Press release: PE 1075-E For immediate release


Pomona Electronics Introduces Self-Adjusting, Easy-to-Use

Insulation Piercing Test Clips for

Variety of Field Test and Measurement Applications


Pomona Electronics introduces the new Model 6405 Insulation Piercing Test Clip set, ideally suited for a variety of field applications including automotive test and diagnosis, telecommunications diagnosis and repair, and electronic and industrial test and measurement set-ups. Designed with a spring-loaded clamp and screw-in barrel, the new piercing clips allow the user to provide the exact pressure needed to pierce the insulation of a wide range of wire types and sizes. The clips also feature a rotating banana jack that prevents the test lead from twisting and keeps the meter in the circuit while the wire is pierced, providing immediate confirmation that contact with the conductor has been made.

Intended for making temporary connections in the field, the test clips feature a safety-rated shrouded banana jack that is compatible with virtually all industry-standard banana plugs, including digital multimeter plugs with or without safety shrouds. Designed with a retractable pin and a wire-centering mechanism that securely cradles the wire regardless of size, the clips attach easily onto plastic, Teflon or silicone insulated wires using a spring-loaded double-V clamp. Wire contact is made as the screw-in barrel drives the sharp piercing point through the insulation, allowing it to make contact with the conductor. The clip is small enough to access individual wires in large bundles and sturdy enough to last in severe service. With a variety of applications in mind, the clip is designed for use with a wide range of wire sizes from tiny 1,53 mm diameter to large 5,08 mm diameter.

The Model 6405 also provides a number of other outstanding features. Uniquely designed to provide both cost-savings and convenience, it can be quickly disassembled to expose the piercing tip for any required sharpening, extending product life and eliminating the need to completely replace the test clip as with other models on the market.

The Test Clip provides further convenience with its "leave in-line" capability. Once the Test Clip has been attached to the wire, the test lead can be removed from the clip for testing at another location. Red and black color-coded barrels provide fast circuit identification, and the bright yellow body allows for easy location in low light situations

For more information on these test accessories please order a copy of Pomona’s Test & Measurement Accessories Catalog by contacting Pomona Electronics Europe, P.O. Box 1186, 5602 BD Eindhoven, the Netherlands or visit our website for technical and product information 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.


Caption: Pomona Electronics Introduces Self-Adjusting, Easy-to-Use Insulation Piercing Test Clips for Variety of Field Test and Measurement Applications


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For further information contact: Pomona Electronics, Annie Ouborg, P.O. Box 1186, 5602 BD Eindhoven, The Netherlands

Tel: +31 (0)40 2675 212 Fax: +31 (0)40 2675 210 E-mail: