For the past 47 years our E-Z-Hook President has been the first person in the office. His passion for his business and his unwavering focus and hard work drive him daily. Recently his passion has found a new focus, or should we say additional focus. Don’t get me wrong, he still is the first one in the parking lot most mornings, but a few early mornings a week you will find him elsewhere. Don’t misunderstand – he is still focused and hard-working, but even the most driven businessmen need a recreational outlet. So where is he? Is he golfing? Is he sleeping in? Having a leisure LATE breakfast reading the paper? Not Phelps. He is at the gym training, training hard and very focused for his next Powerlifting competition. And yes, his gym workout slot is the FIRST one available in the morning. Wow – some things never change.
This blog might seems a bit unrelated to Electronic Test Accessories… well, perhaps that is true. But I think it’s relevant because it shows the E-Z-Hook spirit, energy and can do attitude as exemplified by the company President. As a company we pride ourselves in being different, trying something new to make a product work, believing in ourselves. That comes from somewhere. This is part of the company culture.
In April of 2015 Phelps felt unsteady walking up the bleachers to his grandchildren’s baseball game. He decided at 79 it was time to go to a gym, perhaps do some stretching and stability exercise. Mind you, Phelps had never been a member of a gym…as I mentioned earlier, his focus was his business. The gym experience proved positive and today you can still find Phelps at the Mission Fitness gym in San Marino at least two times a week, more if he is training for a competition. At age 79 Phelps set state age group (75-79) and weight class (181lbs and under) records for all three powerlifting disciplines which include deadlift, bench press and squat. At age 80, and in a new age group, Phelps has continued to set state records and even added a national record for deadlift to his resume. Now that takes focus, dedication and drive. Way to go Phelps – keep lifting…
E-Z-Hook is often best known for manufacturing “little things” for test and electronic applications. These products are often used in a lab environment or designed to be connected or integrated as part of another manufactures test device or system. What many companies don’t know is that E-Z-Hook designs and manufacturers many products and kits for companies field employees and test engineers.
E-Z-Hook services a lot of industrial companies. We have created solutions for field employees that have taken us in different product directions then our “standard” lines. Our long-handled probe line is an industrial test solution used by field technicians predominately servicing AC POWER, UPS or COOLING SYSTEMS. Often these systems being tested are behind gated infrastructure, or it’s simply not safe for the technicians to be to close, let alone touch something directly. The long-handled probe has a hard straight tube which extends to 30″ for extra reach. This length (or distance) is important when testing, but a little long to carry around in your standard toolkit. Not a problem. The long probe was designed in two pieces, which can be easily and quickly screwed together on site. If purchased as a set they even come with a simple soft zipper nylon carry bag for immediate storage.
Long-handled probes are available with three standard wire length leads 36″, 48″, or 60″(measured from back of hard tubing to connector). While our most popular connectors are shrouded and standard banana plugs, these probe test leads can be customized with virtually any connector type. Interchangeable probe tips are also available pending the application need.
So next time you wonder how someone can test something behind a cage, or that says “warning- do not touch”- now you know. Just a reminder, these are for commercial use by trained field technicians.
The 8064 back probe is now available in red, black and yellow. These nifty little needle probes are the perfect electronic accessory when a quick test connection needs to be made. The one side has a banana socket and accepts most standard banana plugs. This part can easily be connect to most standard banana plug test leads.
Versatile for multiple industry applications we find these particularly popular in the automotive testing and repair fields. Pick up a set to add to your toolkit today!
Photo shows the 8064R/B set.