How to Use Your Lab Scope for Diagnostics

Friday, November 10, 2023: 1:00pm - 5:00pm

In this workshop we present how to set up and operate a lab scope for the purpose of testing automotive sensors and components of various types. As the saying goes, "A picture is worth a thousand words." We cover set up procedures, voltage and time base settings, and waveform capturing techniques. Waveforms captured from many different component types are reviewed to differentiate 'good' and 'bad' waveforms. A color clinic book is proivided showcasing popular aftermarket lab scope waveforms for take home reference.

After completing this workshop, the student will have the knowledge to:

  • Set up and capture automotive waveforms using a lab scope
  • Configure lab scope settins for optimized viewing of waveforms
  • Properly connect a lab scope to various solenoids, actuators, speed and position sensors, and DC motors found under hood and undercar
  • Identify when going for the lab scope is necessary
  • Utilize multiple channels of the lab scope to aid in dignostic situations

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Written by MAACA