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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful.
Modular test probes, Excellent quality!
By T. Mccleary
First, let's be clear. This is not a set of probes with permanently attached leads. If you want the version with leads permanently attached, you want the TL175. These TP175E are modular probes with a shrouded banana jack on the back end. To use these probes you need to purchase at minimum a set of leads with banana plugs on both ends. An excellent (and highly recommended) example would be the Fluke TL224.
These probes are typically superior Fluke quality. The retractable shroud over the probe tips works very smoothly, and is excellent. It looks gimmicky until you handle it, and then you realize just how useful it is for avoiding shorting across adjacent terminals.
The probe tips are standard 2mm with a semi-sharp tip and threaded base.
For needle sharp tips, the TP88 pin probe adapters fit perfectly onto these probes. The only drawback to the TP88 adapters is that they are only rated for use to 60VDC.
The threading at the base of the probe tip allow screwing on accessories such as the (included) 4mm banana plug adapter, or the (not included) shrouded alligator clips AC175. I don't know why you'd *want* to use the AC175 instead of using the far superior modular AC285 alligator clips, but I'm sure there's some application for it.
In closing, these probes are part of a modular test lead system. They are unlikely to be purchased alone, without other parts of the system (leads, alligator clips, hook probes, alligator extended probes, gripper probes, etc). Honestly, the best way to purchase these is as part of the modular set, such as the TLK225. You'll save money in the long run.
Highly recommended, as part of a modular test lead set!
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful.
Sharp tips, great for probing connector shells and fine circuit traces.
By T. Mccleary
These are *very* sharp pin probes which attach onto standard 2mm test lead metal probe tips. The attachment is a friction fit, without threading, so care is needed to prevent pulling the probe out of the TP88. I use these tips with a set of TP175E probes, and they work great for hitting fine traces on circuit boards and for probing connector shells. If your boards are conformal coated, this will go right through the coating to give a good reading.
One thing to keep in mind is that these tips are only rated for 60VDC. For typical uses this is plenty, but always keep in mind what the voltage you are measuring could be.
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Testing Made Easier
These are well made.. as all Fluke products are.. and make testing wires in small confined areas much easier.
I do have a different brand set for far reaching harnesses, but use these for up close under dash work.
They don't twist the meter wire when you screw them into the harness as one might think, also these are rated at 5 amps and 60 volts dc which is great.
When done, remember to seal the small pin hole the probe leaves in the insulation.. as it could lead to corrosion. I use clear fingernail polish as it works great and is cheap. Do not use silicone sealers as many will eat the copper.