Hello! Im car mechanic from finland.
I have been working with cars and other vehicles for many many years. I have been professional car mechanic for about 2 years soon. I have great selection of tools at my carage (all sorts of basic tools, 2 pilar car lifter, bosch kts 540 tester and newest picoscope automotive advanced kit
) even better then many workshops in the area.
I just changed my work place (i have been working in 4 workshops) and i think i have now found a place that i might stick to
Lately I have started to be very interested at car electronic systems (mostly becouse of this site) and i have been studying this site very much! I couldnt figure out any other way for mastering the art of useing oscilloscope then getting one of my own
only one thing is bugging me, its the fact that if i break it its out from my own pocket
i have been useing it very carefully cos i dont have confidence yet.
I have couple of noobie questions, hope someone would be kind enough to help me forward with my training
I would like to know can the amp clamps break if too much current is going through it? In example: 60 amp clamp in 20 amp mode and 35 amp goes through or 60 amp clamp in 60 amp mode and 100 amps goes through it?? And i think that if i put 20:1 attenuator in place and start to measure ignition primary voltages, it shouldnt be able to break anything right? im maybe bit too careful with my scope
Better safe then sorry (at least when dealing with expensive devices at your own expense)