We’re working on sourcing all the bits and bobs that go around the Mooshimeter. Eric posted about the case samples earlier. Test lead samples have also come in. These are CATIII 1000V 20A rated. The insulation is PVC and quite soft. The build quality is solid and the strain relief on the cables feels good. The spring contacts in the banana plugs also feel very solid.
We also sampled some alligator clips that slide over the ends. I’ve been using them regularly since they came in and am very happy with them. I was initially worried that a slide-on alligator clip might be a safety hazard, since tugging on the leads might cause the probe to slide out of the clip. But if you’re applying enough tension to the leads to slide out the probe, you’re applying enough that you shouldn’t be using an alligator clip anyway!
These clips are CATIII 1000V 10A rated.
There is a slight problem with these leads though. They are just a little too long to completely fit inside of the cases.
It seems we’ve rediscovered what everyone already knew about crowdfunding stretch goals – no matter how simple and turnkey you try to make them, they will demand more time than you expect. This is one of those problems that’s right on the edge of being worth fixing. It doesn’t interfere with core functionality, but it just doesn’t look or feel quite right. Fixing the issue involves some back-and-forth with several vendors, so stay tuned. If push comes to shove though, we’ll ship as-is, we won’t let this sort of issue drive the schedule.
I contacted our case manufacturer and they were flexible. They will make the cases slightly longer. The leads will fit completely inside the cases on the shipped product. Hurray!