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Pomona Electronics Patch Cord features color-coded offset ground plug for improved connection speed and wiring accuracy

Pomona Electronics has added the Model 6283-C Patch Cord to the company’s extensive line of double banana plugs. Designed for use as a patch cord or as a jumper between test panels, digital multimeters or other test lab instruments, the new patch cord allows the user to easily connect double banana plugs to safety-rated banana jacks while improving connection accuracy and speed.

With a color-coded offset ground lead identifying the hot side as red and the shielded side as black, the design of the 6283-C provides immediate distinction between ground and hot leads to minimize installation time and enhance connection accuracy. Once the connection is made, the offset design allows the user to verify the connection without unplugging the cable, providing convenience and further time efficiency. The new patch cord assembly also eliminates the need for using two individual cords, thereby simplifying set-up, minimizing errors and ensuring proper connection at both ends.

Featuring industry’s first widely available safety-rated, shrouded double banana plug, the new cords provide operation in safe modes with compatible equipment. The double banana plug design also facilitates easier connections over the traditional safety-rated single banana plug patch cords or non-safety rated double banana plugs with exposed plugs.

Manufactured for rugged, long lasting use, the 6283-C plug is molded onto the cable and to the banana plugs with a flexible thermo-plastic elastomer, allowing the cable to bend easily without causing stress on the cable inside. Nickel-plated Beryllium-Copper springs assure connection dependability and durability.

The Model 6283-C Patch Cord is available in standard lengths of 0,3 m to 1.5 meters.

Assembly of the plug onto custom cables is also offered by Pomona Electronics.

For information on Pomona’s 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


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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 Patch Cord features color-coded offset ground plug for improved connection speed and wiring accuracy.


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

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