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Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:45 pm   



I have a few Fluke DMMs that I want to get backup probes for.
My ideal probe is one that will accept screw-on accessories such as various size alligator clips, micro-clips, and mounting lugs.
A 'kit' with all of these accessories would be idea.
Would like the probes to be decent quality. The closer to OEM Fluke or Pomona quality with more reasonable prices is what I have in mind.

Most of the aftermarket stuff on ebay seems to be junk. I did some searching on aftermarket probe sets and found this one which seems to be a good match to what I am looking for.
https://probemaster.com/8000-series-kits/
I've checked some of the electronic suppliers that I know of (Globe, Newark, etc.)
and have found a few options but not sure how good they are.

Suggestions for alternatives or other potential suppliers are welcome.
Thanks
J

Phil Hobbs
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Mon Apr 27, 2020 5:45 pm   



On 2020-04-27 12:23, jjhudak4_at_gmail.com wrote:
Quote:
I have a few Fluke DMMs that I want to get backup probes for.
My ideal probe is one that will accept screw-on accessories such as various size alligator clips, micro-clips, and mounting lugs.
A 'kit' with all of these accessories would be idea.
Would like the probes to be decent quality. The closer to OEM Fluke or Pomona quality with more reasonable prices is what I have in mind.

Most of the aftermarket stuff on ebay seems to be junk. I did some searching on aftermarket probe sets and found this one which seems to be a good match to what I am looking for.
https://probemaster.com/8000-series-kits/
I've checked some of the electronic suppliers that I know of (Globe, Newark, etc.)
and have found a few options but not sure how good they are.

Suggestions for alternatives or other potential suppliers are welcome.
Thanks
J


The Probemaster ones are _gorgeous_, and insanely cheap for what you
get. The wires have very supple silicone insulation, not the cheap PVC
crap you get on the Chinese ones. The gold plating also holds up well,
though it does eventually wear out on the sharp points.

Other than that, they stink. ;)

I don't use anything else on my meters.

Cheers

Phil Hobbs

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Trevor Wilson
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Mon Apr 27, 2020 9:45 pm   



On 28/04/2020 2:23 am, jjhudak4_at_gmail.com wrote:
Quote:
I have a few Fluke DMMs that I want to get backup probes for.
My ideal probe is one that will accept screw-on accessories such as various size alligator clips, micro-clips, and mounting lugs.
A 'kit' with all of these accessories would be idea.
Would like the probes to be decent quality. The closer to OEM Fluke or Pomona quality with more reasonable prices is what I have in mind.

Most of the aftermarket stuff on ebay seems to be junk. I did some searching on aftermarket probe sets and found this one which seems to be a good match to what I am looking for.
https://probemaster.com/8000-series-kits/
I've checked some of the electronic suppliers that I know of (Globe, Newark, etc.)
and have found a few options but not sure how good they are.

Suggestions for alternatives or other potential suppliers are welcome.
Thanks
J


**HCK make an excellent range of probes. Dunno if they're available in
your local area though. I've been using them for quite a few years and
have never had a failure (my stupidity excepted). Their hard steel
probes are particularly useful, as they can pierce insulation (and
fingers!).

https://www.wagneronline.com.au/4mm-safety-probe-test-lead-hck-silicone/test-leads-hck-silicone/test-measure/tools-test/6753/fl/

https://www.wagneronline.com.au/4mm-plug-on-test-probe-hck-silicone/test-leads-hck-silicone/test-measure/tools-test/6762/fl/

https://www.wagneronline.com.au/4mm-safety-hook-grip-hck-silicone/test-leads-hck-silicone/test-measure/tools-test/6806/fl/


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Guest

Mon Apr 27, 2020 11:45 pm   



There is always the Mother Ship:

https://www.fluke.com/en-us/products/accessories/test-leads

I had one (1) that failed, when I was working overseas. I emailed Fluke with a picture, and a complete set of replacements arrived about 10 days later. Not just the one.

Peter Wieck
Melrose Park, PA

Cydrome Leader
Guest

Tue Apr 28, 2020 12:45 am   



jjhudak4_at_gmail.com wrote:
Quote:
I have a few Fluke DMMs that I want to get backup probes for.
My ideal probe is one that will accept screw-on accessories such as various size alligator clips, micro-clips, and mounting lugs.
A 'kit' with all of these accessories would be idea.
Would like the probes to be decent quality. The closer to OEM Fluke or Pomona quality with more reasonable prices is what I have in mind.

Most of the aftermarket stuff on ebay seems to be junk. I did some searching on aftermarket probe sets and found this one which seems to be a good match to what I am looking for.
https://probemaster.com/8000-series-kits/
I've checked some of the electronic suppliers that I know of (Globe, Newark, etc.)
and have found a few options but not sure how good they are.

