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marc5180
07-12-2013, 03:08 PM
Gents,

I'm looking for some small tip electrical test probes, to be able to test hard to access terminals.

I have a fluke 116 multimeter and the tips of the test leads are quite small but after trying to take the resistance readings on a CN plug for a Daikin condenser fan motor today I found they aren't small enough.

I ended up using a paperclip to push into the CN plug to take the readings but was hoping to be able to get a set of smaller tip test probes to use with my multimeter.

The only ones I've seen are the FLUKE TL910 but they are pretty pricey at 60

Which ones do you use?

install monkey
07-12-2013, 04:47 PM
get 15amp fuse wire- wrap it around your prongs- and secure with insulation tape;)

monkey spanners
07-12-2013, 05:53 PM
Got a set like this,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fluke-Tlk287-Electronic-Master-Test/dp/B003AHE96G/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1386438734&sr=8-8&keywords=fluke+test+leads

Cost more than the tester!

The Viking
07-12-2013, 06:36 PM
Go to your local MAPLIN and have a look they got plenty to choose from.

:cool:

marc5180
07-12-2013, 08:57 PM
get 15amp fuse wire- wrap it around your prongs- and secure with insulation tape;)
Thanks but I'd prefer a proper set of test leads, good idea though.

marc5180
07-12-2013, 09:01 PM
Go to your local MAPLIN and have a look they got plenty to choose from.

:cool:

Hi Viking,

I bought my last set of test leads from there but they didn't have the small tip probes at the last store I tried.
Someone recommended RS but their website has been down for most of the day.

nike123
07-12-2013, 09:03 PM
http://www.farwestcorrosion.com/fluke-test-leads-probes-clips-multimeter-accessories.html

marc5180
07-12-2013, 09:06 PM
Got a set like this,

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fluke-Tlk287-Electronic-Master-Test/dp/B003AHE96G/ref=sr_1_8?ie=UTF8&qid=1386438734&sr=8-8&keywords=fluke+test+leads

Cost more than the tester!

Now that is a set of test leads!! Definatly food for thought!!

The Viking
07-12-2013, 09:16 PM
Or something like THESE (http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/6mm-long-test-probes-n27cb) for 4.29...

:cool:

install monkey
07-12-2013, 09:40 PM
too cheap for mark them viking-
Or something like THESE (http://www.maplin.co.uk/p/6mm-long-test-probes-n27cb) for 4.29...

:cool:

marc5180
07-12-2013, 09:59 PM
too cheap for mark them viking-

Haha, they look good but it doesn't show the width of the tips.
The fluke ones are 1mm but are 55...... I'm not as well off as you IM

monkey spanners
07-12-2013, 10:39 PM
Have a look on ebay,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-Pair-20A-Universal-Banana-Multimeter-Test-Probe-Leads-Cable-For-Digital-Meter-/291017383723?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Test_Measurement_Equipment_ET&hash=item43c1fcdf2b

not sure if these any good but expect there would be something there.

Tayters
08-12-2013, 12:12 AM
Forget all the fancy connectors. Strip connector (choc box), one end on the probe and either a pin or paper clip in the other. Not had it fail me yet and I can abuse and lose them and not lose any sleep.

If the boss is paying, well different story :cool:
Cheers, Andy.

marc5180
08-12-2013, 08:17 AM
Have a look on ebay,
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-Pair-20A-Universal-Banana-Multimeter-Test-Probe-Leads-Cable-For-Digital-Meter-/291017383723?pt=UK_BOI_Electrical_Test_Measurement_Equipment_ET&hash=item43c1fcdf2b

not sure if these any good but expect there would be something there.

They look small enough, I've ordered a set of them. If they don't work I'll go with the fluke.

Thanks MS, much appreciated

marc5180
08-12-2013, 08:19 AM
Another good idea that Andy.

If the ones I've ordered ever break I'll remember that.
Thanks