joining 2 or more current clamps to parade

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joining 2 or more current clamps to parade

Postby benmixmaster » Fri Mar 02, 2012 8:23 am

It just crossed my mind, about joining 2 or more current clamps to pickup a paraded injector or ignition coil current pattern.
I know you can clamp around the feed or ground wire to all injectors or ignition coils. but what if it's simpler at another location?
Any ideas? anyone tried this? anyone think it will or wont work and why?
wonder if it would fry the current clamp?
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Re: joining 2 or more current clamps to parade

Postby Dan » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:58 am

If you have them per-channel, you'd get the same result you require, but different colour, making it easy to read.

If you wanted 2 or more (up to 12) on the 'same' channel, then the Pico MixMaster is probably what you want. (Check with Support first.)
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Re: joining 2 or more current clamps to parade

Postby Dan » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:32 am

A re-read of your question, I think I mis-read it at first?
I'll try again:

Moving the pickup to another location really depends on the layout of the wiring - the easy answer is to say 'try it'.
The fractionally more in-depth answer is that moving the pickup away, may read an attenuated signal or with more noise from other circuits.
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