Looking for in put for uscope

Nicholes Technician Pennsylvania Posted   Latest  

I’m interested in picking up the uscope, but I wanted to know if any other heavy truck techs are using it and if so what are you using for?

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Stephen Owner/Technician
Ontario
Stephen
 

I don't have a lot of heavy truck experience but do have a lot of heavy equipment experience. That said I would not hesitate to get the uscope. You can test everything the auto techs do like can lines, alternator ripple starting and charging current-with the correct filters and amp clamps/accessories ect. Electric fuel pump draw,anything you would want a scope for, except you are limited to…

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Martin Technician
Michigan
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I agree with Stephen. I am fairly new to using scopes and started with a U-scope. I have now got a Pico 4425A. When I just need to look at one sensor or voltage output it is very handy.

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Stephen Owner/Technician
California
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I dont do heavy truck, and seriously thought about uscope. I think its good if you need just one channel. But if you ever do can bus, youll need a 2 channel to thoroughly see whats going on But for a quick checks, i hear its a good little unit to have handy

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Stephen Owner/Technician
Ontario
Stephen
 

I don't disagree that checking can bus is easier with 2 channels, but knowing that can high should be a square wave between 2.5 to3. 5 volts and can low should be a square wave between 1.5 and 2.5 volts you can figure out if there are any anomalies that need attention. Just a little more brain power required.

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Billy Educator
Texas
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I recommend trying a more affordable single channel oscilloscope that has BNC adapter, which makes it more universal when buying other tools such as amp clamps, attenuators, and longer scope leads. Daniu ads5012h 100mhz oscilloscope costs about $73 thru banggood. There is also a good video on YouTube, search Learn Electronics Daniu ADS 5012H. I purchased mine over a year ago and it works great…

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Louis Owner/Technician
New York
Louis
 

Billy, the AES U-Scope, by AES, can be equipped with an adapter lead so that standard BNC connectors, and accessories that use BNC connectors, can be used. Louis …

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Robert Owner
Pennsylvania
Robert
 

And, Amazon sells that exact BNC adapter for a few bucks.

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Louis Owner/Technician
New York
Louis
 

Robert, thanks for reply. uScope 1-channel automotive Master Kit (aeswave​.​com) The complete U-Scope kit comes with the necessary BNC adapter. Louie

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Eric Owner/Technician
Wisconsin
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Billy, The uScope Master Kit comes with a very nice BNC adapter that allows you to connect any BNC probe to the uScope. Eric

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Mike Educator
North Carolina
Mike
 

In my opinion, the uScope is a great tool for the price. It can be beneficial to check electric pumps, motors, and solenoids as well as Canbus signals. The more you use it, the more uses you will find for it. Eventually, you will want to get a scope with more channels. However, the uScope is a great way to see a lot of the ways to use a scope and to get familiar with good patterns. I know…

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Maurice Owner
New York
Maurice
 

A single channel scope is not a good choice. You'll find many times you will need to compare signals. You might find an outdated snapon scanner cheap that has a 4 channel scope integrated. That or any other brand outdated scanner with integrated scope would be a cheap source for a good multi channel scope.

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Christopher Technician
Saskatchewan
Christopher
 

I am in the heavy truck market and can definitely say the uscope is a good choice. The portability is unmatched, which is very important due to the size of trucks. From wheel speed sensors, VSS, PWM signals, Can bus/Lin bus, sensor supply/signal feeds, even testing simple things like power window/mirror motors with a low amp clamp without stripping the door/dash. As others have mentioned once…

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Randy Technician
North Carolina
Randy
 

I used to work on class 8 trucks and at the time all I had was a uscope. Initially I wanted more channels but went ahead and got the uscope. I love it. I got the master kit even though I had amp clamp and stuff. But it came with adapters to pretty much work with anything. I have since upgraded to a maxiscope and a 2 channel pico, but I still find myself grabbing the uscope for fast easy checks…

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Eric Owner/Technician
Wisconsin
Eric
 

Hi, I'm not a heavy duty tech but I frequently use the uScope. I also have a 4 channel Pico scope. My uScope is my first choice when scoping a single signal. It starts up fast and is easy to use. I can capture the screen to save it for later. I measure sensor voltage signals on all types of sensors. I use my current probe to capture injectors, O2 heaters, current draw on a battery, pretty much…

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