Please note: This course is available to RMI members only and is taught on-site at your garage premises.
Who should attend:
Technicians and apprentices with a basic understanding of electrical theory and some experience in the use of the digital multi-meter to perform basic current, voltage and resistance measurements.
The purpose of this course is to develop an understanding of how to efficiently and accurately utilise a digital oscilloscope for electrical measurement during the diagnostic process. Using a blend of theory and component testing, an insight will be gained into the advantages of the oscilloscope as a diagnostic tool.
Participants will learn:
The basic functions of an automotive oscilloscope including set-up and connection to the vehicle
The advantages of viewing current and voltage values in graphical form and why this gives the user more diagnostic information than a digital multi-meter
How to test circuits for voltage drop and other basic measurements. The testing of primary and secondary ignition circuits
Why the oscilloscope is the best method for testing both sensors and actuators on vehicle electronic systems
If time permits, some hands-on testing and a brief insight into the more advanced capabilities and tests of the automotive ‘scope