Comtest, local partner to Tektronix, recently assisted the University of Cape Town (UCT) Physics Department in refurbishing its electrical training laboratory.

Tektronix instruments for UCTs electrical training lab

The first practical in progress at UCT’s newly refurbished electrical training physics laboratory.

All the existing analogue oscilloscopes were replaced with 132 new Tektronix TBS1052B-EDU digital oscilloscopes. These state-of-the-art instruments can accommodate educational course notes and step-by-step guides for the students, uploaded directly onto the scope. This made the Tektronix oscilloscopes ideal for this application.

Under the direction of Physics Head of Department, Andy Buffler, a substantial investment was made to update the laboratory, as one of many steps taken by UCT to keep ahead of the times with its education practices.

In the first practical run in the newly equipped laboratory, students were tasked with a test using the oscilloscope, function generator, power supply and some unknown resistors.

Comtest’s Cape Town Manager, Kristo Engelbrecht says, “The refurbishing and equipping of UCT’s electrical training laboratory was a very satisfying project, knowing that the equipment supplied will handle the tasks required, and more. We are confident that the cutting-edge Tektronix equipment installed in the electrical training laboratory will assist UCT’s physics students in the workplace in future.

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