The idea of this thread is to get a list of useful tips together for all users of PicoScope Automotive.
We would like to encourage every forum member to have a go at adding to the list. Something you may find logical may not occur to others.
A couple of items to note:
If you do not believe a tip to be worthwhile please do not voice that opinion here.
Every tip will be useful to someone.
If you have an alternative method to a tip already mentioned, please quote the initial tip when detailing your method.
Keep the tips relatively short.
Screenshots are allowed if required.So, to get started:
1. If unsure of the time base you should be using, choose 20 ms/div. This gives 200 ms across the screen which is enough for a complete engine cycle (2 revolutions) at idle. The 20/20 rule is a great starting point, 20 ms/div and ±20 V range.
2. When measuring voltage try to test the component and its wiring. This means that for sensors you should measure near to the ECU and for actuators at the component itself.