RS PRO, 9 Pieces Insulated Socket set 1/2 in Square Drive

  • RS Stock No. 231-7912
  • Manufacturer RS PRO
Technical data sheets
Legislation and Compliance
RoHS Status: Not Applicable
COO (Country of Origin): DE
Product Details

RS PRO in. Drive VDE Insulated Socket Set

From RS PRO, this nine-piece socket set is VDE insulated for professional applications. The set comes complete with a 1/2 inch square socket driver and a selection of socket heads. It employs a reversible ratchet action for a smooth and low effort tightening or loosening of the fastener.

The sockets are designed to drive on the flats, not the corners, this enables them to suit metric/imperial, A/F, Whitworth, BSF and BA hexagon nuts and bolts. As such, the 9 piece set is in practicality equivalent to a 26 piece set.

These are manufactured from high-grade chrome vanadium steels, which are insulated using two contrasting insulating layers, yellow and red. This allows for visual inspection of the tools should damage occur. The positively bonded insulation material has excellent mechanical and electrical properties, ensuring these tools can be used confidently in challenging environments.

The socket set is supplied in a convenient high visibility case for ease of storage and transportation.

Features and Benefits

• Manufactured to VDE standard
• Impact resistant
• Fire retardant
• Resistant to most acids
• Two-layer insulation to indicate damage to tool
• Socket locking with quick release button
• Operating temperature of -20°C to +70°C


This versatile socket wrench kit can be used whenever heavy duty socket fasteners need to be tightened or loosened, from changing car tires to repairing industrial machinery. With an extendable handle, the ratchet action makes light work of stiff fixings, saving you effort and time.

Any installation that deals with nuts and bolts can potentially benefit from a reliable socket set, as they are often a more effective way of applying torque to specific bolt sizes than other hand tools such as open-ended or ring spanners.

As this socket set is manufactured to VDE standards it is ideal for working with live parts or close to live parts up to 1000V ac. These tools are designed to help protect the user during live working, accidental contact or 'flashover' when working on or adjacent to energised systems. They are tested to a minimum of 10000 V, 50 Hz for 3 mins at various stages of manufacture.

Its insulation also makes it ideal for use outside and in very cold temperatures. This socket set can be used in a number of professional applications, such as;

• Electricians and electrical engineers
• Automechanic
• Industrial engineer


RS PRO aims to be your go-to brand when you need quality, reliability and value for money. With all our parts subjected to rigorous testing by our in-house experts, we're confident we can supply you with the tools and parts you need for any purpose.

When it comes to socket sets and drivers, RS PRO is there to support you every step of the way, no matter how ambitious your project or installation.


ESI 26-3, IEC 900 (DIN EN 60900, VDE 0682 Teil 201

Attribute Value
Drive Size 1/2 in
Set Type Socket Set
Drive Type Square
Number of Pieces 9
Set Contents Extension, Ratchet, Sockets
VDE/1000V Approved Yes
Finish PVC
Material Chrome Vanadium Steel
Discontinued product