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Discussion in 'Electronic Repair' started by Chris F., May 19, 2009.

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  1. Chris F.

    Chris F. Guest

    Where can I buy alligator jumper clips (just the clips with rubber
    insulators) that come in multiple colors? The only ones I can find not
    assembled come in red or black only, and the only ones in other colors
    (green, white, etc.) are complete with the wires soldered / crimped on. I
    want to build a bunch of jumper leads using some nice old cloth-covered wire
    I have - adding a bit of a personal touch to my workbench, you might say.
    You used to be able to buy them at Radio Shack, but I can't find them
    anywhere now.
  2. JerryM

    JerryM Guest

    Found them on Frys Electronics website.

  3. hr(bob)

    hr(bob) Guest

    I saw some in Tokyo a few years ago on their electronics row.
  4. Gnack Nol

    Gnack Nol Guest

    Rat Shack no longer caters to hobbists they got too good to sell usable

    Here is one source:

    And another:

    I have delt with both companies and they are reliable.

    I hope this helps you. Both companies have a wide variety of parts and
    tools for sale.

  5. N_Cook

    N_Cook Guest

    Is it alligator clips in USA and crocodile clips in the UK ?
  6. Chris F.

    Chris F. Guest

    I'll be sure to pick up a few the next time I'm going by Tokyo......
  7. No; we (U.S.) have both 'gators and crocodiles. Crocs are the bigger
    clips with the wide jaws.

    Of course you have different words for them over there, dontcha?
  8. Chris F.

    Chris F. Guest

    Guess I just wasn't looking hard enough.... thanks to all for the info.
  9. Bob Larter

    Bob Larter Guest

    I'm pretty sure it's the other way around. Alligators have wide (convex)
    jaws, & crocodiles have narrow, (concave) jaws.
  10. MrManuals

    MrManuals Guest

    I bought these clips at Fry's here in Vegas. We use them to hold bibs
    when we go out to eat. Work great! And everybody asks me about them.
    I don't need anymore shirts with soy sauce stains on them.

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