Aerones engineering is simply clever. Crocodile clips on steroids.
To perform blade lightning protection system troubleshooting we have to be able
to remotely mount a fixing that creates contact with the LPS system metallic
tip. This solution allows the Megger cable to be connected to the tip of the
blade. Then the other lead of the Megger cable with duplex probes is delivered
to the following down conductor receptor.
In the past, rope access crews would use the typical crocodile clips but it would
create a short and buzz the technician with an electric shock. Also, the crocodile
clips would tend to slip off the point of contact and decrease the precision
of the measurement due to poor contact. Aerones have engineered something that
rope access crews are now seeing useful on their daily tasks too.
We call it the sock mount. Any other name suggestions?