Maestro by Power Probe Tek

Steven Mechanic Spokane, Washington Posted   Latest  

I was browsing through the tools over on aeswave to see what black friday deals they had when I came across the Maestro by Power Probe Tek

It's basically a new power probe that can graph the voltage on the display. I know there has been other cheap power probes that offered that ability but those ones never looked like they would work that great at graphing. I'm wondering if anyone has tried the Maestro yet, and if the graphing is good enough to be useful. I do realize that it is not going to capture data fast enough compared to a scope, but some signals we test only need a graphing meter and it could be useful for that.

If you've used one, I'd like to hear your opinion on it. Also, I find it interesting that Power Probe is now called Power Probe Tek, I think. There is still a power probe website and there is also a power probe tek website. The power probe tek website has more power probe products than the other website, so I guess Power Probe Tek is the new company?

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Eric Technical Support Specialist
Huntington Beach, California
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Steven, That is new to me. I personally am not intreaged by the The PPTM01AS Maestro by Power Probe Tek. But, I am sure that Chris Martino will wax on about all of the amazingly useful features and unlimited tests that can be performed with this latest power probe offering. I will sit back, watch and learn. Regards, Eric …

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Glenn Owner/Technician
Houston, Texas
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I got a demo and used one at Sema. It is Bluetooth . It looked like a pretty clean graph on the tablet that they used in the demo. Of course it was off of a generated waveform. If you don't have a Power Probe it's certainly something to consider. However it doesn't do the driver test that the Power Probe 4 does

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Stuart Mobile Technician
Blue Island, Illinois
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I was wondering the same​.​One advantage I can see with it is seeing if there is AC ripple in the output of an alternator.

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Raymond Mobile Technician
Masonville, New York
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I have been using the new Maestro and it is a great tool, especially if you don't want to break out the scope. It can be PAIRED to your computer for a much larger screen, I have all the Power Probe tools 1-4 I like the NEW Maestro not as good as the Hook, but for the money well worth it. I love that you can turn the tool upside down. Just my opinion I have worked in the field for 51 years. I…

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Eric Technical Support Specialist
Huntington Beach, California
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Ray, Thanks for the report​.​The Power Probe 3 is as far as I went. I was looking at the driver test function of the 4. I did a bit of research on it but, I haven't figured out what makes it different from just activating the power. I was hoping that my colleague Chris Martino would jump in here to fill me in but, he is late to the conversation. He, is almost as big a fan of the Power Probe…

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Chris Diagnostician
Commack, New York
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Thank you Eric Scharping for the expert trolling. Yes, while we all love new goodies, I find all the bells and whistles of the new Power Probe to be a waste of time. A Power Probe is fine for bringing a good power and ground anywhere in a vehicle. It is also good for powering window motors and locks. Hell, the Power Probe Hook even has a latchable voltage regulator on it. My issue is that…

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Saifullah Diagnostician
Ottawa, Ontario
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The power probe is great for a very experienced Diagnostician. Not for the beginner electrical dude.

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Eric Technical Support Specialist
Huntington Beach, California
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Wow Chris, I thought you were a Power User. I could barely hear you over all of the BEEEEP, BEEEPPP BEEP BEEEEEEPP, on the phone the other day. Hey look at this. It's shape is probably pleasing to you; and the function is amazing. And only $80. Regards, Eric …

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Chris Diagnostician
Commack, New York
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Wow, That's actually pretty cool. It's a great idea to do all of your measurements and adjustments with one hand while viewing the screen. I may actually want to play with one of those

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Eric Technical Support Specialist
Huntington Beach, California
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Steven, I will return your Post string to you. Thanks All for me letting goof a bit and hold this Post hostage. "We now return to our regularly scheduled program" Regards, Eric …

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Steven Mechanic
Spokane, Washington
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Thanks for everyone's input. I might wait a while to see if any online reviews come up on YouTube or elsewhere. I don't want to jump the gun on this purchase until I see more people demonstrate it's usefulness or lack thereof. Have a good one.

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