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Curien N2 Neuron and
A1 Low Current Amp Clamp
Reviewed by Pete Rudloff, owner of
Pete's Garage Inc. in Newark, Del.
The Curien A1 Low Current Amp
Clamp features a 1/2 " jaw to fit most
cables, a rubberized body for ease of
stability and grip, and 4mm banana
plugs for use with Curien's N2 or other
meters. With a 10mA to 80A coverage,
the low current amp clamp is ideal for
parasitic draw and small to medium
range component testing. Additionally,
it has a safety rating of CAT II 600V, a 9V
battery that automatically shuts off to
ensure long life, and comes in a hard
Circle 70 on card or click " PTEN e-inquiry "
The N2 Neuron Dual Channel
Bluetooth Graphing Multimeter by
Curien is designed to enable freedom
of movement while testing electrical,
temperature, and other systems. N2
is integrated with data interpretation
and intelligence software, enhancing
the diagnosis of most electrical circuit
problems and providing training, community,
and help forums to increase the
user's capabilities. The composite, rubberized
body is resilient and built for
shop life, while its compact size allows
for access to tight areas and road tests.
In addition, the onboard 24-bit processor
allows for two streams of measurements
to be simultaneously processed
and transmitted at high resolutions. The
N2 comes with standard 4mm banana
jacks, over-the-air updatable firmware,
and a two-year warranty, as well as
accepts BNC adapters.
Circle 71 on card or click " PTEN e-inquiry "
Q: How did the tool function
as far as saving you time?
A: It saved time by not having to route
wires from under the hood to the driver
compartment to road test while monitoring
a circuit. It also increased speed at
which screen captures can be shared.
Q: What kind of setup was involved
before using the product?
A: Minimal set up - just install the supplied
batteries, download an app after scanning a
QR code, and all was up and running. I set
this up on a Google Pixel 5 with Android
Q: How was its packaging? Did it
come with any accessories?
A: From the sleek-looking retail packaging
to the semi-hard clam shell case that
is supplied for normal storage, it screams
quality storage solutions. The accessory
leads feel very high-quality.
Q: Was there a manual included?
A: A quick-start guide was included, and
there was a link to access the full manual,
plus demonstration videos and a userbased
forum. A nice, magazine grade
booklet was also included.
Q: What features did you like?
A: This is a feature-packed tool. It's hard
to pick just one or two good features. The
ability to have the meter hooked up under
the hood and a display in the passenger
compartment while driving is convenient.
Additionally, the amps present feature
when checking fuses is slick and a huge
This product was given to the reviewer free of charge from the manufacturer.
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time saver. I've not seen that built into a
Q: How easy was it to use?
A: The tool side of this is super simple.
Anyone with meter experience won't have
any trouble installing the leads. The app
is easy to use at a basic level without any
training. The meter packs many features,
so spending some time watching the related
training videos will certainly expand
what you can do with it.
Q: Is there any way you could think
to improve or add to this tool?
A: Making the amp clamp Bluetooth would
be helpful. Also, extending the time it takes
to disconnect would be good. Every time I
left the app and came back to it, the meter
and phone had disconnected. It'd also be
nice to include an SD card, so the logging
feature is automatically enabled.
Q: On a scale of 1 to 10, how would
you rate this tool overall? Why?
A: A solid 9, great bang for the buck.
PETE RUDLOFF is a nationally
awarded technician, national
technical writer, software
developer, automotive trade
advocate, and owner of Pete's
Garage Inc. in Newark, Del. Rudloff has a national
reputation as friend to the general auto repair
shop and is known for fixing difficult to fix cars
and facing challenging trade issues head-on. In
2016, Rudloff created FlexCheck Auto DVI in order
to help independent auto repair shops nationwide
increase their revenue.
Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of October 2022
PEOPLE’S CHOICE WINNERS
BEST YOUNG TECH
INNOVATION AWARDS PROFILE
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October 2022 - EDITOR'S NOTE
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October 2022 - NEW PRODUCTS
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October 2022 - SOCIAL INFLUENCER
October 2022 - INNOVATION AWARDS PROFILE
October 2022 - CATEGORY SPOTLIGHT
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October 2022 - BIG-TIME BOXES
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