE triggered sweep with
full bandwidth capability in both automatic and manual
triggered modes, PLUS free running capability for
use as a sync-sweep service oscilloscope.
*** COMPLETE DUAL TRACE capability with
pushbutton selection of CHANNEL A, CHANNEL
B, DUAL ALTERNATE or DUAL CHOPPED displays,
PLUS Sencore’s exclusive VECTOR mode for
direct display of phase relationships.
*** VERTICAL INPUT SENSITIVITY of 5mV/cm
direct. 50mV/cm with low capacity probe. Input
attenuator calibrated to read directly when using low
capacity probe. Gain continuously variable between
attenuator positions.
*** BANDWIDTH of DC to 8MHz-3db, useable to
15MHz. Negligible overshoot, typically 1% or less.
*** CALIBRATED TIME BASE rates from .1 microsecond
to .1 second per division in 19 positions
plus TVV, TVH, 60Hz and EXT. positions. Sync
separator automatically added in TVV and TVH
sweep positions for rock solid display of complex TV
waveforms. 60Hz and EXT. positions provided for
line sweep and use with sweep generators.
*** FRONT PANEL correlation between sweep
speed and frequency for ease of operation. Sweep
speed continuously variable between steps. 5X magnification
provided.
*** PUSHBUTTON SELECTION of trigger sources:
Internal Channel A, Internal Channel B, Line or External.
*** HIGH INPUT IMPEDANCE Qf 10 megohm
shunted by l l p f using low capacity probe. 1 megohm
shunted by 35pf at input terminals.
*** FULLY PROTECTED Field Effect Transistor
input. Maximum input voltage with the Low Capacity
Probe is 5000 volts peak to peak AC, or 1000 volts
DC. This allows measurements of signals that can
destroy other oscilloscopes.
*** ILLUMINATED full size 10 x 10cm grid PLUS
illuminated vector grid at the flip of a switch. No
separate grids to change or become misplaced.
*** RETRACTABLE TIP on special 5KV low capacity
probe for ease of connection in hard to reach
places.
*** SOLID STATE for dependable accuracy and
reliability. 2KV regulated CRT supply wi

These manuals are available for the above equipment:

Sencore -- PS163 -- User Manual
File name: Sencore-5936-Manual-Page-1-Picture
Manual Type: User Manual
Pages: 26
Size: 8.10 Mbytes (8497264 Bytes)
Language: english
Revision:
Manual-ID/Number: 687
Date:
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SENCORE SAFETY REMINDERS
TABLE OF CONTENTS
DESCRIPTION
INTRODUCTION
FEATURES
SPECIFICATIONS
VERTICAL (CHANNEL A AND B)
HORIZONTAL
TRIGGERING
VECTOR OR X-Y MODE
GENERAL
CONTROLS
OFF-ON SWITCH
SCALE ILLUMINATION
INTENSITY CONTROL
FOCUS
HORIZONTAL SYNC
SYNC POLARITY
SYNC LEVEL
LINE SWEEP PHASE
HORIZONTAL POSITION
5X EXPAND
HORIZONTAL SWEEP
Manual Triggered
Auto Triggered
Free Running
TIME BASE FREQUENCY
DUAL CHANNEL - VERTICAL INPUT
Dual Alternate
Dual Chopped
Vector A & B Inputs
CHANNEL A AND B INPUT CONTROLS
PPV Per Div.
Input Coupling Switch
DC Balance
Cal Volts 2V PP
Trace Position
REAR PANEL INPUTS AND CONTROLS
Sweep Out
“ Z” Axis Input
Vert Def Plates
Astigmatism Control
Circuit Breaker
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS 
INITIAL FAMILIARIZATION
CONTROL FUNCTIONS
Dual Channel Vertical Input
Horizontal Sweep and Sync
5X Magnifier
Input Coupling
T.V.Vertical and T.V. Horizontal
60 Cycle Sweep
Ext. Horizontal Sweep
PROBE COMPENSATION 
APPLICATIONS 
AC VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT
DC VOLTAGE MEASUREMENT
Single Trace Method
Dual Trace Method
MEASURING THE DC LEVEL OF AN AC SIGNAL
COMPARISON OF VOLTAGES
COMPARISON OF AC SIGNALS
LOCALIZATION OF INTERMIT.TENTS
GAIN AND DISTORTION MEASUREMENTS
Gain Measurements
Distortion Measurements
TIME AND FREQUENCY MEASUREMENTS
Time Measurements Using the Calibrated Time Base
Frequency Measurements Using Calibrated Time Base
Frequency Measurements Using Lissajous Figures
Frequency Measurements Using the Modulated Ring
PHASE SHIFT AND TIME DELAY MEASUREMENTS
Time Delay Between Signals
Phase Shift Between Signals
VECTOR SERVICING
The Ideal Vector Pattern
Setting the Tint Range with the Vector Pattern
Adjusting the 3.58MHz Oscillator
Aligning the Band Pass Amplifier
Troubleshooting with the Vector Pattern
SQUARE WAVE TESTING WITH THE PS163
RISE TIME MEASUREMENTS
COIL AND TRANSFORMER TEST
USING THE PS163 WITH THE SWEEP GENERATOR
WAVEFORM PHOTOGRAPH
DETECTOR PROBE
SERVICE AND WARRANTY
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Sencore -- PS163 -- Datasheet
File name: Sencore-5937-Manual-Page-1-Picture
Manual Type: Datasheet
Pages: 2
Size: 1.01 Mbytes (1058351 Bytes)
Language: english
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Manual-ID/Number: 939P
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Sencore -- PS163 -- Part List
File name: Sencore-5938-Manual-Page-1-Picture
Manual Type: Part List
Pages: 4
Size: 788.05 Kbytes (806967 Bytes)
Language: english
Revision:
Manual-ID/Number: 809
Date:
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Sencore -- PS163 -- Cirquit Diagram
File name: Sencore-5939-Manual-Page-1-Picture
Manual Type: Cirquit Diagram
Pages: 1
Size: 845.68 Kbytes (865972 Bytes)
Language: english
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Manual-ID/Number:
Date: 09 July 1973
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Sencore -- PS163 -- Service Manual
File name: Sencore-5940-Manual-Page-1-Picture
Manual Type: Service Manual
Pages: 22
Size: 6.95 Mbytes (7290735 Bytes)
Language: english
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Manual-ID/Number: 636
Date: 1973
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
CIRCUIT DESCRIPTION
SYNC OR TRIGGER CIRCUIT
TIME BASE GENERATOR
TIME BASE CONTROL CIRCUITS
PREAMPLIFIERS
VERTICAL INPUT (Switch and Display Board)
OUTPUT AMPLIFIER (Horizontal and Vertical)
HV SUPPLY and DC Coupled CRT Unblanking Circuit
LV SUPPLY
DISASSEMBLY INSTRUCTIONS
CASE
CRT
CALIBRATION
PREAMPLIFIERS Channel A & B
DC Balance
Calibration
Attenuator Frequency Compensation
TIME BASE
Stability
Differential Comparitor Balance
Sweep Speed and Sweep Width
5X Expand and Position Vernier
Sync Separator Balance Adjustment
Blanking Level and Output Stage Collector Voltage Adjustment
Cal Volts 2V PP
CRT Tilt Adjustment
SERVICE PROCEDURES
TROUBLE CHARTS
BOARD LAYOUTS AND TABLES
Time Base
Output
Pre Amp
Display
LV Supply
HV Supply
SAFETY REMINDER
WARRANTY STATEMENT
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Thank You,
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