Alligator Test Leads - Multicolored 10 Pack

Alligator clips (or Crocodile clips, if you prefer) are likely to be the most useful thing on your workbench besides the workbench itself. Whether you're just trying to make a few quick connections to test your circuit or having trouble making your multimeter leads stay where you need them, these spring-loaded clips are a workshop must-have. Each lead in this pack of tern is 50cm long with a rubber shrouded alligator clip on each end. There are five different colors, you get two each of: red, green, white, black and yellow.

  • 50cm long or 0.000269978402 nautical miles

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October 18, 2018

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  • Nice you actually did put it in nautical miles! LOL, I just had to check.

  • NorthStreetLabs / about 13 years ago / 7

    Its exactly the amount of nautical mileage I needed!

  • Member #121611 / about 12 years ago / 6

    These DO NOT WORK on alligators. I snapped one on its foot and POW! it slapped me upsida my head and scooted into the swamp. Duct tape works fine on geese, though. I agree with Aleksandr S. it would be nice to know the wire gauge even if it were in nautical miles.

  • Spark_fun_newbie / about 12 years ago / 3

    They are really slippery when u get them, but a little dirt fixes that. :-P

  • Scott216 / about 12 years ago / 3

    I don't like these at all. The plastic around the alligator clip is very slippery, so when you are squeezing it, the clip slips round inside the plastic.

  • Aleksandr S. / about 13 years ago / 3

    Wire gauge?

  • SoSpartan / about 13 years ago / 2

    Cool! I've always wanted a pack of tern! Shows you how much I know, I always thought it was a flock of tern.

  • ericll75 / about 10 years ago / 1

    These things are absolute junk. They measure either .4 ohms or .8 ohms, depending on which lead you happen to test. Like others have said, the wire is not actually soldered to the clip. However, just from eyeing the wire, I would say that it is probably 28 AWG... very, very thin.. Yet, because the insulation is very thick, it makes you think that it's a more "heavy duty" wire. The clips themselves are VERY narrow compared to your average alligator clip, which means that they tend to rotate between your fingers when you try to squeeze them. Go to the shack, their clips are actually decent (believe it or not) and nicely priced. SF should be ashamed of selling such junk.

  • Electricity_Is_Life / about 11 years ago / 1

    Would these clip onto the connections on microswitches?

  • pikecity / about 11 years ago / 1

    Be Prepared to do the following before using these test leads: 1) Pull back the slippery covers to expose the clips 2) Inspect the clip - if the two jaws don't line up use a pliers to squeeze the rivet tighter, then re-align as needed. Mostly, this will fix this issue. 3) Apply some solder to the upper jaw's rear thumb lever - this will help the cover a lot slip less. 4) Either carefully solder the leads into the clips "as is" or disassemble, tin the lead and clip, and solder. Because these are badly assembled (hey, for $2.95 I'm NOT bitch'n here!) you really need to do this or you'll end up with too much resistance or an open circuit when you use these things! 5) Slip the cover back over the clip and check the resistance while wiggling the wires at then solder point. I've had good luck w/ these cheap-o's once I performed these upgrades.

  • girlzap / about 11 years ago / 1

    I really like these clips, I have a few from other companies (same cost and qty) but these are the best I've tried at this price point. They are not soldered inside where the wire meets the clip which can over time break down. But I have not had this issue with this set.

  • magykguy721 / about 13 years ago / 1

    tern=?(how many wires?) you seem to have a typo in the description! :)

  • Dosbomber / about 13 years ago / 1

    I usually cut these in half, and use them as connector leads for home-built test equipment and modules. Very useful for testing components like speakers, or as battery leads.

    How are the clips on these? I picked up some awhile ago for $3 and the clips turned out to be terrible. I literally need a pair of pliers to open the clips, and once they close, they have a very poor grip. It would be nice to get some with some quality clips on them.

    • Eggman2 / about 12 years ago * / 1

      Just got a pack of these and they're exactly what you'd expect for less than $3. the insulation seems thin and the clips feel cheap, but at least they stay closed. I picked up a pack from radio shack for a little more money but they feel MUCH nicer, and thus safer.

      EDIT: Upon further inspection, the alligator clips are actually not soldered to the wires on these. The copper wire is bent around the insulation and the clip is crimped around the whole thing. less than optimal connections that i would not trust.

    • check the second picture. they close pretty well. I know the ones you're talking about and these are better.

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