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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For high voltage caps there is also the issue of leakage under the specified voltage ratings. I suggested you Google Oscilloscope Octopus as many of your questions would be answered with pictures. I know the Huntron manual has a lot of signature pictures and examples.

Of course it won’t have any “bells and whistles” like the “real deal” but at least you can get a “feel” for what its capabilities are. Dec 28, 6. Go find a good manual on a curve tracer and study it. Billy Mayo Member Dec 18, Non- Linear resistance in series c.


I am assuming that with a low enough current, when at the furthest point from the short, you would get a slightly diagonal line, this you could magnify in matlab, then as you get closer to the short, the line becomes more vertical?

Thousands of Huntron Trackers were sold and while the newer models can detect more problems they can still be used today. Your little diode test doesn’t measure leakage current, CAN help determine if it’s leaky.

Search Forums Recent Posts. As far as testing the unit, get a owners manual online and use a diode, capacitor and resistor to test it going thru all the ranges and frequencies.

Oct 27, 7. The Signatures of a curve tracer and the Signatures from a huntron track is the same right? And just like companies want to upgrade analog oscilloscopes to digital ones the same holds true for the Huntron Trackers.


Then you will understand curve tracers, how they work and what they are capable of. In other words, what number can you place on the results presented by the Huntron to compare with the number the Huntron presents for a Gold Standard component?

You actually need to know the exact parameters of the specific cap you have.

Medium 2 Range b. Instead I have one probe or a differential pair of probes to measure the voltage across the device terminals and another to measure the current going in our out of one of the terminals using a low-valued current-sensing resistor.

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Dec 28, 3. It does come with the manual. Articles Top Articles Search resources. Rseries and Rshunt are model variables.

I was livid over that. Thank you for the welcome. I used the power cord from my printer to turn it on. Search Forums Recent Posts. It would only be ‘rare’ equipment that demanded such intense fault-finding attention these days. Then, on an x-y oscilloscope display or the equivalent LCD displaythe instrument provides an x-axis deflection corresponding to the signal source voltage which is usually AC and a y-axis deflection corresponding to the current drawn by the DUT. Very handy bit of kit, i like using it for sorting zener diodes and finding suspect components.

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

The manufacturer’s list price and eBay asking price is “over the top” in terms of cost-to-value ratio. I have a friend that used to work at a very large board repair company Radwell International in NJ for several years and he just left last year.

As for knowing when you have a defective component, you could answer this one yourself. You state you have had 20 technician’s job’s, so i think it reasonable to assume for example you know how a Zener diode works? Hi Dennis, Hopefully you still have the Huntron A and didn’t listen to the bad advice on here about it’s worth. Huntron trackers are especially useful for troubleshooting a board where no schematic is available but a known good board is.


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.

One day, you should ask him to demonstrate his technique. Welcome to our site! Just like how you use a scope and mult-meter to look at signals and measure voltages to pinpoint the problem circuit and defective component, short or open you use a Huntron Tracker and do comparison manuap between a good board and bad board to do the same thing.

Very limited use, very restricted market, useless for If you own an oscilloscope with x-y deflection capability and an audio signal generator, with a little bit of skill and imagination you can jury-rig your own “Huntron Tracker”. Rd or dymanic resistance is the tacker as a function of bias. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out. I have no idea what that device is and what exactly it does or how. Thank hyntron for all the helpful information.

Start with very low current?

Go to Huntrons website to learn more and to get a better idea of the Huntron Trackers and how they are used.