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High-voltage gloves are normally reserved for linesmen, ballsy sons-of-guns who service powerful electrical systems. They’re designed to prevent all but the highest voltages from causing any trouble, usually insulating up to 10kV. With high-power electronics creeping closer every day (hybrid vehicles, anyone?), mechanics will likely find themselves faced with a dangerous system at some point. Salisbury (manufactured by Honeywell) is the gold standard, manufacturing gloves in many sizes for five different voltage levels.

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