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Hybrid Vehicle Explanation & Tools

November 1st, 2016

Hybrid Car Safe To Service Multi meter & Tools

A vehicle is a hybrid if it utilizes more than one form of on board energy to achieve propulsion.

By this Hybrid vehicles are generally equipped with dual voltage systems. Though most of the electrical system is safe standard 12-volt, the drive motor and related components operate well in excess of 100 volts.

Hybrids have been called a “bridge” toward pure electric vehicles. In other words, they are a compromise, so another qualifier is they can be considered good, better, and best compromises.

Hybrid cars are sometimes mistakenly confused with electric vehicles. Hybrids are most often gasoline-burning machines that utilize their electric bits to collect and reuse energy that normally goes to waste in standard cars. Theoretically, diesel-electric hybrids would be even more fuel-efficient, but hybrid systems and diesel engines both represent extra cost. So far, installing both in the same vehicle has proven to be prohibitively expensive.

All petrol-electric hybrids utilise a battery pack and electric motor. Engineers have come up with various ways to keep the battery charged short of plugging the car in. An exception is – as you might have guessed – the plug-in hybrid which can partially recharge on the road, but needs to be plugged in because its battery is too large for the car to efficiently recharge it on the go.

Simple maintenance on a hybrid electric car shouldn’t be avoided just because of a potential high voltage batteries. A little caution is all it takes to do routine maintenance and everyday fixes on a hybrid electric car

The safety threshold is low and narrow, an electrical shock with as little as 50 volts can prove fatal. To warn technicians and operators of these high voltage circuits, the cables are wrapped in a bright orange casing. To safely maintain and repair these components, the system must be de-powered, a task that is absolutely best left to trained technicians.

aide automotive’s Hybrid Vehicle Service Tool Kit is ideal for servicing and general maintenance of Hybrid vehicles systems. At present this is the only kit of it’s kind for auto-servicing professionals, the Hybrid Vehicle Service & Test Tool Kit is the natural choice for small and large garage operations.

This cost effective kit offers quality 1000 Volt rated tools including a Hybrid 1000 Volts Multi Meter and CAT III 1000 Volt protective gloves.

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