Tektronix P5205
100 MHz Active Differential Probe,
Replaced by: P5205A 100 MHz, 50X/500X Attenuation High-voltage Active Differential Probe

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P5205 Differential / High Voltage Probe Shown
Product Information
P5205 Datasheet 1 MB
Oscilloscope Accessories
Selection Guide
 1.3 MB
ABCs of Probes   1.1 MB
Oscilloscope Probes Factsheet  180 KB
Differential/SMA Probes Factsheet  141 KB
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Features & Benefits
  • 100 MHz Bandwidth
  • Up to 5,600 V Differential (DC + pk AC)
  • Up to 2,200 V Common (RMS)
  • Overrange Indicator
  • Safety Certified
  • Switchable Attenuation
  • Switchable Bandwidth Limit


  • Floating Measurements
  • Switching Power Supply Design
  • Motor Drive Design
  • Electronic Ballast Design
  • CRT Display Design
  • Power Converter Design and Service
  • Power Device Evaluation

The P5205 is a 100 MHz Active Differential Probe capable of measuring fast rise times of signals in floating circuits. This 1,300 V differential probe can safely measure voltages in IGBT circuits such as motor drives or power converters. It is specifically designed to operate on Tektronix oscilloscopes with TEKPROBE® interface.


  • Bandwidth (-3 dB): 100 MHz
  • Differential Mode Voltage (RMS or DC), (between positive and negative input leads): 1000 V CAT II
  • Differential Mode Voltage (Peak)*1, (between positive and negative input leads): 1300 V
  • Common Mode Voltage, (RMS or DC + pk AC), (between positive lead and ground or negative lead and ground): 1000 V CAT II, 600 V CAT III
  • Attenuation (switchable): 50x/500x
  • CMRR at 60 Hz / 1 MHz (typical): 80 dB / 50 dB
  • Input R (each input):4 MΩ
  • Input C (each input): 7 pF
  • Power Source: TEKPROBE Power Supply
  • Safety (all): UL3111-1/CSA1010.1/CSA1010.2.031/IEC61010-2-031/EN61010-2-031
  • Compatible Products: TDS400/500/600/700/ TDS3000B/5000B/6000B*2/7000B*2/ CSA7000B*2 and 11000 Series

*1 The RMS value of the waveform shall not exceed the Common Mode Voltage (RMS) for either lead.

*2 TDS7154B, TDS7254B, TDS7404B, TDS6404, TDS6604, CSA7154, and CSA7404B require a TCA-1MEG Buffer Amplifier.

Ordering Information
Model Description Buy Online Price
P5205 Tektronix P5205 High Voltage Differential Probe Discontinued
See: P5205A
Included Accessories
  • 2 each plunger clamps
  • 2 each crocodile clips
  • 2 each extender leads
  • 2 each lead adapters
  • 2 each plunger hook clips
  • Soft case
  • Manual (070-9472-01)
Repair Services
P5205-R3DW Tektronix P5205-R3DW Repair Service Coverage 3 Years (Includes Product Warranty Period) 3 Year Period Starts At Time Of Customer Instrument Purchase Buy Now $276.00
P5205-R5DW Tektronix P5205-R5DW Repair Service Coverage 5 Years (Includes Product Warranty Period) 5 Year Period Starts At Time Of Customer Instrument Purchase Buy Now $442.00