Passive Probe

Passive voltage probes ship standard with most oscilloscopes and provide a low cost, general purpose probing solution. Generally, these probes lack the performance of an active voltage probe but provide the ruggedness and wide dynamic range suitable for visualizing signals over a broad range of applications. Tektronix has released a new class of passive probes that redefine performance in the passive probe product category.

Tektronix new class of passive probe solutions offer:

  • Best-in-class bandwidth up to 1 GHz
  • Best-in-class input capacitance as low as 3.9 pF which minimizes probe loading effects
  • Best-in-class input capacitance which minimizes performance loss when long ground leads are attached
  • Automated probe compensation eliminating the need for the compensation screwdriver

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Model Attenuation Bandwidth Input Impedance Maximum Voltage List Price
TPP0051 10x 50 MHz

10 MΩ || 12 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $29
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TPP0100 10X

100 MHz

10 MΩ || 12 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $55
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TPP0101 10X

100 MHz

10 MΩ || 12 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $55
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TPP0201 10X

200 MHz

10 MΩ || 12 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $67
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TPP0200 10X

200 MHz

10 MΩ || 12 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $67
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P2220 1X / 10X

10X: 200 MHz
1X: 6 MHz

10X: 10MOhm|| 17pF
1X: 1MOhm|| 110pF

10X: 300 Vrms CAT II
1X: 150 Vrms CAT II

US $143
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P2221 1X / 10X

10X: 200 MHz
1X: 6 MHz

10X: 10 MΩ || 110 pF
1X:  1 MΩ || 17 pF

10X: 300 Vrms CAT II
1X: 150 Vrms CAT II

US $143
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P6101B 1X 15 MHz

1 MΩ || 100 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $202
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P3010 10X 100 MHz

10 MΩ || 13 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $209
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TPP0250 10X 250 MHz

10 MΩ || 3.9 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $320
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P6139B 10X 500 MHz

10 MΩ || 8 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $522
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TPP0500B 10X 500 MHz

10 MΩ || 3.9 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $524
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TPP0502 2X 500 MHz

2 MΩ || 12.7 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $529
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P5050B 10X 500 MHz

10 MΩ || 11 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $537
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TPP1000 10X 1 GHz

10 MΩ || 3.9 pF

300 Vrms CAT II

US $826
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TPP0051 Passive Probe Datasheet

Literature Number: 51W-30155-1
Datasheet 04 Feb 2020
500 MHz Passive Probes
The P6139B and P5050B probes are high bandwidth, high impedance 10X passive voltage probes with 10 MΩ input resistance. These probes feature a small probe head and sharp tip that makes it easier to probe dense circuitry. The P6139B and P5050B s

Literature Number: 51W-26150-5
Datasheet 04 Feb 2020
Passive 10X Voltage Probe
The TPP0200 and TPP0201 probes are 200 MHz, 10X passive voltage probes with 10 MΩ input resistance.

Literature Number: 51W-25681-3
Datasheet 04 Feb 2020
Passive Voltage Probes

Literature Number: 51W-26153-5
Datasheet 04 Feb 2020
Passive 10X Voltage Probe
The TPP0100 and TPP0101 probes are 100 MHz, 10X passive voltage probes with 10 MΩ input resistance.

Literature Number: 51W-25690-3
Datasheet 04 Feb 2020
Passive Voltage Probes
The TPP1000, TPP0500B, TPP0502 and TPP0250 models are high-bandwidth, general-purpose probes from Tektronix that offer breakthrough specifications previously unrealized in this product class. Designed for use with Tektronix MDO3000, MDO4000, MSO/DPO5

Literature Number: 51W-26151-9
Datasheet 04 Feb 2020
Passive Voltage Probe -- 1x/10x

Literature Number: 51W-17984-3
Datasheet 04 Feb 2020
How to Minimize Probe Loading with Low Capacitance Probes
Probing a circuit always has some impact on signals. Probe loading changes the signal being probed and can cause measurement problems or can even cause a circuit to perform differently. Reducing capacitive loading can help minimize these effects. In

Literature Number: 51W-26294-6
Application Note 04 Feb 2020
How Oscilloscope Probes Affect Your Measurement
This application note describes how an oscilloscope probe changes the signal you’re measuring at the test point and what probing specifications to look for to minimize probing effects. One measurement trap often overlooked are the effects of probe lo

