Automotive Newsletter

July 2013

2000 A Current Clamp


The new 2000/200 A heavy duty current clamp allows you to measure up to 2000 amps without cutting, disconnecting or stripping wires. It is ideal for measuring the high currents drawn by the starter motor of commercial vehicles and large engine passenger cars. This new clamp can replace both the existing PP266 (600 A), and PP253 (2000 A) clamps with improved sensitivity, lower noise and faster response.

The TA167 features a 200 A mode for better performance at lower currents and has an improved jaw size. It also features an auto power-down facility to save battery life when not in use (this feature can be disabled for battery drain / shutdown current testing). Using advanced Hall Effect sensors for improved sensitivity and high external field rejection, the TA167 delivers a breakthrough in range and accuracy to meet the challenges of modern vehicles and particularly diesel engines.

See the TA167 BNC 2000A/200A current clamp on our website.

Automotive roles available! Employment opportunities


Do you want to work at the leading edge of automotive diagnostic and test equipment design? Or perhaps know someone that would thrive in our industry and the environment Pico Technology provides?

We are currently looking for the following candidates:

  • Automotive Distributor Manager (Sales)
  • Automotive Technical Specialist

We are always on the lookout for talented individuals to join our expanding team. Based in St Neots, Cambridgeshire we are a growing company with fantastic employee benefits and prospects. Why not visit (or recommend) our web page, and see what we have to offer?!

Forthcoming exhibitions and events

MIMS Automechanika Moscow: Automechanika Moscow powered by MIMS 2013 is a leading international event. It is the International Trade Fair for the Automotive Industry targeting Trade Visitors from Russia and the CIS.
Attending the trade fair is a great opportunity to conclude contracts, find new business partners, enter or strengthen your position in the market, see the latest collections of leading producers from all over the world and expand your assortment of products.
The show covers (but is not limited to) the following product groups: Parts & Systems, Accessories and Tuning, Automobile Design and Engineering, Repair and Maintenance, Automobiles and Buses.
You will be able to find Pico Technology in the UK pavilion.

26th - 29th August 2013 MIMS Automechanika Moscow 
Expocentre, 14, Krasnopresnenskaya nab., 123100, Moscow, Russia

Mechanex: A 'hands on' event featuring the very best in tools, equipment, diagnostics and the latest products from many leading parts manufacturers.

If you’ve got time to pre-register for the show, there will be a free bacon roll and a free ‘Professional Motor Mechanic’ T-shirt ready for you to pick up on the day. Pico Technology will be attending the show, so why not come and see what we have to offer?

Please pre-register for the show directly on the Mechanex Donington website.

10th - 11th September 2013 Mechanex 
Donington Park, Derby, England

Training courses

If you own, or are thinking of buying, a PicoScope Automotive Diagnostics Kit, you mustn't miss the Professional Diagnostics Ltd engine management diagnostics course. This two-day officialPico Technology course introduces the basic working principles of engine management systems, component testing and system diagnostics using oscilloscopes. The course is split between class-based theory sessions, and practical demonstrations in a workshop using the PicoScope Automotive Diagnostics Kit. The two day course includes everything you need to get the best from an oscilloscope.

Please contact Professional Diagnostics Ltd via their contact form to register interest. Please state your location and training needs when completing the form. Alternatively you can call 07881 555385 or visit for more information.

A certificate of completion from Pico Technology Ltd will be presented to qualifying delegates. The courses runs from 9am to 5pm with an hour for lunch (lunch is included in the booking fee).

Autonerdz, a Pico distributor based in North America, delivers PicoScope Oscilloscope Training both at its headquarters located in Olympia WA, and online. The following date is currently available:

PicoScope Hands-On Class 
27th September, 2013 
4715 Fir Tree Rd SE, Olympia, WA USA 98501 (Autonerdz Training Center)

For further information, or to register early call Autonerdz on 877-628-4899 (Toll Free USA and Canada) or via email.


Please visit Pico Exhibitions for the latest list of exhibitions and trade shows that Pico and its representatives will be attending.

We're hiring!

Thanks to our continuing success and growth Pico are always seeking talented people to join our company.

Please visit to see our current vacancies. We look forward to hearing from you!

Software releases

Our latest software releases are available as free downloads. To check which release you are using, start the software and select Help > About.

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Contact details

Pico Technology, James House, Colmworth Business Park, St. Neots, Cambridgeshire, PE19 8YP, England
Tel.: 01480 396395 (+44 1480 396395)
Fax: 01480 396296 (+44 1480 396296)

Pico Technology North America Inc.
320 N Glenwood Blvd.
TX 75702
United States
Tel:+1 800 591 2796 (Toll Free)

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