Panasonic’s new insulated electric screwdriver

23rd January 2023
Harry Fowle

With the launch of the EYED11SA Li-Ion powered screwdriver, Panasonic enters the world of red-and-yellow insulated tools.

The typical red and yellow handle or housing design has been established to easily identify tools that are particularly insulated and the right choice for working on machinery or devices that cannot be easily or entirely separated from electric circuits.

Panasonic now enters the market for insulated power tools - and presents its lightweight, Li-Ion driven and insulated screwdriver EYED11SA.

“A screwdriver is one of the simplest, but most frequently used tools in literally every area of crafts and engineering”, says Kunihiko Nedachi from Panasonic’s Power Tool department. “That’s why our focus had been to consequently maximise the comfort, safety and reliability of our insulated electric screwdriver.”

Lightweight, ergonomic and convenient

The EYED11SA measures only 145mm in length and weighs just 220g. The tool is designed for single-handed operation – the buttons for forward or reverse mode are easy to reach and the same applies to the switch between run-down driving and manual tightening.

The Li-Ion battery is to be charged via USB-C connection and offers sufficient capacity for getting the job done: After 45 minutes of rapid charging, the battery has enough power for approximately 600 M3x5 metal screws.

Reliably safe

Safety is a top priority for insulated tools being operated next to electric circuits. The EYED11SA comes with an extensively tested double housing structure. The same applies to the switch structure which itself is rubber protected, and the insulation is designed with the necessary distance. Additionally, the bit part comes with highly durable insulation material and design.

Engineered to last

Meeting the IP56 safety class requirements, the tool is protected against water or dust penetration and its electronic control unit is designed to reliably be safe against discharge impacts.

Kunihiko Nedachi concludes: “Panasonic’s new cordless insulated screwdriver offers a whole new level of convenience for everyone working with electric installations, machinery maintenance, electric vehicle repair - or simply makes daily repair work at home a bit easier and safer.”

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