The Belt Gizmo is electrical equipment found on the left side on in a tape measure holder which is then connected to the Belt.
The Belt Gizmo is a resistor designed to compensate for over-voltage and protect its user from electrical shocks.
The device is in a leather holster containing a plastic and foam rubber electronic greeblie addition with various wires attached to a metal clip. It is attached to a beige cotton belt with a metal clasp and details is labelled "HR" on the interior.
- The belt was custom made by Fred Nidha, who frequently worked with Jim Henson in New York.
- The Belt Gizmo appears on the IDW Comics covers:
- Ghostbusters: The Other Side Issue #1
- Ghostbusters: The Other Side Issue #3
- Ghostbusters 35th Anniversary: Ghostbusters
- IDW Convention Variant Cover, worn by Winston Zeddemore
- Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #1
- Cover RI-A
- Cover RI-C
- Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #3
- Cover B
- Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #4
- Cover B
- Transformers/Ghostbusters Issue #5
- Cover B
- Ghostbusters II
- Ghostbusters: The Video Game
- IDW Comics
- "Dan Aykroyd interview with Bill Murphy re John Belushi afterlife communication plus cryptids & UFOs" (Ghostbusters Fan Fest 2019) 19:25-19:38 6/12/2019 psiResearch YouTube Dan Aykroyd says: "Your resistor on the side there? Yeah, that's just to absorb extra -- like that's a resistor as you would find in a car to, uh, kind of compensate for, like, over-voltage. So kind of protects you from little shocks and stuff."
- Prop Store "Lot #303 - GHOSTBUSTERS (1984) - Egon Spengler's (Harold Ramis) Utility Belt" retrieved 10/17/19 Description reads: "This beige cotton belt with a metal clasp and details is labelled "HR" on the interior and features a leather holster containing a plastic and foam rubber electronic greeblie addition with various wires attached to a metal clip. The belt was custom made for the production by Fred Nidha, who frequently worked with Jim Henson in New York. There is some wear on the belt as well as cracking, paint chipping and some wire loosening on the holstered elements. This lot comes from the collection of Peter Mosen, widely known as the first-ever "Ghost-head" (super-fan), who was part of numerous official Ghostbusters publicity event; Mosen obtained the items directly from the studio shortly after filming. Dimensions: 99 cm x 22.75 cm x 5 cm (39 " x 9" x 2")."