Female socket for multimeter leads?

Discussion in 'The Projects Forum' started by wayneh, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. wayneh

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    Any idea what this is called, or if it exists? I'd like to have a female socket to mount in a project, into which I could place my multimeter probes and have a reliable connection. A test point, if you will, but reasonably solid.

    I could just put in alligator clips to grab onto the DMM pins, but I'd prefer something neater.

    Sort of related question: Is there a decent and cheap LED voltmeter that I might mount on a PCB? I wouldn't need a DMM if I could just build a voltmeter into the project. I've seen some cheap ones appear in this forum but not with glowing reviews as I recall. I don't need great accuracy but repeatability matters.
     
  2. GopherT

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    I've see one project use springs -like from a retractable ball-point pen. Twist right to push in, twist left to pull out. Not exactly panel mount but at least an idea.
     
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  6. Bernard

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    Just tried a pin jack with 2 mm test probe- perfect fit, but only had one. If a DVM OK, have spare Red Lion MDMV0000. 200mV, 1 pA, 15 pins panel or board mt; just postage.
     
  7. wayneh

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    Perfect, that's exactly what I had in mind. Just wish they weren't $5.

    That's very generous, thanks! I'll contact you offline.
     
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  9. wayneh

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    Now that's better.
     
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