When was the last time you thought about the tires on your truck? Probably the last time one went flat or went missing. And chances are it was an inconvenience; you had to fix it or replace it, maybe you were late to work, or you had to make a purchase you hadn’t planned on.
Something we think of as a detail in the big picture - like the tires on a truck - can have big consequences if it’s not in place.
How a broken test lead is like a missing tire
Now think about the test leads on a multimeter. Most users only think about test leads when they add an alligator clip or when they break.
But it’s time to pay attention to the details. International regulatory and standards bodies are. IEC/EN 61010-031 is now in effect in Europe. This standard requires all test leads in CAT III and CAT IV environments to have no more than 4 mm (5/24 inch) of exposed metal. This regulation will likely be adopted worldwide within the next few years.
Test leads are essential to taking measurements with a multimeter. A good meter deserves a good set of leads, and Fluke test leads are as tough as Fluke meters.
Users should pay attention to the details. If a test lead is lost or broken, you can’t work. If leads are damaged, they may also be unsafe. And if the leads don’t meet applicable laws and standards, using or providing them to a member of your work crew could have legal implications.
Fluke is paying attention to the details. The newest test leads from Fluke, the TL175 TwistGuard™ Test Leads, provide five key benefits that will help you be more productive on your job:
Test leads are a small detail, something that most users never think about. By using Fluke’s newest leads, the TL175 TwistGuard Test Leads, you can be assured that Fluke has already taken care of the details for you.