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Hybrid Safety Tools

January 22nd, 2013

With the fast emerging market of Hybrid cars, more and more garages are setting up to carry out maintenance.

aide automotive have introduced a Safe to Service Kit to disable the high voltage system and to help garages acquire the correct SAFE tools.

Hybrid cars have both a gasoline engine and an electric motor. It is important to follow standard safety precautions for each.

Matthew Burke stated “at aide automotive we are continually looking at new markets and products, Hybrid cars are going to be a massive new market and the tools required to repair them are specialised which fits into our product range.”

Electric engines typically run on higher voltages than traditional cars do. Mechanics and technicians must use specialized safety equipment when working on these cars. Safety tools for hybrid vehicles include specialized rescue and escape tools, non-conductive hand tools.

Trained and certified mechanics and technicians should perform service and maintenance on hybrid cars. A category III certified digital volt/ohm meter (DVOM) is used to test for stray electric current after the high-voltage system has been disabled. High-voltage gloves, rated at 1,000 volts or higher, should be certified and checked every 6 months. A full-face shield and a rubber apron also are recommended for anyone working on a hybrid vehicle. Manufacturers may recommend specialized safety tools for mechanics and technicians.

Non-conductive composite hand tools, such as screwdrivers, wrenches, ratchets, sockets, pliers and cutters, are recommended for those working on hybrid vehicles. Welding tools can act as electromagnets that send power through a hybrid system if it has not been correctly deactivated/disabled. Keeping a diluted boric acid solution or vinegar spray on hand can be used to neutralize battery leaks. Litmus paper will help determine if the battery acid has been neutralized.

The Hybrid Safe To Service Kit Contains:

CAT III 1000V Multimeter, Cables, Probes & Clips – Hybrid Safe! CAT III 1000V Protective Gloves Warning Sign 8mm & 10mm CAT III Spanners 10mm CAT III nut spinner Boric Acid Solution.

Contact aide automotive if you require a Hybrid Safe To Service Tool Kit


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