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Guide to Alligator Clips

Guide to Alligator Clips

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Previous Next Alligator (Crocodile) Clips Alligator clips, also referred to as crocodile clips in Europe, are spring metal electrical clips with long, serrated jaws. The primary use of alligator clips is to establish temporary electrical connections when clipped onto terminals and components.  They get their name from the resemblance of their jaws to alligator or […]


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 […]


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 […]


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Guide to Back Probe Connectors

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Previous Next Back Probes While back probes are capable of coming soldered to wire on a premade test lead, E-Z-Hook provides two standalone adapter options with banana sockets on the rear end of the connector that are able be connected to most standard banana plugs test leads and jumpers. Used in conjunction with most hand-held […]


E-Z-Flex Connector Kits Service Industries From Aerospace to Telecommunication

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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 […]


Thinking Outside the Box

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E-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 […]


Panel Mount with Shrouded Banana Plug – Customized in One Day

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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 […]


Custom Coaxial Cable

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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 […]


E-Z-Flex Test Lead Adapter

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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” […]