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This section of the manual contains information regarding the maintenance of your the Tracker being tested is referred to as the UUT (Unit Under Test). You use a Tracker while the power to the cir- The Huntron Tracker is ideal for troubleshooting Manual or AutoScan. High Range Lockout. HUNTRON INSTRUMENTS, INC. TRACKERĀ® OPERATOR MANUAL. OCTOBER P/N Huntron and TrackerĀ® are registered trademarks.

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They even sell robotic ones that manal probe hundreds of test points rapidly for mass production. For repair, The above two are used in the factory or big pro.

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The other day i had a monitor that after working minutes it would turn itself off. It’s a specialized instrument and has such has a limited market so time and patience 20000 the key to getting a good price for it.

These test leads plug into the front panel test jacks of the Tracker and have special tips that allow contact with very small component terminals and printed circuit board traces without the danger of touching adjacent component leads and terminals. You’ll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments here. The other day i wast testing a bulged capacitor with the tracker and the difference between a good one of same rating was barely noticeable Go find a good manual on a curve tracer and study it.

Good luck with it. I have no idea what that device is and what exactly it does or how. You then spray or heat component one by one until you traccker which component’s signature changes “shape” 4. This is nothing more than a crude “curve tracer” with self-excited “test” probes providing pseudo-constant-current sinusoidal test signals, with the voltage across the component being displayed as a horizontal deflection, while the current delivered to the component is displayed as a vertical deflection.


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Non- Linear resistance in series c. Search Forums Recent Posts. I also found comments on internet stating that the model is not useful in modern electronics that operate under low voltages. Feb 4, You must log in or sign up to reply here. At the time being i am more troubled with locating bad capacitors on a board without having to remove them first. This was caused by the horizontal voltage scale being too high the LOW range voltage was 10Vpk making the horizontal scale 2.

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Non- Linear resistance in parallel b. So do you guys know about these signature How do you know when you got defective signatures and a bad component signature?

By lowering the test voltages used in the newer Trackers such as the Trackeruseful signatures can be obtained from low voltage devices. Similar Threads Huntron Tracker They are designed and to be used for comparison analysis. You can’t do all that at once with a single meter, let alone switching between two boards at the same time at different voltages as well.

I used the power cord from my printer to turn it on. You would not go through a board, probe some points, find no differences and declare the board tested. All theory at the moment so no idea if it will work. I not only have a lot of experience in using Huntron Trackers I own 2.

And just like companies want to upgrade analog oscilloscopes to digital ones the same holds true for the Huntron Trackers. Manusl little diode test doesn’t measure leakage current, CAN help determine if it’s leaky. I wish i had built one ages ago! Further more i would like an instrument that could reliably indicate a faulty capacitor even removed from the board.

Since the instrument usually can acquire “signatures” without removing parts, it can become a very rapid way to troubleshoot circuits and circuit boards, especially in a production environment where all manuak circuits and boards are identical. I’d let your manager handle the shorted bus or shorted IC’s. Analog oscilloscopes can be still be used but the newer digital ones can do more.


So your ESR meter is good enough. As one of the other posters stated your capacitor meter showed a bad cap with a high ESR which should be trusted.

Capacitors ESR is directly affected by the capacitors voltage rating. During one of my medical leaves manaul work they trashed the manuak Tektronix curve tracer I loved. Similar Threads Huntron Tracker IMHO they are waaay overpriced when available on eBay, but your mileage or kilometers may be different. I sometimes jury-rig mnual instrumentation for testing and characterizing semiconductor devices, although usually foregoing using just two probes. For an instrument that manuql seventeen years old, yet shows little indication of use or wear, that should be a red flag concerning its utility for electronics troubleshooting.

I found it somewhat easier than trying to locate all the necessary test points on a PC board’s artwork so I could trace a signal through it from input to output. You need to know those in order to decide if a cap meets it’s manufacturing main parameters they do defer between manufactures.

Once you understand how a curve tracer, Huntron Tracker or scope octopus works then the signatures make sense and become easy to diagnose.

If you want to get an idea of what is going on using a Hunttron Tracker do a Google of Oscilloscope Octopus. For a better experience, please enable JavaScript in your browser before proceeding.

What is the name when there is an internal series resistor tgacker a diode? One of the better ones I remember is the old Tektronixfind and read the manual on that. If you are considering the purchase of a Huntron Tracker, be sure to examine what your test needs require. The Huntron Tracker was the longtime mainstay of the Huntron benchtop product line.