Alligator clip

Updated: 10/01/2023 by Computer Hope
Wrist strap alligator clip

An alligator clamp or alligator clip is a clip that connects a device or wire to another device or wire and resembles an alligator's mouth. For example, some antistatic wrist straps use an alligator clip to attach the wrist straps to a computer case or other antistatic equipment. The picture shows an alligator clip attached to a computer case.


When connecting an alligator clip to a computer case, make sure it is an unpainted surface and is metal and not plastic.

Hardware terms, Jumper wire, Toner probe, Wrist strap