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by matt07181986
Tue May 19, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: PicoDiagnostics NVH
Topic: tach signal
Replies: 8
Views: 4248

Re: tach signal

I am guessing the ELM device you have is a poor quality clone, there are so many out there. The clones have multiple connectivity issues due to quality and they clone an older version of the ELM327 chip. There is an ELM327 Identifier app available to test your device. I beta tested multiple ELM devi...
by matt07181986
Tue May 19, 2020 5:31 pm
Forum: PicoScope 6 Automotive software
Topic: sync to RPM
Replies: 11
Views: 3683

Re: sync to RPM

I am sure the guys at Pico will link you to a more thorough explanation but I have a few suggestions. You could use something like the cam, crank, or ignition pulses to create a math channel and graph the RPM. That way you could trigger off the RPM signal. You could also use the optical pickup that ...
by matt07181986
Tue May 19, 2020 5:27 pm
Forum: Automotive kit hardware
Topic: TA018 Amp Clamp Negative mA reading?
Replies: 3
Views: 3418

Re: TA018 Amp Clamp Negative mA reading?

You will like the TA189 much better for parasitic draw. A tip I have found helpful is to zero the current probe right next to where you will place it on the vehicle. I hold the current probe next to the battery cable, hit the zero button and then clamp it. This may be overkill for current ramping an...
by matt07181986
Tue May 19, 2020 5:11 pm
Forum: PicoScope 7 Automotive software
Topic: Picoscope 7 Feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 3532

Re: Picoscope 7 Feedback

Thank you Ben. I appreciate all of your hard work, the software is great so far. One thing I noticed is that files created in Picoscope 7 cannot be opened in 6. Is there a patch that can be made in 6 to open the files? If it is a lot of work it is not worth it though. The only reason I ask is a tech...
by matt07181986
Sun May 17, 2020 5:42 pm
Forum: PicoScope 7 Automotive software
Topic: Picoscope 7 Feedback
Replies: 5
Views: 3532

Picoscope 7 Feedback

Hello, I love the interface and user friendliness of Picoscope 7, great job! Below are just a few suggestions I have so far. Can you guys add an x10 channel option? Selecting the 10:1 attenuator leaves limited voltage sweep choices, many techs used the x10 setting in Picoscope 6 for attenuators. For...
by matt07181986
Fri Jul 26, 2019 6:26 pm
Forum: Automotive kit hardware
Topic: Automotive Ethernet
Replies: 1
Views: 1240

Automotive Ethernet

I do mobile diag and we see a ton of network issues, it seems like more than 1/3 of our calls are network related. With Ethernet on cars now it is only a matter of time before we start seeing ground issues, voltage leakage in connectors, and so on causing issues. I know the average shop would not ha...
by matt07181986
Thu Jul 25, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: PicoDiagnostics NVH
Topic: Pico NVH Videos
Replies: 4
Views: 3826

Re: Pico NVH Videos

Steve, excellent videos with great info! Thanks for posting! If the time domain video doesn't convince techs to use these tools for diagnostics... they must like working too hard :)
by matt07181986
Sat Mar 17, 2018 2:41 pm
Forum: PicoDiagnostics NVH
Topic: J2534 adapter for Heavy Truck (Class 8)
Replies: 10
Views: 6047

Re: J2534 adapter for Heavy Truck (Class 8)

The green 9-pin connector is the most common connector I come into contact with. I use my Nexiq USB-Link2 to work on the trucks.