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. Discover more about the different types of crocodile clips and their uses in our complete crocodile clips guide.

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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RS Stock No. 155-9569
Mfr. Part No.930122000
$3.416
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4A 10mm Stainless Steel No - -
RS Stock No. 190-2633
Mfr. Part No.930122000
$2,774.96
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4A 10mm Stainless Steel No - -
RS Stock No. 190-2570
Mfr. Part No.930 317-801
$4,416.53
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5A 4mm Brass Yes Red -
RS Stock No. 190-2622
Mfr. Part No.932146101
$8.318
Each (In a Box of 200)
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25A 9.5mm Brass Yes Red PP
RS Stock No. 738-957
Mfr. Part No.932146101
$8.90
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25A 9.5mm Brass Yes Red PP
RS Stock No. 405-461
Mfr. Part No.930317800
$5.68
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5A - Nickel-Plated Steel Yes Black PP
RS Stock No. 190-2571
Mfr. Part No.930 317-800
$5,074.77
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5A 5mm Brass Yes Black -
RS Stock No. 516-7625
Mfr. Part No.930126103
$4.23
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6A 6mm Brass Yes Yellow PS
RS Stock No. 787-2417
Mfr. Part No.930317804
$5.68
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8A 4mm Brass, Bronze Yes Green PP
RS Stock No. 738-941
Mfr. Part No.932146100
$7.67
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25A 9.5mm Brass Yes Black PP
RS Stock No. 190-2621
Mfr. Part No.932146100
$7.193
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25A 9.5mm Brass Yes Black PP
RS Stock No. 190-2686
Mfr. Part No.930120000
$2,173.50
1 Box of 1000
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4A 10mm Nickel-Plated Steel No - -
RS Stock No. 738-979
Mfr. Part No.930126101
$7.35
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6A 6mm Brass Yes Red PS
RS Stock No. 656-5705
Mfr. Part No.930120000
$2.52
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4A 10mm Nickel-Plated Steel No - -
RS Stock No. 190-2623
Mfr. Part No.930126101
$3.822
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6A 6mm Brass Yes Red PS
RS Stock No. 748-5495
Mfr. Part No.972405101
$12.73
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32A 30mm Brass Yes Red PP
RS Stock No. 787-2439
Mfr. Part No.930318103
$4.95
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8A 4mm Brass, Bronze Yes Yellow PP
RS Stock No. 787-2405
Mfr. Part No.930317802
$3.73
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8A 4mm Brass, Bronze Yes Blue PP
RS Stock No. 190-2559
Mfr. Part No.972405101
$8.685
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32A 30mm Brass Yes Red PP
RS Stock No. 190-2719
Mfr. Part No.930317802
$3,269.93
1 Box of 1000
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8A 4mm Brass, Bronze Yes Blue PP