A multimeter is a useful tool in many circumstances, but just what are you supposed to do with the test leads when you’re done using it? If you’re lucky your meter has a compartment for storing leads — otherwise you could bundle them nicely with a Velcro tie or just wrap them around the meter a few times. Maybe a better option would be to pick up a set of Kastar’s 15′ retractable leads.
The test leads can be used with any meter that accepts standard banana plugs. You can pull the retractable leads out to any length up to 15′ and then retract them back into the disk for storage. They can be used up to 30VDC and 10A when unwound and up to 6A when retracted.
The probe end of the leads can be connected to the any combination of the included test probes, alligator clips, or spring hooks. The retractable test leads retail for $50 but can be found for less than $35 with a little searching.