PicoScope 7 Automotive
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PicoBNC+ 60 A AC/DC compact current clamp
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The purpose of this test is to evaluate the level of parasitic current draw from the battery during a vehicle's shutdown phase and sleep periods.
Ensure the test equipment is able to function for an extended time period e.g. current clamp battery condition, scope and pc power supply.
The vehicle must achieve full electrical shut down, with all openings to register as closed with the Body Control Module (BCM), the alarm activated, the emote keys out of range and aftermarket accessories set as per the customer's usual use.
This known good waveform has the following characteristics:
Refer to vehicle technical data for specific test conditions and results.
This help topic is subject to changes without notification. The information within is carefully checked and considered to be correct. This information is an example of our investigations and findings and is not a definitive procedure. Pico Technology accepts no responsibility for inaccuracies. Each vehicle may be different and require unique test settings.
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