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Guide to Insulation-Piercing Connectors and Test Leads

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Overview What is an insulation-piercing connector or test lead An insulation-piercing connector (also referred to as an insulation-piercing clip, insulation displacement connector, piercing probe, or wire tap) is often constructed as a standalone connector or adapter. These connectors can also be soldered or crimped to a wire or cable to create  test leads and cable assemblies. […]


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Guide to Banana Plugs

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Guide to Banana Connectors – Plugs & Sockets Banana plugs are spring-loaded, single-wire (conductor) electrical test connectors used for joining wire to electrical equipment or electrical circuit boards. Banana connectors come in two forms, a banana plug or a banana socket. The banana plugs directly into a banana socket (often referred to as a banana […]


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Renovating for Success

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  — From our Manufacturing Plant to Your Office Since 1956 —   Our team, located in Arcadia, California, is thrilled to announce that our plant renovation has finally been completed. We look forward to continuously evolving our company to work efficiently to sustain and improve our services to our loyal customers. We promise to […]


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ISO 9001:2015 – Constant Improvement

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It’s been over two years since we received our ISO 9001:2015 certification. Since receiving our initial ISO certification in 2016 E-Z-Hook has been through multiple successful accreditation and customer audits.  We are proud of our ongoing improvements that are constantly being implemented across departments. Constant Improvement | Expect Excellence We consistently review internal and external feedback […]


Manufacturing Insulation Piercing Needle Clusters

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Our needle clusters are not only manufactured for use in E-Z-Hook products, but sold as raw material components to many of our clients for their specific applications and product designs. We even sell them to “competitors” for use in their products! While we are known manufacturing finished goods or products, many of our raw material […]


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High Temperature Test Hook Connectors

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Previous Next High Temperature Test Hooks Both the X100W mini-hook and XM micro-hook style connectors are available in high temperature test hook models. When environments or sterilization processes require products to withstand high temperatures, E-Z-Hook has existing options in our “standard” product offering. The X100WX and XMX test hook versions are molded with mineral-reinforced nylon. […]


Let Us Do Your Heavy Lifting

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For the past 47 years our  E-Z-Hook President has been the first person in the office. His passion for his business and his unwavering focus and hard work drive him daily. Recently his passion has found a new focus, or should we say additional focus. Don’t get me wrong, he still is the first one in the parking lot […]


Young Inventors and Future Engineers

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 Recently a young inventor and aspiring female engineer shared their ALARM HAT created for a school STEM invention project. She thanked us for the miniature alligator test leads that helped her project be a success at her class inventors fair. E-Z-Hook markets our products to all kinds of industries and it is always fun to […]


This Shrouded Plug Doesn’t Fit

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In the world of shrouded banana plugs and sockets, E-Z-Hook has a simple solution when your old meter doesn’t accept the newer shrouded banana plug leads that most companies manufacture as “standard” today. You don’t need to update your perfectly good meter, just invest in our part number 9371 which offers a standard banana plug […]


Test Leads and Kits for the Automotive Market

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In 1980 E-Z-Hook entered the automotive sector with our XJL insulation macro-hook connected to a lead with a standard alligator connector on the other side. This product 619XJL was offered in a black and red set of 18″, 36″ , and 60″ standard lead lengths. Today, 36 years later, this product can still be found […]


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