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  1. mhar
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    mhar Electrician's Arms

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    devon
    Does anybody know of a make of crocodile clip to fit on standard test leads (in my case Metrel) which do not leap off the terminal as soon as you a) look away or b) press the test button on the meter.
     
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  2. telectrix
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    telectrix Scouser and Proud of It Respected Member

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    these are same as my AVO 8leads. stuff G38. the don't fall off.
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    I can tell you that the Megger ones and the Kewtech ones do the same although mine are a little more audacious and will jump off whenever they feel like it, not just when I'm not looking at them :)
     
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  4. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    star command
    I'm off to Florida in the morning
    I'll bring back a croc and lash cable to it and next time when i test with my megger it will not fall off then .
    The troubleis how the hell do you get that up a ladder.:rolleyes:
     
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  5. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Forum Mentor

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    They have alligators, not crocs.
     
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  6. buzzlightyear
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    buzzlightyear still kicking sand, before pushing up daisies . Electrician's Arms

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    star command
    from now on i will call my alligator clips
    not crocs .same specie diffrant areas still kill you .;)so dont go near the waters then .
     
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  7. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Forum Mentor

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    They run differently.
    One runs in straight lines well and the other zig zags well.
    Something to remember if you get chased by one.
     
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  8. littlespark
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    littlespark Electrician's Arms

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    Scottish Borders
    You know they speak English in America, Buzz? Maybe you want to try it sometime?

    Only joking. Have a good time you jammy git
     
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  9. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    England
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    I use these to clip onto recalcitrant bus bars and clip on to the end with my test lead, nulled ofc. They are used for shorting between L and E etc. when doing R1/R2 usually but double as a solution to hard to clip on parts at the DB. IMG_4347.JPG IMG_4345.JPG
     
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  10. Wilko
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    Wilko Electrician's Arms

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    Berkshire
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    Wilko Electrics
    More accurately described as crock slips, the insulation on my factory ones is discoloured from all the harsh language it's endured.
     
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  11. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Oxfordshire
    I bought some of those Kewtech clips, crocs, alli's or whatever. They seem to provide a highly increased resistance to the circuit on test, which fluctuates and no amount of filing can improve. Found them so unreliable, I binned 'em. Is yow's ok?
     
  12. Vortigern
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    Vortigern Electrician's Arms

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    Yes they are I get 0.01 ohm on them. And the grip is good as well as the tips of the croc can get to places the kewtech standard crocs can't. IMG_4350.JPG
     
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  13. Midwest
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    Midwest Electrician's Arms

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    Oxfordshire
    I recall I got 2-5 ohms on mine :(
     
  14. Murdoch
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    Murdoch Electrician's Arms

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    Woking
    Interesting thread .......... my Metrel ones are ok and I've had a few sets over the last 9 years ..........
     
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  15. Strima
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    Strima Electrician's Arms

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    I've got a Kewtech wander lead and the croc clips have decided to self destruct on that more than once.
     
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