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Offline abaxas

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Quality test leads - who/what/what/etc
« on: September 27, 2015, 12:16:34 pm »
Hi all,

Just bought a new multimeter and the test leads are a bit 'meh'. So thought I'd ask the question, what do I replace them with. I'll need a set of standard probes with nice sharp points but also some with crock clip ends. Nice and bendy but also hardwearing please!

So I'll throw it out to the floor and hopefully people will have some recommendations.  I'm UK based but if something needs to be imported and it's worth the wait/money, happy to spend it on making my life more pleasant.

Thanks

abaxas
 

Offline bitslice

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Re: Quality test leads - who/what/what/etc
« Reply #1 on: September 27, 2015, 12:36:56 pm »
There was some talk of a group buy in this thread?
https://www.eevblog.com/forum/buysellwanted/wtb-probe-master-test-leads-for-dmm/

Because trying to throw money at them from the UK goes unanswered, I've never met a company so disinterested in trying to sell anything.
 

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Re: Quality test leads - who/what/what/etc
« Reply #2 on: September 27, 2015, 12:39:00 pm »
http://www.ebay.com/itm/171162377470?_trksid=p2060353.m1438.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT

Frankie is a forum member here and pleasant to deal with.  I use these on a Fluke 27/FM and I like them.
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Re: Quality test leads - who/what/what/etc
« Reply #3 on: September 27, 2015, 01:02:11 pm »
Thumbs for the Brymen leads from Franky from me too  :-+ They feel great and work a treat.
If you contact him on the forum you can usually get a  5% of from the ebay price because of the eBay commission.  ;)
 

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Re: Quality test leads - who/what/what/etc
« Reply #4 on: September 27, 2015, 01:30:26 pm »
I got one of these (or similar) Keysight lead sets.  Good quality IMO.

http://au.element14.com/keysight-technologies/u8201a/combo-test-lead-kit/dp/1714842

Should be able to get it in the UK from Farnell.
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Re: Quality test leads - who/what/what/etc
« Reply #5 on: September 27, 2015, 01:42:42 pm »
I bought shrouded test leads from Frankie and mated them to Agilent probe. I'm extremely satisfied with their "feel" and flexibility.
 

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Re: Quality test leads - who/what/what/etc
« Reply #6 on: September 27, 2015, 01:45:37 pm »
Seems like a popular topic recently...  ;)

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/finest-possible-multimeter-test-leads/

https://www.eevblog.com/forum/testgear/where-to-get-good-quality-multimeter-probes/

There's been a lot of good words said about the Brymen leads from Frankie (see the post above).  Probably the easiest to acquire in the UK too.  But I didn't get that, instead I picked up some Probemasters and I quite like them.  They have a "standard" type which allows for screw on options, a modular system and a "pogo-pin" type for fine work.

The other, pricier, option are the Fluke TL175 or TL175E.  Those don't come with a croc clip option that I know of.
 

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Re: Quality test leads - who/what/what/etc
« Reply #7 on: October 26, 2015, 09:26:33 pm »
Thanks to all who repied.

Frankie/y's bryman leads turned up today. Super bendy, nice sharp points and the perfect length.

Exactly what I needed.


 


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