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Dec 17, 2012 - 04:53 PM
Fundamentally they are both pretty much the same in that they are both capacitive pickup probes. The main difference is what you see - the paddle probe has a larger surface area and is flexible. In some situations this style probe end is desired and can result in a clearer waveform due to the larger contact area. The other probe is desired when you need to get into a small space.