30 June 2008
Category: Automotive Diagnostics
The latest addition to Pico Technology’s range of accessories for use with the PicoScope automotive diagnostic oscilloscope is an ultra-high resolution pressure transducer which features three pressure ranges, zoom mode, pressure relief valve and a rechargeable Li-Po battery all enclosed in a durable housing.
The three pressure ranges allow for accurate measurement and analysis of many automotive pressures including cylinder compression, fuel pressure, intake manifold vacuum and even exhaust pulses from the tail pipe.
The transducer features an extremely fast 100 µsresponse rate from 0% to 90% of full scale and sensitivity down to about 5 mbar (about 0.07 psi). This provides accurate representation of rapidly changing signals that span across a broad pressure range such as cylinder compression while the engine is running, even during a snap-throttle test.
Also included is a unique zoom function which allows users to ‘zoom in’ on signal components such as valve pulses from the intake or injector pulses from the fuel rail.
The WPS500X Automotive Diagnostic Pressure Transducers are priced at $765, which saves technicians hundreds of dollars when compared to having to buy many application-specific transducers to do the same tests.