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by Carl Grotti
Fri Oct 01, 2010 4:56 pm
Forum: USB PC Oscilloscopes
Topic: ECU report P0420 - 007 Catalyst efficiency below threshold
Replies: 5
Views: 3790

Re: ECU report P0420 - 007 Catalyst efficiency below thresho

Mirda, First of all, it seems this is automotive specific, so this particular forum is probably incorrectly placed. Secondly, it would be helpful if you would put the year, make, and model in your post. I agree with Mr. Hill. I'm not understanding the question either. What is the course you are refe...
by Carl Grotti
Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:07 am
Forum: PicoScope 6 for Windows
Topic: Can you change channel name to a meaningful name?
Replies: 2
Views: 1768

Re: Can you change channel name to a meaningful name?

Not that I'm aware of. What many of us do is just place that information in the notes section.

Go to Edit | Notes and then place that information in the bottom for easy reference if you decide to pull up that file.

Carl
by Carl Grotti
Sat Aug 22, 2009 2:10 pm
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Will COP probe work with my Tektronix scope?
Replies: 1
Views: 2324

COP Probe

Hello Guest, I will assume you are referring to the Coil-On-Plug probe. The PP338 will work with many DSOs and igniton systems, however, be aware that this isn't always the case. For starters, you have to realize that the voltage accuracy cannot be consistant by nature of the physics involved. As I'...
by Carl Grotti
Tue Sep 30, 2008 5:13 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Attenuation of COP PP 338
Replies: 1
Views: 2665

Hello guest, I'm not so sure a good answer could be given for your interest in this. For most applications, PicoScope will work well with the 10,000:1 ratio. It would be up to the operator to find the area around the magnetic field that works best. Field strength differ from each application, so the...
by Carl Grotti
Tue Dec 18, 2007 10:57 pm
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Pico+ACE Misfire Detective Automotive 2 Channel Scope Kit
Replies: 6
Views: 7369

Jorge, Automotive lab scope diagnostics will open up a whole new world for you. Since you are a beginner, you’ll need some help getting started. I can assure you that the Autonerdz experience is well worth checking into. If you haven’t already, check out the community forums here: http://www.aut...
by Carl Grotti
Tue Dec 04, 2007 3:08 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Hydraulics
Replies: 7
Views: 7428

Peter, As John mentioned, we would need to know more detail, but it can certainly be done. The software allows you to convert a voltage into a PSI range or a TEMP range. You just need to know what that voltage and pressure is at the low end and the top end. Same for temperature. If it is non-linear ...
by Carl Grotti
Tue Apr 03, 2007 1:46 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Measuring Current
Replies: 5
Views: 5465

You're welcome, Alan. Hey, don't cut yourself short. You're doing a good job helping others. I just happen to know ranging very well and thought it would be a good idea to make sure our users have it right. I personally would like to see this same ranging in PS 6, but I understand the justification ...
by Carl Grotti
Sun Apr 01, 2007 5:19 pm
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Measuring Current
Replies: 5
Views: 5465

For clarification, I think Alan meant the -100A to 100A range should look like this provided your high current probe is outputting 1mV/AMP.

-100 -100
100 100

Regards,
Carl
by Carl Grotti
Thu Sep 07, 2006 6:19 pm
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: 3206 sensitivity
Replies: 5
Views: 4943

Hello Michael,

I hope you don't mind me jumping in here.

Your step calculation makes perfect sense except for one thing. How does 2x10^8 =256? I'm not familiar with the "^" symbol.

Thanks,
by Carl Grotti
Sun Jan 29, 2006 8:12 pm
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: DC power cable diameter and fuse calculation
Replies: 3
Views: 10805

Hi Steve,

Maybe this link will help.

http://www.powerstream.com/Wire_Size.htm
by Carl Grotti
Sat Jul 30, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum:
Topic: probe compensation
Replies: 2
Views: 4366

Hi TC, When operating at the most sensitive input voltage ranges, there may be a small offset (perhaps a few millivolts) on the voltage readings. Go to Settings | Offset null and choose the channel you desire for compensation. To remove this offset, short the positive and negative leads together. Pi...
by Carl Grotti
Thu Jan 06, 2005 5:02 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Voltage, Current and transient measurments.
Replies: 6
Views: 7220

Hi Sarah,

I can't be sure, but it seems as though the poster is testing breaker limitations. Maybe durations of high current when "trip" takes place? Like you mentioned, the voltage is a major consideration here. I'm wondering myself if mains are involved.

Carl
by Carl Grotti
Sun Nov 21, 2004 7:28 pm
Forum: PicoScope 5
Topic: Suggestion: X1 X10 buttons in picoscope
Replies: 1
Views: 3499

Go to Settings, roll your mouse arrow to Probes and to the right click on the attenuation and PicoScope will set the scaling accordingly. Two clicks of the mouse and your there. I'm not so sure there could be a faster way unless I misunderstood your suggestion.

Thanks,
Carl
by Carl Grotti
Sat Aug 21, 2004 7:44 pm
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Size and weight of PC Scopes
Replies: 1
Views: 5323

The ADC's are very light in weight. Less than 1lb. http://www.reed-electronics.com/tmworld/index.asp?layout=article&articleid=CA192750&pubdate=2/1/2002 This article is on the Pico website. Factor in some cables, attenuators, clips, probes, protective case, and a laptop, you still have an ultralight ...
by Carl Grotti
Mon Jul 26, 2004 12:13 am
Forum: Pre-Sales Advice
Topic: Pre-Sales Advice
Replies: 9
Views: 11605

Hi Brad, I think you'll find it very easy to navigate through. The controls are well laid out for easy access to make changes. The learning curve is steeper for the less computer savy type person. If you have some basic windows skills, you'll sail right through it without a hitch. If you don't, it t...