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Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter - 1/2" Drive

Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter - 1/2" Drive

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Powerbuilt torque wrenches are built to deliver precision readings time after time. The digital torque adapter converts any 1/2 in. ratchet into an accurate digital torque wrench. Can be used to calibrate torque wrenches.


  • Audio and LED torque monitoring alarms help prevent over-torquing
  • Displays peak or trace torque readings
  • Stores up to 50 peak torque records
  • Complete with a calibration device and carry case
  • 29-147 ft. lb Range
  • Built to meet or exceed ANSI specification
  • Chrome vanadium steel construction
  • Precision-built mechanisms for lasting accuracy

940962 Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter - 1/2" Drive

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Today we're going to review part #ALL940962. This is the Powerbuilt 1/2 inch drive digital torque converter and calibrator. This part will include everything shown here on the table. It includes the torque converter itself, includes this calibration adapter, a nice hard, rugged storage case for carrying both items and a nice set of detailed instructions. This Powerbuilt torque converter is built to deliver precision readings time after time. This digital torque converter will convert any 1/2 inch ratchet just like this into an accurate digital torque wrench.

Basically the way to do that is remove your socket from your wrench and put it onto the bottom, take your ratchet, insert it into the top and you can see just like that you've changed your 1/2 inch wrench into an accurate digital torque wrench. This also can be used to calibrate existing torque wrenches if you want. All you have to do is take off your bottom socket and this calibration adapter, as you can see, is made to install right onto the bottom and then you'll clamp this into a vise to hold it into place. As you turn your existing digital or analog torque wrench, it'll do either one, as you turn it you can make sure it matches what it's reading there. You can calibrate the torque wrenches you might already have. A few features on this, this will display peak or trace torque readings. It will store up to 50 peak torque records for you.

It'll also measure in five different torque measurement settings. They're listed right there. In a minute I'm going to zoom in to show you this better. At the very top over the LCD screen it'll measure in inch-pounds, foot-pounds, kilogram centimeters, kilogram meters and Newton meters. If you do it in foot-pounds, the range it will measure is from 29 1/2 foot-pounds all the way up to 147.6. It also gives you audio and LED torque monitoring alarms to help prevent over-torquing.

Basically the LED right here in between the two buttons on the bottom, there's an LED light indicator so what happens is when you start to apply the torque, that light will light up green. This will show the green and as you closer to the torque you set it at, it'll change to yellow and then once you exactly hit the torque it'll show red. Same way on the audio, it's a progressive audio notification when reaching your torque. Basically when you start torquing it will give off a beeping noise. As you continue torquing it, it will continue beeping.

As you get closer to your specified torque, the beeping will become more frequent and again, once you've reached the specified torque the beeping will be constant to let you know you've hit it. This is made of a chrome vanadium steel construction. On the inside it uses internal precision-built mechanisms for lasting accuracy. It also has an automatic shut-off after 80 seconds of not using it to help preserve your battery. What I'm going to try to do here is zoom in to give you a few instructions on how to operate. If we can zoom in, there we go. Move the instructions out of the way. Basically, it has a nice LCD screen right there. You can see the very top middle button, it's the power button. If you push it, you can see it comes on, it's showing peak torque setting and then it zeroes out. If you want to change it, this button over here says "peak" and "trace", you just push it once again, it'll say "trace" torque, if you want to do it that way. If you want to go back, just press it again and it'll say "peak" torque and zeroes out. What I was mentioning, if you look right above the LCD screen, in very small letters it'll say kilogram centimeters, kilogram meters, inch-pounds, foot-pounds and then Newton meters. Right now, you see where the arrow is, it's in foot-pounds. If you want to change it, you take both top buttons and push them at the same time. When you do that, it'll move that arrow across. Now it's on inch-pounds. Now it's on kilogram meters, kilogram centimeters, and then Newton meters. We'll go back to foot-pounds. The nice thing about this is, as you set your torque setting, you can actually change those. It'll change it to that reading also. Right now, you're at zero so you want to set your torque setting. You have a plus and a minus button down here. If you press the plus button, you can see right now it's set at 74.5. If you press it again, 74.6, 74.7. If you want to go down, the minus button, 74.6, 74.5. After ten seconds it will zero out but you're set at 74.5. If you want to memorize that, you can press the memory button up here where it says "memory" and that'll but it into your record as being peak setting for number one would be at that 74.5. The other nice thing is, let's pull it back up. You'll see you're at 74.5. As I was mentioning, watch if you push the two, it'll change it to inch-pounds, which is 894, if we press it again, it goes to kilogram meters and it gives it in that reading. Each time you press it, it'll give you the measurement in that reading. Now you're back to foot-pounds. As I mentioned, it's an automatic shut-off after 80 seconds. Once you don't use this for 80 seconds, it will totally shut down to help preserve the battery. To manually shut it off, just push that middle button. That should do it for the review of part #ALL940962, a Powerbuilt 1/2 inch drive digital torque converter and calibrator.

