How To Choose Multimeter and Clamp Meter Test Leads?Metravi Instruments
TIPS TO CHOOSE YOUR MULTIMETER OR CLAMP METER TEST LEADS
Are your Test Leads insulation frayed or worn?
Is your Multimeter seem to be giving incorrect readings?
Do you work with dangerous high currents or voltages?
Do you work with heated or heat equipments and tools?
Are your Test Leads not rated specifically for the electric environment you work in?
Things to remember:
MATERIAL: Low-quality Test Lead materials affect the accuracy of the Multimeter or Clamp Meter.
SAFETY: Ensure that the Test leads have required safety ratings and that they have the correct voltage levels for the jobs they are required for, so that they don’t pose electrocution or shock hazards.
FIT FOR WORK ENVIRONMENT: Using high quality leads with correct ratings and markings is of crucial importance, especially when working with high-energy and high-voltage environments.
PHYSICAL CONDITION: Check for cracks, nicks, cuts, burns, etc in the insulation.
Though vinyl or PVC test leads are the type mostly used, SILICON TEST LEADS
✅ Are more flexible, more heat and burn resistant
✅ Are more chemical and solvent resistant
✅ Are less sensitive to environmental temperatures
✅ Won’t even become brittle in extremely low temperatures
✅ Have high current ratings
✅ Have double-injection moulding
✅ Are made for rugged use and can stand up to temperatures, high and low, much better
✅ Don’t burn even on contact with soldering irons
✅ Confirm to CAT II 1000V 10A, CAT III 1000V, CAT IV 600V
✅ Last much longer then PVC leads
✅ Have comfort grips