OTC® Releases Powerful Automotive 2-Channel Scope

Owatonna, MN ” March 25, 2009 ” OTC, an SPX® Brand, introduces a new Automotive 2-Channel Scope (P/N 3840F) that offers a number of beneficial features for service technicians to quickly and efficiently test and measure virtually all of the electrical and electronic components and circuits in a modern vehicle. From the 25 Mega-sample per second sample rate to the Glitch Snare feature, the 3840F is designed to help increase shop productivity.


As an added benefit, the OTC 2-Channel Scope now comes pre-loaded with an exclusive, updated vehicle-specific database containing information for most domestic and import vehicles from 1985 through 2006, said Andy Forsberg, SPX Service Solutions Product Manager of Electronics. The database features vehicle-specific wiring diagrams, test procedures, reference waveforms, operating theory, and troubleshooting tips to help find and fix the problem fast.


The OTC 3840F Scope combines the industry”s leading experienced-based information database with a true automotive RMS Graphing Multimeter and two-channel lab scope to accurately capture and translate complicated electrical component and diagnostic information and faults. The Scope also recommends the appropriate test procedures for fast, accurate repairs.


Glitch Snare feature captures, displays, and saves abnormal signal patterns in the Scope mode for component testing. The powerful help menu assists the user in finding answers fast with real-time comparison between actual waveforms and reference waveforms on the same screen. Built-in reference information for each preset test include a test procedure, normal reference signal pattern, theory of operation, and trouble shooting tips, enabling the user to check the majority of automotive sensors, actuators, and systems quickly and easily.


The secondary ignition function displays the waveform along with the spark voltage, RPM, burn time, and burn voltage at the same time. The over-molded housing technology protects the tool by uniformly dispersing shock over a greater surface area than with a conventional rubber boot design. Kit includes red and yellow test leads, black ground lead, 3- and 5-way alligator clips, 3 test probes, 3 back probes, ignition probes, inductive pickup, lead extensions, AC adapter, update cable/software, soft carrying case, and user manual. CE-certified with a one year warranty.


The 3840-13 Update Kit gives current OTC 2-Channel Scope owners the ability to update the vehicle-specific database on their scope and add wiring diagrams, test procedures, operation theory, and troubleshooting tips for model years 2001 through 2006 on 25 different makes.  The simple process takes just moments to add these powerful tools and increase your productivity. (Update requires access to a PC with Windows 2000 or newer).


For additional features regarding the OTC 3840F Automotive 2-Channel Scope and a complete list of coverage for the vehicle database, please contact customer service at 1-800-533-6127 or visit www.otctools.com.


SPX Corporation and OTC

OTC, an SPX brand, is a major manufacturer and supplier of vehicle electronic diagnostic instruments, automotive fuel system maintenance equipment, special service tools, general purpose tools, pullers, heavy duty tools, shop equipment and hydraulic components.  Visit www.otctools.com.


SPX Service Solutions, headquartered in Warren, Michigan and with offices around the world, designs, manufactures and markets a fully integrated family of global brands providing special service tools, advanced diagnostic and shop equipment and technical information for vehicle servicing and maintenance.


SPX Corporation is a Fortune 500, global multi-industry manufacturing company.  Headquartered in Charlotte, North Carolina, SPX employs more than 17,000 people worldwide and has operations in over 35 countries. Visit www.spx.com.

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