Electronics have replaced mechanical systems as major contributors to automotive control and performance — and a major cause of repair issues. Popular hybrid vehicles, with their complex, high-voltage storage, charging, drive and control systems, bring other challenges. Add pressure to fix it fast and right the first time, and it’s easy to see why a sharp automotive technician, equipped with the right tools, is in very high demand.
Though they’re sophisticated, the advanced systems in contemporary vehicles still obey the laws of electricity. Sensor signals must achieve the right amplitude and timing, or the vehicle won’t perform up to spec. Grounds must be complete; connectors must have minimum resistance. In this environment, electrical test tools are essential. Onboard diagnostic systems are more capable than
ever, yet a technician using test tools is able to look beyond the trouble codes cranked out by a
vehicle’s computer, and verify the performance of individual system components.
- The new electronics automotives are complex and difficult to control without advanced tools.
- Popular hybrid vehicles, with their complex, high-voltage storage, charging, drive and control systems, bring other challenges.
- There’s a lot of multiplexing, so you really have to be careful. You can damage a computer or yourself really easily if you don’t know what you’re doing.
- Fluke Digital Multimeters are the most loved tools for most technicians.
- You can do 98 percent of the stuff that you want to do, and is also easy to use.
- You don’t need to drag out that expensive tool and wait for it to power up, and scroll through to find the test you want. You just turn your DMM to DC, it auto ranges, you just hook the leads up and you’ve got a reading.
- Easy to use
- Saves time
- Pocket friendly
- Increased Efficiency
- High Reliability