PicoBNC+™ and Premium Test Leads

Pico BNC+ 3m and 5m Permanent Ground Test Leads

3m and 5m Permanent Ground Test Leads

You’ve got the smartest oscilloscope, now have our smart leads. Our premium PicoBNC+™ leads are color-coded so that the color of the lead in the engine bay matches the color of the on-screen waveform in PicoScope Automotive – never again will you waste your time wondering which lead is which.

Our premium leads are fully screened to minimize noise pickup so you can have complete confidence in the signal that you are measuring.

The 3m leads come with fixed 1.5m ground extensions and are designed for working on most cars and small vans. All Pico premium test leads:

  • are fully shielded for the complete length of the signal cable
  • are color coded BNCs for the scope connections
  • have shrouded/stacking banana plugs
 

These Test Leads are the direct equivalents of the Premium Test Leads (TA125-TA128 for 3m, and TA199-TA202 for 5m). There are some slight changes to the cables and sleeve colouring as part of the manufacturing to fit the new PicoBNC+™ connection.

The new versions are automatically recognised by PicoScope Software when they are connected to the scope. ConnectDetect™ works as before with theses new Test Leads.

Standard BNC and PicoBNC+ Leads can be used with the 4425A PicoScope
Premium Test Leads

The 5 m leads come with fixed 2.5 m ground extensions and are designed for working on larger vehicles.

  • 3m or 5m long
  • Fully shielded
  • Insulated BNC at scope connection
  • Shrouded / stacking banana plugs
Four Channel PicoScope with a laptop using the premium test leads
Why are test leads special?

Oscilloscope test leads might look like any other piece of wire but they are highly engineered to minimise noise and to ensure that the signal that you are acquiring is not distorted.

Construction
Coax Cable

A special coaxial cable is used to try to ensure that the signal reaches the oscilloscope without modification. A coaxial cable is a thin conductor enclosed in an insulator (with defined characteristics also called a dialectric) which in turn is surrounded by a conductive shield (ground) and the entire cable is insulated. The BNC plug used to connect the cable to the scope has one pin connected to the inner conductor and the shield connection completely encloses it.

Care and feeding

The inner conductor (centre core) is usually very thin (improves performance) and can be damaged if the cable is twisted. Always roll-up and unroll your test leads (and any leads with BNC connectors e.g. scope probes) without twisting them to prolong their life. Don't pull hard on the cables and avoid bending them sharply (small bend radius). If you treat them well, your test leads will reward you with a lifetime of service.

PICO-TA404 Test Lead - Blue
PICO-TA405 Test Lead - Red
PICO-TA406 Test Lead - Green
PICO-TA407 Test Lead - Yellow

3m PicoBNC+ Test Leads: 4mm Permanent Ground

PICO-TA404 PicoBNC+ Test Lead: 4mm Permanent Ground 3m Blue
PicoBNC+ Test Lead: 4mm Permanent Ground 3m Blue
PICO-TA404
R 1,054.68
PICO-TA405 PicoBNC+ Test Lead: 4mm Permanent Ground 3m Red
PicoBNC+ Test Lead: 4mm Permanent Ground 3m Red
PICO-TA405
R 1,054.68
PICO-TA406 PicoBNC+ Test Lead: 4mm Permanent Ground 3m Green
PicoBNC+ Test Lead: 4mm Permanent Ground 3m Green
PICO-TA406
R 1,054.68
PICO-TA407 PicoBNC+ Test Lead: 4mm Permanent Ground 3m Yellow
PicoBNC+ Test Lead: 4mm Permanent Ground 3m Yellow
PICO-TA407
R 1,054.68

5m PicoBNC+ Test Leads: 4mm Permanent Ground

PicoBNC+ Test Lead: 4mm Permanent Ground 5m Blue
PICO-TA475
R 1,330.90
PicoBNC+ Test Lead: 4mm Permanent Ground 5m Red
PICO-TA476
R 1,330.90
PicoBNC+ Test Lead: 4mm Permanent Ground 5m Green
PICO-TA477
R 1,330.90
PicoBNC+ Test Lead: 4mm Permanent Ground 5m Yellow
PICO-TA478
R 1,330.90
PICO-PP718 Test Lead Set 3m
PICO-PP941 Test Lead Set 5m
PICO-PP718 Set of 4 Premium BNC Test Leads 3m
Set of 4 Premium BNC Test Leads 3m
PICO-PP718
R 3,490.47
PICO-PP941 Set of 4 Premium BNC Test Leads 5m
Set of 4 Premium BNC Test Leads 5m
PICO-PP941
R 4,746.04
PICO-TA125 Test Lead Blue 3m
PICO-TA126 Test Lead Red 3m
PICO-TA127 Test Lead Green 3m
PICO-TA128 Test Lead Yellow 3m
PICO-TA125 Premium Test Lead Blue 3m BNC to 4mm
Premium Test Lead Blue 3m BNC to 4mm
PICO-TA125
R 929.12
PICO-TA126 Premium Test Lead Red 3m BNC to 4mm
Premium Test Lead Red 3m BNC to 4mm
PICO-TA126
R 929.12
PICO-TA127 Premium Test Lead Green 3m BNC to 4mm
Premium Test Lead Green 3m BNC to 4mm
PICO-TA127
R 929.12
PICO-TA128 Premium Test Lead Yellow 3m BNC to 4mm
Premium Test Lead Yellow 3m BNC to 4mm
PICO-TA128
R 929.12
Premium Test Lead Black 3m BNC to 4mm
PICO-TA472
R 929.12
PICO-TA199 Test Lead Blue 5m
PICO-TA200 Test Lead Red 5m
PICO-TA201 Test Lead Green 5m
PICO-TA202 Test Lead Yellow 5m
PICO-TA199 Premium Test Lead Blue 5m BNC to 4mm
Premium Test Lead Blue 5m BNC to 4mm
PICO-TA199
R 1,255.57
PICO-TA200 Premium Test Lead Red 5m BNC to 4mm
Premium Test Lead Red 5m BNC to 4mm
PICO-TA200
R 1,255.57
PICO-TA201 Premium Test Lead Green 5m BNC to 4mm
Premium Test Lead Green 5m BNC to 4mm
PICO-TA201
R 1,255.57
PICO-TA202 Premium Test Lead Yellow 5m BNC to 4mm
Premium Test Lead Yellow 5m BNC to 4mm
PICO-TA202
R 1,255.57
PICO-TA203 Test Lead Black 5m
PICO-TA130 Insulated BNC Cable 5 m
PICO-TA203 Premium Test Lead Black 5m BNC to 4mm
Premium Test Lead Black 5m BNC to 4mm
PICO-TA203
R 1,255.57
PICO-TA130 Insulated BNC to insulated BNC Cable 5m
Insulated BNC to insulated BNC Cable 5m
PICO-TA130
R 627.08