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Guide to Insulation-Piercing Connectors and Test Leads

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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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 […]


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 […]


Defense and Security Applications

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These handy little devices represent the XB product line created for the defense and security industries. Originally a “modification” to our 82-2 harness board product, these wire piercing devices are fully insulated on the exterior and offer a screw down clamp to ensure a secure and solid connection upon engagement with the wire. Once the XB is hooked on […]


Making Products the Old Fashioned Way

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Since 1956 E-Z-Hook has been making quality test products and accessories. Sure we have changed, grown, and added product lines. As required we have altered our manufacturing process to ensure our product line adheres to regulations such as REACH, ROHS, and the Dodd-Frank Conflict Mineral Act. We no longer operate out of a personal garage in Kentucky […]


82-1 Harness Board Connector Makes Wire Testing E-Z!

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In response to many customer inquiries, E-Z-Hook has developed a new product allowing for quick release of wires after testing.  This new design, our 82-1 series, is based off our popular 82-2 product line. The 82-2 product has a bed of piercing nails allowing for testing of wire connections without requiring any wire stripping.  The clamp or lever holds the wire against […]


No is Not an Option

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E-Z-Hook just doesn’t like saying no. Come to us with your special requests. Your unique test and measurement assembly requirements. We love the challenge of providing you with exactly what you need , building your custom test assembly from the thousands of combinations we can provide. Give us a call and see what we can […]


Custom is Trending!

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Test & Measurement accessory users like their testing equipment customized to fit their specific applications. Thankfully, E-Z-Hook is more than willing to work with our clients to meet their demands.  Give us a call and let us know what you are looking for in your electronic test accessory so we can work with you to […]


Got Custom Assemblies?

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Your project requires special custom cable assemblies with intricate configurations and specifications, but you don’t want to use your engineering department’s precious time to make cable assemblies. Yet, your requirement seems too low of a volume to farm out to a manufacturer of cable assemblies. Wouldn’t it be great if there were a cable and […]


Can’t Find It? Let Us Customize It For You!

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Using a standard product from our catalog, our alligator to banana plug patch cord we were able to accommodate a client’s need to run 115 volts with 11 amps and 220 volts with 7.0 amps through a patch cord by providing a larger gauge wire (14AWG)  in place of the standard 18 AWG. Having various […]