High Temperature Test Hook Connectors

Both the X100W mini-hook and XM micro-hook style are available in high temperature versions.

When environments or sterilization processes require  products to withstand high temperatures we have existing options in our “standard” product offering.

In both our X100W and XM product line we offer a modified “x” version (p/n X100WX and XMX) that is molded with mineral reinforced nylon. These modified versions have been tested to support high temperatures for extended periods at 122C (250F) and short cycles as high as 150C (300F).

If higher temperatures are required then our X100WXH (available in black, white and gray) is tested to 175C (350F)  for short period and 150C (300F) for extended periods.

All of these parts can be made into high temperature test leads by using our 300 series (24 AWG Teflon Wire).

Let us know your requirements and we will always do our best to offer a product solution.

Test Leads and Kits for the Automotive Market

Blog3_16In 1980 E-Z-Hook entered the automotive sector with our XJL insulation macro-hook connected to a lead with a standard alligator connector on the other side. This product 619XJL was offered in a black and red set of 18″, 36″ , and 60″ standard lead lengths. Today, 36 years later, this product can still be found in most automotive jobber trucks (think Matco, Snap-On, MacTool, etc). We have sold thousands of this product, which single handedly helped us enter the automotive after market for repair and testing.

Today the 619XJL remains a staple, and one of our most popular automotive leads. Variations of this test lead set include a straight banana plug connector or a shrouded right angle connector. All of these products work with most standard Digital Multi-Meters. For environments that require a higher heat resistance and more durability than our standard PVC wire provides, we do offer all test leads with silicone wire if requested.

In the early 90’s we introduced our XEL piercing hook into the automotive market. This narrower hook has an angled front to navigate through wire bundles, as well as a v-shaped design for grabbing and centering the wire or cable prior to piercing. It was introduced as an alternative lead set combination to the XJL options. In addition we designed it to be available without a factory installed lead. This XEL version offers a shrouded banana socket on either handle side, allowing easy flexibility to use with any standard banana plug lead. Much like our XJL versions, the XEL has become a popular staple in most auto repair and test mechanics tool boxes.

So, what next? As we spoke to distributors and automotive jobbers we realized that the automotive repair and test aftermarket really lacked in the “accessory” area. For most equipment companies the test leads and components were an after thought – and often not well designed or manufactured products. Automotive technicians would purchase fabulous multi-meters but the test cables supplied with these were often junk, couldn’t carry a proper signal, and needed replacement within a year. At E-Z-Hook these test leads, test cables, and connectors are our specialty. That is what we focus our manufacturing quality on so we could easily compete with great replacement products and test kits.

That is exactly what we have continued to do in these past 10+ years. Today in addition to our standard XJL and XEL test lead sets we offer various banana plug lead sets and individual leads specifically designed for automotive use. One of my personal favorites is our 9183-144BLK banana plug jumper test lead. Why do I like it – because while learning about our products for this industry I asked why in the world would we make something so long? 144 inches? 12 Feet? I was reminded that this length (the approximate length of a car) would allow a technician to be on one side and connect to something on the other. Made sense to me, and obviously to a lot of automotive test and repair technicians. Due to it’s popularity in the field we now bundle this test jumper in with many of our automotive kits. It can be purchased individually or is part of our popular 3519 and 3520 test lead sets. In addition to leads we offer various kits including our insulation piercing hooks as well as alligator clips, back probe needles and other connectors. All kits include various lead options and are offered with either our XJL or XEL piercing macro-hooks or the 8064 needle back probes which we just introduces to the market in late 2015.

Testing was never so easy. Over 35 years of PROVEN EXPERIENCE IN THE FIELD.

Power Company Test Leads

A large multi-state Mid-West power company approached E-Z-Hook to see if we could manufacture custom leads using the copper blade version of our macro-hook test connectors, model XH and XHL. The leads would ultimately be used by plant technicians testing power and required a secure right angle bend on the hooks.

