I'm trying to calibrate my HAMEG HM507 oscilloscope.
The manual says that the calibration signal is 0.2Vpp. With the attentuation of the probe set to x10, volts/division set to 5mV/cm, time/division set to 0.2ms/cm, I should see a square wave with a 4cm amplitude.
But that's not the case. I have to set volts/div. to 50mV in order to see the waveform correctly, because the amplitude is actually 10 times bigger! And indeed, when reading the calibration signal with attentuation set to X1, the scope shows a square wave with an amplitude of 2 volts.
But both the manual and the label on the scope say that the amplitude of the signal is 0.2Vpp. And in the settings I can only set the frequency of the test signal.
Is this an error in the manual? Is there some unknown zoom function that stretches the y-axis? (That can't be, because the x-magnification also adjusts the time/div. indicator). Maybe it's a function that multiplies the signal by 10 to adjust to the attentuation?