Automotive oscilloscopes

A PicoScope (sometimes known as a labscope) turns your laptop or desktop PC into a powerful diagnostic tool. Think of it as the X-ray machine of diagnostics, letting you see the changing signals inside wires. You can purchase a PicoScope on its own, but most people purchase one of our award winning Automotive Diagnostics Kits. These money-saving kits contain everything you need – just add a PC.

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Alex from New Zealand
2-Channel Starter Kit
32121

I’ve been using this for automotive diagnostics, the hardware is excellent but do have issues with software.
I was drawn to this product as they do provide regular free updates but this is what I’ve found.

Pico Diagnostics is simply not reliable, You can repeat test like cylinder balance or relative compression and the results are not consistent

Picoscope Automotive basics is excellent, over the 10+years I’ve owned a Pico, new features have been added but some software versions is not stable and crashes, also found some new features buggy and later removed rather than fixed - what’s going on here???

Pawel
2-Channel Starter Kit
54321

In Poland not many people know what is the pico and what does it can. I bought it because I want to be really good car specialist and I want to be able to see much more then typical diagnostic tester or multimeter can show me. I want to diagnose many difficult faults, that are in many cases not possible to find without sophisticated scope like pico. The most important for me is the free pico software where is updated constantly. Can and lin protocols decoding features shows me that Pico is developing himself and wants to be on time with the technology. Pico it’s my best investition.

dennis vandruff
2-Channel Starter Kit
54321

This Picoscope is awesome. still considered a new user. I have used other scopes before. None of them were as easy to use as Pico. I have saved a ton of money with mine since acquiring it. Instead of guessing and replacing. Now i am sure that something will fix it. It is such a piece of mind knowing instead of guessing.

Arjen
2-Channel Starter Kit
54321

Whe upgraded from the Pico 4423 to the 4425. Both are perfect scopes.
The great points of the Pico scopes:
- Fast and easy set up.
- Measuring speed.
- Creating your own probes or measuring channels.
- Good service, the guy’s at Pico are always willing to help with diagnosing problem cars.

Whe have more scopes, but non of them come close to the performance of the Pico.

Cristian Todeschini
2-Channel Starter Kit
54321

I arrive from Bosch school and i worked with your products, but for me, now Pico is highter than Bosch, so I think that Pico has many strengths , portable case, high bandwidth, lot of accesory (NVH, WPS etc..) , amazing software with hundreds of functions… but especially, for me, is the mentality and the passion for research and development, qualities that have brought innovations such as : the free software to date, the vaweforms of the reference and the library… all this with little cost ... thanks for your job.
For me there is only one small defect, I would improve the USB and BNC connectors, if Pico is used as a portable oscilloscope remains a little weak.

Elijah Sumner
4-Channel Advanced Kit
54321

I have been using the 4 channel PicoScope since the age of 15, purchasing my own kit when I turned 18. Without a shadow of a doubt, I believe it is the best diagnostic scope/tool you can buy. No other scope I have used is so easy, accurate and clear. A great feature of the software is the library which allows you to view other “known good” waveform so you can make a quick and accurate diagnosis. I will soon be purchasing the pressure transducer as I have seen what a great compliment it makes to the 4 channel PicoScope.

johan Verdeyen
2-Channel Starter Kit
54321

My best investment in the workshop.
It is not only a tool, updates, support and ACCESS TO THE LIBRARY are very valuable information for starters as well as experts. And for FREE.
ps: Thanks to everyone who use the ‘SHARE’ button

Sid Parr
2-Channel Starter Kit
54321

My PicoScope is undoubtedly the best tool I own. So many uses you wouldn’t think possible. Keep up the good work guys.

Steve Ashcroft
4-Channel Standard Kit
54321

Absolutley brilliant. Well worth saving for and getting what is renown as THE BEST! The guided drop down section is fantastic for helping get the right connections for the test being done and to get the scope settings right. This kit has made me hungry for more information and diagnostic experience.  It even came in handy at home on a boiler failure. I tested the modulated gas valve and the flame failure device. So it even got me brownie points from Her In Doors, can’t say any better than that!