Suggestions for alternatives or other potential suppliers are welcome.
Thanks
J


Simpson still pushes the screw on attachment probes. Their stuff is real
"classic" though and I have no idea what if any safety category they meet,
if any.

Real nice flexible rubber leads and solid probes. None of that modern
stuff that starts to warp or get dirty easy.

Jeff Urban
Guest

Tue Apr 28, 2020 9:45 am   



You might want to check ummm...

https://www.tequipment.net

Their front page is fucked up but they do have some nice probes.


Guest

Fri May 01, 2020 6:45 pm   



On Monday, April 27, 2020 at 12:23:53 PM UTC-4, jjhu...@gmail.com wrote:
Quote:
I have a few Fluke DMMs that I want to get backup probes for.
My ideal probe is one that will accept screw-on accessories such as various size alligator clips, micro-clips, and mounting lugs.
A 'kit' with all of these accessories would be idea.
Would like the probes to be decent quality. The closer to OEM Fluke or Pomona quality with more reasonable prices is what I have in mind.

Most of the aftermarket stuff on ebay seems to be junk. I did some searching on aftermarket probe sets and found this one which seems to be a good match to what I am looking for.
https://probemaster.com/8000-series-kits/
I've checked some of the electronic suppliers that I know of (Globe, Newark, etc.)
and have found a few options but not sure how good they are.

Suggestions for alternatives or other potential suppliers are welcome.
Thanks
J


Thanks to all that posted. I followed up on all the suggestions. For my Fluke meters and my intended use, the 8043s seemed to be the best fit. Also ordered some additional probe tips.
J


Guest

Wed May 06, 2020 8:45 pm   



On Friday, May 1, 2020 at 1:15:11 PM UTC-4, jjhu...@gmail.com wrote:
Quote:
On Monday, April 27, 2020 at 12:23:53 PM UTC-4, jjhu...@gmail.com wrote:
I have a few Fluke DMMs that I want to get backup probes for.
My ideal probe is one that will accept screw-on accessories such as various size alligator clips, micro-clips, and mounting lugs.
A 'kit' with all of these accessories would be idea.
Would like the probes to be decent quality. The closer to OEM Fluke or Pomona quality with more reasonable prices is what I have in mind.

Most of the aftermarket stuff on ebay seems to be junk. I did some searching on aftermarket probe sets and found this one which seems to be a good match to what I am looking for.
https://probemaster.com/8000-series-kits/
I've checked some of the electronic suppliers that I know of (Globe, Newark, etc.)
and have found a few options but not sure how good they are.

Suggestions for alternatives or other potential suppliers are welcome.
Thanks
J


Thanks to all that posted. I followed up on all the suggestions. For my Fluke meters and my intended use, the 8043s seemed to be the best fit. Also ordered some additional probe tips.
J


As a follow-up: Just received the test lead/probe kit from Probemaster...at first blush, they are *GREAT* nice sharp points, 1000V isolation, and the threads for the screw-on attachements (~5 turns) seem sturdy. the attachments seat and snug-up well. Fit and finish are excellent with my Fluke meters.
Just what I was looking for.
Thanks again.
J

Cydrome Leader
Guest

Thu May 07, 2020 4:45 am   



jjhudak4_at_gmail.com wrote:
Quote:
On Friday, May 1, 2020 at 1:15:11 PM UTC-4, jjhu...@gmail.com wrote:
On Monday, April 27, 2020 at 12:23:53 PM UTC-4, jjhu...@gmail.com wrote:
I have a few Fluke DMMs that I want to get backup probes for.
My ideal probe is one that will accept screw-on accessories such as various size alligator clips, micro-clips, and mounting lugs.
A 'kit' with all of these accessories would be idea.
Would like the probes to be decent quality. The closer to OEM Fluke or Pomona quality with more reasonable prices is what I have in mind.

Most of the aftermarket stuff on ebay seems to be junk. I did some searching on aftermarket probe sets and found this one which seems to be a good match to what I am looking for.
https://probemaster.com/8000-series-kits/
I've checked some of the electronic suppliers that I know of (Globe, Newark, etc.)
and have found a few options but not sure how good they are.

Suggestions for alternatives or other potential suppliers are welcome.
Thanks
J


Thanks to all that posted. I followed up on all the suggestions. For my Fluke meters and my intended use, the 8043s seemed to be the best fit. Also ordered some additional probe tips.
J

As a follow-up: Just received the test lead/probe kit from Probemaster...at first blush, they are *GREAT* nice sharp points, 1000V isolation, and the threads for the screw-on attachements (~5 turns) seem sturdy. the attachments seat and snug-up well. Fit and finish are excellent with my Fluke meters.
Just what I was looking for.
Thanks again.
J


how flexible are the leads? Are they more rubbery/silicone-like or more
like soft PVC?

The sample size is two, but I noticed my ~5 year old Fluke probes seems
more flexible than the newer ones. Part numbers are the same.

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