How multimeter test leads ensure your safety

How multimeter test leads ensure your safety


As a professional, you know that a successful project requires more than just a great strategic vision. It's also a small thing. The details of how you get the job done and your craft really matter. Working with professionals who use these products every day, they take a "little thing" – a multimeter test lead.
Safety test system
Your personal protective equipment (PPE), test instruments and accessories for electrical testing include a safety system. In fact, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 70E Workplace Electrical Safety Standard defines test equipment as an integral part of PPE. Bottom line: From clothing, gloves and glasses to digital multimeters and test leads, every device you use for testing must be designed and approved to work safely in a test environment.
You must ensure that the ratings of your accessories, including test leads, are safe for use where you work. The lead's Usage Category (CAT) rating should be at least as high as the multimeter you're using. If you are using test leads that are not included with the multimeter, it may compromise your security.
Double insulation, ultra-safe
The test leads you've accumulated over the years may not be able to design the insulation required in today's electrical environment. In addition, test leads are subject to wear and abuse, making it easy to damage the insulation. For example, leads that are caught in panel doors due to sharp turns or twisted due to sharp turns reduce the insulation of these stress points. These wires are insulated with silicone, which can withstand both high temperatures and remain flexible in cold weather. They are specified for temperatures from -20 °C to 55 °C (-4 °F to 131 °F). Its universal input plug is compatible with all instruments that accept standard 4 mm covered banana plugs.

Durability is another "little thing" that Fluke engineers planned. The leads have an overload stress relief device at both the probe end and the plug end and have undergone more than 30,000 bend tests without failure.