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Circuit Board Test and Troubleshooting with Huntron Trackers

Huntron® Trackers®

Power-off Diagnostic Tools for Circuit Board Troubleshooting

Huntron Tracker analog signature analysis good vs. bad signatures
Analog Signature Analysis - Troubleshooting with signature analysis works by comparing Good (green) vs. Bad (red) (click to enlarge)

Adding diagnostic tools to enhance your circuit board test capabilities is an important part of any electronic repair environment. Huntron Tracker power-off circuit board test uses analog signature analysis to detect and isolate component faults on boards beyond power-on functional testing. By comparing Tracker signatures from a working circuit board to the signatures of a non-working board, you can troubleshoot down to the component level.

The benefits of Power-off Circuit Board Test using Huntron Trackers

  • Test Circuit Boards that cannot be powered on
  • Analog Signature Analysis uses Comparison troubleshooting that makes schematics or documentation unnecessary
  • Power-off Circuit Board Test can Reduce risk to the PCB from further damage if powered up
  • Screen PCBs for catastrophic problems before adding power
  • To learn more about using a Huntron Tracker and analog signature analysis for circuit board testing, download our "Fundamentals of Analog Signature Analysis - 19 page extract" or go to the Huntron Contact page to register and download the full 51 page version.

Huntron Tracker 3200S

Industry Standard PCB power off test - the Tracker 3200S

Top of the Line, Industry Standard, Power-off Circuit Board Test

Huntron Tracker 2800S

PCB power off test - the Tracker 2800S

Benchtop troubleshooting with Scanning connections

Huntron Tracker 2800

PCB power off test - the Tracker 2800

Benchtop troubleshooting with Microprobe connections

Tracker Comparison Chart

Tracker Specification Tracker 3200S Tracker 2800S Tracker 2800
Number of Voltages 24 voltages 6 voltages 6 voltages
Number of Resistances 16 resistances 9 resistances 9 resistances
Number of Frequencies 40 frequencies 6 frequencies 6 frequencies
Number of Scanner Pins 64 pins per Channel (combine channels for 128 pins) - selectable Common pin 40 pins per channel - Banana jack Common only None
Huntron Workstation Software Control Yes Yes - Optional Yes - Optional
Test Automation available? Yes - Software controlled test using Access Probers, cable-based connections (i.e. PCB interface cables) or manual probes Yes - Software controlled test using manual probes or cable-based connections (i.e. PCB interface cables) Yes - Software controlled test using manual probes
Voltage Source for biasing gated devices (SCRs, TRIACs, relays) Yes - Pulse Generator with DC and square wave output; Software control Yes; DC output; No software control Yes; DC output; No software control