Just to add, the test lead arrangements with the “banana” type plugs are dead good,with the advantage of a really good connection with croc clips and even dedicated back probing pins that fit on the end of the actually lead (no need for croc clips onto pins)

Nishul Arora
PicoScope 4225 2-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope
54321

First of, I want to say that I am not an auto technician by trade. Being an enthusiast, it was a really hard decision for me to justify the money needed to buy a picoscope. I bought one anyway, because I thought it can be a really cool toy to play with. As of yet, I have used the picoscope to look at the waveforms on my car (have not really diagnosed anything). It was very easy to use, and setup. To my surprise, I am using the picoscope the most to calibrate pressure sensors for my PhD research. The size factor of the picoscope and its ability to take power from my laptop, made it an o-scope of my choice. The other o-scope I have is bulky and more tedious to setup.

Bottomline - I don’t regret even a single bit that I invested in picoscope. My only regret is that I don’t have enough time to use it on more automotive applications.

Thanks,
Nishul

Jonathan Leonard
2-Channel Starter Kit
54321

Moved on from my Modis to picoscope and never looking back.Brilliant functionality along with features and option that make it easy to implement unusual or different diagnostic techniques

Peter Vavoulis
2-Channel Starter Kit
54321

4 channel review for 3424 and 4423 auto scope kit. I made the transition from a Snap On Verus to the Pico. I no longer own a functioning scope it blow up due a lighting strike love to own the new 4425 kit one day. There is no other scope that compares to the detail and simplicity you get with Pico. The training and information others share is exploding. Users are eager to share their experience and knowledge. This scope is a step ahead it adapts with technology. Love to own it again one day. Whether a beginner or advanced user you are always learning. Thanks for the opportunity to write this review. Hope it helps others.

Michael John Eilbracht
4-Channel Diesel Kit
54321

Please note this review is for the 4423 Commercial Vehicle Kit that I ordered from Autonerdz.  This scope is awesome!  You can zoom in with such clarity to look at waveforms it is unbelievable.  Plus all the features you can use with the scope such as Math Channels, Reference waveforms, different scope views.  The main thing I like about this scope is the gigantic screens you can capture.  I use this feature on test drives so all I have to do is hook up the scope, drive it around the block and I don’t have to worry about looking at the scope because it is recording!  Awesome!  The only thing that will limit you in the use of this scope is your imagination.  If there are any HD Techs out there contemplating if they really need scope, you won’t be sorry if you purchase one of these units, it’s going to make you faster and more accurate in diagnostics, therefore less comebacks.  Plus with the awesome instruction of the Autonerdz crew and all the great Techs on the Autonerdz forum, I have become a better Technician. 

Autonerdz Member Busjockey

Tom Godfrey
2-Channel Starter Kit
54321

Being involved in vehicle diagnostics on a daily basis i can not rate this tool enough. Working for main dealers i have been trained on and used several different oscilloscopes in the past but every time i prefer and will use my own pico scope. The ability to actually see the fault is a great feeling for me and ensures a proper and efficient fix. When mentioning using the scope a lot of technicians shy away but it really is such a easy tool to use. The support from pico is great from the you tube channels to the seminars they hold. Really do recommend the pico package.

Mark Stammers
2-Channel Starter Kit
54321

I took a long time to switch from Fluke to Pico, but since doing so I have never looked back. I have a 4423 and now a 4425 and I use the 4425 every day. I sometimes use both together. For use with automotive diagnostics in my opinion, there is nothing close to Pico for the ease of use, complexity and resolution and price point. The continued development of the software and the superb support is without doubt the best reason to choose Picoscope. These tools just work and as I like to say; “The only restriction is your imagination”

jerry smith
2-Channel Starter Kit
54321

After using a Picoscope a few times on the job. I realized how
incredibly useful they were. After checking some of the other scopes on the
market and seeing the difference in sample rating. There is no match for PICO.
If you are serious about diagnostics, you need to get one!!!

Mark Dalton
2-Channel Starter Kit
54321

The tool is excellent, no doubt. Once you start using it you’ll want to use it all the time. But the support from Pico and on the Forum is what will turn you from a customer to believer.

johan verdeyen
2-Channel Starter Kit
54321

my first contact with PICO was my friendchip with Carl Hills
Now it is a small passion
I am impressed by the possibilitys, quality and the continue improvements of the products
I appreciate very much the support via the pico site and Steve
As Triumph dealer i am very pride of my investment, as a teacher in evening classes I must fight against the Syntra FLUKE-obsession

Robert Burgy
2-Channel Starter Kit
54321

This scope has saved me so much time and money!
After searching on the internet i settled with Pico because of
its ease of use, product reliability, tech support (which has not disappointed)
and overall sample rate. take a bow Pico. You are the best!!!

ANDREW BISHOP
4-Channel Starter Kit
54321

Brought this after having very good results with a pico data logger got to say this is now becoming the scope of choice in the workshop as the software is light years ahead of the others we also have 3 different snap on scopes and a owon but the pico is the best and easy to navigate and as the waveform library gets bigger the jobs get easier

Ahti Hinnov / Volrem Auto / Estonia
2-Channel Starter Kit
54321

I was using older version (4423) scope for two years and lately upgraded to this new 4425. When old scope was just great then this new one is times 10 awesome. It’s faster, has more memory and I just love this new floating ground design.

I also have to mention that new case is much more suited for workshop use since it has protective case and BNC connectors are firmly installed.

And this very nice looking and easy to use software is just as important.

Great product.

Jack Herring, Prescott College
PicoScope 4425 4-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope
54321

…you guys rock!

Vagtech VW Specialist, Manchester, UK
PicoScope 4425 4-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope
54321

I was very impressed as to the speed and ease of ordering. Not having ordered on the internet before i didn’t struggle at all. The product is excellent.

Shaun Lovelss
PicoScope 4225 2-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope
54321

The support I have received from Pico over the years has been superb. The regular software and driver updates are a real bonus.

John Racic, USA
4-Channel Advanced Kit
54321

The Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kit is absolutely incredible. We find new things to do with it every day. The power you have is unbelievable. You can set time bases to where you can see things that are extremely fast, but you can also set it for recording over a long time, which is really nice when you want something to run while you are working on something else. It also allows you to run a huge amount of samples over several minutes, then spread them out and see what happened. or it allows you to watch fuel pump current over twenty minutes, as the little sump in the GM gas tank empties itself and the car goes lean. (Obviously been there, done that.) And working with Autonerdz has actually made all this fun!

Robert Jansson, Sweden
PicoScope 4425 4-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope
54321

I am very impressed by the function of the product and the service from ordering to arrival. We have been working with aftermarket fuel injection systems for more than 20 years and the automotive scope is a must for good installations.

Nigel Tilley, Victoria, Australia
PicoScope 4425 4-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope
54321

Purchased Automotive Kit 2 months ago – Greatest tool in the workshop. This tool is worth far more than it costs and I highly recommend it and wish I’d known about it three years ago. The website is extremely helpful. As far as I am concerned you a doing a great job. Keep up the good work.

David Callaghan
PicoScope 4425 4-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope
54321

Fantastic products and support with unbelievable performance for the money.

Stephen Pender, Australia
PicoScope 4425 4-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope
54321

Picoscope is the most simple yet complex tool in my workshop for diagnostic use. It lets you see what you previously had to guess was happening.

James Ceccarelli
PicoScope 4225 2-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope
54321

We are impressed with the performance of the PicoScope and its software, which we have been working with on several diesel powered vehicles. The information we have been able to record has been a great aid in knowing the condition of the engines we have tested. Thank you for developing a solid product for the diesel engine marketplace.

Ronald Gourlay
PicoScope 4425 4-Channel Automotive Oscilloscope
54321

Having worked in the motor trade decades and seen lots of diagnostic equipment come and go Pico is the trade constant. Not just a hint to what fault maybe Pico diagnostic pinpoints it straight away with highest degree.

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