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Best electrician gloves?

EmmaSim

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Hey Guys! Im newbie. How you think what the best electrician voltage protection gloves for working? PS I'm allergic on latex.
 

Nigel Goodwin

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I've never seen (or heard of) an electrician wearing gloves? - certainly I never do when doing any mains wiring - gloves would reduce your manual dexterity drastically.
 

EmmaSim

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The fact is that static electricity does not bother me. it's all about the specifics of the assembly...we work with devices without grounding
 

kubeek

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if youre allergic to latex, then go with nitrile or textile gloves. But still I have no idea why you would need them.
 

EmmaSim

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We assemble inverters for solar panels. and they are plugged in... So okay. thanx you all for advice.
 

JimB

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Many different kinds of gloves are available, look here:


JimB
 

Nigel Goodwin

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We assemble inverters for solar panels. and they are plugged in... So okay. thanx you all for advice.
If such are required, then presumably your employer would provide them? - but I'm dubious about any possible safety benefits of such gloves.

I presume this is your own personal idea?, and no one else wears them?.

As already suggested, if you're allergic to latex then nitrile gloves are commonly available.
 

gophert

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High voltage gloves are required by the US Occupation Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) and glove testing, labeling, washing, etc all are specified.

Check ASTM D120 & ANSI F496

Various glove testing service companies exist in the US. Also, you can buy a glove dielectric testing equipment if it is not practice to send gloves to a third party. The high voltage gloves here are usually a leather glove inside of a black rubber glove and sold as a set.
 

dr pepper

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I wear latex gloves all the time as I get dermatitis.
They dont give much protection from electrocution though, and no use if your allergic.
Most countries require you to have a licence and a permit to work live.
 

EmmaSim

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