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Test Leads for HP 3468A/B DMM - rprosperi - 09-03-2014 12:34 AM

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.

Opinions and advice welcome.

RE: Test Leads for HP 3468A/B DMM - jebem - 09-03-2014 06:02 AM

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.

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




RE: Test Leads for HP 3468A/B DMM - Dave Frederickson - 09-03-2014 11:10 PM

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.


RE: Test Leads for HP 3468A/B DMM - Katie Wasserman - 09-03-2014 11:24 PM

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.