Test and Measurement News

April 2004

New Product — EL041 Thermocouple Converter

Pico Technology are pleased to announce the EL041 four channel thermocouple converter designed for use with the EnviroMon data logging and alarm system.

The EL041 is an important product in two areas, first of all it expands the use of the EnviroMon system to applications requiring the measurement of high or low temperatures (-270°C to +1820°C). Secondly, it forms the base of a stand alone thermocouple data logging solution - previously to record from thermocouples required the use of the TC-08 thermocouple data logger and a PC.

The EL041 has a list price of £199 (approx $367 / €298).

New Product — Commercial Vehicle Diagnostics Kit

A new version of our award winning Automotive Diagnostics Kit has been launched aimed specifically at the commercial vehicle market. Based around the ADC-212/100 PC oscilloscope, the contents of the kit and the software are tailored to meet the demands of testing trucks, vans and other commercial vehicles. For vehicle manufacturers, the library of tests/waveforms can easily be customised to suit specific requirements.

More information on the kit is available at http://www.picoauto.com/commercial-vehicles-kit.html, or read the press release (available in English, German, Italian and Spanish.)

New Product — 2000A AC/DC Current Clamp

Pico Technology has a separate website specifically for test and measurement accessories. This site contains test leads, oscilloscope probes, load cells, pH electrodes, thermocouples and current clamps.

New this month is a 2000A AC/DC current clamp priced at £99 (approx $179 / €148.)

Automotive Diagnostics Kit — New Support Option

One of our US based distributors has asked us to publicise the new support details they offer for owners of the automotive diagnostics kit:

“Pico Technology provides some of the best product support of any company I know of. This makes it a pleasure and an honor for me to distribute their automotive line of products in the US. Even so, Autonerdz offers an additional support package, which is included with the purchase of our automotive kit. None of this is meant to replace the fine direct Pico Technology factory support. This package is meant to enhance your PicoScope experience by providing additional support resources for automotive specific application and education. This support package has been made available to PicoScope users outside of the Autonerdz customer base for a one time fee of $350.

This package includes:

  • Toll Free US Phone Support. Calls are usually answered the same day. (Only practical if you are in US time zones.)
  • Group Therapy With The Picotologist Sessions. These monthly live voice enabled internet sessions enable users to interact with each other exchanging files, as well as helpful tips and techniques.
  • Email Support. This is often a great way to get your issue resolved. I can't see what you are doing on the phone but sending me your psd file allows me to see exactly what you are doing and helps me to give more precise suggestions.
  • The PicoScope Tips Article. This comprehensive article covers many of the frequently asked questions and turbo charges your launch with the PicoScope.
  • The Autonerdz PicoScope Users Email Group. This email list server connects you with our users worldwide and enables you to share files and offer tips or get help from the group. This is a great enhancement for your PicoScope experience.
  • The Autonerdz Community Forums. Access to the PicoScope Users section of the Autonerdz Community Forums.

Disclaimer: None of us has all the answers and some issues require factory support. Also, I reserve the right to go on vacation :-)

Tom Roberts
‘The Picotologist’ ”


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