Test Leads Change Tip Length with a Single Twist
Mon, 08/02/2010 - 11:38am
Fluke Corporation the availability of the its TL 175 TwistGuard Test Leads with a manually adjustable test tip guard for use in changing measurement situations. By twisting the test lead, the user can change the exposed probe tip length from ¾ in (19 mm) to 4/25 in (4 mm). Fully extended, the TL175 Test Leads are safety rated for CAT II 1000 V use. When retracted the test leads are safety rated for CAT III 1000 V and CAT IV 600 V. The test leads also include the company’s WearGuard insulation. Each test lead is covered by two layers of silicone insulation: red or black on the outside, and white on the inside. If the TL175 Test Leads become nicked or scuffed and white insulation is visible, the user has a visual warning that the test leads should be replaced. The dual-layer silicone insulation resists melting if it comes in contact with hot surfaces. The extra-heavy duty strain relief, built into both the probe-end and the plug-end, has been testing beyond 30,000 bends without failure. The universal input plugs work with all popular brands of digital multimeters with 4 mm input jacks.