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Elenco TL-12 Banana to Mingrabber Set

by Elenco

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  • Stackable Banana to Minigrabber leads
  • Length - 36"
  • Color coded red and black leads
  • Keep these handy leads ready for those special tasks
  • Ideal for use in labs, service shops, schools, home and industry
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Product Information

Technical Details
Part Number TL-12
Item Weight0.8 ounces
Product Dimensions9 x 4 x 0.5 inches
Item model numberTL-12
Item Package Quantity1
Number Of Pieces1
Number of Handles1
Batteries Required?No
  
Additional Information
ASINB0002JJU3C
Best Sellers Rank #2,863 in Home Improvement (See top 100)
Shipping Weight0.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
ShippingThis item is also available for shipping to select countries outside the U.S.
Date First AvailableMay 10, 2004
  
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WARNING:
CHOKING HAZARD -- Small parts. Not for children under 3 yrs.

Product Description

Stackable Banana to Minigrabber, Length - 36". Red and Black leads.

Customer Reviews

The Elenco products are good quality for everyday use.
Melbourne Beach
Good quality bench leads for power supply, or meter, that uses banana jacks.
Perry W. Chamberlain
I tried to save a couple of bucks and as usual it wasa mistake.
sdeve

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

20 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Yassirreebob on November 4, 2010
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Banana plugs are OK but the grabbers are of poor quality. The Button easily misaligns with the body making it difficult to engage. The hook is much too flexible. I will cut off the grabbers and replace them with decent ones.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on September 12, 2010
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This grabber set was barely functional. It took a good 5 - 10 minutes with a set of pliers to get the spring and hook to fit together properly so that it could even extend out to grip a wire. Much of that time was spent bending the 'hook' from the straight position that it arrived in. Its not that I minded spending a bit of time fixing the product, but considering that there are so many other options within $1 or $2 of the price of these, I would recommend buying one of those that doesn't require manual adjustments before use.

Also, when the description says 'mini'grabber they mean MINI. These are probably most appropriate for 22+ gauge wire. I was expecting something more in the 12 gauge range.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful By NOV552E on March 13, 2012
For 8 bucks these things are junk. They are flimsy and short and stupid to boot. Spend a little extra and buy a decent quality. If the price was 50 cents, then I guess I wouldn't be so critical.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By J. Quick on July 15, 2011
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EDIT #2: These are complete junk. You can see my first edit below, when they started to bend on me, now the mini-grabber has broken off of the wire. I've had this for less than a year with light/home brewing use. These are not worth any money at all. Utter junk!

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EDIT #1: I've used these for a while now, and I'm starting to see what Chuck was on about. These are definitely not up to the quality standard of a Pomona or other decent set. On mine the hooks of the mini grabbers are made of soft copper, and have straightened out over time, resulting in diminished "grabbing" capability. Also, I've since noticed that the connectors do not have proper strain reliefs, and as a result the wire insulation on one side of my probes has separated from the connector, exposing the conductor.

I had initially rated these 5 stars, but I'm dropping that rating to 3 as the durability over time just isn't there. They'll work for a while, but they're not timeless like a Pomona set.

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ORIGINAL REVIEW:

I don't see what Chuck was complaining about, these worked great for me. I have several similar sets from other manufacturers and this one doesn't seem terribly different from any of those, perhaps Chuck got a defective set.

In any event as I said these worked fine for me, the stack-able banana plugs worked fine and the grabbers were easy to manipulate and grabbed leads and wires down to 24 AWG with no issues.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By sdeve on March 21, 2012
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The metal clips in this test lead set are so soft they bent on the first use. I tried to save a couple of bucks and as usual it wasa mistake. Buy Ponoma and you will be much happier with the quality.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Jon E Watte on February 6, 2013
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These cables gave me less than a year of mild use. The connection of the cable into the grabbers started coming loose and fraying, and in the end failed.
The grabbers are mushy; I had to keep adjusting the hook on the grabbers with a pair of pliers to make them stay where I hooked them up.
I'm looking for something better now, but it may be that I have to solder my own to get good quality cables -- cheap junk like this may have driven quality cables out of the market.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Gardener13 on May 9, 2012
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Grabber fell apart first time I used it. The plastic housing came apart and the grabber wire is made of a soft metal that bends easily.

It's as if they made a product that looked just like a minigrabber but didn't actually care if it worked.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Just Some Guy on January 3, 2012
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I bought these as an Amazon recommendation when I purchased a Mastech 30V 5A HY3005F-3 bench power supply.

They got me going but had I seen them first I would never have purchased.... they are way too thin.

It wouldn't take much to let the smoke out of them!
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