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CAN Test Box

can test box


Continuing with our mission to make vehicle diagnostics easier and faster…the new CAN Test Box gives you easy access to the 16 pins of the diagnostic connector that is fitted to all modern vehicles. Depending on the configuration of the vehicle, this may allow you to check power, ground and CAN Bus signal quality. With the test leads supplied you can connect your PicoScope lab scope to the CAN Test Box to monitor signals such as the CAN High and Low. More.....

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Pico Automotive Clips, Adapters and Probes

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The Pico range of automotive accessories are ideal for use with Pico Automotive Diagnostics Kits and Automotive Oscilloscopes, and other labscopes.

If you are involved with more specialised R&D work you should also consider the TC-08 thermocouple data logger for measuring temperatures up to 1800 °C, and the ADC-11 data logger for multi-channel data logging.


Large Dolphin/Gator Clips (TA005, TA006)

  • Length - 92 mm
  • Height - 37.5 mm
  • Depth - 15.3 mm
  • Clamping limit - 30 mm

The crocodile clips are fully insulated with a 4 mm socket in the handle, offering an easy connection to the TA000 test lead. The toothed grip offers good contact on fine wire, with a 30 mm jaw opening limit.

  Buy TA005 (black) & TA006 (red) Online:

Small Crocodile/Gator Clips (TA003, TA004)

  • Length - 54.5 mm
  • Height - 17.5 mm
  • Depth - 7.5 mm
  • Clamping limit - 11 mm

The crocodile clips are fully insulated with a 4 mm socket in the handle, offering an easy connection to the TA000 test lead. The toothed grip offers good contact on fine wire, with a 11 mm jaw opening limit.

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Piercing Clips (TA007)

The TA007 Insulation Piercing Test Clip set is ideally suited for automotive test and diagnosis. The piercing clips allow the user to provide the exact pressure needed to pierce the insulation of a wide range of wire types and sizes. The clips also feature a rotating banana jack that prevents the test lead from twisting and keeps the oscilloscope in the circuit while the wire is pierced, providing immediate confirmation that contact with the conductor has been made.


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PicoScope Battery Clip (TA157, TA158)

These plier-type clips are designed for connection to the vehicle battery terminals and fit all our BNC-to-4 mm test leads.

Buy TA157 (red) & TA158 (black) online:



Shrouded to Unshrouded Adapter (TA016, TA017)

Shrouded-to-unshrouded adapters are for use with plugging the TA000 test leads into older style break out boxes that are not designed for use with shrouded 4 mm connectors.

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BNC to 4 mm Adapter (MI078)

The BNC to 4 mm adapter connects two 4 mm (“banana”) plugs to a BNC socket. If you have a sensor such as a current clamp with 4 mm plug outputs, for example, this adapter allows you to plug it into a Pico PC Oscilloscope with a BNC input. The 4 mm sockets and BNC plug are fully shrouded for safety.

  • Length: 63 mm
  • Height: 18.5 mm
  • Width: 34 mm
BNC to 4 mm plug adapter

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Shrouded 4 mm to 2 mm jack adaptor (TA306, TA307)

As a response to requests from the market, these shrouded 4 mm to 2 mm adaptors are for use with some third party breakout boxes.

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Back-pinning Probe Set (TA008)

The TA008 is a back pinning probe
First and foremost the TA008 is a back pinning probe. In fact, it’s the smallest diameter back pinning probe that we know of. This is essential for probing today's small, fragile connector. It is also very sharp, so it slides past connector seals with ease. This product solves most of the problems associated with traditional back-pinning methods.

Acupuncture probes

The TA008 is a piercing probe
Secondly, the TA008 is a piercing probe. Its small diameter, extra sharp pin makes it ideal for piercing the insulation on small gauge wires where traditional piercing tools might cause damage.

The TA008 is field repairable
And finally, here's the best part. Don't you just hate it when you are using a back pinning probe and it bends or breaks? Before the TA008 came along, this meant that you had to buy a whole new back-probe. Not with the TA008; it's repairable. If the pin becomes damaged or useless in any way, simply take your pocket screwdriver, remove the set screw, pull out the old pin and install the new one! There's no need to replace the whole probe.


  • 5 Complete acupuncture probes
  • 5 Screws
  • 30 Replacement needles

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Multimeter Probes (TA001 & TA002)

  • Length - 115 mm
  • Diameter - 20 mm

The multimeter probes offer a quick and easy solution, where a permanent connection is not required. The 4 mm socket in the handle of the probe connects straight into the TA000 test lead.

Multimeter probes

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Coil-On-Plug Ignition Probe (PP338)

Designed to save you time, effort and money, the Pico Coil-On-Plug Ignition Probe is the fastest way to test both conventional and coil-on-plug secondary ignition systems.

The Pico Coil-On-Plug Ignition Probe eliminates the need for back-probing or any dismantling — to use the probe simply press it against the coil.

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Flexible Back-pinning Probe
TA161, TA162

Like the probes in the TA008, these probes are designed for back-probing under the insulation of multi-plug terminals. The TA161 and TA162 have a flexible section that bends to improve access to difficult areas. Each probe fits onto the 4 mm plug of our BNC to 4 mm test leads. Note that, unlike the probes in the TA008, the probe tips are not replaceable.

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PicoScope Sprung Hook Probe
TA089, TA090

These probes feature a shrouded 4 mm socket and allow you to hook your test lead onto small components. The hook can hold conductors up to 2 mm in diameter.

Length: 121 mm
Height: 23 mm
Rating: 1000 volts CAT III 20 amps

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PicoScope Test probe kit [DISCONTINUED]

Replaced by the PQ159 listed below


This kit is available in either black or red and contains all the commonly used Pico automotive test probes.

Each kit contains:

2 x multimeter test probes
2 x small crocodile clips
2 x shrouded to unshrouded adaptors
2 x battery clips
2 x flexible back-pinning probes
1 x single dolphin clip.

This kit is similar to the set of red probes supplied in our advanced automotive oscilloscope kits.


PicoScope probe and clip kit

Each kit contains:

1 x Multimeter style test probe (black) - TA001
1 x Multimeter style test probe (red) - TA002
1 x Small crocodile clip (black) - TA003
1 x Small crocodile clip (red) - TA004
2 x 4mm shrouded to unshrouded adaptor (red) - TA017
1 x Battery Clip 4mm socket (red) - TA157
1 x Battery Clip 4mm socket (black) - TA158
2 x Flexible back pinning probe (black) - TA161

2 x Flexible back pinning probe (red) - TA162

PQ159 Probe and Clip Set

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Tel:1.800.663.6001 or 1.604.925.6150
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Eastern Canada - Markham, Ontario

Tel:1.800.465.0164 or 1.905.513.7027