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Old 1st September 2008, 08:32 PM   #1
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Hi all,
Can anyone recommend an inexpensive set of multimeter test leads suitable for tube amp work? I'd like to get some ones with "minigrabber" or alligator clips, but Mouser's filter is decidedly unhelpful in that regard. Most of the ones I'm finding are rated at 30-60V, and I would imagine that I should have something more substantial for working with tubes.

Also, I was looking at the capacitor discharge tool at It looks like the insulated alligator clips are the kind you can get at radio shack. Is the insulation on those really enough to hook up to a charged filter cap?

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Old 1st September 2008, 08:43 PM   #2
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I usually use these.. can't seem to find a voltage rating, but they're nylon, so it should be pretty decent.
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Old 1st September 2008, 09:30 PM   #3
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I just use cheap Radio Shack test leads. They haven't failed even at over 800V.
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Old 2nd September 2008, 12:26 AM   #4
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These are very nice, real rubber, flexible and good for at least 1KV. You have to buy five at a time but at $5 each they're worth it.
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Old 2nd September 2008, 03:50 AM   #5
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Even better, buy from our friendly ApexJr at:
Scroll down to a little below half way, the description:
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