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Re: EEVblog HVP70 Differential Probe
« Reply #200 on: November 15, 2017, 12:51:08 PM »
Has anyone found any nicer probes for the thing?

I really don't like the ones that come with them. They are really hard to open up sometimes if you are in a tight space or funny angle.
 

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Re: EEVblog HVP70 Differential Probe
« Reply #201 on: November 15, 2017, 04:34:27 PM »
Has anyone found any nicer probes for the thing?

I really don't like the ones that come with them. They are really hard to open up sometimes if you are in a tight space or funny angle.

probemaster.com has many choices for probe connections. For AC mains, I have a couple of banana to "big metal blade" that came with a Triplett wire tracer. I will probably keep them with my HVP-70 since I don't use the wire tracer very often.
 

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Re: EEVblog HVP70 Differential Probe
« Reply #202 on: November 15, 2017, 08:40:29 PM »
My favourite bench meter probes are probemaster so I did check out their site. They didn’t seem to have anything suitable.
 

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Re: EEVblog HVP70 Differential Probe
« Reply #203 on: November 17, 2017, 09:17:52 AM »
My favourite bench meter probes are probemaster so I did check out their site. They didn’t seem to have anything suitable.

Upon further study it appears that I have only one Probemaster probe that fits the HVP-70 leads, and it it insulation piercing which may not be appropriate for HV work.

Because the HVP-70 leads do not have retractable sheaths (maybe a requirement of 1000V Cat III ?) only select probe adapter will work. In the photo, from the top:

 - "Big blade" mains probe from Triplett wire tracer
 - Big alligator clip marked 1000V Cat III, possibly from Fluke Scopemeter kit
 - The original HVP-70 probe, for reference
 - Minigrabber, probably from Franky: http://stores.ebay.com/99centhobbies
 - Probemaster 9174 Piercing Probe, marked 1000V Cat III

Looks like I may need a few more probes for the HVP-70.

 


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