Crocodile Clips

Crocodile clips, also known as alligator clips, are spring loaded clips made from metal. Crocodile clips are typically serrated and have small teeth.


What are the benefits of crocodile clips made from different materials?


Crocodile clips can be constructed from a variety of metals, but the most common are steel (stainless, nickel plated or gold plated) and copper.


  • Stainless steel is incredibly hard wearing and resistant to corrosion, making it a popular choice for crocodile clips. However, stainless steel can be a difficult material to solder, which you may need to take into consideration when choosing the right crocodile clip for your application.

  • Nickel plated steel is also suited to a wide range of industries and (like stainless steel) provides you with excellent corrosion resistance.

  • Gold plated steel crocodile clips are typically more expensive than other steel counterparts but ideal for applications that require a low level of resistance and a high level of conductivity. Gold plating wears fairly easily, so you should only use this type of clip in situations where a large number of cycles aren’t required.

  • Copper crocodile clips are suited to applications that require excellent electrical conduction.

  • What are crocodile clips used for?


    Crocodile clips are most commonly used for making temporary electrical connections. Clips can be used to connect two wires or to connect one lead directly to a device. They are incredibly useful in laboratories or experimental circuits. They are often used in educational settings to help demonstrate light bulbs, circuitry and batteries.


    Crocodile clips can also be used for holding identification badges onto lanyards, or for dentistry bibs. They are also utilised by hobbyists to hold things together for gluing or modelling.


    What are automotive clips?


    Larger sized crocodile clips are typically used in the automotive industry. They can also be referred to as plier clips, plier style clips or battery clamps. Plier clips can be used for jumper cables, battery chargers and welding applications. They are constructed from materials with low electrical resistance such as solid copper and are insulated.

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    Part Details Brand Current Rating Jaw Opening Contact Material Insulated Colour Insulation Material
    RS PRO Crocodile Clip, Nickel-Plated Iron Contact, Red RS Pro - - Nickel-Plated Iron Yes Red PE
    Mueller Crocodile Clip, Nickel-Plated Steel, Steel Contact, 10A, Natural Mueller 10A 7.9mm Nickel-Plated Steel, Steel - Natural -
    RS PRO Crocodile Clip, Nickel-Plated Iron Contact, Black RS Pro - - Nickel-Plated Iron Yes Black PE
    Hirschmann Test & Measurement Crocodile Clip, Brass, Bronze Contact, 8A, Blue Hirschmann Test & Measurement 8A 4mm Brass, Bronze Yes Blue PP
    Orbitec Crocodile Clip, Red Orbitec - 6mm - Yes Red -
    Mueller Grabber Clip, Copper Contact, 40A, Natural Mueller 40A 16mm Copper - Natural -
    RS Pro Crocodile Clip, Steel Contact, 5A, Silver RS Pro 5A 15mm Steel - Silver -
    Hirschmann Test & Measurement Crocodile Clip, Brass, Bronze Contact, 8A, White Hirschmann Test & Measurement 8A 4mm Brass, Bronze Yes White PP
    Mueller Crocodile Clip, Nickel-Plated Steel, Steel Contact, 5A, Natural Mueller 5A 4.8mm Nickel-Plated Steel, Steel - Natural -
    Multi Contact Dolphin Clip, Brass Contact, 32A, Black Multi Contact 32A 39.5mm Brass Yes Black -
    Hirschmann Test & Measurement Crocodile Clip, Brass Contact, 25A, Red Hirschmann Test & Measurement 25A 9.5mm Brass Yes Red PP
    Mueller Crocodile Clip, Stainless Steel Contact, 10A, Natural Mueller 10A 7.9mm Stainless Steel - Natural -
    Mueller Crocodile Clip, Nickel-Plated Steel Contact, 5A, Natural Mueller 5A 4.8mm Nickel-Plated Steel - Natural -
    Hirschmann Test & Measurement Crocodile Clip, Brass Contact, 25A, Black Hirschmann Test & Measurement 25A 9.5mm Brass Yes Black PP
    Hirschmann Test & Measurement Crocodile Clip, Steel Contact, 4A, Silver Hirschmann Test & Measurement 4A 10mm Steel - Silver -
    Mueller Crocodile Clip, Copper Contact, 20A, Natural Mueller 20A 12.7mm Copper - Natural -
    Mueller Grabber Clip, Zinc-Plated Steel Contact, 20A, Natural Mueller 20A - Zinc-Plated Steel - Natural -
    Hirschmann Test & Measurement Dolphin Clip, Brass Contact, 5A, Red Hirschmann Test & Measurement 5A - Brass Yes Red -
    Mueller Crocodile Clip, Copper Contact, 5A, Natural Mueller 5A 5.6mm Copper - Natural -
    Mueller Grabber Clip, Copper Contact, 40A, Natural Mueller 40A 16mm Copper - Natural -
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