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Power Probe ECT 2000 Instruction Manual

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  • Page 1 Instructions for ECT and Power Probe
  • Page 2 The spark of an energized Power Probe could ignite these vapors. Use the same caution as you would when using an arc welder. The Power Probe I & II and the ECT 2000 are NOT to be used with 110/220-volt house current, it is only for use with 6-24-volt systems.
  • Page 3: Table Of Contents

    IMPORTANT TIP: When powering-up components, you can increase the life of your Power Probe switch if you first press the switch, then contact the tip to the component. The arcing will take place at the tip instead of the contacts of the switch.
  • Page 4: Power Probe I & Ii Instructions

    Rock the power switch rearward (-), the LED indicator should light GREEN. The Power Probe is now ready to use. If the indicator did not light, depress the reset button of the circuit breaker on the right side of the housing and try the self test again Conexión...
  • Page 5: Polarity Testing

    Contacting the Power Probe tip to a NEGATIVE (-) circuit will light the LED indicator GREEN. (The Power Probe 2 audio feature will sound a low pitched tone when contacting negative) Contacting the Power Probe tip to an OPEN circuit will be indicated by the LED indicator not lighting. Probando Polaridad Contactando la Punta del Power Probe a un circuito POSITIVO (+) se encenderá...
  • Page 6: Continuity Testing

    When continuity is present, the LED indicator will light GREEN. Probando Continuidad Por medio del uso de la punta del Power Probe en conjunto con el cable de masa auxiliar, la prueba de continuidad puede ser realizada en cables y componentes que son desconectados del sistema eléctrico del vehículo.
  • Page 7: Activating Components Out Of Vehicle's Electrical System

    GREEN to RED you may proceed with further activation. If the green indicator went off at that instant or if the circuit breaker tripped, the Power Probe has been overloaded. This could happen for the following reasons: ·...
  • Page 8: Testing Trailer Lights And Connections

    If the circuit breaker tripped, reset it by depressing the reset button. Probando Luces de Trailers - Remolques y sus Conexiones 1. Conecte el Power Probe a una batería en buen estado. 2. Conecte el clip de la masa auxiliar a una buena tierra del trailer.
  • Page 9: Activating Electrical Components With Positive (+) Voltage

    GREEN to RED you may proceed with further activation. If the green indicator went off at that instant or if the circuit breaker tripped, the Power Probe has been overloaded. This could happen for the following reasons: · The contact is a direct ground.
  • Page 10: Activating Electrical Components With Negative (-) Voltage

    RED to GREEN you may proceed with further activation. If the green indicator went off at that instant or if the circuit breaker tripped, the Power Probe has been overloaded. This could have happened for the following reasons: ·...
  • Page 11: Jumper Lead Feature

    El cable negativo de batería y el auxiliar del Power Probe están conectados directamente a través del mismo Power Probe. Si dejamos el cable y pinza positivo (+) desconectados en la batería del vehículo, el Power Probe puede ser usando como un puente.
  • Page 12: Checking For Bad Ground Contacts

    Remove the blown fuse from the fuse box. Use the Power Probe tip to energize each of both contacts in the fuse box. The side which trips the Power Probe circuit breaker is the shorted circuit. Take note of this wire's identification code or color. Follow the wire as far as you can along the wiring harness, for instance if you are following a short in the brake light circuit you may know that the wire must pass though the wiring harness at the door sill.
  • Page 13: Using The Light And Tone (Power Probe Ii)

    Using the light and tone (Power Probe II) Usando La Luz y Tono ( Power Probe II ) The Power Probe II has the option of a light and tone. Once connected to a good battery, the light and the tone Light will be activated.
  • Page 14: Parts And Accessories For Your Power Probe

    Parts and accessories for your Power Probe Partes y accessories para su Power Probe 9 inch tip Punta Prueba Regular tip 9 pulgadas Punta Prueba ( 228,6mm ) Regular PN006L PN006 Red/Green LED (Requires soldering) LED ROJO/VERDE Bright White LED...
  • Page 15: Smart" Ect 2000 Instructions

    The advanced features of the "SMART" ECT 2000 put it above any of the others. It's programmed digital intelligence makes the unit "SMART". The ECT 2000 consists of two units. A "SMART" transmitter and a "SMART" receiver with four of the most common adapters to get you connected to any electrical circuit on the vehicle.
  • Page 16: The "Smart" Transmitter

    The signal is picked-up and detected with the "SMART" receiver. You can also pick up a signal through the self-test area on the face of the "SMART" transmitter allowing you to confirm the "SMART" ECT 2000 is hooked up correctly and ready to use. El TRANSMISOR "SMART"...
  • Page 17: Connecting The "Smart Transmitter

    (Vea Figura B) Cuando se conecta el conector doble (cable gris), no hay necesidad de considerar su polaridad ya que el ECT 2000 se ajustara automáticamente mediante su función de detección de polaridad. ECT-2000...
  • Page 18: The "Smart" Receiver

    The "SMART" receiver El Receptor "SMART" WIRE HARNESS PROBE OPEN AND SHORT PICK-UP Inserting the probe gets you closer to the Placing the surface of this reception wire if it is running inside of a harness. area parallel to the wire or circuit This is useful for open circuits only.
  • Page 19: Locking The Reception Distance

    Locking the reception distance Cerrando la distancia de recepción FUSE POWER PROBE Self test area FUSE transmitting a signal Área de auto prueba transmitiendo una señal "SMART" transmitter Transmisor "SMART" POWER PROBE LOCKING THE RECEPTION DISTANCE As you bring the receiver near the transmitting signal, the tone pulses will increase in p.p.m. (pulses per minute).
  • Page 20: Tracing Short Circuits

    When you come to the short, the receiver will stop beeping as you pass it. Search this area for the short. You may find it useful to cut the wire and probe the circuit using a Power Probe circuit tester. (see "Following and locating short circuits"...
  • Page 21: Tracing Open Circuits

    Tracing open circuits Rastreando circuitos abiertos Signal is being received Signal is not being received here Se esta recibiendo la señal Aquí no se esta recibiendo la señal Signal stops at the point of separation FUSE La señal se detiene en el punto de separación POWER PROBE Tracing open circuits...
  • Page 22: Circuit Wiggle & Flex Test

    Circuit wiggle & flex test Prueba de flexión y movimiento de circuito Wiggle and twist wires to check for intermittent conditions in circuits. Mueva y tuerza para probar condiciones intermitentes en los circuitos. FUSE POWER PROBE CIRCUIT WIGGLE AND FLEX TEST Sometimes it may be necessary to check for intermittent connection problems.
  • Page 23: Power Probe Warranty

    Power Probe Warranty Power Probe Garantía Power Probe products undergo a strict quality control inspection for workmanship, function, and safety before leaving the factory. From the date of purchase, we will warranty/repair Power Probe products for one (1) year against defects in parts and workmanship.

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