1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Microwave Machine ~

  1. Apr 20, 2010 #1
    I have a microwave machine.
    I am questioning whether it has leakage or not.
    I am asking is there a way of measuring the leakage of microwave machine.

    What I have been doing was, I purchased oscilloscope, it is on the way.
    whenever I turned on the microwave machine, the following will be done ~

    The alumimum foil will be placed and two clips would be cliped each side of aluminium foil,
    those clips will be connected to oscilloscope.

    But, I am quite skeptic? does it work? So, I decided to post this in this skeptic & debunk
    category. asking any better idea to do so?

    Thank you ~
  2. jcsd
  3. Apr 20, 2010 #2


    User Avatar

    Staff: Mentor

    Your microwave oven uses microwave energy at 2.4GHz to cook food. That is too high of a frequency for you to be able to measure it with an oscilloscope.

    Here is general information and safety information about microwave ovens:



    Last edited by a moderator: Apr 25, 2017
Share this great discussion with others via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook