PicoScope 7 Automotive
Available for Windows, Mac, and Linux, the next evolution of our diagnostic scope software is now available.
At Pico, we work with many different types of vehicles in different markets. Our connection with OEMs, and testing of new systems for software builds, give us great access to new vehicles. Most manufacturers use large breakout boxes, which can be very expensive and time-consuming to connect to the vehicles.
Due to warranty issues on wiring looms, many manufacturers are uncomfortable with back-pinning and may select to use Pico’s specialist breakout leads instead. We have two kits made for use with different vehicles.
These breakout leads have become very popular and are proven to help save you time in waveform capturing. This became clear to us recently, when we dramatically reduced our time spent on testing many engine management systems like injectors, camshaft and crankshaft sensors. You can connect via the 4 mm connector for voltage reading or put a current clamp around one of the color leads. Each lead is numbered for reference so it is easy to list the connection for the sensor. This can be added in the waveform notes for feature reference.
This kit includes Pico connector breakout leads for four of the more common connectors used on Volkswagen, AUDI and other manufacturers' engines.
This kit contains:
The Pico connector breakout leads enable you to take voltage readings from numerous sensors and actuators around the engine. Simply connect the breakout lead into the existing cable loom, and then take the output signal from the 4 mm banana plugs to the automotive oscilloscope using one of the TA125 to TA128 premium test leads.
The breakout cable gives access to the individual wires to allow probing with current clamps, allowing, for example, both injector current and injector voltage to be captured.
Please note: the test lead is required to convert the 4 mm banana plug connection on the connector breakout leads to a BNC connector suitable for plugging into the PicoScope.
Please read these instructions before using the connector breakout leads.
The signal pins must be identified using wiring diagrams or other means.
Regardless of the number of pins, Pico connector breakout lead colours are manufactured as follows:
It may be possible to cause a short circuit to the oscilloscope unit if incorrect connections are made! A short circuit could seriously damage the unit, and would require it to be repaired at your own cost.
Foam tray for breakout leads and fuse extensions
Michael John Eilbracht
Connector breakout lead kit B
These breakout leads are coming in handy. I purchased a Acs 2 pin breakout from Autonerdz to hook up to a dosing valve on a Cummins ISL 9 Engine in a Transit bus. This makes it very easy for me to get captures of the Valve Current, Voltage, and ground. Thank you! In fact keep these breakout leads coming! I want to see more for the HD side please.
Autonerdz Member Busjockey
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