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Pomona Electronics’ Precision Electronic Probe Offers Probing Solution for High Density IC Leads

Pomona Electronics introduces the Precision Electronic Probe for probing extremely fine pitch IC leads including TSSOP and SSOP packages. Ergonomically designed to fit your hand, the new probe offers a subminiature tip of only .018" in diameter, a fraction of the size of conventional probe tips.

The Model 6342 Precision Electronic Probe provides accuracy and accessibility for testing difficult-to-reach areas of surface mount and densely populated circuit boards in repair and test lab applications. Although small in outline, the slim design enables a firm grip and access into tight spots without obstructing visual contact within the test point area. The probe’s thermoplastic elastomer outer layer provides a comfortable and secure grip, and the Precision Electronic Probe tip can be easily replaced if damaged. Many different probe tips are available for nearly any probing situation.

These test probes fit into places other probes can’t. And, replacement tips are readily accessible, typically from the customer’s own off-the-shelf stock. Companies with automated test equipment use the same pogo type pins as the 6342 Probe, and usually stock them, providing a convenient means of tip replacement, without tools.

Pomona Electronics offers a wide range of probe tips in a variety of styles, including the spring-loaded plunger tip, which allows the tip to "float" while maintaining a constant level of pressure, assuring steady, reliable contact.

This "pogo-pin" feature prevents the tip from slipping and damaging other components or circuit board traces. Stainless steel tips for penetrating surface contamination, multi-head tips, and extra long probe tips are also available. The Precision Electronic Probe design is fully compliant with the latest international safety standard, IEC 1010 with Category III, 1,000 volt overvoltage protection. It has a maximum current rating of 3 Amps. The probe is also available in specialty test lead kits designed for specific applications, and can be used with digital multimeters from any of the major manufacturers.

Technical and product information is available on-line at

Pomona Electronics

Pomona Electronics has the broadest line of test accessories in the world for applications ranging from test labs to field service and plant maintenance, repair and operation and are available through the company's global distribution network. The Pomona line includes banana plugs, coaxial cables, oscilloscope and DMM probe kits and accessories, IC test clips, boxes, connectors and test leads. For more than 50 years, the company's innovative design and high quality manufacturing have provided engineers and technicians with tools that keep pace with constantly changing technologies, and meet both UL and IEC1010 safety standards.



Number: PE 1064-e 10/99

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