PicoBNC+ Compact Current Clamp 60A DC

Item number: TA496

  • compact design
  • max. 9mm conductor diameter
  • integrated BNC+ technology
  • improved accuracy and clarity of the waveforms 
  • DC to 40kHz

Category: PicoBNC+ Measuring Accessories

214,00 €

Excluding 19% VAT.

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PicoBNC+ Compact Current Clamp 60A DC

The PicoBNC+® equipped TA496 is a natural choice if you are a PicoScope 4225A and 4425A user looking to add a compact low amps clamp to your PicoScope probe collection.

The PicoBNC+® 60 A DC compact current clamp’s reduced form factor fits comfortably in your hand and improves accessibility in tight and difficult to access test locations, making it easier to hold and use around vehicles.

The in-built PicoBNC+® technology makes the TA496 easy to use. As the clamp is scope-powered there are no batteries for you to change and it is always ready to go. Automatic probe recognition saves you from having to select the probe in the software. Automatic range switching means you don’t have to change the range on the probe itself, just select a range in the software and the probe will take care of itself. You don’t even have to zero the clamp, PicoBNC+® can take care of that too.

The clamp’s signal accuracy and clarity are improved, particularly in low current ranges. Its cleaner waveforms bring noticeably better diagnostic accuracy to your workshop.

The TA496 clamp is CAT II 300 V rated and double insulated so is suitable for use within a wide range of automotive environments.

Typical uses:
You can use the TA496 to easily capture waveforms from many common, electronically controlled, actuators, such as:
  • Petrol and diesel injectors
  • Ignition coils
  • Exhaust Gas Recirculation, turbo, evaporative emissions, fuel quantity, fuel pressure control and throttle valves
  • Fuel pumps
  • Window and wiper motors etc.
You can even use it to capture parasitic battery drain and broadband lambda sensor waveforms.
Technical data:
Current measurement ranges: Two ranges: ±10A peak, ±60A peak
Frequency range: DC to 40kHz (−3dB)
Power control: Power on when PicoBNC+ is connected
Resolution: 5mA (with 20kHz scope hardware filter and 500Hz software filter)

DC accuracy at 23°C ± 5°C, 70% RH maximum,
when used with a PicoScope 4225A or 4425A oscilloscope:




0 to 60A: ±4% of reading ± 630mA
0 to 50A: ±4% of reading ± 630mA
0 to 20A: ±2% of reading ± 190mA
0 to 10A: ±2% of reading ± 65mA
0 to 5A: ±2% of reading ± 35mA
0 to 2A: ±2% of reading ± 20mA
0 to 1A: ±2% of reading ± 20mA
0 to 0.5A: ±2% of reading ±20mA
Zero offset adjustment: Automatic on connection to PicoScope.
Manual button in software.
Coupling to PicoScope: AC/DC, selectable in software.
Filtering: 20kHz hardware lowpass filter in PicoScope. Enabled by default, selectable by user.
Remanence (0A - 60A - 0A): 300mA typical
Working voltage: CAT II 300V, pollution degree 2
General characteristics  
Maximum conductor diameter: 9mm (0.35")
Output connection: PicoBNC+®
Cable length: 2.85 m (9' 4")
Dimensions: 167mm x 68mm x 26mm (6.6" x 2.7" x 1.0")
Weight: 0.2 kg (8.8 oz)
Environmental specifications  
Operating temperature range: 0 to 50°C
Storage temperature range: −20 to +70°C
Operating humidity: 70% RH, max., noncondensing
Storage humidity: 80% RH, max., noncondensing
Safety: EN 61010-1, EN 61010-2-032
Environmental: RoHS, WEEE


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