Please note: This course is available to RMI members only. Oscilloscope Introduction is available as a half-day course at your premises, please call 0845 305 4230 to book.
Who should attend:
Technicians and apprentices with some experience with automotive oscilloscopes for basic tests and appropriate knowledge of the layout and function of common vehicle electrical and electronic systems.
This 1 day course will build on the basic use of an oscilloscope to facilitate the testing of automotive systems. Using a blend of theory and practical work, insight will be gained into the advantages of using an automotive oscilloscope over other methods of testing to monitor the operation of both electronic and electro-mechanical components.
Participants will learn:
A review of the basic set-up, followed by the methods of utilising the more advanced features and tools available to the ‘scope user
An understanding of the measurement and interpretation of basic ignition system oscilloscope patterns and the clear advantage of oscilloscope testing over ‘substitution’ methods of ignition system testing
The testing of common engine sensors and actuators, with examples of both ‘good’ and ‘bad’ circuits and components
The use of the oscilloscope for testing safety related circuits
The ability of the ‘scope to monitor mechanical functions when used with accessories such as a pressure transducer
A brief overview of the more advanced functions of the oscilloscope, for example the diagnosis of CAN bus systems and related faults
How to put theory into practice with hands on testing, as time permits