Test Leads for HP 3468A/B DMM
09-03-2014, 12:34 AM
Post: #1
 rprosperi Senior Member Posts: 2,459 Joined: Dec 2013
Test Leads for HP 3468A/B DMM
I recently got a very nice 3468B on TAS for a great price. Although in great shape with intact calibration, it did not come with test leads.

I naively then bought a set of Extech test leads via Amazon, assuming they all had compatible plugs; after all it said it worked with HP and Fluke models. Not so for my model.

It appears to me the 3468 accepts normal shrouded banana plugs, however the diameter of the hole surrounding the plug is too small to accept the shroud, at least on the Extech ones.

I also got a set of "Fluke compatible" leads from a TAS seller, for $1.97 including shipping from China! (and it arrived in a week in perfect shape - how the heck do they do that for <$2 ??)

Can someone recommend/suggest appropriate leads to use with this DMM?

I don't need anything fancy, but pointed tips, micro-clips and alligator clips would all be nice for different uses.

--Bob Prosperi
09-03-2014, 06:02 AM (This post was last modified: 09-03-2014 07:48 AM by jebem.)
Post: #2
 jebem Senior Member Posts: 1,216 Joined: Feb 2014
RE: Test Leads for HP 3468A/B DMM
Nice equipment!
I would replace the shrouded plugs with regular banana plugs easily found in electronic shops, by just cutting off the original ones and fitting in the new ones.

EDIT:
Or if you prefer to buy it ready made, there are plenty to choose from. For instance:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Digital-Multim...43bbdaa8a6

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1-Pair-Test-Ho...3377c6ddd0

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/4-in-1-Alligat...1c42f5874d

Jose Mesquita

09-03-2014, 11:10 PM
Post: #3
 Dave Frederickson Senior Member Posts: 1,514 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Test Leads for HP 3468A/B DMM
Hi Bob,

I recommend the Fluke TL910 leads, like the last time. I verified that the leads do NOT fit into an HP 3478A. I seem to remember that the older test leads didn't have boots on them so you could simply cut the boots off.

Dave
09-03-2014, 11:24 PM (This post was last modified: 09-03-2014 11:25 PM by Katie Wasserman.)
Post: #4
 Katie Wasserman Super Moderator Posts: 625 Joined: Dec 2013
RE: Test Leads for HP 3468A/B DMM
This seller has a good assortment with pretty fast shipping. The lead material is silicone which really nice and flexible. Also you can talk to the seller, Frankie, on the EEVBLOG forum.

-katie

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