These needle tipped multimeter probes are great for attaching to multimeters, power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, etc. Not only can these make a good replacement for any multimeter probes you have now that are damaged or worn, but thanks to the needle tip, these probes are great for testing your SMD components! Each pair of cables come in standard red/black colors with caps to protect the needle tip leads.
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They have a resistance of 0.3 Ohms, which is pretty good for this price point. They are labelled CAT II 1000V 10A.
Really handy for small terminal measurements (and SMD's too!)
It broke me when I used it very gently ...
I tipped them 10 degrees to the horizontal, and with a little pressure they broke :((
Hi, So sorry to hear this. That's not normal for these to be that fragile. Please contact us at https://www.sparkfun.com/returns and we'll be happy to help you with this issue. Thanks
Points are long, slender and sharp, works great when checking smt mounted components or ic's. Pokes into 18 gauge wiring easily without requiring lots of force (which is how I injured myself using a different product)... Couldn't be happier with my purchase.
These probes replaced a set I had owned for years and were very worn out. They are made well. They are quality probes and appear to as able to give years of service. Pleased with my purchase.
The needle tip is a valuable tool for testing small connector voltages and resistance. The slim design enables close pin to pin testing.
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these things are ridiculously, and, imo, gratuitously sharp. shrug i guess i was warned. but they don't fit in my multimeter. they physically look the same as the old plugs so i don't know what's up, except that i can't use these things. sigh
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These probes do not fit the Basic Multimeter (TOL-12966), which is a bit of a bummer, as I thought they would, and didn't see anything indicating otherwise. It'd be nice if there was a note on the item that said as much. I gave it three stars because I have no idea if they work well, since I can't use them. :|
Sorry about the trouble with the probes. Have you contacted our technical support department @ email@example.com? They can help you setup a return merchandise action.
I use these any time I am working on an Arduino or SMD-based project since the fine needle-tipped probes work so well with small parts or in tight spaces. The tips are fine enough that they can probe the contacts in a solderless breadboard; ideal for Arduino projects. I wouldn't use these on high voltage circuits; there are no finger-guards to keep your fingers oriented from slipping toward the probe tips. But I really like them for low-voltage DC projects.
I previously made my own with pin jacks and sewing needles. But these, inexpensive with the protective caps, are very good.
I find it very useful, with the new thin probe tips, doesn't require a bridge for smaller contacts.
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On a side note, the sleeves on these probes make them hard to use with our SFE digital multimeters [ https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12966 ] but work with our other multimeter [ https://www.sparkfun.com/products/12967 ] and bench top power supplies flawlessly. I advise cutting off about 1/4" if you want them to work with TOL-12966.
breadboardable - very sharp fine needle points for insulation piercing very low impedance- awesome buy for the money - would not use for high volt or amp circuits because of the small probe size - great for digital electronics
Cool -- will these fit into a breadboard?
Yes, you can "plug" them into a breadboard. They fit rather snug.