10 new battery and electrical service tools for auto techs

March 21, 2024
The battery is the heart of the vehicle, so it's important that your shop has the correct tooling needed for performing "open-heart surgery."

The battery is the heart of the vehicle. If it's not working properly, then the vehicle is going to shut down, so it's important that your shop has the correct tooling needed for performing that "open-heart surgery." Check out the latest battery and electrical service tools that have crossed the PTEN editors' desks. 

1. BAT6120-US High-Power 12V Battery Charger and 120A Power Supply

The Bosch BAT6120-US High-Power 12V Battery Charger and 120A Power Supply is a multi-functional battery support solution for automotive shops. It functions dependably as an efficient and fast battery charger for lead acid and lithium batteries, or as a 120A continuous power supply.

2. Spark Plug Boot Puller

The Spark Plug Boot Puller, No. C28234, from Performance Tool, is designed to help prevent damaging or separating wires and boots during spark plug removal. The puller features a 45-degree offset jaw that aids in accessing recessed and hard-to-reach spark plug boots.

3. 16-pc Insulated Hex Bit Socket Set

The Gray Tools 16-pc Insulated Hex Bit Socket Set, No. 25016-I, features both SAE and metric sizes and comes in a carrying case with a foam organizer. All pieces have dual-layer insulation, providing user protection up to 1,000V in a variety of electrical applications.

4. Battery Charger and Analyzer

The Battery Charger and Analyzer, No. 6021AGM, from Associated Equipment is designed to provide 6V, 12V, and 24V charging capabilities for vehicle batteries including AGM and EFB. The charger also has a manual mode with the ability to adjust the time up to 180 minutes, safety features, as well as safe start and auto restart in the AGM setting.

5. EV 240V Charger

The DeWalt EV 240V Charger is equipped with a 25' high-grade UL-certified cable and delivers up to 46 mph of charge. The current can be adjusted from 12A to 40A, while the smart charging station features an easy-to-read LCD screen and is compatible with all SAE J1772 EVs.

6. 9-pc Insulated Pliers and Screwdrivers Tool Set

The Milton Industries 9-pc Insulated Pliers and Screwdrivers Tool Set, No. 1305-EV-02, is designed to help protect technicians from electrical-related accidents. The set includes three V111 screwdrivers, two V112 Phillips screwdrivers, three pliers, and one inspection pen.

7. MVT Battery and Electrical System Tester

The MVT Battery and Electrical System Tester from Midtronics is designed to bring accuracy and efficiency to battery diagnostics, making it an ideal tool for automotive technicians and quick service centers. The MVT features a 3.5" color display, an intuitive user interface, a rechargeable internal battery, and comes with field-replaceable cables.

8. 8-in-1 Insulated Precision Screwdriver Set with Case

The 8-in-1 Insulated Precision Screwdriver Set with Case, No. 32584INSR, from Klein Tools features an insulated handle and blade which are 1000V rated for protection against electric shock. The interchangeable blade locks into the handle for quick and easy changeouts, while the Cushion-Grip handle allows for greater torque and comfortability.

9. Automatic Wire Stripper

The Automatic Wire Stripper, No. 48-22-3083, from Milwaukee Tool features a one-handed stripping application for quick, clean cuts through 80-20 solid and 1022 stranded AWG wire. The tool is designed to cleanly strip up to 1" in a single squeeze and the built-in cutter is located in the center of the tool for optimal leverage for cuts through copper wires.

10. EV Insulation Tester

The Electronic Specialties EV Insulation Tester, No. 550, is designed to check high-voltage circuits on electric and hybrid vehicles for voltage leaks to ground. It can supply 250V, 500V, and 1,000V test voltages for doing complete insulation testing.

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