Literature Number: 51W-30013-0
Application Note 04 Feb 2020
ABCs of Probes Primer
Precision Measurements Start at the Probe Tip Probes are vital to oscilloscope measurements. To understand how vital, disconnect the probes from an oscilloscope and try to make a measurement. It can’t be done. There has to be some kind of electrica

Literature Number: 60Z-6053-14
Primer 04 Feb 2020
Tektronix Probe Selection Guide
Tektronix probes ensure the highest signal fidelity possible from your device-under-test to your oscilloscope. With over 100 probe choices available, all perfectly matched to our industry-leading oscilloscopes, you can find the probe you need for yo

Literature Number: 60W_14232_10
Product Selector Guide 04 Feb 2020
TPP0502
500 MHz 2X Passive Probe

Part Number: 071288304
Manual 22 Jan 2020
Which probes are compatible with oscilloscopes with the TekVPI probe interface?
There are a couple different types of TekVPI interfaces, one with a notch and one without. The notch was implemented later and was put in place because the front end was designed differently and communicates uniquely with those types of probes. Spe
Faq Id56226 15 Jan 2020
What is the p/n of the replacment body shell for my P6139B probe? See arrow below:
The replacment p/n for this part is 204122600.
Faq Id64741 15 Jan 2020
What is the maximum floating voltage for a single-ended probe?
A single-ended probe is a ground-referenced probe. The alligator clip connected to the side of the probe is a ground reference. This allows the scope and device under test have a common reference to ground. Typically, a single-ended probe should only
Faq Id246196 15 Jan 2020
What is the difference between the P6139A and the P6139B?
From a specifications perspective, the probes are identical. Both are 500 MHz, 10X passive probes. The P6139B can be used on oscilloscopes that shipped with the P6139A.From a mechanical perspective, there are some differences:- Sharper tip- Ground sp
Faq Id64441 15 Jan 2020
When using my TPP0250, TPP0500, TPP1000, or TPP0500B probe, the signal disappears or is intermittant.  What could be causing this?
The internal probe tip may have come loose and is causing the loss or intermittency of the signal. The probe tip might also be damaged. How to check: Pull off probe tip. Unscrew black insulation sleeve (item 2). Look at inner probe tip that is
Faq Id69511 15 Jan 2020
What are some of the benefits of the TekVPI probe interface?
The biggest benefits of the TekVPI™ probe interface are versatility and ease of use. Oscilloscopes with TekVPI interface support a wide range of probes including TekVPI probes, BNC and TekProbe-BNC Level 1 probes, and TekProbe-BNC Level 2 probes (v
Faq Id56016 15 Jan 2020
The data sheet for my oscilloscope says that the vertical input sensitivity is 1 mV/div to 10 V/div in 1 MΩ mode. But I turn the Vertical Scale control fully clockwise and I can only get down to 10 mV/div. What am I doing wrong?
You probably aren't doing anything wrong. But you do have a 10X probe attached to that channel, right? The 1 mV/div specs relate to the oscilloscope inputs. If the signal’s source impedance is relatively low (<< 1 MOhm), the signal’s frequenc
Faq Id58571 15 Jan 2020
I have a probe that is no longer being manufactured. What is the replacement?
Please use our "Interactive Probe Selection Tool" to assist in locating a replacement probe for your Tektronix instrument.  The interactive tool is located at /node/3661.  If your instrument is not located in the upper instrument list, you can click
Faq Id52846 15 Jan 2020
Where can I find a list of passive probe accessories such as surface mount interconnects+ circuit board test points+ and replacement parts?
The accessories will depend upon which type of passive probe. There are three probe diameters: 2.5 mm, 3.5 mm, and 5 mm. The part numbers and a diagram of the accessories for each type can be found below:2.5 mm (subminiature) probe accessories for P6
Faq Id58961 30 Dec 2019
Are there accessories for the P2220 Probe? None are listed in the manual.
Yes, the accessories that fit the P61XXB probe family will fit this 5mm probe also. Here is the link: http://www2.tek.com/cmswpt/psdetails.lotr?ct=PS&ci=13523&cs=psu&lc=EN Click on the diagram itself for an enlarged view.
Faq Id61486 30 Dec 2019
Is there a shorter ground connection for the P2220 probe than the 6" one that comes with it?
Yes, it uses the same accessories as the P61xxB family of 5mm probes, so there is a 3" grounding lead set consisting of the 175-0849-00 (3" wire and clip) and the 344-0046-01 (alligator clip).
Faq Id62001 30 Dec 2019
Can the P6139B be used on scopes that shipped with a P6139A? What is the difference between the P6139A and the P6139B?
From a specifications perspective, the probes are identical. Both are 500 MHz, 10X passive probes. The P6139B can be used on oscilloscopes that shipped with the P6139A. From a mechanical perspective, there are some differences: - Sharper tip - Groun
Faq Id58111 30 Dec 2019
Does the P2220 probe replace the P2200 probe?
Yes. The P2220 probe is compatible with TDS1000 and TDS2000 Series as well as the TPS2000 Series. The P2200 probe and other standard single-ended passive probes cannot be used with the TPS2000 Series because safe operation of the TPS2000 Series isola
Faq Id58196 30 Dec 2019
What Is The Difference Between The P2220 And P2221?
The only difference between the P2220 and the P2221 is the compensation range.P2220: 15 to 25 pFP2221: 10 to 25 pFThe P2221 will always work as a replacement for the P2220 but the P2220 will not always work as a replacement for the P2221. For example
Faq Id60081 30 Dec 2019
I need a very close ground connection to reduce ringing on my P3010 probe for my TDS3014 scope.
The bayonnet adapter is the shortest ground connection. Part number 013-0085-01. It works onall 5mm probes.
Faq Id63706 30 Dec 2019
067-1686-03
Power Measurement Deskew & Calibration Fixture

