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Pico Technology launches oscilloscope with electric vehicle capabilities

Oct. 27, 2020
The PicoScope 4425A Electric Vehicle Kit provides diagnostics capability for all types of EVs (BEV, MHEV, PHEV, Fuel-cell), as well as internal combustion engines such as diesel, gasoline, and LPG.

Pico Technology launched the PicoScope 4425A Electric Vehicle Kit. Designed to cover all vehicle types and powertrains, it provides workshops with a future-proof system that handles vehicles incorporating high voltage batteries and motor systems.

Pico is working with their partners and customers to ensure that workshops can be as safe, efficient, and effective working with Electric Vehicles (EVs) as they are with internal combustion engines (ICE).

This PicoScope 4425A Electric Vehicle Kit provides comprehensive diagnostics capability for all types of EVs (BEV, MHEV, PHEV, Fuel-cell), and ICE (diesel, gasoline, LPG). In combination with the extensive range of Pico accessories, the 4425A covers engines/motors, sensors, actuators, communications buses, noise vibration and harshness (NVH), and all basic measurements in an easy-to-use system that includes extensive guidance for technicians. The PicoScope 4425A Electric Vehicle Kit contains all the test equipment required to ensure it is safe to work on an EV, and to investigate any faults that are likely to cause safety issues.

The EV systems covered includes:

  • DC HV energy system or the AC motor/generator drive system
  • Charging behavior and 12V/HV battery current split issues
  • CP/PP communications between charging system and vehicle
  • Three-phase current measurements to check winding balance under load
  • All 12V and 48V systems

Based on the PicoBNC+ connection system, the PicoScope 4425A will continue to be enhanced and expanded with ongoing investment by Pico in new technologies to ensure that PicoScope users will always have the ability to satisfy their customers.

Together with PicoScope 7 software, the system delivers ease of use for those less experienced and offers advanced features when needed. Continued benefits include free software updates, and the use of large screen displays in workshops, making measurements clearly visible at all times.

In addition to the new EV capability, the 4425A still offers benefits appreciated by technicians: ConnectDetect, plus/minus 200V voltage input range, floating input system, high sample rate (up to 400 MS/s), high vertical resolution (12-bit to 16-bit enhanced), SuperSpeed USB 3.0 interface, 20 MHz bandwidth, advanced triggers, advanced filtering, large buffer memory (250 million samples), maths channels, measurement and phase rulers, Pico Waveform library, more than 150 guided tests, and free Pico software upgrades.

PicoScope data can be shared across the network, and the system used for electrical, pressure, hydraulic, NVH, offering comprehensive coverage on vehicles of every type: trucks, buses, motorcycles, agricultural and construction equipment, off-highway, and industrial systems.

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