Automotive Pressure Transducer Kit
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Automotive Pressure Transducer
Do you ever wish you could see inside?
With Pico Technology’s
WPS500X pressure transducer
you can diagnose:
• No start  • Loss of power  • Misfire  • Stalling
• Engine noise  • Emissions fault  • Backfire
With the uncompromising resolution and accuracy of the WPS500X Automotive Pressure Transducer you can perform quick and accurate pressure analysis of many automotive systems.
  • Accurately measure up to 500 psi
  • Auto zeroing
  • Ultra fast 100 µs response time
  • High noise immunity
  • Internal rechargeable LiPo battery
  • Temperature compensated
  • Zoom function for enhanced analysis capabilities
  • Integrated pressure relief / bleed off valve

The WPS500X features an extremely fast 100 µs response rate from 0% to 90% of full scale and sensitivity down to about 0.07 psi (5 mbar). This provides you with an accurate representation of rapidly changing signals that span across a broad pressure range.

Although you can buy a WPS500X and accessories separately you can save money by purchasing the WPS500X Pressure Transducer Kit. The kit includes the WPS500X Automotive Pressure Transducer together with a large selection of hoses and adapters - everything you're likely to need and at a reduced cost compared to buying everything separately.

Both the WPS500X Kit and the WPS500 Maxi Kit are available in a range of packaging options and with one or two WPS500X transducers.

Pricing Automotive Pressure Transducer
WPS500X Pressure Transducer only
NZ$1213.00*
NZ$1593.00*
NZ$2405.00*

Kit contents

The WPS500X is available as just a transducer or as part of one of our popular kits.
WPS500X Kit

The WPS500X Kit includes the following accessories:

  • TA083 Fuel hose for WPS500, large Schrader
  • TA085 Vacuum hose for WPS500 pressure transducer
  • TA086 Bleed hose for WPS500 pressure transducer
  • TA087 Exhaust adaptor for WPS500 pressure transducer
  • TA117 Fuel hose for WPS500, small Schrader
  • TA129 Universal vacuum adaptor
  • TA142 Foster 2 series quick coupler female to ¼ NPT male
  • TA212 Standard compression hose for WPS 500
  • TA213 Adaptor M10 short reach
  • TA216 Adaptor M12 deep reach
  • TA217 Adaptor M14 short reach
  • TA218 Adaptor M14 deep reach

The Maxi Kit adds further accessories to further extend the capability of the system:

  • TA130 Cable: insulated BNC to insulated BNC 5m
  • TA214 Adaptor M10 deep reach
  • TA219 Adaptor M16 Ford Triton
  • TA220 Adaptor M18
  • PP970 Adaptor kit A (Foster series 12)
  • PP972 Vacuum tap for WPS500 (brass)
  • TA229 Adaptor WPS500 female to AST male
  • PP973 Fuel hose pressure tap: small (brass)
  • PP974 Fuel hose pressure tap: medium (brass)
  • TA250 WPS500X Adaptor Kit B
WPS500X Maxi Kit

Three pressure ranges = performance and versatility

The three pressure ranges of the WPS500X allow for accurate measurement and analysis of many automotive pressures including cylinder compression, fuel pressure, intake manifold vacuum and even pulses from the exhaust.

Range 1

The first range gives you high resolution and accuracy for high pressure tests such as cranking and running cylinder compression or fuel pressure testing. Not only is this test a great way for you to find compression issues, but it is also an excellent way for you to identify cam timing issues such as jumped timing belts and stretched timing chains, this is especially useful on multi-cam engines that may not have a cam sensor on each camshaft.

Range 2

The second range measures from -15 to 50 psi (approximately -1 to 3.45 bar). This range is ideal for vacuum tests and fuel system tests. When testing these systems you will find the zoom function is especially useful as it makes it easy to analyse the valves operating with the vacuum waveform, or the injectors through the fuel waveform.

Range 3

With the third range you can measure -5 to 5 psi (approximately -0.34 to 0.34 bar). This setting is sensitive enough to allow you to analyse small pressures or pulses such as pulses from the exhaust.

Range Pressure range Accuracy Response time Output scaling
1-15 to 500 psi, -1 to 34.47 bar1% of scale100 µs10 mV/1 psi (500 psi = 5 V)
2-15 to 50 psi, -1 to 3.45 bar1% of scale100 µs100 mV/1 psi (50 psi = 5 V)
3-5 to 5 psi, -0.34 to 0.34 bar5% of scalefiltered1 V/1 psi (5 psi = 5 V)

Built in zoom function for enhanced analysis

The zoom function operates by removing all of the voltage from the signal below 100 Hz and then multiplying the remaining signal up to 100 times. For example: Let’s say your transducer is connected to the intake manifold vacuum on a running engine at idle with the transducer set to mode 2 (-15 to 50 psi) and the waveform on your PicoScope is at -9 psi. The fluctuation in the signal caused by the valves opening and closing versus atmospheric pressure forcing air into the manifold will be visible, but will only make up a small portion of the overall signal. Selecting the zoom function will bring the waveform up to the zero line and the fluctuations will be magnified making analysis of this component of the signal much clearer.

Nothing compares to the WPS500X

Using the zoom function

Using the zoom function to show intake valve pulses (ChA)

It is not unusual to require a different pressure transducer for each diagnostic test you want to run. The WPS500X eliminates this need by giving you one ultra high resolution transducer that can be used for a multitude of automotive diagnostic applications. With three pressure ranges, a zoom function, pressure relief valve and a rechargeable LiPo battery all enclosed in a durable housing the WPS500X is the cost effective answer to pressure analysis.

When price, performance and versatility matter, there is nothing that compares to the WPS500X Automotive Pressure Transducer.