The Pico TA019 (pp266) current clamp is ideal for use with a PicoScope automotive oscilloscope to display starter current waveforms, charging currents and for performing quick compression tests.
The black shielded lead is straight (not coiled) and is approximately 10-ft long (3-meters) and terminates to a metal BNC.
The current clamp can measure up to 600 A (AC or DC). In use there is no need to break into the circuit or disturb the isolation as the opening jaws simply clamp around the current carrying conductor. No electrical contact is required.
These current clamps have been designed for use with PicoScope oscilloscopes and feature additional screening to reduce noise pickup.
Given the size and reach of the jaws with this clamp, starter motor current draw tests up to 600 amps are incredibly easy and more importantly non-intrusive on petrol vehicles. Alternator charging systems can also be evaluated (Petrol and diesel) with the TA019 clamp ensuring good accuracy with reduced noise levels, take a look below:
– Relative compression test (Petrol)
– Charging system evaluation (Petrol and Diesel)
– Battery testing with Pico Diagnostic’s software (Petrol)
– Starter motor and circuit evaluation (Petrol)