Included in the requirement was the ability to close the power circuit after checking that the hook connection was properly connected. We designed in a “key” concept they requested. It was built into the jumper, allowing the user to close the circuit after the connection was verified as good. Additionally we designed jumpers with a similar fused “key” for further security which was required in some test environments. In the end, E-Z-Hook created four variations of leads, some containing a 3 AMP, 250 Volt fuse.

XKM is a worldwide hit!

Our XKM double gripper test connector has drummed up interest not only in the states but also abroad. In the last two weeks we’ve been fulfilling orders for the USA as well as Germany and Asia. And custom labeling of the product is still a hot ticket with companies eager to make the product “their own.”

E-Z-Hook XKM pictured in Gray, available in 10 colors

E-Z-Hook XKM
pictured in Gray, available in 10 colors

Daisy Chain Jumper – Customised Product for a Small Order

A recent customer required special a multiple hook-up in series. While this isn’t a product listed in our standard category – we were able to put this together for our client with little delay.

E-Z-Hook designed the multiple heavy duty connector to fit the customers’ requirement in series connection.  Because it uses our standard products, simply rearranged to suit a custom environment – we can offer these customized products at great prices.

E-Z-Hook | Daisy Chain Hooks 9099-0382-Model

A multitude of various E-Z-Hook connectors can be connected in this fashion for this type of special requirement.   Look to E-Z-Hook to help solve your problems with quickly hooked up connectors!

Quick Draw: Pistol Grip Hooks

We’re committed to the highest quality products throughout all our line.

And we want to make your lives easy, too.

We developed the easy to use pistol grip hook provides standard mini-hook convenience with provisions for building in internal resistor circuitry in the handle. It is available in short (X100W style) and long (XL1 style) hook models, and designed for use with RG58C/U cable or large gauge wire leads. Variations on this product include internal banana plugs and pin sockets. (XP shown)

 

E-Z Mini Hook Square Hole Tip (pistol grip), XP1 Red/Black     E-Z Mini Hook Square Hole Tip - Long - (pistol grip), XPL1 Black

Hooks and Bananas? No Problem!

We’ve developed a Mini-Hook X100W with Banana Socket in Plunger test adapter. Part 8036 accepts standard banana socket.

Colors: Body available in 10 standard colors. Red plungers are provided with red bodies and black plungers are provided with all other body colors.

Mini-Hook X100W with Standard Banana Socket in Plunger, 8036 Red

 

Dimensional Drawing

Extending our Hook Solutions

This hook is identical to the standard X100W model except tip has been extended to provide 0.065″ x 0.040″ hole for vertical connection over rectangular wire wrapped pins.

We’ve got the X100W2 available in a set of 10 assorted colors or they can be purchased individually.

E-Z-Mini Hook Test Connector, X100W Orange

Rectangular Hole Tip Mini Hook, X100W2 Drawing

Original and Best: XL1

The original long test hook, our XL1 model  simply offers an extended body version of our X100W. The body  is 5″ (127 mm) long to reach through wiring nest up to 4″ (101.6 mm) deep. The blade and hook design is virtually the same as our basic X100W model, and like all of our test hooks it is available in various styles (non-magnetic, rectangular foot, etc).

The XL1 test hooks can be purchased individually or as a set of 10 assorted colors.

 

Mini-Hook Test Connector, XL1 Green

Quick Solution for a Complex Hook Problem

A Government and Defence client needed an effective solution that had to fulfil specific space and material requirements.  The client was looking for a minimally invasive micro piercing connector that makes a mid-line connection. Upon connection, the device needed to remain engaged until removed.

Leveraging our automotive macro piercing technology we designed and manufactured two micro piercing connectors with thumb screw action for secure connection.

Less than one inch long, the micro-sized XEP and XEPA piercing connectors are ideal in environments where size and reliability of connection are essential. Features include the V shaped tip design for separating wire bundles and a .030″ pin plug that connects to any standard .030″ diameter socket. XEP features a straight contact angle and XEPA features a slanted contact angle. (XEP & XEPA shown).

E-Z-Micro Hook Insulation Piercing, XEP and XEPA Gray