Hybrid Drive Systems

The essentials of their operation, care and safety


Both Eaton and Azure Dynamics have extended their hybrid safety initiatives beyond vehicle design and driver training. The companies work closely with OEMs to support all their products. Safety information for vehicle operators is included in vehicle owner's guides, and service manuals provide detailed coverage for service technicians.

Training on hybrid systems is also made available to independent maintenance and repair shops.

As with any type of automotive systems, technicians need to be properly trained on hybrid vehicles and need to use the proper tools and safety equipment, adds Azure Dynamics' Nash. These include specific diagnostic tools, special high-voltage electrical safety insulating gloves and a minimum 500-volt AC voltmeter.

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