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Automotive tab

Postby bartyoung64 » Fri Jul 07, 2017 1:50 am

When I use the "automotive" tab on my pico it loads sample wave forms. I thought there was a way for it to load a preset on the scope for those tests. Am I wrong, or how do I get presets?
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Re: Automotive tab

Postby ben.martins » Fri Jul 07, 2017 9:16 am

Hi bartyoung64,

Great to see you using and exploring the Automotive tabs. Hopefully you're finding them useful. To answer your question it does load a preset into the PicoScope software but this does depend on what you have selected. For instance if you were to select coil on plug, secondary ignition test, you'll notice the scaling on the 'Y' axis is now set in kV.
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Now if we select lets say pressure sensors, WPS500x, In-cylinder and then compression when running you'll now see the scale change to bar.
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Hopefully that helps, but if you are having some concerns with a particular test(s), then do let us know.

As always if there is anything we can assist with then please get in touch.

Kind Regards

Ben
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Re: Automotive tab

Postby STC » Fri Jul 07, 2017 10:38 am

Bart

I'm sure Pico went to a lot of time and trouble into the "Preset" features under the "Automotive" tab. There you will find some useful information regarding the sensor or actuator you want to scope and it will preset the scope voltage and time base for you.

This you want to avoid and always set up the scope yourself, I prefer a longer time base so I can get everything I need on one screen and use the Zoom Feature to analyse the capture.

Each of those embedded presets assume a known good component being measured - something you may not have !?
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Re: Automotive tab

Postby bartyoung64 » Sat Jul 08, 2017 7:40 am

I thought about using the guideline settings like you are saying, but some look like they are already set up, perhaps in custom probes or it's library. I haven't quite figured that out yet although I successfully loaded a couple so far. Still playing and getting used to it. I love the secondary ignition patterns I am getting. It sure beats my 1965 Heathkit scope I built as a teenager!
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Re: Automotive tab

Postby bartyoung64 » Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:19 pm

Figured it out. Just have to push the record button to activate the presets from the sample wave form.
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