Klein® Tools Introduces Its New Universal Premium Silicone Test Lead Set

Silicone-insulated leads perform better in extreme temperatures


June 24, 2014 (Lincolnshire, IL) – Klein Tools (http://www.kleintools.com), for professionals since 1857, expands its Test & Measurement accessories product line with a new Universal Premium Silicone Test Lead Set. These silicone-insulated test leads withstand more extreme temperatures – up to 2X the operating temperature range – than PVC test leads. In addition, the more durable banana plug and probe strain reliefs as well as the built-in wear indicator on probe wires, make these leads tougher and more reliable than regular test leads.

“With the frigid temperatures we have experienced over the past few seasons, a more resilient test lead set is a requirement in any tradesman’s tool bag,” states Sean O’Flaherty, senior product manager of Test & Measurement at Klein Tools. “By utilizing Klein’s new Universal Premium Silicone Test Lead Set, with twice the operating temperature range of PVC test leads, you can get the job done in environments with extreme temperatures, particularly when working outdoors in severely cold weather.”

Klein Silicone Leads Vs. PVC Leads






Photo Caption: Klein Universal Premium Silicone Test Leads vs. PVC leads after being exposed to -4°F. Note the Klein Silicone leads on left are still pliable while the PVC leads on the right became rigid.








Universal Premium Silicone Test Lead Set (Cat. No. 69416): Universal Premium Silicone Test Lead Set

• Silicone-insulated for greater performance in temperature extremes:

o Silicone test lead set temperature range: -4° to 131°F (-20° to 55°C)

o Temperature range is 2X that of PVC test lead sets

• Enhanced strain relief and durability

• Built-in wear indicator on probe wires

• Standard banana-type inputs compatible with most multimeters and clamp meters

• Leads compatible and fit lead storage compartments on most Klein meters

• Length: 48”

• Safety rating: CAT III 1000V / CAT IV 600V

• Includes one pair of test leads and removable CAT III / CAT IV caps

For further details or more information visit our website at www.kleintools.com or contact your local distributor.

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