Customer Reviews

Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter - 1/2" Drive - ALL940962

Average Customer Rating:  4.5 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

- ALL940962

Product works well it does what is advertised thank you. 876687

- ALL940962

The product was what I wanted. A way to check out my torque wrenches. There could be a few improvements made on the product to improve it. That is for the manufacturer todo. For the price it is great for checking torques. Would do it again.. Thanks. 466682


Ask the Experts about this Powerbuilt Tools

  • Troubleshooting Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter Blinking Red Light and Intermittent Display
    Hows the battery life? What you described sounds like a weak battery. My contact at Powerbuilt recommended you replace the battery and it will start working again.
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  • Torque Range of the Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter Part # ALL940962 (1/2")
    The Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter part # ALL940962 is a digital torque adapter with a 1/2" drive that has a torque range from 29-147 ft/lbs. The Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter part # ALL940963 is a digital torque adapter with a 3/8" drive that has a torque range from 20-99 ft/lbs. I have attched a review video of the 1/2" driver digital torque adapter for you as well.
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  • Will Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter be Used With Socket Size Adapter?
    Yes, the Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter # ALL940962 will still work just fine using an adapter so you can install the 1-7/8" 12pt Socket - 3/4" Drive # ALL643216.
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  • Torque Range for Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter # ALL940962
    The torque range for the Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter # ALL940962 that you referenced is 29-147 ft lbs of torque.
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    The Kenda 205/65-10 Bias Trailer Tire with 10" White Wheel - 4 on 4 - Load Range E # AM3H460 don't have a suggested torque value. The torque is based on lug bolt stud diameter and the lug nut type. I've attached a chart to assist. most of the 4 on 4 inch hubs will have a 1/2 inch diameter lug bolt and a coned lug nut so they would be torques between 75 and 85 foot lbs. If you don't have a torque wrench, I recommend using the Powerbuilt Digital Torque Adapter - 1/2" Drive # ALL940962....
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  • Lug Nut Torque Range for 1/2-Inch Wheel Studs
    The recommended torque range for lug nuts varies by the stud diameter, wheel size and wheel material and if you refer to the linked chart you can see the torque range for 1/2-inch studs starts at 75-ft-lbs and goes as high as 120-ft-lbs. Many RVs use a 15-inch or 16-inch steel wheel and for wheels this size on 1/2-inch studs that are secured with standard 60-degree coned lug nuts the torque range is 90 to 120-ft-lbs. If you need a torque wrench we offer several wrenches like # ALL944001...
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    The Curt Trailer Hitch Receiver # C13382 is the easiest install of the trailer hitch options for your 2018 Subaru Crosstrek. If you are okay with working in extremely close contact with the underside of your Crosstrek, you can install it while the car is on the ground. Most people will prefer to use some jack stands like # PTW41021 or the jack with stands # PTW1605 to give you a little more room especially because an extra set of hands is also helpful. I've attached a video of this...
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  • What Tools are Needed to Install a Trailer Hitch on a 2017 Kia Soul
    To install Draw-Tite trailer hitch # 24915 on your 2017 Kia Soul you will need the following tools: 17mm Socket and Ratchet Wrench Phillips screw driver Torque wrench rated for at least 42 foot pounds If you do not have a torque wrench we have a few options: # PTW3001C for a low-cost option # ALL944001 for a more versatile option # ALL940962 for a digital adapter for use with a ratchet I have also linked the instructions and a video showing an example installation for you.
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