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Peter Meier

Peter Meier Jan 19    Article

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Motor Age How2 #3: Using AC Coupling On Your Scope

Hooray! We finally get to capture a REAL voltage trace on our scope! And on top of that, we'll learn how to use AC coupling to eliminate the DC component to actually test the alternator's diode assembly.

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Peter Meier

Peter Meier Jan 12    Article

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Motor Age How2 #2: Using Your Scope's Time And Voltage Settings

In this second installment of the recently revived "How2" training series, Pete shows you how to use the time and voltage settings on your scope to get a single screen capture you can work with. The goal of this series is to help every tech new to scopes get comfortable in capturing their first waveforms, no matter which scope they own.

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Peter Meier Jan 04    Article

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And The Winner Is...!

...Ted Tsuda, from Pleasanton, California.

He is the lucky guy selected as the winner of our December Motor Age Training/Federated Auto Parts "ASE Question of the Month" promotion. Each month, we host a single ASE-style question and invite everyone who participates to enter the random prize drawing sponsored by Federated. The prize is a diecast collectible you can display at the shop or on your mantle at home!

We had fun with the December question! In case you missed it, we asked:

Technician A is having a Christmas spirited discussion on the powertrain used on Santa’s sleigh with Technician B. Technician A says that old Saint Nick has eight reindeer on the line while Technician B insists there are nine. Who is correct? 

  1. Technician A
  2. Technician B
  3. Both A and B
  4. Neither A nor B

I admit, that's not really an ASE question you'd ever see on an exam but what the heck - you've got to lighten up once in a while, right? Did you get the right answer? 

You’re correct if you answered B!

Santa has nine flying reindeer who carry his sleigh across the world on Christmas Eve. <... Read More

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Peter Meier

Peter Meier Jan 03    Article

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Motor Age How2 #1: Backprobe or Pierce?

Whether you are using a DMM (Digital MultiMeter) or a DSO (Digital Storage Oscilloscope), you have to connect to the circuit you want to test in order to get a measurement. How do you do that? In this brand new training series, Pete Meier shows you the two primary methods (backprobe or pierce) and shares the pros and cons of each.

Jan 09

caudillo

Good info, I would just like to add one thing. When back probing a tech can also run into the possibility of damaging the terminal lock that securely holds in the connector. This in turn can create a whole new problem that didn't exist before diagnosis.
 

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Michael Eilbracht

Michael Eilbracht Dec 22    Article

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Pico Scope Training

Hi everyone, just wanted to share where I have been trained to use my Pico Scope.  Here is the link.  

The website is autonerdz.com.

This is the best place in my opinion to get training on how to use a Pico Scope.

The content on there forums is unbelievable.  Make sure you swing by and check it out.  I am on the forums there as busjockey.  So if you would like to contact me on there feel free to do so.  It is very easy to sign up and be a member of the forums.

 

Dec 22

Michael Eilbracht

http://www.autonerdz.com/
 
Dec 22

Michael Eilbracht

Sorry, the link did not work. Just type in the address and it will come up.
 

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Michael Eilbracht

Michael Eilbracht Dec 22    Article

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You tube Channel Intro

Here is my Youtube channel Intro with me just givng you my background and how long I have been in the field.

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Michael Eilbracht Dec 22    Article

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Cummins Lift Pump Circuit Fault part 1

Here I show how to diagnose a electric fuel lift pump on a Cummins Isc 8.3 litre Engine in a Transit Bus.  I am using a Pico Scope to diagnose the issue.

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