Just one question regarding battery current measurement during Picodiagnostic battery test.
On Picodiagnostic user guide @ battery test connections written:
Connect the 600 A or 2000 A current clamp to Channel B on the PicoScope. Place the amp clamp (600 amp clamp for light vehicle applications or 2000 amp clamp for heavy duty applications), so that it is positioned around the positive cables which are connected to the positive battery terminal. More importantly make sure the amp clamp is positioned around the starter motor feed cable (main positive cable from battery to starter motor).
If I have battery connector with T- type joint ( + supplied directly to starter motor at battery + one side and rest of machine + connected to other side. I can put current clamp to measure only starter motor current or rest of machine.
But I can put clamp around - cable without problem.
As far as I understand, there is no difference, if I measuring current from + or - pole.
Does anybody knows any theoretical /practical reason, why it is mandatory to use only + terminal for current measurement, or it does not matter ?
Thank You for feedback.
Just looked at PICODIAGNOSTIC DVD and on how-to-do video : possible to use both + or - battery terminal for current measurement.