SureConnect connection test

What is SureConnect connection test?

SureConnect can be used to determine whether an TiePie oscilloscope like the Automotive scope ATS5004D or Handyscope HS5 is properly connected to a test object.

Poor contact with a test object can be caused by:

  • bad measurement leads / measurement probes
  • poor contact in a connector due to oxidation
  • a break in the wiring loom.

How do I perform a connection test?

The SureConnect connection test in Multi Channel oscilloscope software is easily performed by pressing the C hotkey.

When a channel is properly connected, the corresponding square colors green, see figure 1. The image shows checking of a connector with the help of a Back Probe TP-BP85 at channel 1.

Checking a connection with the connection test

Figure 1: Checking a connection with the connection test

The green square indicates that channel 1 is connected. If all connections are checked, the SureConnect window can be closed by pressing the hotkey C again or the Esc key.

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