Looking for advice on a method to measure the resistance of a piece of conductive braiding. The braiding is a metal plated material; it's flat when pulled taut and expands into a cylinder when bunched together. Preferably, I want to measure the resistance while it is expanded, which would mean putting it on a (non-conductive) mandrel or rod. The problem with this is that the probe clips aren't big enough to get around the larger sizes of braid and make good contact.
Are there some sort of wraparound probe leads that exist which could be strapped around the mandrel? Would it be better to make a test fixture that will strap flat pieces of copper around the cylinder and then use typical pin-type probes and account for the added resistance from the copper straps? Does it even matter to measure the braid while expanded?
I've been digging around online but can't find anything on a "standard" method for measuring resistance of conductive braids.