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jez1342
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Post by jez1342 » Thu Jan 19, 2006 7:02 am

is it possible to connect the scope up to say a crankshaft sensor, crank the engine over and have patterns automaticly saved. its difficult sometimes getting the scope in a position where i can crank the engine and reach the space bar at the same time. saying i need longer arms would not be helpfull!

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Post by ricardo » Thu Jan 19, 2006 1:53 pm

Hi Jez,

Yes longer arms would be one way! Failing that you can use the 'save on trigger' (SOT) function. Every time the scope triggers the captured waveform will be saved to a file on the harddisk. To enable this function you need to go to Settings|Trigger and tick on the 'Save on trigger' box.

When you finish your SOT session you will have a bunch of .psd files, if you open the first one manually with File|Open you can then browse through the rest using the 'Page Up' and 'Page down' keys on your keyboard.

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Ric
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Post by Carl Grotti » Sat Jan 21, 2006 2:59 am

In addition to Ric's very good recommendation, may I suggest another option? What I use often is a wireless presentation mouse. Set your cursor arrow over the go/stop button. Use your wireless mouse anywhere within a reasonable proximity. This will allow you to start and stop the ADC acquisition from where ever you want. The "Laser Mouse" is what I use.

Hope this is helpful,

Carl

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