Low amps clamp fault

Ask any questions relating to the PicoScope hardware or kit contents here.
If you have any questions prior to purchasing the kit post them here.
Post Reply
leemack
OneWave
OneWave
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:17 pm

Low amps clamp fault

Post by leemack » Thu Sep 04, 2014 6:59 pm

I have 2 low amps clamps but one has decided to read exactly half the correct reading compared to the good working clampmeter.

I know they aren't to expensive but I don't have the spare £100 at present. Is there anything common to fail and fix it my self.

thanks
Lee

AuthorMike
Pico Staff Member
Pico Staff Member
Posts: 333
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:22 am
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Low amps clamp fault

Post by AuthorMike » Fri Sep 05, 2014 7:58 am

Hi Lee,

Sorry to hear of your troubles. How long have you had the clamp?
Mike Valentine
Technical Author @ Pico Technology UK

leemack
OneWave
OneWave
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:17 pm

Re: Low amps clamp fault

Post by leemack » Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:12 pm

Its at leaat 3-4 years old I guess. Not really that much of an issue but thought it maybe a simple known fault like a poor contact internally.that I could fix.

Having 2 clamps is sometimes handy.

AuthorMike
Pico Staff Member
Pico Staff Member
Posts: 333
Joined: Mon Jan 31, 2011 11:22 am
Location: UK
Contact:

Re: Low amps clamp fault

Post by AuthorMike » Mon Sep 08, 2014 9:18 am

I'll ask Tech Support to reference this thread, they would know of something like this more than I would,

Thanks for getting back to me
Mike Valentine
Technical Author @ Pico Technology UK

Steve Smith
Pico Staff Member
Pico Staff Member
Posts: 599
Joined: Sun Aug 25, 2013 7:22 am

Re: Low amps clamp fault

Post by Steve Smith » Wed Sep 10, 2014 10:04 am

Hello Leemack and sorry for the late reply.

I have just taken a look inside the clamp and cannot see any serviceable components!

I have also checked stock to see if we carry any replacement parts for the clamp but unfortunately we do not.

The clap does have an array of "trim screws" mounted to the PCB but we do not have the set up procedure for the settings of the trim screws and would advise against any adjustment.

On this occasion it is looking like a replacement clamp.

Take care.......Steve

leemack
OneWave
OneWave
Posts: 12
Joined: Tue Mar 25, 2014 10:17 pm

Re: Low amps clamp fault

Post by leemack » Sat Sep 13, 2014 5:42 pm

Not a problem,
thanks for looking though.

Post Reply