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General Discussion / Huntron Protract 1 model 20
« Last post by 8bitretrovision on July 29, 2016, 07:26:44 am »
Hi,Thanks for Your support  help me use my Huntron Access Probe USB ,however I try connect my Protract 1 model 20 and now the Flash memory in my ProTrack has become corrupt because when I turn it on just beep une time but CRT and LCD is Blank no booth up the firmware Version 2.0. Tracker serial # star with KJ2,I
Huntron is selling off their surplus stock of CRTs for the older Trackers. This is the Toshiba P31 CRT that was used with the grey case Tracker 1000 (serial number prefix 21A), grey case Tracker 2000 (serial number prefix 22A), Tracker 5100DS, Tracker 2500 and the ProTrack. I suppose this CRT could be used for other projects as they do not require a flyback transformer. Selling price is USD$50.00 each. More details are on the Shop Huntron online store:

General Discussion / Re: Need the basics
« Last post by admin on May 26, 2016, 06:02:32 am »
I will attempt to answer some of you questions.
There is not a standard signature database because most of the troubleshooting takes place in-circuit so the signatures will be unpredictable as they are influenced by connected components.

Unstable signatures are common especially on CMOS devices. Try using a different common reference to test the IC or maybe a lower voltage if possible.

Testing pins with hand probes or with clips are the same although clips can scan faster. testing PCBs you are limited to test points that have access. You can test in or out of circuit. The idea with Trackers is to get a good comparison PCB to help you make the decision of good versus bad. This comparison can take place using software to store a database of signatures from a good board and then used for comparison when testing bad boards. The software displays the comparison results. There are training options from Huntron. Check out the website under the Support section.

Hall effect switches are inductors and can be tested. Crystals need to be powered and oscillating to be tested so you cannot use a Tracker.
General Discussion / Re: Need the basics
« Last post by 4evermetalhead on May 25, 2016, 11:34:46 am »
Any ideas?
General Discussion / Re: Need the basics
« Last post by 4evermetalhead on May 20, 2016, 09:18:43 am »
Thanks admin for the reply and thank you for the nice welcome.  :)
Let me first say that i am really really new to the digital signature testing world. I really dont know anything special.

Yes after thinking about it a bit you are correct. I really opened the boundaries a bit to what i am looking for.
Ok, so, is there like a unified database on signatures with component names etc gathered from users around the world??
Or any signature database on "standard" components?
In case there is no known working pcb or ic to compare to, how can i be sure that what i read is correct? I believe that a unified database could solve this issue?

I am asking this because i have lately been using the digital signature option on the old Konig scope. I have five ICs which are the same part no, at hand as test. In more than one pin comparisons between all 5 of this ICs, i get different or unstable digital signatures.
This brings up the question, how do i know which is wrong and which is right and why on some cases i have a really unstable reading?
Another question that comes to mind since i haven't been using the digital signature option is, how can i be sure that my scope settings are correct? Or maybe rephrase it a bit, how will i know that my settings on the Huntron will be correct while testing, comparing or even creating my own database?

Would it make any difference for me if i probe test a ten pin ic for example, pin by pin instead of using dip clips? Also testing it on a pcb versus out of the pcb would make any difference? Would i see any interference from other IC that are connected in the same circuitry? Can i somehow isolate that component in order to not have false results due to interference from other components without removing them etc from the pcb?

I deal a lot with automotive pcbs and electronics. Is there like some sort of limitations to what i can test? Or how i test it? For example if i probe a pcb at its standard connectors and compare it with a known good pcb using the same connection method, could it be a correct way to get an idea if its faulty or not? Or could i even use it this option to store a known working pcb to my database for future use?
CPUs, eeproms etc that contain any software could interfere on testings? Also any chance of causing damage through testing to ICs with and without software, to either software or/and the hardware?
Hall sensors, piezo crystals etc, that are not "normal" electronic components, can be tested using the digital signature testing?

I know i have laid out a massive post with questions and probably more questions will come to mind. I just dont like feeling unsure to what i am doing etc.

Any support or training supplied with the purchase of Huntron equipment?

Thanks for your time and patience.
General Discussion / Re: Need the basics
« Last post by admin on May 20, 2016, 05:48:57 am »
Welcome to the Huntron User forums.
What you are asking is a very big subject. If you could be more specific with your questions than perhaps we can help.
General Discussion / Need the basics
« Last post by 4evermetalhead on May 19, 2016, 11:50:47 pm »
Dear all,

First of all i am glad to be among you guys.
What i am after is  pure information and help.

I have found my self several times so far scratching my head with electronics. Either while using multi-meters, scopes, and an old Konig OS25D.
So this is a call for help. Solutions to electronics where found from here and there so far, but honestly lately its more of a nowhere, as electronics have become quite complex, populated, tiny and impossible to figure them out with just a multi-meter.

I need to move on and catch up with technology. In order to do this though i have to start from the basics.
Anyone could teach me the basics, what why who where etc?

I really don't want to just get a huntron as a dust collector.
And i really wander how come there was no introduction done so far for people like me on this subject.

Any advise and/or help would be very very appreciated.
Out of Production Hardware / Re: Tracker 200 readings distortion
« Last post by admin on May 09, 2016, 07:11:41 am »
The signal transformer is no longer made and we have zero in stock. Unfortunately the drawings are not available. If the LOW2 range is only showing a slight angle change from vertical then it should still be usable.
Out of Production Hardware / Re: Tracker 200 readings distortion
« Last post by NunoLac on May 05, 2016, 11:44:15 am »
Thank you for the test procedure.

I've replaced the resistors with 1% tolerance and even some of them we used with 0.1%. We noticed the problem started when the transformer T101 (Signal XFMR 06-6080) was rebuilt.

Is it possible to buy a new one? If it's not possible, could we get the transformer scheme in order to build a new one.
Out of Production Hardware / Re: Tracker 200 readings distortion
« Last post by admin on May 03, 2016, 07:06:24 am »
The LOW2 range will be the most sensitive to small resistive changes in the circuit. If you didn't use 1% resistors then you could see a slight change in angle. After looking at the video I think the amount of angle change is insignificant enough when it comes to general use. However, there is a test procedure that I have posted. You can download it here:
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