Socketry for electric and hybrid vehicles 24 July 2020

With electric and hybrid vehicles increasing in popularity, it’s important to have the proper insulated, VDE approved tools to safely carry out the work required.

A key component of any automotive workshop is socketry and it’s no different for electric and hybrid vehicles. To help meet this rising demand British distributor Draper Tools Ltd has a huge range of socketry, including a series of VDE socket sets and individual accessories – designed for use with electric and hybrid vehicles.

These are all part of the ‘Draper Expert’ range and are manufactured from tough chrome vanadium steel, correctly hardened and tempered, and chrome plated. They also all feature the Draper Hi-Torq® 6 point drive system. Every item in the VDE socket range is manufactured to exacting DIN standards and individually certified to EN 60900. For safe live working, each socket has been tested to 10,000V, ensuring their ability to work at 1,000V AC or 1,500V DC.

The VDE range is based around three comprehensive VDE socket sets, which all come securely packed in a tough blow mould case, for easy storage and portability. These are the 18 piece ¼ inch square drive VDE socket set, the 19 piece ⅝ inch square drive VDE socket set, and the 24 piece ½ inch square drive VDE socket set.

Correctly insulated, VDE certified tools such as these sets are absolutely essential to protect technicians working on electric and hybrid vehicles. Draper Tools is currently advising technicians and distributors to consider whether they’re properly prepared for the continued popularity of these vehicles and the maintenance they require.

The VDE range of socket sets forms just a small part of the extensive socketry range available from Draper Tools. The recently relaunched range of socketry is one of the most comprehensive ranges in the company’s history comprising over 600 products – all with a lifetime guarantee.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 814 450

Having joined the magazine in 2012, Claire developed her knowledge of the industry through the numerous company visits, exhibitions and conferences she attended both in the UK and abroad.

Claire prides herself on keeping readers well informed and up to date with the latest industry news.