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Old 10-10-2008, 07:26 PM   #1
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Alligator clip fix

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I recently bought some jumpers with alligator clips on them from The Source (Radio Shack).

Nice soft covers on the clips. Looked great until I tried to use them. As soon as I tried to open the clips they would immediately rotate 90 degrees inside the covers. The rubber was just too slippery.

The solution was to pull off the boots (covers) and stick some small squares of sandpaper to the ends of the alligator clips. I used crazy glue to stick the smooth side to the alligator clips.

The photos show the sandpaper and how I got the boots to go back on easily.

It took a bit of time but it worked great. The boots stay where they are put.
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Old 10-11-2008, 03:03 PM   #2
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Re: Alligator clip fix

Good idea as mine always want to slide back exposing more of the clip. Now that you mention this trick I also want to find some smaller covered ones for breadboard work. These are a bit to big and want to short out.
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