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djw2112

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Hi,  my red lead for my electric test meter broke today so i called the MFG and this model is very old and discontinued.  They actually did not seem too interested in trying to find a part for an old meter.    They said that the model is 430A but part of me thinks they are full of bull because that is the new model that looks nothing like the one I have

I have found several web sites and some ebay stuff too but nothing specifically for my tester. 

I need both red and black leads, and I am also considering getting a temp lead as  I lost that many years ago and there have been several times that it would have been handy.    I dont need the NPN or PNP probes or the CAP probe because I have no idea what they are and have not missed them thus far.  :)

My meter is on this page (extech)

http://www.testequipmentdepot.com/extech/pdf/mv110_120_130.pdf

Its the one in the middle EXTECH MV120.  It is listed online as MV (not multiview).  On the tester it reads multiview 120 and the MFG is ExTech

My red and black leads are 40" long, longer is better but not shorter. Also the lead has 1000V printed on the side of it.

Any help would be very appreciated.  :))

I will add a pic of the leads here in a sec.



 

djw2112

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All I found so far is unshielded, number is 8011S, they said they would fit the meter, so I guess ill try it.

probemaster.com/8000-series-test-leads-only/
 

Bob T

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Your leads should be typical banana lead connectors.
Take your meter into an electrical supplier and you should be able to get a set there.
Good luck
 

Isaac-1

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It appears to use standard modern Fluke style probes, not the older banana clip style, there are plenty of generic no name ones available on amazon, etc. which should work fine if you are not dealing with higher voltages (anything over 240VAC in this case).      If you are dealing with higher voltages you should understand the importance of certified probes from a reputable manufacturer.  For typical RV  use you might consider something like this https://smile.amazon.com/Ultra-sharp-Multimeter-Tester-Needle-Gold-plated/dp/B01A6T8W2M/ alternatively you could go with one of the fancier kits with clamps, back probe tips, etc. starting at about $15
 

Isaac-1

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The $8.88 ones I linked to am Amazon should be a direct replacement for those, the only question is do you want something fancier with alligator clip tips, etc.
 

djw2112

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Thanks, I am sorry for some reason I looked right past your link.  Those are great thanks :)
 

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Isaac-1 said:
The $8.88 ones I linked to am Amazon should be a direct replacement for those, the only question is do you want something fancier with alligator clip tips, etc.

Guessing this is what you are talking about, now I need a new MM to use these on. The leads always break so easily.

https://www.amazon.com/Micsoa-Electronic-Multimeter-Alligator-Replaceable/dp/B075DWKSFB

 

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Something like that, though personally I use this one https://www.amazon.com/Fluke-TLK-225-SureGrip-Master-Accessory/dp/B005T5GRKI/  I have had no issue with leads breaking
 

djw2112

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I have been told that it depends on the L plugin tube size, some have thick walls on the tube and it wont fit into the hole, and some have thin walls.  Of course they have to make it difficult like that forcing people to buy the MFG accessory products.  Too bad its not standardized. 
 

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i bought some cheap one from amazon, not as flexible like the originals, might have to spend a little more than 10 dollars, they do the job however but I don't use them for 1000 volts
 
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