Introduction: How to Make Alligator Test Leads for Under $3!

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Ever wanted alligator test leads for a multimeter but never wanted to buy them?
Well, here is how you can make them for under $3.
And all you need is test leads of course, and alligator clips, with fold able ends.

Step 1: Attaching the Alligator Clips.

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This step is pretty simple all you have to do is fold the alligator clip end unto the test lead and crimp it tight so it don't fall out.

Step 2: Wrap It, or Glue It.

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Next its time to wrap it in electrical tape, or you can hot glue it I chose to wrap it.
Sorry about the blurry picture, but you get the point.

Step 3: Done!

And you're done enjoy your new $3 test leads.
Pretty simple huh?


lemonie (author)2011-04-04

Where are you getting the wire & clips from (for less than $3)?


ajay842 (author)lemonie2011-04-05

Ebay is the easiest place to get the alligator clips from, you only need 2 of them.

lemonie (author)ajay8422011-04-05

Yes I looked at eBay, but I don't see clips for sale in packs of less than 10. Which makes buying complete leads via eBay a better option for me.


ajay842 (author)lemonie2011-04-05
Here are 2 clips you can use, they shpuld work fine and you can often find some at garage sales ect...

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