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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RS Stock No. 179-9329
Mfr. Part No.AI-000503E-120
BrandMueller
$64.90
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- - Stainless Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 179-9368
Mfr. Part No.BU-27X
BrandMueller
$2.53
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20A 16mm - Yes - -
RS Stock No. 180-1330
Mfr. Part No.BU-43PR-6
BrandMueller
$1.70
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- - - Yes Blue PVC
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RS Stock No. 189-1769
Mfr. Part No.BU-126-2
BrandMueller
$14.62
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10A 8.9mm - Yes Red -
RS Stock No. 179-9349
Mfr. Part No.BU-116K-2
BrandMueller
$13.68
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100A 51mm - - Red -
RS Stock No. 180-1343
Mfr. Part No.BU-60G
BrandMueller
$1.91
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10A 7.9 (Maximum)mm Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 179-9352
Mfr. Part No.BU-11XPN
BrandMueller
$32.91
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100A 43mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 787-2815
Mfr. Part No.972405102
$12.35
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32A 30mm Brass Yes Blue PP
RS Stock No. 179-9306
Mfr. Part No.AI-000151-15
BrandMueller
$60.47
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100A 27mm Copper Yes - -
RS Stock No. 179-9356
Mfr. Part No.BU-122
BrandMueller
$7.00
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20A 15mm - - - -
RS Stock No. 180-1262
Mfr. Part No.010032
BrandMueller
$12.57
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50A 28.6mm Steel - Black, Red -
RS Stock No. 180-6620
Mfr. Part No.310-0500
BrandDeltron
$1.12
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- - - Yes Red PVC
RS Stock No. 180-1259
Mfr. Part No.010019
BrandMueller
$11.15
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5A 5.6mm Steel - - -
RS Stock No. 180-1367
Mfr. Part No.BU-65-9
BrandMueller
$7.34
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30A 19mm Steel Yes White Nylon
RS Stock No. 103-4161
Mfr. Part No.64.9209-24
BrandHCK
$5.98
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10A 12mm Brass Yes Yellow -
RS Stock No. 787-2436
Mfr. Part No.930318102
$3.23
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8A 4mm Brass, Bronze Yes Blue PP
RS Stock No. 179-9359
Mfr. Part No.BU-21434-2
BrandMueller
$29.30
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10A 18mm - Yes Red PP
RS Stock No. 179-9361
Mfr. Part No.BU-21CEZ
BrandMueller
$22.74
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100A 27mm Copper - - -
RS Stock No. 180-1364
Mfr. Part No.BU-65-5
BrandMueller
$6.95
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30A 19mm Steel Yes Green Nylon
RS Stock No. 180-1261
Mfr. Part No.010031
BrandMueller
$29.74
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200A 41.3mm Steel - Black, Red -
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