Custom Ranges Problem

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Custom Ranges Problem

Post by jperras » Wed Apr 19, 2006 9:53 pm

Hello,
I'm trying to setup a couple of custom ranges for a clamp-on current probe. I've read the manual and I'm pretty sure I'm doing it correctly. Using the automotive version, if it matters. Version 5.13.7, or an earlier version 5.13.4, after creating the custom range, then closing the program, the custom range disappears entirely. Also the other day, although I can't duplicate it today, when creating the custom range I would set the millivolts to 300. Saying ok to close the dialog box, then reopening the custom ranges, it changed the 300 to a .3, and when actually taking a measurement, it would go off scale, if that makes sense.

Maybe I'm doing something wrong? :oops: Any help would be great.
Thanks,
Jim

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Custom Ranges

Post by Autonerdz » Wed Apr 19, 2006 10:44 pm

Hi Jim,

For the program to remember your custom ranges you created, you have to save them. Do this by going to File/Save Settings. Now they will be there next time you start the program. Good idea to also save a psd file with your favorite settings and ranges you can simply recall to recover all your settings. You will need this after you upgrade the software and it defaults to different settings. Then you don't have to make them all again :shock:

Not sure what the other thing was about. Must have been a typo. Use care not to insert any extra characters in the range dialog.

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Post by jperras » Thu Apr 20, 2006 12:13 am

Thanks, that did the trick. Just thought it should have saved it after hitting 'OK'. Got stuck and couldn't get past it. Never thought to use 'Save Settings' as I've had the scope for almost 3 years now, and I've got a slew of saved settings that I call up from the 'Automotive' menu. With everything pre-programmed I don't tweak it much anymore.

I've been to your site before. You do a tremendous job with the Pico community. :D Many thanks,

Jim

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