IC Hook Test Leads

These are various leaded cables for attaching to multimeters, power supplies, oscilloscopes, function generators, etc. 5 pairs of IC Hook to IC Hook test leads. Comes with Black, Red, Blue, Green, and Yellow colored leads.

  • 14" Long

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January 18, 2013

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  • tah997 / about 16 years ago / 6

    These clips are very handy when debugging your projects. A personal tip, put a small blob of hot glue in the hole to prevent the wire from flexing and breaking off. This improvement makes these clips great value.

  • MRSHKO / about 14 years ago / 5

    Pretty expensive for the bad quality. Gets the job done, but they break all the time. Highly recommend gluing the wire for strain relief.

  • Dagfinn / about 15 years ago / 4

    Handy when debugging, but not the best quality. After a couple of months of very gentle use, most of the wires are broken. So, I agree with tah997, resolder and add a blob of hot glue.

  • supersat / about 12 years ago / 2

    Really should have read the comments before buying. They break ALL THE TIME!

  • PointyOintment / about 11 years ago / 1

    How many wires are there? I see five in the picture, but the description says ten.

  • MuskratMicros / about 15 years ago / 1

    Not super sturdy but worked great for bringing out the inputs of my Parallax Logic analyzer. (to clarify the hooks themselves are about 1.5")

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Perfect for the small stuff!

These are very small and great for low current signals. I used these all the time until they broke. I plan on ordering more and being extra careful with them.

The bad: Because they are so small they are kind of fragile. Try not to let the wire bend at the connection to the ic hook. The wire is a little stiff for the size. After a while the wire breaks off at the solder joint. They can be repaired but its very small metal tabs and the heat travels to the plastic quickly and it starts melting.

Just what the Doctor ordered!

Great for temporarily connecting different through-hole circuit boards, and color-coded to avoid messing up.

Nice hooks

Never used them before but they seem useful for my lab.

Handy for making temporary connections to test a new circuit. Works good when connecting to a PC header pin on a Raspberry P where an alligator clip might short out an adjacent pin.