Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
BMack37

Test lead talk

Recommended Posts

Here we can discuss, ask questions about test lead kits. Post pictures and mini reviews. K-type temp probes, alligator clips, mini grabbers, test probes, lead cases, specialty leads. Let's share our thoughts to create a resource thread full of information to those looking to buy and see the differences between products that all look very similar.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well, first off, don't buy cheap leads! They are not worth it!

 

Fluke Twist-Guards are my go-to Leads for day to day use.

I use the Fluke Alligator clips with them. 95% of my needs are met by this combination.

 

I purchased a Triplitt Modu-lead set for $35 and I would have no troubles recommending that set for someone looking for an inexpensive and comprehensive set.

 

 

 

Sent from my Pixel using Tapatalk

 

 

 

62932280fc957471a364d6e575a99e6d.jpg

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Are those PVC or silicone?

 

Do you use the TL175 or the TP175 with banana leads?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've been using leads that come with the Bosch meters we sell, so far they've been perfect. I use them with my Klein clamp meter and haven't had a single issue with them.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Are those PVC or silicone?

 

Do you use the TL175 or the TP175 with banana leads?

Silicone!

 

And my daily Leads are the TL175!

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I've been using leads that come with the Bosch meters we sell, so far they've been perfect. I use them with my Klein clamp meter and haven't had a single issue with them.

I wasn't a fan of the Klein leads, they are a little too stiff for me.


Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I don't mind them, but I prefer the Bosch leads. The only issue is that the Bosch leads are a little thicker and won't fit the probe holder on the meter. No biggie for me though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
2 hours ago, HiltiWpg said:

Silicone!

 

 

Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk

 

Great deal at $35 compared to Extech and Fluke/Pomona. They look like Mueller and I know the Muellers are silicone, wonder if they're the same. I have a different Mueller set with my scopemeter at work.

 

I use mostly Fluke leads myself. TL224 with TP2 are my main leads. I have TL175 on my backup meter at work. I store TL910s in my bag for when I need something small or with a certain tip, those are awesome leads. I like them enough that I have the Pomona 6341 on my inside workbench at home...they're freaking expensive though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

BTW, if you need some banana to banana or want to make your own leads with different clips/probes, check these out. They're cracked but doesn't affect usability, you could always fill the crack with something. What I did was cut one in half, splice silicone wire to the ends then add the clips I wanted. These are generally about $23 a piece so for $3, it's worth dealing with the cracks.

 

http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Pomona-2BA-48-Banana-Style-Test-Leads-w-some-cracks-in-plastic-connectors/302226556846?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2055119.m1438.l2649

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now

Sign in to follow this  

  • Member Statistics

    11,892
    Total Members
    414
    Most Online
    PeedoPie
    Newest Member
    PeedoPie
    Joined
×