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This Shrouded Plug Doesn’t Fit

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 with shrouded socket. Use its standard plug to gain access to your meter and then plug your shrouded test lead into the rear of the plug. Now you can use both standard and shrouded plugs.

Recently a Power Company approached us with certain requirements for two different test lead options. Their field technicians had various Fluke meters, some accepting shrouded plug and some that did not. They were not in a position to standardize meters, but wanted a specialized banana plug test lead that could work with a shrouded meter, yet allowed for another plug (shrouded or non-shrouded) to be plugged in or stacked in the back. The test lead needed to have this stacking shrouded banana plug connector to an alligator clip. In addition they needed color coding on the leads for easy identification. With the E-Z-Hook kilo color options we were able to provide leads in one solid color (connector and wire) as well as leads that had connectors in one color and the wire in another color. Ultimately we made test leads in 6 different color combinations, all 16 feet long, and all with a shrouded banana plug connector to alligator clip. Customer satisfied!

So what was the solution for the field technicians with old meters that wouldn’t accept a shrouded plug test lead? Easy. We were able to provide a similar customized test lead option by combining our 9371 standard plug which has a stacking shrouded socket, to a 9306 shrouded banana plug. This option then gave those technicians with an older style meter to use any of the company designed shrouded test leads. The shrouded banana plug could stack in the back of our 9371 or into the 9306 on the other side. These lead options created a better level of uniformity and the Power Company was not required to replace and unify older meters for their large technician base.

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The E-Z-Flex connector kits are available in two standard configurations.  Each kit contains sixteen connectors, both offering 4 unique sized pins and sockets in flexible insulated shields.

E-Z-Hook’s original flexible connector kit p/n 9099-0316 was designed for both the automotive and aerospace fields. Since it’s inception it has found popularity across multiple industries where electronic connections are required. This kit offers all connectors with a standard banana socket on one side, and eight varying sizes of gold plated pins and socket connectors on the other end. The pin and socket dimensions included in the kit are .030″ (.762mm), .040″ (1.016mm), .062″ (1.575mm), and .094″ (2.388). The flexible insulation is a molded plastic, provided in both red and black.

A few years ago E-Z-Hook was approached by a large US based generator company servicing the telecommunication, industrial, and commercial industries. They liked the versatility of the e-z-flex components, however they required a .080″ pin socket instead of a banana socket in our E-Z-Flex connector line. We created some customized  pin and socket dimensions specifically for their use.  This customer driven project made us recognize a simple need that many of our customers across industries required. With those requirements in mind E-Z-Hook created our 9099-0491 kit product line. This E-Z-Flex kit 9099-0491 was introduced in late 2015 and provides all E-Z-Flex connectors with .080″ pin sockets on the one side. When your connection component has a pin plug this versatile kit provides the solution.

All parts in both kits are also available individually for purchase.

flexible test connectors, pins and sockets

IMG_2342IMG_2338E-Z-Hook has a long history of working with clients who need assistance developing a custom product to fulfill their needs. From the outside the solutions was simple – a box. It was the inside components, which included fuses and switches, that made the little box more complicated.

Working closely with the client E-Z-Hook developed 3 separate prototypes that could work with the clients test jumper applications. The final solution addressed the clients’ needs for a Test Jumper Junction Box. The finished product used both standard and custom components. The design included a toggle switch or momentary switch that allowed fuse capabilities to be switched on or off with the various test applications.
In the end, the solution was “in the box”, a small plastic box. The device allowed the customer to supply their technicians with a simply solution which allowed them to easily amplify their testing capabilities.  A single custom solution provided a complete kit.

 

Recently a customer requested a Panel Mounted Shrouded Banana Socket. We referred them to our on-line catalog and directed them to part number 8207

The same customer required a similarly Panel Mounted but with a Shrouded Banana Plug. We quickly drew up plans for a mounting of the very same type and dimensions as the shrouded socket so that the parts could be interchangeable. Engineering drawings of the proposed product as well as a physical sample of the product were provided to the customer. All of this was done for the customer within the same day!

The new part number we created is 8209. See drawing 8209

Come to E-Z-Hook for your requirements and see what we can do for you.

Recently, a customer requested a revision of an initial custom coaxial cable request to produce a lower cost unit. It was decided that a Right Angle Male BNC was too expensive for their requirement.  We quickly revised the cable for the same form/fit and function and sent out a new approach which fit the requirement and cut the cost to approximated 50% of their 1st request. The initial requirement was for 8 cables.  No job too small!

Line Drawing of Custom Product: 9099-0435-36

Custom Coaxial Connector - Jan 2013

The P/N 9480 is the newest addition to E-Z-Hook’s E-Z-Flex product line. It is a .080” (2mm) pin plug socket to a .051” diameter pin contact. With this addition the complete E-Z-Flex product offering is now available with either a pin plug or banana socket connection to pin contact options of .030”, .040”, .051”, .062” and .094”. In addition to a pin contact option the E-Z-Flex parts are also available with a .030”, .040”, .062” and .094”socket option. All E-Z-Flex parts are available in red and black.

E-Z-Flex Test Lead Adapter P/N 9480

Single panel mounts P/N 9280 and P/N 9282 now accept both standard and shrouded banana plugs. They are available immediately in red and black. Both offer a turret terminal connection.

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