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Probe Installation

Probe installation is accomplished by using the Probe Installation Tool (PT) to seat even the sharpest tip styles without damaging the tips. The following method should be used when installing all probes.

The information in this section is meant to explain the variables, define the tests, and most importantly, to provide engineers and designers with needed probe accuracy specifications.

Probe Installation Tools

Step 1

Probes can be installed by hand or using tweezers. When placing the probe into the mounting hole with tweezers, grab the probe tube avoiding the mouth area.

Insertion Probe Photo

Step 2

Using PT tool, push on the probe tip to guide it into the socket or onto the termination pin.  Continue pushing until a positive click is felt.

Push Down Probe Photo


Instructional video on how to install sockets and probes. See Chapter 2 for Probe Installation.

When using X Probe, proper installation is key. The following are some things to check if poor electrical contact or shorts are experienced:

The X Probe may have missed the termination pin and is not making the connection. Remove the X Probe and re-install. A properly drilled spacer plate will prevent this.

X Probe Missing Termination Pin

Improper connection of the X Probe onto the termination pin. If the X Probe is sitting too high, it may not be seated properly.

X Probe Not Fully Seated

Proper X Probe installation

Proper X Probe Installation