28 September 2006
Category: Automotive Diagnostics
Pico Technology has released the new Mixmaster secondary ignition signal mixer for automotive diagnostics. The Mixmaster can produce a parade display of up to twelve cylinders using a single channel of an automotive oscilloscope.
In the world of automotive oscilloscopes, more cylinders usually means more money. Mixmaster saves you money by letting you use just one channel of your automotive oscilloscope to show an ignition parade of up to twelve cylinders. If you have a two-channel scope, then Mixmaster can also display two engine banks separately with up to six cylinders per bank.
Mixmaster is battery-powered and conveniently portable, with a shockproof rubber case suitable for heavy-duty workshop use. It is supplied with a set of four secondary ignition leads, three BNC leads to connect to the oscilloscope, an engine-block ground lead, and an illustrated manual in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish.
Additional features include a trigger output to synchronise the scope to a known cylinder, and an ‘invert’ switch to deal with negative-going wasted-spark signals.
Alan Tong, Technical Director of Pico Technology, explained, “Mixmaster will enable engineers and technicians to test V8 and even V12 engines using a standard two-channel or four-channel automotive oscilloscope. Owners of our Automotive Oscilloscope Kits will be able to work on a wider range of engines without having to buy an expensive multi-channel scope.”
Mixmaster is available now, priced at £197. Extra packs of four secondary ignition leads are also available at £60.Visit the Pico Technology website or call +44 (0) 1480 396 395 for full details of Mixmaster and our automotive product range.