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All about current probes

Earlier this year, I published a tutorial on current probes and their application in Interference Technology (3/20/2012). The discussion included how to make your own probes from common ferrite cores, as well as commercial probes and how the DIY probes compared to the commercial ones. I finally wrapped up with how to use current probes to assess common-mode currents in I/O cables and how to predict pass/fail for radiated emissions by knowing the CM current on the cable.

Simple current probes made from clamp-on ferrite chokes.