Part Number: 071187203
Manual 26 Nov 2019
P2220 200 MHz 1X/10X Passive Probe
1X/10X MHz Passive Probe Instructions

Part Number: 071146400
Manual 26 Nov 2019
P2220 Probe Safety Warning Sheet
1X/10X MHz Passive Probe Other

Part Number: 063380400
Manual 26 Nov 2019
P2221
200 MHz 1X/10X Passive Probe Instructions

Part Number: 071233500
Manual 26 Nov 2019
P6111B 200 MHz 10X Passive Probe w/Readout
200 MHz 10X Passive Probe With Readout Instructions

Part Number: 070854305
Manual 26 Nov 2019
P6101B 15 MHz 1X, Passive Probe
15 MHz 1X Passive Probe Instructions

Part Number: 070781907
Manual 26 Nov 2019
TPP0500 & TPP1000
500 MHz & 1GHz Probes

Part Number: 071280901
Manual 26 Nov 2019
TPP0250 & TPP0500B
250 MHz & 500 MHz 10X Passive Probes

Part Number: 071316400
Manual 26 Nov 2019
TPP0250 & TPP0500B
250 MHz & 500 MHz 10X Passive Probes

Part Number: 071316403
Manual 26 Nov 2019
TPP1000
1GHz Probe

Part Number: 071280903
Manual 26 Nov 2019
TPP0100 & TPP0200 Series
100 and 200 MHz 10X Passive Probes Instructions

Part Number: 071278600
Manual 26 Nov 2019
TPP1000
1GHz Probe

Part Number: 071280902
Manual 26 Nov 2019
TPP0502
500 MHz 2X Passive Probe

Part Number: 071288303
Manual 26 Nov 2019
TPP0502
500 MHz 2X Passive Probe

Part Number: 071288302
Manual 26 Nov 2019
TPP0502
500 MHz 2X Passive Probe

Part Number: 071288301
Manual 26 Nov 2019
TPP1000
1GHz Probe

Part Number: 071280904
Manual 26 Nov 2019
TPP0250 & TPP0500B
250 MHz & 500 MHz 10X Passive Probes

Part Number: 071316402
Manual 26 Nov 2019
TPH1000
Probe Holder Instructions

Part Number: 071289400
Manual 26 Nov 2019
P3010 100 MHz 10X Passive Probe With Readout
100 MHz 10X Passive Probe With Readout Instructions

Part Number: 071046600
Manual 26 Nov 2019
Tektronix Supplemental, 071329404
Product Information Sheet for People‚s Republic of China

Part Number: 071329404
Manual 26 Nov 2019
Tektronix Supplemental, 071296605
Product Information Sheet for People‚s Republic of China

Part Number: 071296605
Manual 26 Nov 2019
Probes and Accessories
Declassification and Security

Part Number: 071238400
Manual 26 Nov 2019