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Mini Test Hooks

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Well Guys/Gals   Here I Have a Set of Mini Test Hooks. To use with  A Multimeter. Sometimes its hard to get to Small places.

All you need is Two Mini Hooks. $1.20 Each

One Set of Alligator Clips 30 Cents.

1st Dismantle Clips, Pull Back on the base and the metal bit will come out, its Bend  so unbend it...

2nd   Pull out the spring  and the metal Bit from the Cap.

3rd   Drill a hole on top of the Cap.

4th   Cut Alligator Cord in Half. Now you have two.

5th  Remove Plastic Cover from The Clip.  Get a Small Piece of Heat Shrink and  Cover the base of the Alligator Clip. see picture.
Do the same to the other  Mini Hook.

6th  Get one end of the Cut Wire And Put it Through The Hole On Top of Cap So the Wire is On the Inside.
7th   Solder Wire to metal Bit. See pictures
8.      Re installed the Plastic Cover on the Alligator Clip. Get a Piece of Heat Shrink to put at the end of Plastic Cover,This way it will not  move Back.
9.   Put Together The Mini Hook... Metal Bit Goes inside Cap ,next The Spring, Last The Tip. and  Bend the tip.

REPEAT STEPS   FOR THE SECOND UNIT 

And Presto Go Measure Something.

I Will be Making Them Longer. At least 15 inches Long.
dogdog2 months ago

Where did you buy the mini test hooks for $1.20?

Great build eh?

stevenarango (author)  dogdog2 months ago
purchased at Jaycar Electronics Sydney Nsw.
pfred22 months ago

You do not have to take mini grabber hooks apart in order to solder them. Just use micro flat alligator clips as a heat sink. Anyhow, instead of doing this I've just made test leads with a number of different ends. I get probes with every multimeter I buy so after a while I've accumulated a lot of probes to chop up. I have a whole tub of just probe leads.

djgriff00012 months ago
Well done. I ahte trying to mesure smd comp. with regular sized probes.
stevenarango (author)  djgriff00012 months ago
thank you, i will make them a bit longer ...
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