Test Leads Comparison

Multimeter Test Leads quality and precision depends mainly by the quality and precision of the Test clips. We made the Test Leads Comparison by comparing test clips on 2 groups of criteria:
A)  HANDS-ON measurements, when you keep the test clip or probe in your hand and
B)  HANDS- Off measurements, when the test clip or probe is connected to the test point and you have your hands free for other activities.
For both measurements best scores are  a sign for reliability and precision witch is to be added to the performance of the multimeter.
Test Clips Comparison proves great advantages for the Parrot Clip according to our evaluation and also from some independent evaluations.
You can make your own evaluation, and give marks using the table you can find on our site : http://parrot-invent.com/make-your-own-evaluation.

TEST Leads Comparison : Alligator Clip, One Hook Clip, Two Hook Clip, Parrot Clip

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Multimeter Test Leads use Test clips for better Hands on and Hands Off measurements. For both measurements best scores are a sign for reliability and precision witch is to be added to the performance of the multimeter.  Test Clips Comparison proves great advantages for the Parrot Clip.

We made the Test Leads Comparison for the exiting test clips on the 6 important criteria, 3 Hands-on criteria and 3 Hands-off criteria.
answering to some Questions like the flowing ones:

1) Direct point measurement comfort and accessibility
a) Is comfortable to you keep the test probe in your hand ?
b) Is possible to point the test probe to a measuring point ?

2) Direct point contact resistance
a) How sharp is the tip of the test clip or test probe ?
b) How is Is the test clip connected to the leads : x) solder, y) through the walls of the clip ( as at the 2 hooks clip ) z) trough the banana plug

3) Signal operator insulation
a) What voltage can be tested if you keep the test probe or clip in your hand ( HANDS – ON ) . Actual standard : IEC 61010
b) What is the between your fingers and the tip of the probe. ( the 2 hook clip keeps your finger far from te test point so is difficult to probe )

4) Connection reliability : Mechanical and at high temperature.
a) is the connection made between 1 metal part and one plastic part ( as at the one hook clip ) , or between 2 metal parts ?

5) Connection resistance
a) is the connection made between 1 metal part and one plastic part ( as at the one hook clip ) , or between 2 metal parts ?
b) How is Is the test clip connected to the leads : x) solder, y) through the walls of the clip ( as at the 2 hooks clip ) z) trough the banana plug

6) Connection comfort and accessibility in narrow places
a) How sharp is the tip of the test clip or test probe ?
b) how easy is to perform the connection