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DIY Verus / Vantage Pro pressure transducer

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08 Aug 2016 07:41 #859 by Paul Marchant
DIY Verus / Vantage Pro pressure transducer was created by Paul Marchant
Having watched a number of the ScannerDanner videos on Youtube where Paul gets out the Fluke PV350, I’ve grown increasingly envious of him being able to see cylinder pressures in real time and comparing them to spark plug firing times.

I’ve looked around at the prices for the Fluke (£200) or the Snap-On (couldn’t find it on their website, but I probably couldn’t afford it anyway).

Attached below is a .PDF with instructions, pictures and links to parts. If you can solder up three wires and buy a few bits from Ebay you can build this in ten minutes.
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The following user(s) said Thank You: Noah, Tyler, Doc, SLCDIAG, Killerdx66

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01 Oct 2016 19:40 - 01 Oct 2016 19:42 #2324 by scott.scottmechanics
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Well done paul nice set up and very cheep
Good PDF file keep sharing
Picture of snap on cable at 5 times the price
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19 Dec 2016 20:04 - 19 Dec 2016 20:05 #4268 by nick.elias
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Nice Paul! THNX for laying the groundwork. I'm looking to do this exact thing for my Pico scope. The only difference is iam going to see if I can set up the power as a USB cable and that way I'll get a nice 5v reference. I ordered a 300 psi and a 500psi transducer. I'll let you guys know how it goes when they come in!
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27 Mar 2017 22:58 #7962 by Nandor69
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Does this still work well for you? Using the serial port on top to power the transducer.
Found any problems at all? Thanks

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28 Mar 2017 05:59 #7967 by Paul Marchant
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Seems to be fine on both my Verus and Vantage Pro.

Cheers,

Paul

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06 Apr 2017 05:03 #8395 by Nandor69
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I just finished making mine from 450psi transducers we use on our ac systems on the busses. I decided to have mine powered off of the USB port. And I put a 500ma fuse inline on the 5v ref wire to protect the Verus. I just got done testing it by connecting it to the high side of the ac system and then monitoring pressure on the Verus. Seems to work great

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30 Jul 2017 15:51 #11460 by bruce.oliver
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Got any waveforms to share using the homemade transducer?
Does it work on vacuum or anything else? Or does it just work for in cylinder testing?

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30 Jul 2017 19:11 #11461 by Nandor69
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I can get some for you to see. I’ll post them tmrw morning

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