Super Rod has launched an innovative pry tool to ensure safer electrical isolation when working on appliances or installations, as PE reports.
The Super Rod Pry is the invention of David Beech, a Gas Technical Engineer. After 15 years of working in the heating industry, he became frustrated by coming across multiple damaged fuse carriers and being unable to remove the fuse for safe isolation, or to inspect the fuse rating.
So, David set about developing a prototype design and is now working in partnership with Super Rod, who will market the product.
Designed and developed with installers in mind, the Super Rod Pry is a new tool which has an angled pry tip that can easily access and remove fuses from fused spur carriers located in hard to reach locations, such as close to a work top, cupboard or appliance.
In these situations, installers would normally reach for a standard flat blade screwdriver to release the fuse, however this isn’t a great solution and it often results in the fuse carrier getting damaged, which means replacing the fused spur socket, adding unnecessary time and cost onto the job. With the Pry, this problem can be a thing of the past.
As well as getting into places where a screwdriver can’t, the tool also has important safety benefits. On the underside of the unit, there’s a handy fuse retainer where installers can place the fuse for safe keeping while they work on the appliance or installation.
By removing the fuse and safely retaining it, the likelihood of the power being accidentally reconnected – and the risk of electric shock to the installer – is significantly reduced.
Made from a high strength, durable polymer material, the Pry has excellent insulation properties, as well as longevity.
To ensure users keep it close at hand while they work, the Pry also has a key ring hoop so it can be easily added to an installer’s key chain.
HOW TO USE THE TOOL
Step 1– Insert the angled Super Rod Pry tip into the fuse carrier
Step 2- Apply pressure to the Super Rod Pry tool to release the fuse carrier
Step 3- Remove the fuse, check for the correct rating and retain the fuse within the clips on the underside of the tool
Step 4 – If required, the fuse carrier can be locked off by inserting the Super Rod Pry tip
To find out more about the brand new Super Rod Pry tool visit: www.super-rod.co.uk