Alligator clip

Updated: 10/02/2017 by Computer Hope

Wrist strap alligator clipA clip used with an antistatic wrist strap that gets its name from looking like an alligators mouth. Alligator clips attach wrist straps to a computer case or other antistatic equipment. The picture is an example of what an alligator clip looks like attached to a computer case.

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

Hardware terms, Wrist strap