Description: Testing surface-mount components with standard test leads is anything but easy. Everyone has their own method: some people tackle it with teamwork and have a friend (or grad student) hold the probes, some people have adapted a sort of chopsticks-like technique, but the best way by far is probably just to buy these handy tweezer probes! Tweezer probes connect to your existing instrumentation with shrouded banana connectors and allow you to easily test small parts with one hand. The large plastic tweezers are easy to grip and are marked for polarity.
Dimensions: Tweezers are 6" long with 10mm open clip distance. Wire lead is 16" from tweezers to jacks.
Based on 3 ratings:
You get what you pay for. These are very cheaply made and arrived with a bad internal connection. Flimsy plastic. If you want a quality tool, keep looking.
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If you do any surface mounting this tool is a must. I plan to mention it in another article I’m writing for Nuts and Volts July issue regarding building of “FIREWORKS” earrings. The earrings use 805s & 603s surface mount components. When the tweezers are connected to the “diode” mode of a DVM they will fire up the led and tell you where the cathode is. When connected to the “ohm” mode they will tell the resistance of a resistor. When used with a capacitance meter you can sort capacitors. Great for on the board checking also.
These make it very easy to measure voltage with only one hand. They’re kind of cheaply made, but a great deal for $5. I’d love to buy a $10 or $15 version with quality to match.