Know How to Replace Worn Out Tips on DSX-PLA804


A significant advantage over existing test leads is that when the tip is no longer functional, it can be replaced at a lesser cost than replacing the entire test lead.

The part number to replace the tip on the DSX-PLA804 is 


DSX-PLA804-RKIT  contents:


  • Tip x 2
  • Spring latch x 2
  • Conductive washer x 2
  • Screw x 2
  • Instruction sheet

To replace the tip, use a smaller philips screwdriver to remove the metal housing. The conductive washer is designed to stay on the screw, but please take a little care when removing the housings:

With the metal housing removed, pull off the tip, replace it with the new one.
When re-assembling, ensure the tab on the replacement tip is inserted into the key on the metal housing, indicated below:




It is very important that the end tab of the upper housing is not on top of the contact block of the tip and fits inside the space provided for the tab. If the tab is bent by screwing the upper case onto the lower case, it cannot be bent back and if bent, it will likely break off and new case parts must be obtained.

After lowering the upper housing onto the lower housing, the screw is tightened slightly to hold the assembly together.